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.”
This is a violent game filled with unexpected twists as Black consistently hunts down the White forces using his superior development. This game is not for the faint of heart who might root for the White pieces.
“Correspondence ought to make one’s play more accurate and far-seeing and is also suitable for people living in villages or in poor health or who find the strain and excitement too much for the overstrung nerves and who are thus put to considerable disadvantage with hardier opponents.” -James Pierce
“I don’t have the patience for correspondence or the hands for bullet.”
-Magnus Carlsen on limiting himself to three world titles – standard, blitz, and rapid.
Newly passed legislation allows you to win correspondence chess games by legalization!
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