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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Beyond the Horizons
 Nathan Smolensky
  April 2019

All good things, as they say, must come to an end.

At the April, 2018 meeting of the MACA Board of Directors, it was determined that a 50th Anniversary special Double Issue of Chess Horizons, due out in the middle of 2019, would serve as the final printed edition of the magazine. As both CH editor and MACA President, I was one of the primary proponents of this decision, and as such I feel that I should explain how it came to be.

Chess Horizons serves a multitude of purposes. It is Massachusetts’ own chess publication, a repository of our news and notable games from local events. It offers writing and analysis by our finest players, as well as highlights of club activity and stories of human interest within our community. At the same time, this is a magazine circulated widely through prisons across the nation, where it serves as a trove of quality chess content and, as of recently, a hub for players to find correspondence games.