"Unfortunately, it seems that the DCC as we knew it will not be back soon."
The heading photo is kind of where over the board chess is right now... lost in space. The DCC last played live in-person OTB chess on the 2nd Tuesday of March. April came and went. May has gone by. Now here we are at the end of June, and we are still uncertain of when we will play competitive USCF rated chess for prize money and pride over the board. Internet chess is all well and good as... Read more >>
6/25/2020 at 3:15pm Views: 292
"...the sense of community, camaraderie, competition, and sportsmanship is lost..."
We have a special treat for all chess players this month. National Master Gunnar Andersen, one of Colorado's best chess players, has written an excellent summary of Alayne Wilinsky's DCC on lichess blitz tournaments. The heading photo is Gunnar enjoying his game. Or maybe I should say, playing with his food :-) Also interspersed within this report are John Brezina photos of Mr.... Read more >>
5/25/2020 at 1:07pm Views: 448
Gunnar berserks nearly every game and wins quickly regardless of who he is playing.
When we had to cancel the last 3 rounds of the 5 round March tournament as a coronavirus precaution, we thought we would just play those rounds the last three Tuesdays of April. That plan went out the window when Colorado was sensibly ordered to stay at home by Colorado Governor Polis. Then we thought we will just delay the games till the last three Tuesdays of May. That didn't... Read more >>
5/1/2020 at 12:46pm Views: 598
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: 625
...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: 558