Bridgeopolis LLC, owned by Marvin Raab, started as an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Club in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic providing online-only bridge games. In June 2021, we rented some commercial space and continued running Bridge games with Face-to-Face games.
In April, 2022 we collaborated with Nevada Chess, the State affiliate, to provide a venue for the State Seniors and State Girls tournaments. Seeing the need to have a suitable chess club in Las Vegas, we became a US Chess Federation (USCF) affiliate in June 2022 and started hosting regularly-scheduled rated tournaments.
Over the course of the next few months, we refined our Chess tournament offerings and added a variety of activities for local Chess Players.
As of mid-2023, Bridgeopolis Chess offers Chess tournaments for the wide variety of players in our local area. There are over 600 US Chess members in our part of the state ranging from complete beginners to grand masters. We also provide a venue for an occasional FIDE-rated event and can provide a FIDE arbiter upon request.
With our 1,337 square feet of space, 20 tables, and enough comfortable seating for 50+ persons, Bridgeopolis is an ideal location for players interested in playing Chess or other games. In addition, we can also offer players access to 250+ modern board games .
Defining Bridgeopolis Chess and Other Games as a unique club is our creed that requires all players to be friendly and approachable. Rudeness and arrogance are not welcome.
All Chess players who are considering joining our Club are invited to download our Guide to Bridgeopolis Chess to learn more about our tournaments and free membership.
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About Marvin: Marv was born and raised in Flushing Queens, NY. After graduating with a BA from CUNY Queens College in 1985 with a degree in Communications and a focus on journalism, Marv relocated to Washington, DC and started a career in Information Technology. In 1989, he escaped from the East Coast to Silicon Valley and continued working in IT as a Network Admin for various startup companies before founding a Tech Consulting company. After 2004, Marv relocated again, this time to Las Vegas, to pursue a short-lived career in Poker, before moving back to the Bay Area for IT. In 2010, he retried (and failed again at) Poker in Las Vegas. Again, he moved back to the Bay Area to rejoin the world of IT. In 2014, he relocated back to Vegas and has been here since. His primary hobby involves his personal collection of 250+ strategy board games. He holds a Private Pilot License with an Instrument Rating and a PADI SCUBA certification. Having never married and no kids, Marv is always eager to meet new and interesting people from all backgrounds. He is a USCF Local Director and also serves as the current President of Nevada Chess, the Nevada State USChess Affiliate