(Alliance, Texas, January 21, 2020).

Louis Reed, Alliance Chess Club President, waits expectantly for his friend’s challenging move (Marvin Bolden; far right).

The Alliance Chess Club is a friendly club, where everybody knows your name and smiles a greeting when you arrive. Newcomers are warmly welcomed and strangers become good friends within minutes.

Alliance Chess Club is an “Official TCA Chess Club.” It meets on Tuesday nights inside the Presidio Junction La Madeleine French Bakery and Café at 8825 North Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. The club offers skittles, blitz, FIDE tournaments, and great hospitality.

Photo by Jim Hollingsworth — at La Madeleine French Bakery & Café.