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Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Who is a "coffee house player" ?
There used to be a big collection of players who met at the Crossroads in Bellevue, WA. It was quite popular and attracted some really strong players (e.g. including Yasser Seirawan).
So locally it was a cultural thing, like park players in New York city.
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Nimzowich is a more famous example of a coffee house player.
Started by playing for money in a coffee house.