The Chessmill

Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,

SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.

You also have to be honest with yourself. Be ready to accept that much of what you are doing is wrong; that is the only way to get it right. The best thing that ever happened to my chess was when I went to the Soviet Union in 1986. I was crushed game after game. It was terrible for my ego but it did illustrate all the weaknesses in my play.

 — David Norwood

1931 - Knutson Defeats Reel In Match

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.

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