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Monthly Archive: August 2009


Joplin Summer Open 2009 Update

On August 22nd, the Joplin Chess Club hosted the second annual Summer Open. Turnout for the event was very good, with many of our regulars, some returning players from past events and a few...


Endgame Study August 28th, 2009

This endgame study is from an old game I played, as white, against Michael Farren, as black,  in 1996 at the old Java House. Back then I didn’t know the right technique for this...


Location, Location, Location

The Joplin Chess Club has been lucky in the past couple of years to find locations to hold tournaments.  In order to not outwear our welcome in the locations we have found to date,...


So, What Is Your Rating?

“So, what is your rating?” It is the one question you will hear consistently, between new opponents, not only at tournaments but even in casual play. I have had many discussions about that question...


PC Chess Club, A Review

*edited after publication* First, I want to apologize for bringing this drama to the site. However, I feel it is my duty to provide full disclosure in regards to this club and its head....