RCI’s Grand Opening is April 20th 6-10 pm

The new home of RCI is at Create Space, 607 Wickham Street Richmond VA 23222.  Just 2 blocks southwest of Chamberlain and Overbrook!  We have 400 sq ft of office and classroom space, computer room, meetings rooms, a full service restaurant kitchen, and ample parking through our gated parking lot.

Kids and adults, beginner to expert.  RCI is the premier playing and learning spot for aspiring tournament chess personalities in Central VA.    This will be every Thursday night from 6-10 pm

RCI’s Chess Workshop Weekly Itinerary:

6 – 630 meet and greet, 630 – 7 weekly lesson 1, 7 – 830 free play, 830 – 9 weekly lesson 2, 9 – 10 free play.  Lessons of course are optional.  Sets provided, bring clocks.  

Championship Ladder to begin in June with 1 rated game, (game 45 5d) each week.

Come on out for our 1st night of fun.  Snacks and drinks will be available.

Looking for work, we hire chess players, musicians, stay at home parents, bilinguals, veterans, and fosters for coaching and Apprentice Marketing positions.

Make a move!!

RCI is the proud owner of the Pro Funding Suite!

I am happy to report a positive end to the wild frenzy that consumed every nail biting hour of my life last week.  RCI is now the proud owner of the Pro Funding Suite.  When I put this out and asked for help, I knew that with all the free, reduced price, and volunteer work RCI has done for chess in Virginia, we were going to get a unique response.  Me, my family, and closest friends were literally shocked at the number of calls and emails we received!  I’m glad it’s all over and we can get back to the business of helping even more kids!  Thank you to everyone that took the time to reach out to me, share, and help.  The mission just got a huge refueling and is ready to reach new heights and standards of performance in Richmond and beyond!

Do you need funding to buy, sell, expand, or fix a business and have not been able to get it?  We can get you $10,000 to  $10,000,000, as long as your business is set up right!

If you know chess players looking for work, we hire chess players, musicians, stay at home parents, bilinguals, veterans, and foster kids of any age to earn adult incomes in our apprentice program.  Ask for MIke C @804-426-6058.

30 DAY INVESTMENT WILL YIELD 30% RETURN

THIS IS MIKE CALLAHAM WITH SOME AWESOME NEWS ABOUT AN ACQUISITION THE RICHMOND CHESS INITIATIVE IS MAKING!  IF YOU’VE BEEN FOLLOWING, RCI HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE PRO FUNDING SUITE SINCE OCTOBER OF 2016.  THE PRO FUNDING SUITE IS THE PRIMARY PROVIDER OF, “NO AGE REQUIREMENT” WORK AT RCI.  THE OWNER IS RETIRING AND WANTS TO SELL THE BUSINESS AND HE IS GIVING US 1ST SHOT AT IT.  YOU ALL KNOW THAT RCI HAS SPONSORED MORE THAN 1000 EVENTS AT RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS SINCE 2012.  A FAIR MARKET VALUE OF ABOUT $400,000.00!  WE DON’T HAVE ANY GRANTS!  WE ARE PRIVATELY FUNDED,  ( I PAY FOR ALL OF THIS!).  RCI FINANCES THE MISSION WITH SERVICE CONTRACTS, PRIVATE LESSONS, GROUP LESSONS, CAMPS, AND OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH NATIONAL COMPANIES THAT WE PROVIDE SALES AND MARKETING SERVICES FOR.  BECOMING THE OWNER OF THIS NATIONAL COMPANY WILL ALLOW RCI TO TRANSFORM CHESS AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTO SYNONYMS!!

TO MAKE THIS PURCHASE I’M SHORT JUST $1,000.00.  IF THIS WERE THE END OF APRIL, THIS WOULD BE A REPORT OF THE GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN AT RCI, BUT THAT MONEY IS A FEW WEEKS OFF AND HE’S NOT GOING TO WAIT THAT LONG.  IN SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION, HE’S NOT ACCEPTING OTHER OFFERS UNTIL HE GET’S AN ANSWER FROM US!  HE HAS BEEN IN SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION SINCE DAY 1.

I NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!  ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE RETURNED ON OR BEFORE 30 APRIL 2017!

POST UP  $1000.00 AND RECEIVE $1,300.00

POST UP  $750.00 AND RECEIVE $925.00

POST UP $500.00 AND RECEIVE $650.00

POST UP $300.00 AND RECEIVE $400.00

POST UP $200.00 AND RECEIVE $275.00

THIS IS THE 1ST AND THE LAST TIME I WILL EVER ASK DIRECTLY FOR FINANCIAL HELP!  YOU CAN FEEL GREAT KNOWING THE MONEY IS BEING USED TO HELP KIDS AND YOU GOT A GREAT RETURN ON YOUR INVOLVEMENT.  WE ACCEPT  DONATIONS TOO.  We have until Saturday.  Help me post about our success.  Call 804-426-6058

Don’t let coaches or camps be high cost baby sitting!

What would you think if you’d paid $10, $20, or even $30. per hour for chess coaching or a camp and when you decide to sit in to watch you see inexperienced players playing each other with no clocks, no score sheets, and with no intentions of  reviewing the games?  What if you discovered that the attending coach/coaches learned how to move the pieces just a few weeks or months ago, That they’ve never been to a tournament let alone played in one, and the 1st time they ever saw a copy of the official rules of chess was when it was shown to the camp participants?!

Chess coaching and camps are designed to improve the quality of a participants preparation and then their performance!  It won’t happen in the same day, it won’t happen in the same week, and sometimes will takes weeks or months to grow in to a consistency!  As a matter of fact, most of the permanent improvements take place after the participant has prepared for, played in, and analyzed their games after a tournament!!  (See, “Being a Chess Parent”)  That’s because if the new material is really of any value, it should be virtually impossible to master the material after just 1 exposure!!  After being coached, or going to a camp, if you don’t have to review anything, you weren’t taught, you’ve just had a real expensive refresher course!

I’ve interviewed players during post mortems at tournaments for 6 yrs.  I can’t tell you the number of players that have coaches and/or have attended multiple camps that can’t remember how to record a game, that can’t see 2.5 moves ahead, that don’t know the rules of castling, that don’t know, ” Capturing En Passant”, that don’t know draw rules, that have never had chess homework, and that have never communicated with their camp instructor again, has been truly shocking!  After spending all that money, half of the games I look at resemble the kind of game you’d expect  at a school, a club, a park, a family gathering, or a daycare, not a post coach, or a post camp tournament performance!

RCI is doing full private and public camps this year!  We’re going to have a good time, but it’s going to be while we’re learning how to win, not how to play!  Contact Mike at 804-426-6058 for details and pricing!