Thomas Biedermann is no stranger to this column. He has been here many times before – He was co-champion in the 16th US Correspondence Championship. He received his International Correspondence Master and Senior Master title. He played on Board 5 in the 20th Olympiad and on Board 2 in the Pan-Am games. And now he has annexed the North American Invitational Championship. Congratulations, Thomas!
Did you ever wonder what your opponent really means in his note to you scrawled on his postcard?
Max Zavanelli was born August 20, 1946 and died January 27, 2018. In those seventy plus years, Max contributed a lot to correspondence chess, especially international correspondence chess.
Olga Rubtsova was the only person to become Women’s World Champion in both OTB and Correspondence Chess.
“I recommend that you use correspondence chess to test out the openings that you will later play in your over-the-board tournament games.”
Thomas Babcock of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is no stranger to winning first place in a John Collins event, having done so in 2008, 2009, and 2013. Now he wins for a fourth time.
“The technique of good correspondence chess lies in playing good moves.”
“Eagle-eyed correspondence chess players take nothing for granted.”
“There is never enough time you could spend on a single game as long as there are ideas to try.”
-Ron Langeveld, 26th World Correspondence Champion
“Correspondence play reinforces a player’s combinative ability by giving him time and leisure, and freeing him from the time limitations and nervous strain of international tournament play.”
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