The DCC was pleased to have Gunnar Andersen playing in both the Blitz and the Quick tournaments. Brian Wall would have some tough competition and we were all eager to see which one would take the top place.
Since the first Tuesday of this month was the 4th of July we decide not to meet on the holiday. Leaving three Tuesdays for a Blitz tournament and a 4 round quick rated tournament. Adding a little variety to Tuesday night chess. I like the idea of occasionally having different time controls, rather than the same old Game 70 with a 5-second delay tournament every month. But while the attendance... Read more >>
7/27/2017 at 1:07pm Views: 204
The room is full, the rounds are starting on time, and the quiet intensity of the games is evident.
Get a load of these numbers: 80 individual players played on Tuesday nights at the DCC this month. For the first time, we had over 50 players paired each week and we even had 60 players paired in week 2. Just an outstanding attendance making a great tournament. In addition, we had some extra rated games and I would say at least 3-4 causal players each week. We are filling the room up with... Read more >>
6/29/2017 at 1:12pm Views: 298
Exciting was to have, once again, a Grand Master playing in the Denver Open.
I have ambivalent feelings about this year's Denver Open. Mainly because while we based our prize fund on 100 players, we all anticipated a larger turnout. Disappointing was the absence of most of Colorado's higher rated players. The good news is we did not get less than 100 players, so we were able to pay out the advertised prize fund. Last year we had 122 players despite a spring... Read more >>
6/13/2017 at 1:32pm Views: 495
Casa Mayan, has served as a gathering place since the late 1800's. The house is chock full of interesting historical artifacts and photographs. The area around the house is a beautiful park.
I would say the tournament at the historical Casa Mayan house located on the Auraria campus was a success. Due to space limitations, registration was restricted to 24 players and 22 signed up. For one reason or another two of those players did not show up and they missed out on a good time and a big chicken dinner. The original date for the event was canceled due to a freak spring snow storm... Read more >>
6/7/2017 at 2:34pm Views: 340
Chess really is a universal game that is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Young or old, rich or poor, able-bodied or handicapped, any and all nationalities.... Chess demonstrates the power of the human mind to control time and space over 64 checkered squares.
Looking around the DCC on any Tuesday night, I am struck by the diversity of the people who play chess. Chess really is a universal game that is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Young or old, rich or poor, able-bodied or handicapped, any and all nationalities. It is a sport that does not require physical strength, but it does require stamina and mental agility. Discipline and the... Read more >>
6/1/2017 at 10:28pm Views: 412