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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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Coach Demetrius Goins at the Golden State Open, held in the Dublin Holiday Inn, January 19, 2014; photos by Richard Shorman

Weibel Quads, held in Fremont, December 13, 2014; photos by Richard Shorman

CalChess Grade Level Scholastic Championship, held at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, December 6, 2014; photos by Richard Shorman

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California Chess Historian: Kerry Lawless "chessdryad —"
CalChess Photographer: Richard Shorman "purdyfine —" (Richard reads his email, but doesn't respond).
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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.