Rockford Chess Club Gets Revived Thanks to ‘ The Queen’s Gambit’
I have not played chess once in my entire 41 years on this planet, but I have watched 'The Queen's Gambit' on Netflix. After finishing the series I was intrigued by the game, but I know my patience is likely too thin to actually play it.
Millions of other people throughout this world have found a renewed love for playing chess thanks to 'The Queen's Gambit', and because of that, an old chess club in Rockford is making a comeback this March at Ken-Rock Community Center.
The Rockford Register Star reports that brothers John and Joe Guth are re-launching the Ken-Rock Chess Club this March to give people the chance to play face-to-face instead of online which has become VERY popular the last few months.
Joe Guth has been Auburn's Chess Club coach for several years, and his brother Joe currently runs the Ken-Rock Community Center. The Guth brothers recently told the RRStar that this club is open to all ages and that their hope is to "work with other organizations such as the Rockford Chess Club to again make Rockford a regional chess center".
Beginning March 3, 2021, the Ken-Rock Chess Club will meet weekly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and they will offer a 4-week class for any chess newbies (ages 7 -79) that want to learn how to play the game.
For more information on the Ken-Rock Chess Club, please email JosephGuth1960@Yahoo.com.
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