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Warren Williamson
Chess is more than a game; it’s a sport, -a mental martial art- and a worthy lifetime pursuit. It repays manifold the energy & time we put into it.
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Ralph Hennings
"Always Learning"
Vice President

A retired teacher, Ralph first learned the moves of chess in the Army. "I was stationed at South Post, Ft. Myer, Va.(Washington D.C. area). We sat around the barracks at night playing chess. At first I just watched, but finally played my first very tentative games. I eventually was able to help a combined military chess team (playing for Ft. Belvoir, Va.) win the Washington D.C. area military chess championship. I played fourth board and secured a draw in my match. My half point helped the team on to victory. I won't say in which year this all occurred!"
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Barbara McCaleb
Treasurer/Secretary and Founder of the SLO Chess Club

S.L.O. Chess Club has been here for 10 years. Come visit.
The United States Chess Federation ranks Barbara in the top 100 women chess players in the United States.
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Dennis Steele
Club Webmaster
Hello, I love playing chess. I am a graduate student studying to become an elementary school teacher. I am also the founder and tournament director for Student Chess a non-profit organization commited to the developement of after school chess programs in San Luis Obispo County. Please visit my web page. I am also a member of the Chess Club. Check out my 15 seconds of fame in Chess Life.
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My Favorite Chess Quotes:
" It is a mistake to think that combination is solely a matter of talent, and that it cannot be acquired"-- RETI
"I can see the combinations as well as Alekhine, but I cannot get into the same positions"-- Rudolf SPIELMANN
" The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature, The player on the other side is hidden from us." -- Thomas HUXLEY (1825-1895).
Richard Weilacker
Club Librarian

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Ben Biesek
Membership Chairman
I'm a Cuesta College student studying architecture. I've played chess for roughly 15 years.
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