Gauging interest: Thanksgiving weekend?

We currently don’t have a game scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, but that could change with sufficient interest. If you’d like to play and/or host, post your availability in the comments section below. If seven sign up, we’ll schedule a game.

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  1. Mike Morrison

    I’m interested… How’s Tuesday night at Chicagoland Games sound?

    (Just to get the ball rolling… other days, places probably okay with me… except… I don’t want to play in the middle of a giant Turducken with the winner being the one to eat themselves out. Wait, that didn’t sound right.)

  2. Peter Yeargin

    I’d be up for Tue, Sat or Sun

  3. Jim O'Kelley

    Even the cheeriest optimist would have a tough time attaching Tuesday to Thanksgiving weekend. What’s wrong with you two?

  4. Amanda Baumgartner

    I would love a game sometime that weekend since I had to drop out of the two December games, but I won’t know what days I am working until next week.

  5. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    I can make it.

  6. Tony Prokes

    I will not be able to make it Thursday through Sunday. However I’m up for a game Tuesday/Wednesday of that week though!

  7. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    So, is this happening? I hate to admit but if this game doesn’t happen the only thing I’ll do all weekend is sleep.

  8. Jim O'Kelley

    To move this along, it looks like the following players are interested in a game on Tuesday or possibly Wednesday:

    1) Mike Morrison
    2) Peter Yeargin
    3) Amanda Baumgartner (schedule permitting)
    4) Tony Prokes
    5) Aash Anand

    To make this happen, we need two more players, a venue and a date…

  9. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    If nobody can host, I would suggest Hutchinson Commons at the UofC (, which is open from 8am to midnight every day. There is, however, a huge Thanksgiving feast there all Thursday. It’s free to use and a chess club uses it regularly. We can just find our own little corner. There’s an Einstein Bros. on the same floor, as well as a food court with lots of different lunch options.

  10. Tony Prokes

    I’ll check to see if we can use Games Plus in Mt. Prospect. It is about 300ft off of the Mt. Prospect Stop on the NW Amtrack line. We might even be able to dredge up a couple of new players… which if is the case I’ll sit it out.

  11. Tony Prokes

    ok, that was quick… I just cleared it and we can easily go until at least 11:00pm on either night. The question becomes start time and day. Any preferences?

  12. Peter Yeargin

    I can’t do Wed, so Tuesday is my only night at this point.

  13. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Tuesday night is kind of hard since I have homework and class on Wednesday…

  14. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    So is this thing happening tonight or Wednesday? I’m a little confused :-S

  15. Mike Morrison

    Want a ride to Mount Prospect Aash, and anyone else coming from the city?

  16. Peter Yeargin

    Looks like life is going to get in the way of tonight for me. I can still do Saturday, but doesn’t look like there is much interest for that at all. šŸ™

  17. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Yeah same here. I can do tomorrow though.

  18. Mike Morrison

    Okay, who’s up for UofC on Wednesday at 6 PM?

    (I can shuttle some vic–uh, some volunteers…)

  19. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Ok guys if you’re serious about this start replying:

    Wednesday Night @ Hyde Park. The address is 5700 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60637.

    1) Mike Morrison
    2) Aash Anand

  20. Jim O'Kelley

    I’m prety sure WolfCon is this weekend. Google it. An alternative, if you still only have four or five who are available to play, would be to pick a day and head out to WolfCon in hopes of recruiting some players. If you can’t find anyone to play, you’d at least be able to play other games there.

  21. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Yeah, but WolfCon is only from 8pm to midnight each day. Even a lightning fast game would take longer than that! I don’t particularly want to play gunboat.

  22. Mike Morrison

    Uh, looks like 8am to me… that should be a good option if tomorrow doesn’t run…

  23. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Ok so WolfCon on Fri/Sat if Tomorrow doesn’t run. Now we need to find out if Tomorrow runs or not.

  24. Tony Prokes

    1) I won’t be able to make tonight, real life is getting in the way.

    2) WolfCon runs Fri through Sun. I’ll be there Sat/Sun. Link ->

    3) I’m available to play dip,dip,stab on Sat from 8-4 and Sun 8-3. Otherwise other committments there get in the way.

  25. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Ok I will put this out there – I will be able to make it tonight, tomorrow, friday, saturday and sunday. I will play 2, 3, 4, or 5 countries if i have to make this happen šŸ˜›

  26. Peter Yeargin

    I can make Sat morning around 10 am or after and I can also do Sunday morning.

  27. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Not happening?

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