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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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  • Thursday Knighter March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm Chess Castle of MN 4 or 5-SS in 2 sections, (G/100; +30), Chess Castle of Minnesota OPEN: Open to all. EF: $20, members $15. ($$): Winners get free or reduced entry next month, with participation counting towards an invitation to Club Championship. Reg: 6:15-6:50 PM first Thursday of the month. Rds: 7:00 PM each Thursday, check-in by 6:55 or…
  • Sweet Old Man Swiss March 24, 2018 CASTLE The chess punks will be at the Scholastic. 4 RD. SWISS Game//45 with 5 sec. delay. Rds. 10-12:15 -2-4 Entry $20 members $25 nonmembers. Prizes 60% of entries. Reg: 9-9:50 Directed by Saumik Narayanan
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