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Quote of the Week: "An awful move, the fact that White was short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered as an excuse, as for instance the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the moment that he committed the crime. The inability of an experienced master to deal with the clock should be considered as grave a fault as a miscalculation." -Alexander Alekhine (Commenting on his own blunder.)

727 Fremont street,Las Vegas, NV,89101, next to Container Park (inside the Learning Village).Fridays: 6 to 10, and Sundays 12 to 6. 

The Las Vegas Open is coming to the Las Vegas Chess Center this August 22-24. See details below and sign up soon!

Las Vegas Open! At the Learning Village, Downtown, August 22-24, 5 SS with $5,200 GTD, 4 sections, Game/90, 30 seconds increment per move, many hotels with good prizes around the club, for more information and registration Click here

Taking your chess to the next level? Glenn has some tips

It was a very special one year anniversary celebration at the Las Vegas Chess Center. Before a packed house, our good friend National Master Mike Zaloznyy using state of the art high-tech equipment, showed the attentive crowd helpful online... training tools as well as one of his own instructive games. Many came just to see Mike speak and he did not disappoint receiving a well deserved thunderous ovation when he was finished! Mike's wife Vanessa baked two delicious cakes for the occasion which were gobbled up in no time. Thanks so much for that wonderful treat and thank you Mike for another fantastic lecture! We had many visitors from as far as New Jersey, Montana, and even Mexico. Vivian popped in to see Mike and our old friend Jonathan Zavala came by from Florida to watch the lecture and play some chess. We would like to show our gratitude on this one year anniversary to all those that made it possible: The DTP and the Learning Village crew and the Downtown Rangers, as well as all the chess players and supporters. We couldn't have done it without you! This weekend is our super event, and our weekend tournament number 8 and state qualifier, The Las Vegas Open Aug 22-24. If you haven't signed up yet, make sure you do because it's going to be a great one! See you there!


Our friend Grandmaster Jaan Elhvest is taking students now!  He has a Master's degree in psychology and is an active coach and author today. Contact info at

The Internet Chess Club (ICC) is the longest running, most popular, and best place to play chess on the Internet  Register now!!


We welcome players of any age and any skills level. We offer free coaching for beginners and casual chess, we also provide all the equipment needed.