9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

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Dec. 19, 2014 is Bookmans and 9 Queens Friday Family Fun Knight

December 10, 2014


Books and chess go together like ketchup and french fries! So what better place to have a Family Fun Knight then at Bookmans Exchange on Speedway! Bring your friends, bring your family, or meet a new friend over a brain stimulating game of chess! Hope to see you there!



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Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman! via Chess Life Online

March 17, 2014

Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman on her new position as Executive Director of USCF!

The US Chess Scoop goes to Parsippany for the 2014 US Amateur Team East, also known as the World Amateur team. Among the interviewees were new Executive Director Jean Hoffman, young SM Joshua Colas & Elizabeth Spiegel of Brooklyn Castle.

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9 Queens Co-Founder Jennifer Shahade on Understanding Chess Mastery

Awesome TedX 2014 Talk from 9 Queens Co-Founder Jennifer Shahade!

Jennifer’s Ted Talk can be viewed here:


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9 Queens & Bookmans presents Friday Family Fun Night

January 21, 2013


Come and join us for two hours of chess and chess puzzles at the Speedway/Wilmot Bookmans location. During January we will be meeting at 6pm to 8pm the last Friday of the month. See you there!

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