The Check Is in the Mail February 2019 Somnath Mukherjee It’s a three-peat for Colorado champion Somnath Mukherjee, winning the championship in 2016, 2017, and…
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The Check Is in the Mail January 2019 The United States correspondence team has qualified for the finals by tying or winning all its nine…
Preston Ladson of Philadelphia demonstrates why a difference of 300+ rating points can be decisive in correspondence chess. We also check out a correspondence game by Eric Schiller (1955-2018).
Read Alex Dunne’s November 2018 “Check is in the Mail” here (pdf) and find past articles by Dunne using the Postal Category, and a full archive…
[Paul Keres’] great skill in dealing with complications was developed largely through correspondence play.
-Max Euwe, the 5th Classical World Chess Champion
“Modern correspondence chess isn’t all about CPU power (although that obviously helps), but more about how you prepare each move and how you work with the engine in tandem with your own ideas. You can get lazy and buy a powerful computer, and probably get to a fairly decent rating on ICCF just parroting the engine, but that’s not going to take you to the top.”
When a Master of the initiative meets a Master of defense, the game is sure to be difficult.
Danny Horwitz has won the 2016 Absolute Championship by a full point over a cluster of rivals.
Barry Walker of Columbia, Missouri, showed his staying power in a withdrawal plagued 2016 John Collins. Barry persevered, and his strong chess carried the day.
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!
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