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    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Mementos of Morphy

    batgirl Aug 5, 2015, 11:30 AM

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on...

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    Wesley So Double Winner In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 18, 2016, 1:01 PM

    A day after clinching victory in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So also won the London Chess Classic. He was the first to finish his game, drawing with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. He then saw his rival Fabiano Caruana...

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    Magnus Carlsen Cruises To Victory In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2016, 9:48 AM

    Magnus Carlsen won the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour with three rounds to spare. Wesley So played good, pragmatic chess and clinched second place. Carlsen's next event? His GM Blitz Battle on Chess.com...

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    Arturo Pomar 1931-2016

    PeterDoggers May 31, 2016, 4:21 AM

    He held draws with Black against both Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer. Arturo Pomar, one of the most famous sports figures in post-war Spain, died 26 May 2016 in a hospital Barcelona. Long before Lubosh Kavalek...

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    Rochester Open 2017

    uselogictowin May 6, 2017, 6:18 AM

    Rochester Open 2017 Rochester Open 2017 Register: https://onlineregistration.cc/RCC/RO2017   June 23-24, 2017 | Masters Enter Free (Anyone ever at or above 2200 USCF) The event falls at the end of Rochesterfest which has lots of fun events for families. A schedule of events will be posted at the Rochesterfest website, http://www.rochesterfest.com/.   Sponsored by Rochester Chess Club (RCC) and Mayo Clinic Chess Club (MCCC) Chief TD: Matt Jensen.  Assistant TD’s: Dennis Mays, Jack Fulsom, Golden Peng.   Door Monitor: Bertha Fulsom.  Organizers: Matt Jensen and Dennis Mays.   Premier (open to all): 5-SS. G/60, d5. EF: $50 ($60 at site). USCF required. Masters enter free. $$ b/20: $425, $215, $105, U2000 $85, U1800 $85. RDS:...

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    Girls make their move into the chess world

    Aarao Mar 9, 2017, 2:39 PM

    Clouds loomed over the Berkeley Arts Magnet School, but inside, girls ages 5 to 17 were shining. They were competing in the first-ever Girls Age Level State Chess Championship, helping turn the tide on the reputation...

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    The Houston Chess Scene

    Ybarsabal Feb 19, 2017, 6:33 PM

    If you're looking to play chess in Houston, you have some options, both casual and rated. This post will cover the places where I play (a class C player), and I'll mention a few others that I know of. My hope is...

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