Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my Daily Chess Musing for Sunday, November 14th, 2021.
For nearly as long as chess has existed, chess writers have been sharing games, reporting on matches and attempting to explain chess strategy concisely. Chess may be the subject of more books than any other game and every cultural center has added to this written record with local chess periodicals.
Chess clubs in California have been publishing newsletters and magazines since the gold rush and even while most of these periodicals are no longer published, they combine to tell a story… a story of California chess. The California Chess Journal has long been considered a gold standard among these regional chess magazines. Past issues of CalChess’ official magazine have captured the rise of each new generation while connecting the past to the present by sharing the stories of those who checkmated before us. The CalChess Journal’s importance in California chess history can not be overstated and as such, it is a unique honor to put my stamp on this important era for California chess as the new editor.
Finally, it is a pleasure on a personal level for me to continue the magazine created by my good friend the late Hans Poschmann. Hans mentored me in chess, chess teaching, correspondence chess and encouraged me to organize tournaments in the Fremont Area. I know Hans would be proud to see all that I have accomplished in these areas and it is in his memory that I continue the fine tradition he began in October of 1986 by publishing The Fall 2021 Issue of The CalChess Journal.
And with that, I bid you adieu. My name is Chris Torres and this has been my Daily Chess Musing. Before you go, please remember to hit the like and subscribe buttons and be sure to check out the Fall Issue of The CalChess Journal at the link in this video’s description.