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About shoshall

Father, Chess player and teacher, Securities trader

Eighteenth State – Oklahoma

For our next state, we travel to an unusual one in Oklahoma.  This state is where the story becomes kind of wild.  For starters, had to do a business trip in Dallas.  Looked at geography and knew Texas was in … Continue reading

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Seventieth State – California

For our next tourney, we go out west to California.  In July 2018, had to do a business trip to San Francisco for 2 days so left early on a Sunday morning from Virginia so I could play in final … Continue reading

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Sixteenth State – Georgia

In 2018, I attended 4 different business trips within 2 months!  Lots of travel that summer and the first of the states is Georgia.  Flew down to Atlanta and coordinated the chess activity about 3 weeks before.  I spoke to … Continue reading

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Fifteenth State – New York

Back in 2018 went up to New York with wife on a weekend business trip.  Knew she was busy with work so hit up the Marshall Chess Club.  Took the metro over there which wasn’t bad but then I ran … Continue reading

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Fourteenth State – West Virginia

For our fourteenth state, we turn to West Virginia.  Most of the states were fun visits but this one was lukewarm but mostly due to my own errors.  I decided to play in a blitz the night before at ACC … Continue reading

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Thirteenth State – Arizona

For our next state, we warp to September 2016 to the warm confines of Phoenix, Arizona.  At my old company, Liquidity Services, we had to do tax software training for a few days (took over functions from another office) so … Continue reading

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Twelfth State – Vermont

For our twelfth state, we turn to Vermont.  Of the states on the east coast, this one has the least amount of overall chess action as it is very nature based with low population density.  Not particularly close to Boston … Continue reading

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Eleventh State – Connecticut

For our next state, we turn to Connecticut.  Back in 2008 I visited UCONN several times to play in tournaments.  They have a college chess club and welcomed it to the public.  UCONN is about 90 minutes from Boston so … Continue reading

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Tenth State – Rhode Island

For our tenth state we turn to Rhode Island.  Surprisingly for its size, their chess scene is okay as you have overlapping players from Hartford to Boston who play.  My first tourney there was a tornado event.  It had a … Continue reading

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Black knights win amateur title

With a clutch victory over the Arlington storm, black knights won the amateur title in July.  3 teams still in contention in reserve section heading into August.  However, mojo reserve have draw odds in final match.

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