Orlando, FL- Life Lessons from the Game of Chess
Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

Orlando, FL- Life Lessons from the Game of Chess

Can you think of a time you failed at something? How did you learn and grow from that experience? The game of chess can provide opportunities for children to learn from both theirs wins and losses, as well as helping them to develop many other key mindsets for success. Come away inspired as you hear from National Master Elliott Neff, CEO and founder of Chess4Life, about how chess is being used as a vehicle to impact kids in Florida and across the globe.

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Lakewood, WA- Bookstore Event with Elliott Neff
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Lakewood, WA- Bookstore Event with Elliott Neff

Come join us at Lakewood Barnes & Noble to meet Author Elliott Neff, hear real-life stories about kids whose lives have been impacted by chess, participate in a blindfold chess game, and pick up a signed copy of A Pawn's Journey!  

This event will take place during the Lakes High School Bookfair. Support Lakes High School while enjoying music and dance performances throughout the day from Lakes. 

More info: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061979968-0

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Lake Forest Park, WA- Bookstore event with Elliott Neff
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Lake Forest Park, WA- Bookstore event with Elliott Neff

Come join us at Third Place Books to meet Author Elliott Neff, hear real-life stories about kids whose lives have been impacted by chess, participate in a blindfold chess game, and pick up a signed copy of A Pawn's Journey! Leave some time to enjoy a game of chess on Third Place Book’s giant chess set.

More info: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/elliott-neff-pawns-journey

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Mercer Island, WA- Watch Brooklyn Castle & Visit with Elliott Neff
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Mercer Island, WA- Watch Brooklyn Castle & Visit with Elliott Neff

This documentary showcases the remarkable chess team from Intermediate School 318, a below-the-poverty-line inner city school that holds the most national junior high chess championships in the country.

Before the screening, discover the many brain benefits of chess with a blindfold demonstration led by National Master Elliott Neff, the film's associate producer and the founder of Chess4Life.

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Kirkland, WA- Rotary: Life Lessons from the Game of Chess
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Kirkland, WA- Rotary: Life Lessons from the Game of Chess

Elliott will be speaking at the Kirkland Rotary on “Life Lessons from the Game of Chess”.

Can you think of a time you failed at something? How did you learn and grow from that experience? The game of chess can provide opportunities for children to learn from both theirs wins and losses, as well as helping them to develop many other key mindsets for success. Come away inspired as you hear from National Master Elliott Neff, CEO and founder of Bellevue-based company Chess4Life, about how chess is being used as a vehicle to impact kids locally and across the globe.

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Naperville, IL- Book Signing at Illinois Grade Level State Championship
Nov
3
8:30 AM08:30

Naperville, IL- Book Signing at Illinois Grade Level State Championship

Participants in the Illinois All Grade State Championship are invited to a special book signing for A Pawn’s Journey with National Master Elliott Neff in the cafeteria. Pre-order your book from Anderson’s Book Shop and pick it up at the tournament! Books will also be available for sale on site.

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Tournament Fundraiser for Robert Katende Initiative
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Tournament Fundraiser for Robert Katende Initiative

  • Microsoft Sammamish C Building Cafe (map)
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Join us for a chess tournament run by Elliott Neff to benefit the Robert Katende Initiative during Microsoft’s GIVE Season.

Bring your family to this fun, rated event featuring generous awards and trophies!

$30 Suggested Minimum Donation.

Non-Microsoft Employees are also invited.

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Bellevue, WA- National Chess Day: Play Elliott Neff!
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

Bellevue, WA- National Chess Day: Play Elliott Neff!

Join us for a special National Chess Day event at Crossroads Bellevue

2:30-3:30 PM- Watch Elliott Neff play a game of chess while blindfolded, and be inspired about what you can accomplish by focusing on your talents. Event location: Market Stage inside Crossroads Bellevue

3:30-4:30 PM- Play Elliott Neff in a simultaneous chess game. Elliott will play a number of opponents at the same time. Proceeds will support students from Title 1 schools and Boys & Girls Clubs. Event location: Community room of Crossroads Bellevue, next to Old Navy.

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Newcastle, WA- National Chess Day Tournament & A Pawn's Journey book signing
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Newcastle, WA- National Chess Day Tournament & A Pawn's Journey book signing

  • Stan Head Cultural Center at Aegis Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate National Chess Day in a beautiful setting at the new Stan Head Cultural Center at Aegis Gardens! Join us for a “Quads-Styled” tournament, where you will get to play three chess games with others of a similar skill level. National Master Elliott Neff, CEO and founder of Chess4Life, will begin the morning with an interactive “blindfold chess” demonstration. Open to all ages.

Blindfold demonstration is free to attend. Please register if you plan to play in the tournament.

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Seattle, WA- Presenting at Amazon on Preschool Chess: What Kids are Learning and Why it Matters
Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle, WA- Presenting at Amazon on Preschool Chess: What Kids are Learning and Why it Matters

  • Amazon Gatsby Building- Room 02.100 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

4-5 PM: Come hear stories of the impact that chess is having on low-income preschoolers. National Master Elliott Neff will also give a blindfold chess demonstration.

5-7 PM: Special opportunity to attend the Amazon Chess Club during their regular weekly meeting

Event is open to the public. Non Amazon-employees will require an ID. Minors without an ID will need to be accompanied by a parent with an ID.

Parking tips:
Use the parking garage at the Amazon Dawson Building (345 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109). Parking is free after 4 PM (we won’t mind if you’re a few minutes late!). Street parking around the building is also available. Gatsby building (event location) is a 5 minute walk from the Dawson building.

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Seattle, WA: Grit + Resilience- A Seattle Startup Week event
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Seattle, WA: Grit + Resilience- A Seattle Startup Week event

Event time: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour: 5PM-5:30PM

Elliott Neff speaks about helping others discover life lessons through the game of chess. As a part of his new book launch and in conjunction with Seattle Startup Week, come be captivated by his "blindfold chess" demonstration, his stories of students' lives transformed, and his enthusiasm for helping others find and maximize their talents. Elliot shows the true entrepreneurial spirit of grit and resilience and you'll be able to hear it all during this moderated interview and short Q&A.

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