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Gym for the Mind was a chess club I attended in the 90's in Woodland Hills CA. Spent a lot of time there.
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plastic chairs? no thanks.
batgirl thanks for the info. This is something I did not want to read about.
I just posted Gym for the Mind.
Yes, I know the place very well. It was on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on the west side of the street and it looked like a quaint little home right next door to the pizza place and across the street from Gary's market.
I went in there severa times; I wanted to learn the basic moves. I never saw any girls there just guys.
If that is the place you are talking about, I wonder how many other times we crossed paths. Just wondering considering you came from the Bronx.
Unfortunately, it is no longer there.
Thanks batgirl. I always wondered what became of the place. I often wondered how the place could stay in business as long as it did.
Thanks. I really enjoyed your photograph.
Wow. I did a little poking around just now. I don't think you'll like everything I found.
It's too involved to post here, so I'm going to make a posting on my blog (with a link to your photo) when I can write it all up. I'll leave a link to it here when it's done.
batgirl, Gym for the mind was a converted home in woodland hills California which the owner turned into a game store, game parlor and gym! Chess was the overwhelming focus, but other games were played. The owner held chess lessons, tournaments and as far as I could tell made his living at the shop.I'm not sure if it's still active, but I found a link online at: http://digitalconsciousness.com/gftm/index.phtml
so, tell us more.
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