West Indian Girl in conjunction with Lusso Lab, LLC have formed the Indie Rock Chess Federation. The IRCF was established and inspired by the positive HHCF (hip hop chess federation) which is currently kicking some serious ass. my goal with the ircf is to one day gain enough momentum to get to face off in some sort of tournament against the hhcf. their current champ is RZA. i think the showdown between the two musical chess worlds will be epic. those guys have it going on….their own blog hip hop chess federation’s blog and a slew of sponsors. i suggest watching this current tv spot called wu-tang chess masters to get the real deal on the hhcf – its really great and in many ways is operating on a much higher level than the ircf at this point (that’s an understatement too).
To become a member of the IRCF you must be affiliated with the music industry in some way. presently there are only 4 official members but expect that number to increase slowly. As of now there are no yearly dues but i’m sure there will be because we are gonna have some t shirts to make as well as replace my temporary makeshift logo above. the one great thing the IRCF has going for it is the blessing and approval of IM jeremy silman. jeremy will officially serve as our unofficial consigliere/mentor/hero and coach. obviously he wont be playing in the tournaments because he would wipe our asses pretty quickly but he WILL be showing his face and loitering at our events and maybe even playing a few exhibition games. hopefully he will guide us on our spiritual chess journey like yoda.
The first tournaments are taking place this weekend at our secret shows in culver city. it’s gonna be ncaa bracket style best of 5 in 5 minute speed/blitz games. these initial IRCF “events” are most likely gonna start off pretty slow. im talking about one table, 2 chess boards, one fan, and some pretty horrible chess playing but it’s a step in the right direction. obviously, in the true spirit of speed chess, betting is highly encouraged. until we take this to the class room anything goes. long live the IRCF – chess is war: take no prisoners, show no mercy.