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Chess Does not End in May!

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?  Allow me to come up with some talking points: Kettlebell Swings

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Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go

…I wanna be checkmated The Ramones had a humble and unique embracing when it came to losses, that’s the only way we can learn and grow.  Other musicians taught us valuable lessons about chess. Senior GM Andrew Tang is the one

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2018 MN Closed

Games: Hyperlinks have been removed Round 1 Nagle-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Wasiluk, 1-0 Cannon-Marquina Lozano, 0-1 Gunderson-Wasserman, 0-1 Wijetunge-Sanchez, 0-1 Cannalte-Grube, 0-1 Burke-Kellen, 0-1 Round 2 Wasiluk-Jin, 1-0 Tang-Longen, 1-0 Iwu-Nagle, 0-1 Marquina Lozano-Wijetunge, 1/2-1/2 Wasserman-Sanchez, 1/2-1/2 Cannalte-Burke, 1/2-1/2 Grube-Reichert, 1/2-1/2 Round

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A Look Into February 2018

Yes it’s below zero again, and you can’t wish it away.  Yes it snowed again recently and you hope you don’t have to shovel it.  You can’t sleep this one off, its Minnesota, the Dream Academy won’t be there to

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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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Blind Chess Copy January 2018

I predict the following in 2018: 1.  “Perfect”, by Ed Sheeran by far, will be the most played song at proms, but also weddings. If the anticipated 13 Reasons Why, Season 2 makes a big splash, watch out for a

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A Look Into November, 2017

The ice scraper never leaves my car, but this is the time of the year where it simply moves from the backseat to the front seat.  The fluffy stuff that came down didn’t last too long here, but I am

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