Correspondence Chess

A great many players are active in tournaments run and rated by USCF. Most popular is the annual Golden Knights Championship, a three-stage event, although USCF offers several other options. You'll find advertisements for these events in every issue of Chess Life. Many over-the-board players find that correspondence chess improves their play, and correspondence also appeals to those who for various reasons cannot play in over-the-board tournaments. There is no limit to the number of games one...

State Organizations

Your state organization may offer such services as a state publication, state championships, and tournament sponsorship coordination. Joining your state organization can bring you great benefits in chess involvement. You may also be interested in receiving the publication of a nearby state's organization write for specific information to the one(s) that interests you. Alabama Alabama Chess Federation. Contact William Worley. Phone 256593-7154. E-mail dworley1 yahoo.com. Web www.alabamachess....

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The black king is too exposed queen and rook teamwork should give mate. The mate was there 46. Rg8 Kh7 46. Kf5 47. Qxc5 47. Qe8 etc. Misses the problem-like escape 47. Rh1 48. Kxh1 Qc1 49. Kh2 Qf4 50. Kg1 Qe3 51. Qxe3 stalemate Even simpler moves were missed in this unbelievable game. There was an easy win with 48. Qg6 , 48 Kf4 49. Rh4 Kf5 50. Qe3 Qd3 51. Qf4 Ke6 52. Rh6 Qxc3 53. Qg4 Kd5 54. Rh5 Kc6 55. Qe4 Instead, 55. Qc8 Kb5 56. Qxc5 wins a rook. Now the tide has turned. The black king is...