Thanks to Alayne Wilinsky, the DCC is not totally dead in the water.
The title of this report is from an album by the Thievery Corporation. The title song includes the lyric: "It seems like they want us to be afraid..." Another song that I think applies to the times we are living in is by the Drive-By Truckers, "Shut up and get on the plane" which includes the lyrics: "When it comes your time to go there ain't no good way to go about it" and perhaps even... Read more >>
3/20/2020 at 1:10pm Views: 335
...and thanks to all the new players who are making the DCC a thriving, vibrant chess club.
I saw an NBC online news article by Jason Abbruzzese and Kalhan Rosenblatt. "Fast-and-loose culture of esports is upending once staid world of chess". It is news of how online chess streaming is attracting more and more players to chess. Mainly the article is about Alexandra Botez. A young enthusiastic live streaming chess player. I... Read more >>
2/29/2020 at 12:01pm Views: 329
"We have a great year of chess still ahead of us with the Candidates in March and the U.S. Championships in April back here in St. Louis followed by our own Denver Open in May"
Here again, we have excellent John Brezina reports and fantastic photos from a stellar international event hosted by the St. Louis Chess club, and the same for a premier CSCA tournament. He recently attended the 2nd annual Carin's Cup in St. Louis and the CSCA Scholastic Championship tournament here in Colorado. We are privileged to have Mr. Brezina bringing us these reports from all over the... Read more >>
2/27/2020 at 1:03pm Views: 520
"...one would hardly imagine the best chess players in the world gathering."
In this report, John Brezina, Colorado's tireless world-traveling chess reporter, and superb photographer brings us news and pictures from a premier international event, a fun local tournament, and a star Colorado player's simul at the Denver Chess Club. Let's start off with Mr. Brezina's summary of Gunnar Andersen's simul. Followed by his report and photos from the Tata Steel tournament and... Read more >>
2/6/2020 at 1:43pm Views: 564
For me winning a chess tournament prize check is like money falling from the sky.
Both attendance and prize money payout increased by around 17% during 2019 at the DCC, Are monthly average Tuesday night attendance was 84 players playing at least one game each month. We paired over 70 players twice in the month of April and our average weekly attendance over the course of the year was more than 60 players each week. We are also seeing an increase in casual players at the... Read more >>
1/30/2020 at 2:27pm Views: 548