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A Look Into August 2018

For over three quarters of my life, I have been heavily involved in a game where the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, so you will need to try much harder to emasculate me.  Am I a

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OleChess Camp

Thank you to those who participated in the OleCamp activities, it was a pleasure to get to know many of you! TD Note:  In the evening sessions, a playoff was used to determine the overall champion in the event of

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A Look Into July 2018

Hope everyone had a good 4th.  I will not light any sparklers to the “inconvenience” of a holiday being on a Wednesday, as I can think back to days I have had to be up from dawns early light until

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Chess Does not End in May!

The Scholastic chess season is largely over, so I guess that means we have absolutely nothing to talk about these next several months, how shall we pass the time?  Allow me to come up with some talking points: Kettlebell Swings

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Look, I don’t dance now, I make chess moves

Did anyone else catch Cardi B performing at Coachella and lighting it up?  With her baby on the way, all I can advise is that Cardi B lays off the B Cardi.  Sunny California sounds like a great place to

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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

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Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go

…I wanna be checkmated The Ramones had a humble and unique embracing when it came to losses, that’s the only way we can learn and grow.  Other musicians taught us valuable lessons about chess. Senior GM Andrew Tang is the one

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  • 4th GOLDEN GOPHER OPEN September 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018 St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA The Chess Club at the University of Minnesota invites you to play in the 4th Golden Gopher Open! In response to the great turnout last year, we have doubled the projected prize fund from last year to $10,000! nSite: The tournament will take place at the St. Paul Student Center: 2017 Buford Ave, St. Paul,…
  • Monday Action Quads September 24, 2018 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 September 25, 2018 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"…