National Chess Master and Two-Time Maine State Chess Champion Alan Schalk to give Simultaneous Chess Exhibition

August 19, 2018

National Chess Master and two-time Maine State Chess Champion Alan Schalk will hold a free Simultaneous Chess Exhibition at the Wagon Wheel Campground in Old Orchard Beach starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

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Owen's Farmhouse Chess Tournament Report

August 19, 2018

Owen's Farmhouse in Kennebunkport, Maine was the site of a non-USCF rated tournament on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The tournament was organized by David Ross and directed by Phil Lowell. Here's the tournament report from a site where we hope to see many more tournaments in the future.

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From the Desk of the MECA President

August 19, 2018

An update from Maine Chess Association Interim President Michael Dudley.

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Cui Siblings Win Houlton August Open

August 12, 2018

The dynamic sister and brother duo of Cynthia and Leonardo Cui finished equal first at the Houlton August Open played in Houlton, Maine on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Although Cynthia won their individual encounter, Leonardo fought back in the final round to notch a win vs Ray Haines while Cynthia dropped her only game of the tournament to Wyatt Hendrix. Here's the tournament report with US Chess crosstable.

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Google Doodle Celebrates Lyudmila Rudenko

July 27, 2018

It's not everyday that you see a reference to chess on Google's homepage so we sat up and took notice. The Google Doodle, as it is called, on July 27th celebrated the Ukrainian Women's World Champion Lyudmila Rudenko on her 114th birthday.

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Wyatt Hendrix Wins Potato Blossom Festival Chess Tournament

July 26, 2018

Ten players ventured up to Fort Fairfield, Maine on July 14th to compete in the annual four round G/60 Potato Blossom Festival Chess Tournament. Topping the crosstable with 3.5 points was Hermon High School student Wyatt Hendrix with 3.5 points. Roger Morin was just off the leader's pace with 3.0 points; his only loss was to the tournament winner. Here is the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstable.

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Maine Tops US Chess Member Appreciation Program

July 22, 2018

Through its Membership Appreciation Program (MAP), US Chess maintains a year-long membership drive and provides prizes and recognition for affiliates and members who sign up new or renew US Chess members. In the Small State Affiliate Standings, Maine holds the top three places having signed up or renewed 180 members so far in 2018. Congratulations and thanks to our players, organizers, and directors for making Maine a leader in the promotion of American chess!

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From the Desk of the MECA President

July 14, 2018

In case you haven't yet heard, the Maine Chess Association has a new interim president with much energy, many new ideas, and a real willingness to listen and do his best to meet the needs of the Maine chess community. Here's a message from MECA Interim President Michael Dudley.

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Iceland Travelogue

July 3, 2018

Continuing with our tradition of chess reports from far-off and not-so-far-off locations, we bring you chess and culture from the Land of Fire and Ice. Maine Chess Association Interim President Mike Dudley recently travelled to Iceland and shares with us his impressions of the island.

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In Memory: Charles Krauthammer

July 2, 2018

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, passed away on June 21, 2018 at the age of sixty-eight. Mr. Krauthammer was best known for his insightful and often acerbic political commentary and wit. In addition to his work in the political arena, Mr. Krauthammer wrote many articles on chess including one each year for twenty years for Time magazine.

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