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The History of Texting Pairings

In 2008, at the MD State Scholastic Champs, as I was yelling into the din of the crowded cafeteria, "Round 3 pairings are up for the K-3 JV section" and seeing the scrum form at the pairings sheet I felt there had to be a better way. We had the pairings on the computer, but it took us at least 30 minutes from when we paired unti...
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How to get Affordable Internet Access with WiFi at Chess Tournaments

Good internet access is an important factor in running a high quality chess tournament. While it is possible either to use a smart phone directly or to set it up to tether to a computer, this can be awkward and expensive. The option of using the WiFi from the tournament facility is also problematic. Hotels want to charge hundreds of dollars per day...
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