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  • Henrique Mecking's Chess Games: California's Central Coast a Hotbed for Chess

    Grandmaster Henrique Mecking (born 1952 in Santa Cruz, Brazil) is the best world class chessplayer to come from South or Latin America. His style of play was demanding and his preparation legendary. By playing the sharpest lines and making massive physical exertions - he was the perfectionist in search of the best moves like his USA counterpart Bobby Fischer; Mecking's best games are so smooth as to appear effortless.

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    California's Central Coast a Hotbed for Chess

    California's Central Coast is a hotbed for chess. This small community has come alive in recent months with many new chess clubs and players. One key factor is the free online chess playing site ChessManiac.com. This site was started by Dennis Steele as a way to connect chess players from the California's Central Coast to other chess players in the local community. However, it did much more than this. The website has connected Central Coast chess players to the world chess community through its free internet chess server.

    Here is a listing of the current chess clubs in this area:

    Morro Bay Chess Club
    Paso Robles Chess Club
    San Luis Obispo Chess Club
    2 Dogs Chess Club
    Cambria Chess Club
    Cal Poly Chess Club

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