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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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Blind Chess Copy, January 2017

Original date sent: January 20th, 2017 Today is a momentous day, one where we turn our attention away from Betsy DeVos. Please bear in mind this easily could have been a nostalgic campaign reference to the self-described “mamma grizzly” and

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Blind Chess Copy, September 2016

Original date sent: September 23, 2016 How do you solve a [chess] problem like Timur Gareyev? Chess is alive, with the sound of checkmate!  The Twin Cities Chess League starts tonight at Hamline University Bush Ballroom at 7pm.  For those curious

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Blind Chess Copy, July 2016

Original date sent:  July 25, 2016 My name is Jiten Patel, and I am a part of a community.  A strong and vibrant chess community.  It may be a simple game that brings enthusiasts together, but it is the bonds

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Blind Chess Copy, June 2016

Original date sent: June 22, 2016 We are into another month of the Scholastic “off season”, and yes, I do have another list of talking points for the summer this time around, since there is nothing to talk about: Lawrence

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Blind Chess Copy, May 2016

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?  I have managed to come up with a list of talking

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Blind Chess Copy, March 2016

They say work productivity plummets this week due to all this obsession over the top seeds and how they will do.  Corn, Soy, Sugarbeets, Sorghum…in these xeric soil conditions with a lack of snow melt?  Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, UNC…in a

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