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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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Berkeley Chess Club Championship is now underway!


An original Schjeide Chess Table...made in Berkeley!


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Weibel Quads in Fremont, November 8, 2014; photos by Richard Shorman



United States Class National Championship at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 1, 2014; 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).
Games Editor: Andy Ansel "aansel — Verizon.net"
Chess Author: Frisco del Rosario "frisco — appleisp.net"

Our sincerest thanks to Salman Azhar, Alan Benson, John Blackstone, John Donaldson, Jim Hurt, Richard 'S' Lee, John P. McCumiskey, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Mark Shelton, Richard Shorman, and Ted Yudacufski for their extensive contributions.