9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

9 Queens is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through chess by making the game fun, exciting, and accessible.

Player Spotlight

Varga Luna

(playing for 4 years)

“I became interested in chess when I was about four. I like chess bc you get to have fun and learn some things. You get to be more patient. You get to focus and concentrate. ”


9 Queens Kickstarter is Off The Rook!

 9 Queens Kickstarter is Off The Rook!!!


Help support the dream of 9 Queens and make our 9th year of Chess Fest at Hotel Congress a royal good time with your Kickstarter donation

On Saturday April 30, 2016 from 2-6pm, Hotel Congress will host 9 Queens 9th Annual Chess Fest: Off The Rook, a free community wide celebration, with special guest FIDE Woman Candidate Master, 2014 US Junior Girls Chess Champion and 9 Queens Player of the Year Claudia Muñoz.

Twenty lucky guests picked by lottery, will have the opportunity to show Claudia their best moves as they challenge her in a chess simul of twenty-five games at the same time.  Simul lottery tickets will be distributed at 2:30pm and winners will be called during Opening Ceremony at 3:00pm. Five “V.I.Player” seats will be offered on our online Kickstarter.

Chess Fest is around the corner! All pledges end on May 2nd so get in where you fit in with 9 Queens!

Thank you for all your support!!!!