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Northwest Chess Clubs
(Also see the clubs page for more clubs and details, including university clubs)
Clatskanie Chess Club
Kitsap County Chess Club
Langley (BC) Chess Club
Portland Chess Club
Seattle Chess Club
Spokane Chess Club
Tacoma Chess Club
Victoria (BC) Chess Club

Meetup.com groups:
Seattle Chess Meetup (various times/locations)
Portland Chess Meetup Group (two locations)

Chess meetings nationwide:
US Chess chess clubs by state
Where to Play Chess

Other Organizations / Events
Amateur Chess Organization
Association of Chess Professionals
British Columbia Chess Federation;
also see BC Chess History
Cal Chess (northern California)
Chess Federation of Canada
Chess Journalists of America
Colorado Chess Informant
Continental Chess Association
English Chess Federation
Idaho Chess Association
International Chess Federation (FIDE)
- FIDE past president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov website
International Correspondence Chess Federation
Iowa State Chess Association
Mechanics' Institute Chess Room / Club
Oregon Chess Federation
PRO Chess League
United States Chess Federation
Washington Chess Federation

News, Resources, etc.
About: Chess
Free Online Chess Resources
from a post on reddit.com chess.
The Guardian weekly chess column
Live Chess Ratings (of top players)
Mechanics Institute newsletter (IM John Donaldson)
Perpetual Chess Podcast
United States Chess Federation

American Chess Journal
American Chess Magazine
Chess Collector Magazine
Chess Connections Magazine
Chess Life (then click on Chess Life Magazine)
New In Chess
Northwest Chess (magazine information)
The Week in Chess
Washington State Library digital newspaper archive (can search for chess articles)

Chess Variants
Chess 960 (Fischer Random Chess)
Seirawan Chess

Book/Equipment Sales
Cajun Chess
ChessBaron (UK supplier)
Chess Books 4 Tablets
ChessMate.com (pocket/travel chess sets; WizerGames; ChessHeads trading card game)
Chessmaze International (UK supplier)
Chess Store, The (see affiliate link above)
Chess Titan (Pakistan; marble chess sets)
House of Staunton
Legend Products
London Chess Center (UK supplier)
MonRoi (chess notation device)
Puzzle Master (Canadian company)
New! Regency Chess Company
US Chess Sales
Wholesale Chess
World Chess Pieces

Chess Art, Set Collections, etc.
Chess Prints
Jon's Antique Chess Collection (not for sale)

Internet Chess Playing Sites
Free Internet Chess Organization
Internet Chess Club
Nothing But Chess
Stan's NetChess (correspondence chess)
Velocity Chess
Software / Utilities
Bookup (chess opening training)
ChessBase (Fritz, ChessBase, etc.)
ChessDrop (online games storage)
Chessmaster (ChessMaster - UBISoft is still in business, but no longer sells this game.)
ChessOpenings.com (formerly Kebu)
Chess Position Trainer (chess opening training)
Educational / Puzzles
Also look for chess education under the other categories such as software, publications, etc.
Beginner to Chess Expert in 12 Steps
Chess EBook (chess training)
Chess Lecture.com
Chess Publishing.com (Opening Theory)
Chess Puzzles by Oregon author John Bain
Chess University
Expert Chess Strategies
IdeaChess (tactics training)
OnlineChessLessons (Chess Master William Stewart)
Rook House (also with some historical content; see below for other historical sites)
Individuals (chess coaches, etc.)
Note: links are either e-mail or website.
NM denotes a National Master.

Emil Anka (FIDE GM)
Curt Collyer (NM; Seattle area)
Carl Haessler (NM; Portland area)
David Hendricks (scholastic coaching, Bellevue and Eastside)
Satyajit Malugu (NM; Bellevue/Redmond)
Mike Murray (Port Townsend, WA)
Radu Roua (NM; Portland area)
Corey Russell (NM; Medford, OR)
William Schill (NM; Seattle area)
Sean Tobin (Portland, OR)
British Columbia Chess History
California Chess History
Carolus Chess (history)
Chess "Archaeology"
Chess History Center
Chess Library, The (Minev Project)
Guinness World Records (chess)
Idaho Chess Association (former website) history page
Northwest Chess History Section
Project Gutenberg e-books on chess
Staunton Chess Sets | Isle of Lewis Chessmen

Discussion Groups / Blogs
Caution: Internet discussion groups may contain uncensored opinions of individuals. Reader discretion is advised.


Pacific NW Chess Group (on Yahoo)
Also search for other chess groups on Yahoo.

Chess Book Chats (blog - UK address)
Chess Book Chats (blog - Canada address)
Chess Safari (Frank Niro's blog)
Chess Skills (blog)
Chess Thinking Systems (blog)
Chess in the World (blog)
New! Chessily (blog catering to beginners)
Chicago Chess Blog (blog + list of links, etc.)

John Henderson (blog)
Susan Polgar (blog)
Scholastic Chess
Scholastic chess is so important that we've now moved all the information to the scholastic section of this website:
Main Scholastic Page
Organizations, School Chess Web Sites, State Coordinators, Articles, etc.
Chess Schools & Camps
Specializing in chess instruction. Note: Scholastic chess coaches can still be listed under "Individuals (chess coaches, etc.)" on this page on request.