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And call'd it Caissa from the dryad's name:
(Whence Albion's sons, who most its praise confess,
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Last round at the Hans Poschmann Memorial at the Fremont Odd Fellows Lodge, July 26, 2015; photos by Richard Shorman



Longtime MI doorman, Tony Lama, at the Tony Lama 80th Birthday Blitz Tournament, held at the San Francisco Mechanics' Institute, July 12, 2015; 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).
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Our sincerest thanks to Andy Ansel, Salman Azhar, Alan Benson, John Blackstone, 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.