Blunders

They're some of the best chess writers in the business. They are dedicated, they have editors, they have copyeditors, they have Fritz. I FELT AWFUL ABOUT BLUNDERING THE DEDICATION TO my fourth book, People, Places, Checkmates Teaching Social Studies with Chess. Who, I thought to myself, messes up a dedication Wouldn't that rank among the worst blunders ever, because the writer couldn't make it to page one correctly I decided to ask prominent chess writers whether they've blundered. If they had,...

Gold Uscf Member

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Ry your best but realize that you'll feel like an idiot sometimes now that mistakes happen frequently, in play and in analysis e careful with facts because they connect with feelings. These lessons help not just in writing but in life too. For example, one life lesson is to be less critical of yourself, if you've tried your best, because blunders happen. Readers noticing blunders can write a Letter to the Editor or contact the website, writer, or publisher. Just don't be too harsh in your...

Clubs Committee

The USCF is appointing a Clubs Committee with Bob Rasmussen, President of the Fresno Chess Club, as chair. Anyone interested in discussing how to build a chess club or joining the committee is welcome to call Bob at 559-708-8100. As of April 1st, 2010, the USCF has added peak rating floors at 1200 and 1300. This applies only to events that end on or after 4 1 2010. To earn a 1200 floor a player needs to have a post-event established rating of at least 1400, to earn a 1300 floor a player needs...

The USCF Absolute Championship

13 of the U.S.' top correspondence players, including five of the events previous champions, battled it out in one of our premier events but in the end it was a native of Ireland now living in Oklahoma who took his first Absolute. THIRTY-FOUR YEARS AGO the USCF Absolute Championship was founded by Jack Straley Battell. The Absolute as it was established in 1976 was to be a tournament restricted to the highest-rated correspondence players in the USCF fighting for the title of absolute...

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Denker Tournament of High School Champions Opening Ceremony Saturday, July 31, 4 PM, Garden Pavilion President's Reception Friday, August 6, 8PM, Garden Pavilion Hall of Fame Induction and USCF Awards Luncheon Saturday, August 7, 12 00PM, Garden Pavilion Schedule Subject to Change - Check www.uschess.org for updates Knowing When to Trade Your Bad Pieces Where does natural talent come from Genes Fate Or could it be that talent doesn't really exist When Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title...

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