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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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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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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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A Look Into March, 2017

Original date sent:  March 1st, 2017 I know you. For years, I have been saying Chess is not a spectator sport or a red carpet event.  I see you. Some of you drifting into La La Land waiting for your childs’

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A look Into The Minnesota Open, 2017

Original date sent:  January 31, 2017 Something occurred this past weekend at the Winter Open that needs to be addressed.  The winners of all three sections, Andrew Tang, Uri Moon-Rosha, and Ritesh Eswar, are all are kids.  They took clear

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A Look Into January, 2017

Original date sent: January 6th, 2017 Since most resolutions tend to only last three weeks, don’t proclaim that your goal is to play more chess because I really want you to stick around for the whole year and make a

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A Nonsecular Look Into December, 2016

Original date sent: Yippie-Ki-Yay…Chessplayers. The Youth and Collegiate Open is back!  Welcome to the party, pals.  I take full blame for not getting the online registration on this sooner, you all deserve better.  Registration for this can be found on

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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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