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Friday, January 20, 2012

Time to pray and help Houston chess legend Larry Englebretson

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Hello everyone,

We have news via ( about the upcoming benefit for Houston chess legend Larry Englebretson. Larry has given so much and so generously to the local chess community. Now he needs our help and support. Please help if you can. TC Smythe is organizing the event.

Larry is also the former owner of the Houston Chess Club and was selected as the United States' representative in the senior division of the 2011 World Chess Federation Championship.
The Houston Songwriters Association ( and will host a benefit event for Larry Englebretson. All proceeds will be applied to Mr. Englebretson's short-term living expenses while he convalesces after a serious illness. Mr. Englebreston is an enthusiastic participant in the Houston open mic scene, as it's most frequent acapella performer.

The event will be held at JP Hops House, 2317 S. Highway 6. Festivities begin at 3:00pm. Attendees will enjoy live bands, a bake sale, silent auction, and chess demonstrations by members of the Houston Chess Club. A prize will be awarded for "best of show" in the bake sale.

The silent auction features a wide variety of items to suit any budget. Early donations include musical instruments, music instruction, studio recording services, and an impressive assortment of decorative and miscellaneous items of good value. The silent auction concludes at 7:00 pm.

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to make online donations at A 3rd party donation will be made for every YouTube view of Larry's music video, posted at the top of the page. The latest news on his condition is posted at the Houston Chess Club under "Coach Larry Updates."

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