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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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MSCA Closed/State Scholastic 2018

Viewing a child’s limitations is like staring into the trees, but missing the forest.  Several had the honor of playing in the MN Closed last weekend, and hundreds more will get a chance to compete in the MSCA State Scholastic

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2018 MN Closed

Games: Hyperlinks have been removed Round 1 Nagle-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Wasiluk, 1-0 Cannon-Marquina Lozano, 0-1 Gunderson-Wasserman, 0-1 Wijetunge-Sanchez, 0-1 Cannalte-Grube, 0-1 Burke-Kellen, 0-1 Round 2 Wasiluk-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Longen, 1-0 Iwu-Nagle, 0-1 Marquina Lozano-Wijetunge, 1/2-1/2 Wasserman-Sanchez, 1/2-1/2 Cannalte-Burke, 1/2-1/2 Grube-Reichert, 1/2-1/2 Round

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