One Move at a Time November Edition: Tim Just

Welcome to the November 2020 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication, talks to people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement to “Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.”

Tim Just

This month’s guest is Tim Just, a National Tournament Director and a FIDE  National Arbiter and editor of the US Chess Rule Book since the 5th edition (we’re on the 7th edition now). He is the co-author of My Opponent Is Eating a Doughnut (with Wayne Clark) and Just Law: Common-sense answers to frequently asked questions on chess rules, regulations, and policy from players, tournament directors, and organizers. He is the longtime chair of the Tournament Director Certification Committee, current TDCC member, and a longtime Rules Committee member. His byline has appeared on the TD Corner column in Chess Life plus on the Rulebook Tactics column in the Illinois Chess Bulletin, and he has a monthly column on Chess Life Online titled, “Just the Rules.” He facilitates both rules and tournament director workshops. He has performed countless stints as a staff member or chief TD at national, state, and local scholastic and adult tournaments. He is a longtime US Chess Delegate and recipient of the US Chess Outstanding Career Achievement, US Chess Tournament Director of the Year, and US Chess Committee of the Year awards.



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