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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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Hall of Fame, Elections, and Winter Open

Monday, you were recovering from that Vikings debacle.  Tuesday, your back may still be sore from all that shoveling.  Wednesday, you’ve cast away your New Year’s Resolution. Thursday, you burned your tongue on some soup, and on Friday, the person

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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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Test

Talk is cheap, and every email I’ve ever sent is a feeble attempt to approach face value.  Over the years, I am fortunate to be able to send an email every so often and drum up interest for chess events. 

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