Blind Chess Copy November 2017

With How I Met your Mother off Netflix, I will have to find another way to pass the time, so that does that mean more chess?  Before I make a list of pros and cons about this, I clearly need

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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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Youth and Collegiate 2017

Years back, I was in for an for an interview.  The individual deciding my fate with the 8×11 on linen in front of them, glancing rather quickly and remarking even quicker with the statement “Jack of all Trades” in it’s negative

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A Look Into October 2017

Did you miss out on the Rapid format tournament last Saturday at the Castle last Saturday?  The suggestion by Aleh Matus was a good one, and we hope to offer it up again at the Castle at some point in

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Blind Chess Copy August 2017

Even the mighty Phoenix must fall to rise out of the ashes once again.  Wesley So may not have had the strongest performance at the Sinquefield Cup.  Andrew Tang narrowly missed out of a shot in Europe to become GM

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A Look Into August, 2017

Jay Cutler is back in the league, and the Twin Ports Open will be held in Packer Country this year.  I know, that is a lot to take in, at least the Lions will find a way to mess something

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Blind Chess Copy July 2017

I can’t say I’m sold on astrology, so when I hear Taurus is rising, I think of a Red Bull commercial.  Numbers for the US Junior Open are rising.  Did you miss the early deadline last Friday?  Don’t have a

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