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Tennis Anyone?

Michael Kruse, a PTR Certified Tennis Pro,  is conducting a Tennis Camp for kids age 7 to 12. Where: PALS Ulmer Road Courts When: June 20 through June 24th. Cost: $69/athlete Register at Buckwalter Recreation Center.

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Does Beaufort, SC have a new Bobby Fischer?

Riverview Charter School’s Chris Hoogenboom was the big winner at the inaugural Low Country Scholastic Chess Tournament held April 16th in Beaufort. Chris, son of Chris and Cathy Hoogenboom, won the over 500 section besting 19 students. Chris is now … Continue reading

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ChesSmart Players Rule at Low Country Scholastic

ChesSmart players won half of the trophies at the inaugural Low Country Scholastic Chess Tournament, held April 16th at Riverview Charter School in Beaufort, SC. Christopher Hoogenboom won the over 500 section, besting 19 students from 3 states. Chris has … Continue reading

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Learn Chess from the man that played the world champion!

Michael J.Kruse is the founder,owner and operator of ChesSmart. Mr. Kruse had the honor of battling Garry Kasparov, the highest rated player in history in a 1998 15-game simultaneous exhibition in Phoenix, AZ. Kruse fought the champion for 32 moves, … Continue reading

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THIS is how ChesSmart makes a difference!

I just finished teaching a six hour ChesSmart class at Claxton Alternative School in Claxton, GA.  The top player on the team missed the first class because a fire caused his house to burn down! He came to the next … Continue reading

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Riverview Chess Team Shines at State Finals

The Riverview Charter School Chess team, sporting brand new “RookRay” Tee Shirts, placed a very respectable fifth out of 26 teams at the State Finals held on March 5th in Columbia. Christopher Hoogenboom was a big winner. He won the … Continue reading

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Summer Chess Camps

ChesSmart will be co-teaching at the Hilton Head Prep Chess Camp the week of June 6th through the 10th. Google: Hilton Head Prep for more information. Or contact Liz Nash at 912-671-2286. ChesSmart will conduct a Summer Camp at the … Continue reading

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