Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Washington Post Cancels Chess Column

The Washington Post has ended its chess column written by Lubomir Kavalek. The final column, was published Jan. 4. Kavalek wrote about chess for the newspaper for 23 years.

Lubomir is a noted Czech-American chess player who obtained his Grandmaster distinction in 1965. Kavalek also coaches chess, and is an award winning writer.

Email the Washington Post at to request the return of the online Chess Column by GM Lubomir Kavalek. Here is what I sent them - please send them your own letter to the editor through email:

I am writing this quick letter to request that you bring back your online chess column written by Lubomir Kavalek. Mr. Kavalek is an internationally recognized professional in the world of Chess, and an award winning writer. To have his work as part of your online offerings helped increase the overall scope and prestige of your publication. Many notable media organizations support chess columns, such as the New York Times to name one. I hope you reconsider your decision to cancel Mr. Kavalek's chess column, and that he can once again provide quality chess articles for your readers.

Source (Entire Article): The New York Times

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