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

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Recent and Past Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Tournaments, and Old Photographs.

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The 42nd Annual People's Chess Tournament was played at the University of Berkeley Faculty Club on July 16, 2017 (sponsored by Bay Area Chess.) (Photos by Richard Shorman)



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California Chess Archivist: Kerry Lawless "chessdryad@sbcglobal.net"
CalChess & ChessDryad Photographer: Richard Shorman "purdyfine@hotmail.com" (Richard reads his email, but doesn't respond).

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