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A Look Into June, 2017

Chess Does not end in May! The Scholastic chess season has concluded for many, so we need something to get us by through the summer.  Allow me to come up with some talking points: Taconite Iron Ore Dot Matrix Printing

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Blind Chess Copy, May 2017

**The following content is void of links or attachments, due to ongoing attacks by the WannaCry virus.  However, any ongoing content of what I will continue to provide, and the various use of wordplay may make you…wanna cry** Minnesota took

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A Look Into May, 2017

*Original post date, May 2, 2017 It was High School when I took Chemistry, but I didn’t realize I missed out on mastering it many years prior by spending my schoolboy summers watching Live! With Regis and Kathy Lee.  However,

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You Must Choose

I Choose Wesley Okay, seriously, doesn’t that flame on the left look like a chess Bishop, and the flame on the right look like a chess Knight? “Fortune and Glory, Wes. Fortune and Glory”  In a thrilling tiebreaker, Wesley So

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SCA STATEWIDE PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

*Update, April 8th and 9th 2017 By now you have realized this is not the SCA website, but results will be posted here in a timely fashion, I hope.  Please, feel free to browse the other content on http://www.mnchess.org with

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A Look Into April, 2017

I will admit it feels a little strange being a month in with this new title.  Being named President and I didn’t have to kiss a baby…did I truly earn it without this important and vital [at least I thought]

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MSCA Scholastic Results

  In life, it is always your move.  Play on. Over 250 entrants were vying for One Shining Moment, Thank you to all who attended 2017 MSCA State Scholastic.  Thank you to the staff and volunteers who came through in making

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Upcoming Events
  • BLIZZARD FIDE December 16, 2017 – December 17, 2017 CASTLE Minnesota Blizzard FIDE Tournament 16-17 December 2017 Over $1,200 prizes projected! Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis MN, 55413). FIDE Section: FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by 13 December, $60 non-members by 13 December (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs…
  • Monday Action Quads December 18, 2017 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 December 19, 2017 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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