Keeping Chess a New Mexican Tradition



New Mexico Chess Organization

NMCO, P.O. Box 4215, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4215

President: Will Barela
Vice President: Andrew Flores
Treasurer: Dean Brunton or 505-241-2618
Secretary: Mike Hibner
Tournament Organizer: Steve Perea
Desert Knight Editor: Doug Thigpen
Webmaster: Andrew Ackerman
NMCO Board Email:

Welcome to the new NMCO Website! This new site design for NMCO is powered by WordPress, which will allow for easier data input and management for NMCO. On the top right you will notice the following icon hamburger. This icon is called the hamburger menu. If you click on it with your mouse or touch it with your finger on a tablet or mobile device it will allow you to see the main menu.

On the forum page we have added the ability to submit posts through the website. Simply click the link on the right side of the page called “Submit a Post” to fill out the form. It allows for HTML and Rich text along with the ability to paste images. Another added feature in the forum area is the ability to respond to posts through the comments. All posts and comments will be approved by the webmaster before making it to the live site. The NMCO board hopes you enjoy our new website.

NMCO would like to formally thank Jeff Sallade and Joey Troy for the hard work of supporting the NMCO Website.


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Santa Fe Rooks Quick and Blitz winners

Our tournament took place at the Sabor Peruano restaurant on Saturday. After 13 games the winner with 11.5 points was David Cogswell who was visiting fom New York. Local blitz specialists Elizabeth Cooper and Colin Redman split the rating prize $ with 7 points. Our...

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New Twist on Tournament!

The older than chess tournament will be played where Black will draw an opening from a jar and the opening will be played to the number of moves! If anyone would like a tournament like this one that is open to all, let me know. Steve Perea

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Rooks Action Rated

The action tournament in Santa Fe has now been rated. Thanks to all 14 players and congrats to Arun Jose who won all his games to take 1st. The rating prize went to Tanay Tarikere. Our next event will be an unrated quick and blitz tournament at the mall on August 4th....

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