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September Open Tournament
Saturday, Sep. 13, 10:15am-7:00pm
4 Rounds SwissSys, Game 60

$500 total prize based on 30 entries.


Truman is SuperStates K-8 Champion
Ojas is SuperStates K-5 Co-Champion for more details and full list

Truman Hoang wins 2nd at Grade
Nationals 2013 in Orlando, FL

Truman Hoang ties for 2nd at
SuperNationals 2013 in Nashville, TN

Boris Spassky Interview

Boris Spassky is an impressive sight. I first met Boris when he was 52.


Grandmaster Ron W. Henley Chess Classes & Simul

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Lecture & Simultaneous Exhibition on Friday, October 3 at 7 PM
Classes on Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, from 10 am - 4 pm
ALL AGES 6-86 & all ratings welcome! ALL WILL LEARN SOMETHING NEW!
Tampa Chess Centre, 5035 E. Busch Blvd., Suite 10, Tampa, FL 33617

Register NOW via PayPal before the event is sold out!

GM Ron Henley is willing to come back to Tampa to help us - starting Friday night October 3 @ 7PM for a lecture & simultaneous exhibition followed by a two days of instructive classes Saturday & Sunday, October 4-5 from 10-4. The lecture/simul alone is $35; each day for the clinic is $75; two days of the clinic is $125; all three is $150.

Players who attended our summer classes quickly cashed-in on the knowledge learned from GM Henley. Two weeks after our classes, Lixin Zheng (then rated 1681) defeated an expert rated 2039, using the very same c3 Sicilian line Henley taught him. Lixin then defeated a player rated 1720 with a Rook ending that he also had just learned from Ron. Lixin has skyrocketed with the lessons he has learned from our classes AND tournaments. He is now rated 1712, after starting 2014 at 1416 and he was rated 792 in 2013.


  • Chief Trainer for World Champion Anatoly Karpov
  • Sponsor of World #7 and 2-time US Champion Hikaru Nakamura
  • Sponsor of 3-time US Women's Champion Irina Krush
  • Trainer of 8-time Scholastic National Champion Daniel Edelman
  • Winner of international events in Indonesia, Columbia, Switzerland, Mexico, & US
  • Ron shares our vision of making Yes2Chess the premier chess school in America.
Director International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley
  • 2014 Florida State K-8 Champion
  • Runner-up at SuperNationals 2013
  • Runner-up at Grade Nationals 2013
Instructor Truman Hoang
  • 2012 Florida AllStar Champion
  • 2012 Florida State Champion
Instructor Roshan Jayaraman
  • Founder of Kids' Revolution & "Smart Money for Kids" Course
  • Top 5 Finalist – Best Business Concept in BC 2013
  • Licensed Early Childhood Educator
  • Educated Entrepreneur and Successful in Sales
Instructor Maria Bayer
  • GM Henley discusses the elements in evaluating a position
  • Opening Preparation
  • Chess Tactics
  • Endgame Study
  • ChessBase 101: Recording & annotating your games, creating a database, searching by player, searching by opening, developing your opening repertoire.
  • History of Modern Chess: World Champions Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Anand, Carlsen
  • GM Henley Simultaneous Exhibition & Analysis of Games (players should keep score)
  • Ms. Bayer presents Chess Russian
Contact Michael Hoffer for details: (813) 526-2257    Email:


Friday Oct. 3 at 7 PM: Lecture & Simultaneous Exhibition
Saturday Oct. 4, from 10 am - 4 pm: Chess Clinic
Sunday Oct. 5, from 10 am - 4 pm: Chess Clinic
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