Chess has a long history in Michigan! Some of the early chess clubs in Michigan include the Michigan Chess Association, the Detroit Chess Club and the Ann Arbor Chess Club.
The Detroit Chess Club, founded in 1881, is one of the oldest chess clubs in Michigan. It holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members. The Ann Arbor Chess Club, founded in the early 1900s, is another early chess club in Michigan. It also holds regular meetings and tournaments for its members.
Throughout the history, these clubs and many other chess clubs, organizations and schools in Michigan played a significant role in promoting chess in the state and providing opportunities for players to improve their skills and compete. Michigan also hosted many local and regional tournaments, and Michigan chess players have represented the state in national and international competitions. Additionally, Michigan produced many notable players such as GM Larry Evans, IM John Donaldson, and IM John Watson.