In 2003 Chicago Top Master Charles "Pecan" Thompson started -An E-Mail Newsletter- featuring Current Events from the Homan Square Community Center Chess & Checkers Club where Charles was its president, but also wonderful stories of the older days, with great insights, characteristics, and depiction of events that became legends ...

But the emails only reach a few people and then they are lost. I contacted Pecan with an offer to save and organize his stories on my website. On this page you will find the original newsletters but also the stories edited (and expanded) into the Legends of Buster book, and yet another book 20 Greatest written specifically for the website over two years - with indexes, links, diagrams, photos and commentaries. Enjoy!

20 Greatest
Legends of Buster
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