As I write this message, five of our outstanding players are in Grand Rapids, Michigan representing us at the US Chess National Invitational Championships that start this weekend.  By the time you read this, the events will have concluded, and we will report on the results of these National events in the next issue of the Texas Knights.  Of course, as soon as the events conclude, our outstanding TCA Facebook Administrator, Deborah Shafer, will have a report (or more) on the events.  In case you missed it, the players representing us in Grand Rapids are FM Chris Land at the John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions, FM Sharvesh Deviprasath at the GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High School State Champions, Sunny Zhang at the WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions, Logan Shafer at the Dewain Barber National Tournament of Middle School State Champions, and Vijay Srinivas Anandh at the John D. Rockefeller III National Tournament of Elementary School State Champions. 

As always, and thanks to some of our chess tournament organizers and directors, this issue contains results of events, pictures, and games of the last two months.  Our thanks to our Texas Knights Editor, Jeff French, and to all the players, organizers, tournament directors, coaches, parents, and players who contributed to this issue.  We truly appreciate all you do to promote chess in Texas, and you make us very proud! 

As previously reported, the Southwest Open will take place in Houston, September 1-4, for the first time in 15 years!  For information registration, and the list of players registered, please visit our website at:

So far, we have three Grandmasters, three International Masters, one Woman International Master and two FIDE Masters registered.  We hope you join them at this event!  In addition to the main event, we will have a one-day scholastic event on Saturday, September 2nd.  For information and registration please see:

During the course of the Southwest Open, on Sunday, September 3rd, we will have our Annual TCA Membership Meeting.  All Advance Motions to be considered are due to the TCA officers not later than August 13, 2023.  The Advance Motions and details of the meeting will be announced on our TCA website, so please stay tuned and check it out.  The meeting will be in person, but those TCA members who cannot attend will be able to participate via Zoom, and the link will be announced on our website as well.  

Once again, my thanks to all of you for promoting chess in our beautiful state! 

With best regards,