Tuesday, May 30, 2017



How to set your new digital chess clock

by Rob Roy



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The monthly tournaments in Coventry are conducted by Rob Roy acting as an independent organizer, and not by any chess club, state chapter, nor federation.

I have never written for, nor spoken for, anyone besides myself, Rob Roy, acting as an independent chess journalist.


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Great game from 25 years ago

John A Curdo vs Michael Casella
Greater Boston open (1993), Framingham MA, Oct-03 
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0 


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Monday, May 29, 2017


Stafford Springs Chess Club resumes June 1, and will meet every Thursday 7 pm thru the summer.
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Chuck Grau 

Surely there must be something...

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White to move and win

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John Fedorowicz   -   Rooney Simonaitis   -    Joel Benjamin 

Three grand guys, but two of them a bit grander: to the left is Grandmaster John Fedorowicz, to my right is Grandmaster Joel Benjamin.  I am just glad I am in this photo.
This was at the Chess Charity Championships at the Park Ave. Synagogue Sunday, May 21st.

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The best defense is attack...

White to mpve and win

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Attacking Chess Problems

Checkmate Training.

Position: #3/6
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A new study has evaluated whether playing chess has an impact on your cognitive ability.

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Friday, May 26, 2017


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Chess Quiz
White to play 1 : 0

Troitzky 1912

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Partida de Napoleón Bonaparte!
Mate a Madame de Remusat en 14 jugadas!

Photo: Mark Bourque, left, president of Stafford Springs Chess Club versus Alan Lasser, right, Rhode Island Chess Champion.
Digg had the immense honor of sitting down with Maurice Ashley, an International Grandmaster of chess, to learn how chess-playing skills can translate into l...
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