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James Schroeder 1927 – 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:10:20 +0000

James Schroeder, born on November 30, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan, died on July 8, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. He was the mentor of the Isolanis Chess Club, for which we will always be grateful. CLICK HERE to read the obituary…



The Ohio Championship Games of James Schroeder – 1950 and 1985

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:08:54 +0000

James Schroeder won the Ohio Chess Championship in 1950. When he won again in 1985, as co-champion with Calvin Blocker, he became the two-time champion with the longest time before repeating — 35 years. He went without a loss in both championship tournaments, scoring 5-0-1 (W-L-D) in 1950, and 4-0-2 in 1985. Here are his games from those two tournaments.



A Message From James Schroeder

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:26:22 +0000

Since 1970 I have sent thousands of chess sets and thousands of books to inmates in more than 300 prisons in the USA. I need money to continue doing this. I am living in poverty.



Chessboxing Combines Two Greatest One-On-One Sports

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 01:20:11 +0000

(By Quinn Hungeski, The Paragraph.) Several days ago, as I went through my copy of Mother Jones, my interest was caught by a photograph and note about something new to me — the sport of chessboxing. I have long thought…



“Confidential Chess Lessons” Free to Anyone!

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:14 +0000

James Schroeder will send free copies of his unique periodic publication, Confidential Chess Lessons to anyone! Confidential Chess Lessons contains accurate analysis, sound advice, useful book reviews, humorous anecdotes, and more — all written by renown chess author and editor…



Going Out of Business Sale!

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:29:24 +0000

Please direct inquiries about books in this list to James Schroeder by phone (360-258-9401) or mail (address below). For Sale. Prices shown are with postage paid. Send your name and address, list of the books you want, and a check…



Book Sale! All Proceeds to Prison Chess Program

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:48:48 +0000

Please direct inquiries about books in this list to James Schroeder by phone (360-258-9401) or mail (address below). For Sale. Prices shown are with postage paid. Send your name and address, list of the books you want, and a check…



Short Vulgar, Timman Depraved for “New In Chess” Sex Article

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:55:20 +0000

Nigel Short is a walking dung-heap. He exceeded his reputation as being vulgar and crude by “dropping his trousers,” and writing a long article about sexual activity among chess players, including the “f” word, which appeared in NEW IN CHESS…



The Man Who Once was “Somebody”

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 03:17:53 +0000

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White was asked: “Are you ‘Whizzer’ White?” “I once was.” He was the most famous football player in the USA in 1938. I was once “somebody,” the most honored and respected name in chess. 40-50…



A Chronicle of James Schroeder at His Semi-Centennial

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 01:32:37 +0000

By John W. P. O’Brien; May 31, 1978 Fewer and fewer are the survivors who remember when the fun-loving Calvin dwelt in the White House and serenely prevailed over the era of Coolidge prosperity. It was during this era that…