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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“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.”
“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.”
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.
Hall of Famer, US Champion and Grandmaster Arthur Bernard Bisguer (October 8, 1929- April 5, 2017) died at 87 years old of respiratory failure. In…
Newly passed legislation allows you to win correspondence chess games by legalization!
Few individuals have had as big an impact on the chess world as International Master Nikolay Minev who died on March 10, 2017, in Seattle,…
American chess has suffered a great loss with the death of International Master Walter Shipman at the age of 87. Shipman, who died on February…
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…
Hans Berliner was the Fifth World Correspondence Chess Champion. His record in correspondence play, both national and international, was unsurpassed.
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