83rd Annual Southwest Open

  • Four Sections and Scholastic Side Event.
  • 9 Round Swiss – International Section Game $7,500 Guaranteed
  • 7 Round Swiss – Under 2400 Section, Reserve Section, Novice Section
  • August 31 – September 4, 2017
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Serving Texas Chess Players Since 1935

The US Chess Federation’s Texas Affiliate has sponsored tournaments for over 80 years and has named a state champion since 1946.  The association’s magazine, Texas Knights, has been recognized as one of the best in the country.

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Statewide Tournaments

Major Texas tournaments (State Championship, Scholastic Championship, Action Championship, Southwest Open, Texas Open, etc) are TCA sanctioned events.

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Texas Nights

Issues of Texas Nights magazine are online now. Play through games and tactics from the magazine or download PGN files.

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Serving Texas Chess Players Since 1935

IM Zurabi Javakhadze Wins State Championship

The 2017 Texas State and Amateur Championship Tournament was held in Irving between May 26th and May 29th. The State Championship section had 41 participants with IM Zurabi Javakhadze winning with a score of 6.0/7. The Amateur Championship section had 145 participants...

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Scholastic Championships 2017

This year the Texas Scholastic Championships were played in two places at two different times. There was a North/Central State Tournament played in Arlington from March 3rd to March 5th and a South State Tournament played in Edinburg from March 10th to March 12th....

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2016 Election Results

Ninety-One (91 of 305) ballots were returned which consisted of thirty-two (32 of 194) paper and fifty-nine (59 of 111) electronic ballots.Voting Results (Paper/Electronic, Total):President: Eddie Rios (25/44, 69)             ...

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83rd Annual Southwest Open

Labor Day Weekend, Irving Texas.
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Armed Forces Championship & Military Veterans Open

Sep 23-24, North Richland Hills
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Texas Grade Championships (North)

November 3-5, Houston

The Texas Chess Association is the Official State Affiliate of the US Chess Federation.

The Texas Chess Association is a state affiliate of the US Chess Federation.

The Texas Chess Association

The Texas Chess Association has served Texas chess players for over 80 years with tournaments, publications, chess club development, and as the designated Texas affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. Major Texas tournaments (State Championship, Scholastic Championship, Southwest Open, Texas Open, etc) are TCA sanctioned events. TCA members receive Texas Knights, widely considered one of the best chess magazines in the nation.