Together Place Offers Chess Club Meetings on Monday Mornings

April 24, 2018

Together Place in Bangor will be hosting pick-up chess games on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Executive Director Sean Faircloth has extended an invitation to the public to drop in to play chess, to chess players and coaches who are willing to provide lessons, and to anyone willing to donate tournament standard chess equipment to the program.

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The Man Behind the C. Stuart Laughlin Trophy

April 22, 2018

An astute reader pointed out that today's younger generation of Maine chess players may not be aware of the namesake behind the C. Stuart Laughlin trophy recently awarded at the 2018 Maine Closed Chess Championship in Waterville. Allow us to elaborate upon this great historical figure of Maine chess.

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MACC Tournament Director Handbook

April 21, 2018

We offer the Maine Association of Chess Coaches Tournament Director Handbook as a resource for new tournament directors in Maine and those interested in learning more about directing chess tournaments. Please feel free to make use of this helpful guide and to contact the author with questions or suggested edits.

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ChessMaine.net Pullover Hoodie Offer

April 21, 2018

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US Championship Begins in St. Louis

April 16, 2018

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 US Championship and US Women's Championship will take place at the St. Louis University Museum of Art. The eleven-round tournament will run from April 18-30, 2018 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Twelve of the nation's strongest players including World Champion Challenger Fabiano Caruana, World #6 Hikaru Nakamura and World #7 Wesley So, will compete for the title of US Champion and twelve of America's top women players will vie for the title of US Women's Champion.

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Matthew Fishbein is 2018 Maine State Champion!

April 15, 2018

The final round of the Maine State Closed Chess Championship came down to a dramatic showdown between the tournament's two top-rated players. After four rounds, the tournament leader Matthew Fishbein with 4.0 points played the black pieces vs Jarod Bryan with 3.5 points. The game ended in a draw and secured the championship for Fishbein. Bryan and Ben Amar tied for second. Ben Mock took first in Class B, Joseph Astumian was first in Class C and Andy Bryan claimed the U1400 prize.

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Maine Championship Enters Final Round

April 15, 2018

The Maine Championship being played this weekend at the Best Western Plus Grand Hotel in Waterville is entering the final round. The group of players in contention for the championship have been whittled to the two top-seeded players Matthew Fishbein and Jarod Bryan who are playing each other in the last round.

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2018 Maine Championship Update After Round 2

April 14, 2018

The Maine Closed Championship is currently underway at the Best Western Plus Grand Hotel in Waterville. After two rounds, five players have a perfect score: Matthew Fishbein, Jarod Bryan, Aaron Spencer, Alan Schalk, and Ben Amar. Here's the latest from the venue including pairings for Round 3 and a surprising upset.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Plays Chess to Recover after Heart Surgery

April 14, 2018

Hollywood actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the mend after heart surgery. In a one-minute video posted on Twitter, Schwarzenegger gave an update on his health, thanked his supporters, and explained that he is using chess to help keep his mind and memory fresh.

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Caruana Wins Grenke Classic

April 9, 2018

Just two weeks after winning the Candidates tournament to earn the right to challenge for the World Championship, Fabiano Caruana has won the Grenke Classic played in Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden, Germany from March 31- April 9, 2018. Caruana's next event is the US Championship scheduled for April 17-30 in St. Louis.

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