Blind Chess Copy February 2018

The moment you all have been waiting for is fast approaching.  That one time time of the year you all look forward to.  This highly anticipated, elaborately orchestrated, and magnificently created event that is for you all.  No, I’m not

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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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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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