Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sackcloth and Ashes

While he dropped hints at his own blog awhile back, Dennis Monokroussos has now all but officially announced the end of The Chess Mind here at BCC Weblog.

TCM will almost surely go poof very soon - right after next Monday's ChessBase show is probably a good moment.

First off, by "poof" I hope he means that he will stop posting, not actually delete the site. Over the past two years, Dennis has produced an amazing amount of quality chess material and it would be a shame if were not available as a searchable archive.

In addition, it goes without saying that I have always been a big fan of Dennis' blog(s). The fact that The Chess Mind sits atop the list on the sidebar of this blog is no accident or quirk of history. Quite simply, Dennis has produced the best analytical chess blog in the 'sphere bar none. I can't think of a better candidate for "Instant Classic" status. If/When he goes, he will be sorely missed in these parts.
Dennis Monokroussos

For those still struggling through the denial stage, J'adoube has dangled a straw. You might consider joining his grassroots campaign to convince Dennis to stay on.

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