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New Location

Star City Chess Club is happy to announce its new home! Located in the Grandin area of Roanoke, VA, this new, dedicated chess club venue is a great cultural addition to the already vibrant Roanoke and Southwest Virginia scene. Open everyday (unless otherwise noted) from 12 PM – 12 AM. Address: 2048 Berkley Avenue Southwest […]


Planet Chess Club (and the Star City Chess Club) is taking January off to sew up some loose ends and get organized. This is a bit of early “Spring Cleaning” in order to get ready to kick off 2017 with new tournaments and events. You may have noticed that there are no currently scheduled events […]

Mark Dvoretsky

Mark Dvoretsky d. 2016

December 9, 1947 – September 26, 2016International Master, coach and trainer of the elite, prolific author, lover of chess and truth-seeker Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky has died at the age of 68. Though Dvoretsky had been battling an illness for over 10 years, many say that his death was as sudden as it was unexpected. Dvoretsky […]

Strategic Manoevers

In light of recent club participation (or lack thereof) the Star City CC will be changing and hopefully augmenting its calendar with events that better serve the Roanoke Chess community. As a matter of mission Planet Chess Club and the Star City Chess Club seek to attract more youth, females and minorities to the royal […]

Scholastic Chess

Attention: scholastic chess players and parents mark the date July 13, 2016 on your calendars and register early! Due to unforeseen events the Star City Chess Club was unable to get as many scholastic tournaments on its schedule this summer. However as promised the youth tournaments are on their way starting with the End of […]

Korchnoi: d. 2016

Grandmaster Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (b. 1931, d. 2016) has died at the age of 85, on Tuesday, in Switzerland. It is certain that there will be numerous biographies and anecdotal stories to satisfy your interest in the man, so Planet Chess Club will assemble links to the best of these on this page. The purpose […]

Friday Unrated Fury!

Don’t miss next Friday’s (June 3, 2016) unrated, quick chess tournament at the Star City Chess Club! Details: See the online events calendar for more tournaments and details. This is a casual, UNRATED, quick chess tournament of 4 rounds at a time control of G/15;d5 (15 minutes per side with a 5 second delay on […]

You Asked For It!

The Star City Chess Club’s regular Sunday Dual events will start 1 hour later. Onsite registration is now from noon until 12:45 PM. The round times have changed as well: Round 1 @ 1:00 PM Round 2 @ 2:20 PM 30 Minute Break Round 3 @ 4:00 PM Round 4 @ 5:20 PM Of course […]