Updating the ChessMaine.net Community

09.26.13 You may have noticed in recent months that there has been very little activity on ChessMaine.net. As editor of this site, I am responsible for this lack of activity. The reason is that my life of late had become nearly unmanageable. The death of both of my parents in a five-month period coupled with countless projects and responsibilities have made it impossible for me to keep the site up to the journalistic standard that it has become know for. My dad, who taught me the moves and instilled in me a great love for the game, was one of the site's biggest fans duly reading each post, following each link and playing over each game. Now that this difficult period in my life is beginning to recede, I look forward to getting back to ChessMaine.net as my dad looks on from that chessboard in the sky.

Mario DeLuca (background left) kibbitzes a skittles game between his good friend Peter Antonellis and his granddaughter Haley DeLuca Lowell at the Holiday Team Challenge on January 4th, 2004 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


My very best to you Dan.

Sorry about your losses. The website still remains our first place go anything related to chess. All the best to you and your family.

Dan, Very sorry about the passing of your parents. My condolences.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Family comes first - we can wait. Thnaks for all you do.

So sorry for your losses Dan. It's good to have you back,

The Fishbein Family

Our condolences to you and your family. No apology necessary for delayed posts. You remain the best of the best when it comes to conveying the local chess scene. The Parkers

We are so sorry to hear of their passing.

Sorry to hear about your losses. You certainly had more important things to do than to keep up this website. My prayers are with you.

All the best to you and your family!


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