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Are We Experiencing a Golden Age in Our Local Chess Scene?

Are We Experiencing a Golden Age in Our Local Chess Scene?

A few years ago, a chess friend of mine mentioned a book was written about the San Antonio scholastic chess scene set in the 1970’s. Players of that time were enjoying the ripples from the Fischer chess boom when people of all ages were flocking to chess. San Antonio...

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Investing My Time in a Chess Book

I’m told you need to play chess nearly as much as you study chess. I’m currently studying a chess openings book while using an accompanying small portable magnetic chess set on the bus ride to and from my office each workday. Once there, I’ll go over a game out of the...

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Playing in a Chess Tournament after a 30+ Year Layoff

This is not the version of the story I was expecting to write.  I had been studying chess books daily for going on six years.  Throughout that time, I had mostly been following the 20/40/40 rule in chess which is spending 20% of my study time on openings,...

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San Antonio’s Outdoor Chess Destinations

San Antonio’s Outdoor Chess Destinations

Being a bicyclist, I have traveled nearly every nook and cranny of downtown San Antonio and surrounding areas. There’s really nothing like pedaling downtown in the early morning as I breathe in the smell of meat being cooked while passing restaurants along the way....

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Anything for Us Older Chess Players?

Anything for Us Older Chess Players?

Pro golfers hit a point in their careers when their ability to play at the elite level is compromised. World class boxers reach a point when their reflexes just can’t match their younger opponents. NBA players are said to reach a point where their bodies tell them...

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