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Annual invitational team match between
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RUSS HEISE IS RANKED IN THE 93RD PERCENTILE OF ALL TEXAS CHESS PLAYERS - PHOTO BY CAROL HEISE

Russ Heise

  • Tarrant Team, Board 3

  • Texas Chess Team Member

  • Ranked in the 93rd Percentile for all Texas chess players

  • Ranked in the 86th Percentile for all USA chess players

  • Peak rating is 1777 (September 2015)

  • Has played 279 rated games since he began serious chess in May 2013

  • Active member of the Tarrant County and North Arlington Chess Clubs

  • When not playing chess, he and his wife, Carol, manage a window shades and shutters business covering the entire DFW Metroplex ( San Pedro Blinds )

     "My father taught me to play chess at age 7.   My step-Grandfather loved to play chess and he gave my first book about chess in approximately 1968.  In 1970, I had a neighbor in our apartments from Czechoslovakia named Yhashka.  We would play sitting on the stairs of the apartments most days.  He had been an accomplished player before he came to San Diego.  I actually beat him once."

     "I play the game to honor these men who have all passed now."

Russ Heise


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