Joe Fromme Interview

Today’s podcast features Joe Fromme, with cohost Anthea Carson.

Joe is the President of the Gentlemen’s Chess Club, an active chess player in Colorado, and tournament organizer.  He is a big Bobby Fischer fan, and created a new tournament called the Tribute to Bobby Fischer, which is now in its third year. 

Joe has a lot of great ideas about how the typical chess tournaments can be improved, and shares lots of interesting facts and stories about his chess hero, Bobby Fischer. 

Joe Fromme (Left) with Fred Spell

Joe and I talked about:

  • His upcoming chess tournament “The 3rd Annual Salute to Bobby Fischer”
  • Why he likes Bobby Fischer so much
  • The impact Fischer had on his life, and to chess in general
  • Interesting stories about Fischer
  • How the typical chess tournament can be improved
  • GM Tejas Bakre, who will be playing at the tournament
  • and much more!

You are sure to enjoy this podcast! MP3 podcast interview with Joe Fromme (Right Click to download)

 Here are the details about the tournament

3rd Annual Salute To Bobby Fischer, May 5 – 6, 2012

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 40/2, G/1.
Site: The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 State Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133.
Open: Open to all
U1800: Open to U1800
U1400: Open to U1400
Entry fee: $55; Pre-registration entry fee: $50, which must be paid at the time of pre-registration.
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entry fees will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.
Registration: Saturday, May 5th: 8:30-9:30am, Rounds: Saturday, May 5th: 10am, 3:00pm; Sunday, May 6th: 9:00am, 3:00pm.
Entries: Fred Spell
Phone: 719-491-1040
Send pre-registrations with checks payable to: Fred Spell, 16845 Buffalo Valley Path, Monument, CO 80132. Pre-registrations must be received and paid in full by May 3rd in order to qualify for the reduced entry fee. Wheelchair accessible. USCF membership required. Presented by the Gentlemen’s Chess Club.
Go to for pre-registration entry form.


Joe’s USCF Rating History

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