Another View of the Fireplace
If you are looking for a chess adventure, North Carolina is the place for you! I have attended about 11 out of the 22 Land of the Sky tournaments. Wilder Wadford, organizer, always puts on a great show. I saw a few of my fellow Illinois players here: Larry Cohen, Anthony Gasunas and Ken Marshall. There were 2 GMs, Alex Ivanov and Sergey Kudrin. Also, IMs Bryan Smith, Emory Tate, Kirill Kuderinov and Tim Taylor (who has recently written two very interesting books for Everyman). I have included a few photos to give you a feel of the site.