Fabi Fabi Fabi, Oi! Oi! Oi!

Did someone get a hold of Miley Cyrus, because there is a Party in the USA!  It has been one week since the Candidates Match in Berlin, but 46 years since an American will be challenging for the World Championship.  His name is Fabiano Caruana, and for the next seven months until his shot at the title, The Boss of Chess.

He spent most of his teen years in Italy, but don’t let that fool you.  He was Born in the USA.  No birthers, please.  Wesley So had a rough outing, but this was his first Candidates Match.  Use it as motivation for next time.  Take it from Steven Tyler and Dream on, Dream until your dreams come true.

The Castle will be having a party of it’s own, the TCCL party tomorrow evening starting at 6pm, and the April Think will follow this weekend.  There may be a handful of kids this month too, as they are either competing in the Jr. High Nationals this weekend, or the High School Nationals.

Next weekend, the SCA will put on one of the largest tournaments of the year with it’s championship, and it is where you want to be if you are in Grade 6 or Under.  For those 7th grade through Adult, The Lawrence Lampert Memorial will be a Saturday only tournament.  Go to the SCA website for more details on this.

Two more events cap off the final two weekends in April.  The Okoboji Open in Iowa will be on April 21-22, and the Minneapolis Open will end the month on April 28-29.  This has been your Look Into April for 2018.  Thank you for your time.

 

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  • MINNESOTA OPEN February 15, 2019 – February 17, 2019 BLOOMINGTON Site: DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN Premier: Open to All (FIDE and USCF Rated) Entry Fee: $85 by 2/8; $95 by 2/13; $100 on site. GMs, IMs FREE. Prizes based on 45 total and 5 per class: $1000 1st, $500 2nd, $300 3rd, U2200, U2100 each $200. Amateur: Open to U2000 Entry…
  • Monday Action Quads February 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Chess Castle of MN MONDAY: A three round robin (RR) format at Game in 30 minutes. (Game/30 delay 5 sec) You play players of comparable strength. Register from 6:30-7pm, and I will be doing the pairings right away, so we should be done by ten-thirty. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in…
  • Casual Night February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States TUESDAY: 6-10pm. A night of casual play where people gather to analyze games play Blitz (Game/5) and hang out. You should be able to get the basic information on the rules to get you started and ready for the other events. (Keeping score, using a clock, tournament rules, chess etiquette and how to say "Checkmate"…
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