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And call'd it Caissa from the dryad's name:
(Whence Albion's sons, who most its praise confess,
Approv'd the play, and nam'd it thoughtful Chess.)



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The Definitive History of California Chess; with scans of Magazines, Columns and Ephemera.

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Kolty in California
(1947-2000)


Mrs. P in California
(1949-2012)


Mechanics' Institute Newsletter by IM John Donaldson


Humphrey Bogart Marathon

Pairings for round 5

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What's New



Age Level Championship in Newark, January 31, 2016; photos by Richard Shorman


NM Josiah Stearman, winner of the Berkeley Open, January 30, 2016; photos by Richard Shorman


Steve Brandwein Memorial at the San Francisco Mechanics' Institute Chess Club, January 24, 2016; photos by Richard Shorman



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California Chess Historian: Kerry Lawless "chessdryad — sbcglobal.net"
CalChess Photographer: Richard Shorman "purdyfine — hotmail.com" (Richard reads his email, but doesn't respond).
Chess Author: Frisco Del Rosario "frisco — appleisp.net"

Our sincerest thanks to Andy Ansel, Salman Azhar, Alan Benson, John Blackstone, Patsy A. D'Eramo, Jr., John Donaldson, Jim Hurt, Richard 'S' Lee, John P. McCumiskey, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Mark Shelton, Richard Shorman, Sam Sloan and Ted Yudacufski for their extensive contributions.