Tuesday, July 2

Disability Article in July Chess Life

Life is a beach!
Check out the July 2013 edition of Chess Life magazine for an article about disabled chess players.  The author, freelance writer Christen McCurdy, interviewed seven chess enthusiasts from around the country, each with significant physical limitations.  The bottom line: the royal game offers "A Level Playing Board" for persons who cannot compete in mainstream sports.

The story includes several lengthy quotations from yours truly, plus an annotated game and two photos.  The full page photo on page 31 shows the fpawn at the Pacific Ocean during a weekend trip to Monterey.  Great picture Dad!  The annotated game with GM Alex Yermolinsky was played at Agoura Hills in 2006.  Yermo exacted his revenge in Reno two years later, in a game that he annotated for the Sioux Falls Chess Club

If you subscribe to Chess Life magazine, then watch your mailbox this week.  If you do not, you can read the magazine online.  A current USCF membership is required.

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