The Chessmill

Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,

SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.

...Many players think they could play a good game 'if they only knew the openings.' This idea is really crazy. You can improve your opening play at any stage of your career. Make the most of your early years by using them to improve your intrinsic chess skill, rather than memorizing moves, which has very little to do with chess skill...

 — C. J. S. Purdy in The Search For Chess Perfection

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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