A Look Into January 2020

Hope 2020 has started off well, did you realize how chess can absolutely aid in making your New Years resolutions a genuine reality?  Have a look at the most common habits people want to change:

Spend less money:  A new chess set with bag will run you $40-$50 and may last a lifetime whereas your kids hockey skates start at that price and you have to get them new ones every year!

Be healthier:  All this hype about Beyond Burgers…sounds like an absolute boon for a vegetarian such as myself, but hold on there…most of what goes into that thing is highly processed and manufactured…it’s basically a vegan Twinkie.  Stick to a generous serving of chess.

Less screen time: This is a great way to limit time spent in front of a mobile device because when playing, one cannot operate a mobile device.  This bears repeating.  When playing, one cannot operate a mobile device.  Just.  Saying.

Travel more:  Start with this weekend at the MSCA Scholastic this Saturday at the Castle, or Twin Cities Chess League on Friday.  Need a reason to get out of the Cities?  The Twin Ports Chess Club will host their annual MLK Tournament on Jan 18-19, which can be found on the MSCA Calendar.  To further appease your wanderlust, take a look at the US Chess National Events Calendar! Don’t forget to join us at the end of the month for one of the MSCA’s premier events, the Winter Open.  

It is fairly obvious that a little more chess will be that much closer to fulfilling all you set to accomplish for the new year. This has been your Look Into January 2020.  Thank you for your time.

Opinions expressed in this communication are solely my own and do not necessarily express the direct views or opinions of the MSCA Board of Directors