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The ‘quirks’ of chess: Tuesday nights at the Mechanics’ Institute

   International Master Elliott Winslow (l to r), of Alameda, and Enkhjin Gomboluudev, 12, of El Sobrante, shake hands at the start of their game. International Master Elliott Winslow (l to r), of Alameda, and…… Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1kzw0tU

The Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys

The Most Exciting Scholastic Chess Tournament in California History! San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 A year ago, Chris Torres approached Grandmaster Susan Polgar with the idea of bringing the prestigious Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys to the Golden State. What Chris Torres never anticipated was that Susan PolgarContinue reading “The Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys”

San Francisco Chess Players No Longer Welcome on Market Street

Since my initial letter to Gavin Newsom expressing concern over San Francisco’s Market Street chess ban, a web-based movement has quickly developed and caused growing concern among chess players internationally. It is our belief that San Francisco’s anti-chess stance was made without regard for the scores of individuals who have benefited from the chess games on Market Street over the lastContinue reading “San Francisco Chess Players No Longer Welcome on Market Street”

An Open Letter to Gavin Newsom

Mayor Newsom, San Francisco has lost one of its more charming attractions. It used to be that pedestrians strolling down Market Street near the Powell BART station would be treated to lively blitz games played by eclectic groups of chess enthusiasts. When in the area, I would frequently find myself battling wits with investment bankers, street merchants, tourists,Continue reading “An Open Letter to Gavin Newsom”