November 19th, 2010


Let's get ready to Ruy Lopez

It's November, which makes it chess season! I post about chess about once a year or so; you can see last year's post or previous years' posts for comparison.

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The main reason I'm making this post now is that we're getting to crunch time in one of my other slow-burning obsessions, the ground-breaking online United States Chess League. Now six seasons old, commissioner Greg Shahade has done a remarkable job at sticking with his original vision and bringing it to life, very ably assisted by Arun Sharma. They have achieved a considerable deal of what they set out to do to - heck, just keeping the show on the road and not burning out is success enough - and Collapse )

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