The Chessmill

Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,

SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.

Don't look at chess this way because it is romantic. It is, but look at chess this way because it is the way to win. Contrary to the general notion, a positional advantage -- that is, a better disposition of your forces generally -- is always easier to exploit than an equivalent advantage in material, even for the weakest player.

 — C. J. S. Purdy

State Championships

State Championships

1931 - Knutson Defeats Reel In Match

Posted by Arlen on Jun 17, 2005

In 1931, a match was played for the State Championship between the defending champion, Harold Knutson, and challenger Robert Reel. The match was ten games long, best score wins, with a 5-5 draw going to the defending champion. Knutson won the match, 5½-3½.

State Championships

1934 - Heyn Over Reel In Playoff

Posted by Arlen on Jun 17, 2005

Two firsts happened in the state championship this year.

For the first time there was an entry from LaCrosse, joining eight other players (including four recognized masters) to battle for the title of State Champion. And for the first time the Ernest Reel Trophy left Milwaukee at the end of the event.

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