Last column

Published: Friday, April 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11:03 p.m.
They say all good things must come to an end. Personally, I would rather have all bad things come to an end.
In any case, the words you are reading are part of my last column for The Gainesville Sun. The newspaper is discontinuing the game columns that appear on this page. So, after 10 enjoyable years, the time has come to say goodbye.
I had two primary goals when I started writing this column. One was to provide those among you who are fans with news and views from the world
of chess. The other was to make those of you who have never played the game curious about what it has to offer. I tried to write the column in such a
way that everybody could read it. Knowing how the chess pieces move was never a pre-requisite. I sure hope some of you were intrigued enough to learn the game, or at least encourage your children to pick it up.
I continue to believe it is the best board game out there, and the most educational one as far as kids are concerned.
I have very much enjoyed the last 10 years and the opportunity to bring you information about the game I love so much. If in the coming weeks
you find yourself missing the column, just remember that there are plenty of sources for chess news on the Internet.
Thank you again for being faithful readers, and goodbye.

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