Giants of Cleveland Chess (left to right): Andy Wishnek, Richard Kause, James Harkins, Richard Noel and Tom Wozney

James Harkins (1929-2017)

Today strong players are produced all over the United States, but it wasn’t long ago that New York City was by far the number one chess center in the country with a huge gap between the Big Apple and the next city. One contender for number two from roughly 1946 to the late 1990s was Cleveland.

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Remembering James Schroeder (1927-2017)

“He was scathingly blunt, had never even crossed paths with the concept of tact, and would do anything for you, up to and including the shirt off his back. He also had a wicked sense of humor.”

-Douglas Ayers

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John Braley

John Braley 1944-2017

National Master John Braley of Seattle died on February 7th at the age of 72 after a long illness. Best known for winning three Washington…

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