Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Promotion of "Masters of Technique", a chess fiction anthology

(see August 12, 2010 Entry)

Mongoose Press, Back Pages Books (in Waltham), and Chess Booksfrom Europe are co-sponsoring this event. Thanks. -Howard Goldowsky

Mongoose Press, Chess Books
 from Europe, and Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA will be sponsoring a special day of chess activities to promote Mongoose's new chess fiction anthology, "Masters of Technique. 
edited by Howard Goldowsky."

On Saturday, September 11, 2010, 

Senior Master Denys Shmelov
will give a 

20-board simultaneous exhibition 

12:30 pm, 

followed by a

blitz tournament at 4 pm, 


Back pages Books in Waltham, MA.

Tickets for the simul are free with the purchase of a copy of the anthology.

(Contact Back Pages to buy a book and reserve a ticket. First come, first served.)

Prizes to players who win or draw will be donated by Back Pages Books.

Entry to the blitz tournament is free, with prizes for the tournament donated by Chess Books from Europe.

Please bring sets, boards, and clocks.

All profits from the sale of "Masters of Technique" go to charity.

For directions or more information about the event contact
Back Pages Books
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453 

Chess literature publisher Mongoose Press has just released their firstfiction anthology: Masters of Technique, edited by Howard Goldowsky.

The anthology features short stories with a chess theme from bestselling authors like Stephen L. Carter (The Emperor of Ocean Park) and Katherine Neville (The Eight), literary writers such as Wells Tower and Paul Eggers and even (in spite of what the title suggests) apatzer or two like me.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Championship points update:

The race for the 2011 Club and Class Championships is heating up!

  1. 237 Denys Shmelov
  2. 161 Igor Foygel
  3. 112 Lawyer Times
  4. 95 John Curdo
  5. 89 Ethan Thompson
  6. 82 Ed Astrachan
Class (under 2000):
  1. 89 Ethan Thompson
  2. 74 Mark Fins
  3. 69 Elliot Strassman
  4. 45 Matt Phelps
  5. 42 Neil Cousin
  6. 41 Robert Harvey
The ful list is in this PDF document.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter available

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