I was glad to see several new players at this tournament. Naturally, I did some arm twisting for DCC attendance :-)
Without question, the Clone tournaments are something different. Kevin Seidler's idea is probably unique in the history of chess. Quoting Brian Wall, "The tournament started on a whim from Kevin Seidler, just an idle thought, but Chris Peterson and I instantly saw the value. Of course, now Clone Wars is a trending international wave." Most of the players standing up, ready to move to... Read more >>
5/15/2017 at 3:41pm Views: 222
Maybe I am not even on the beach, let alone wading in the surf. Swimming in the depths of the chess ocean is clearly forever beyond my ability. But that does not take away from my fascination with the game.
After listening to some of the post-game Maurice Ashley interviews with players from the recent U.S. Championship - and sitting in on the Gunnar Andersen vs. Brian Wall analysis from their Colorado Closed game - I realize my game is just shallow. Maybe I am not even on the beach, let alone wading in the surf. Swimming in the depths of the chess ocean is clearly forever beyond my ability. But... Read more >>
4/27/2017 at 2:33pm Views: 280
It is the stated goal of the DCC Tuesday night tournament to have the rounds start on time each and every week.
Our attendance was excellent again this month with 73 individual players taking part over the course of the month. Even better, our average weekly attendance hit the magic number of 50 players playing each week. I can not tell you how thrilling it is for me to see the club growing like this.Unfortunately, the start of the 1st and 2nd rounds this month was delayed an unacceptable amount of time.... Read more >>
3/30/2017 at 3:14pm Views: 416
This is the intensity of the right here, right now, over the board game, that just isn't there when playing online ..... Face to face, over the board, under the gun of the clock, your money, your rating, your pride on the line. Tournament chess is not for the weak-willed or the faint of heart.
I was ecstatic when we had 54 players for the 1st week of February. Several new players came in, joined the USCF and the DCC, and were ready to play some tournament chess. I had high hopes that we would see over 50 players each week. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. We still had an average attendance of 44 players for the month, so I am not going to complain. We feel that DCC is on the right... Read more >>
3/3/2017 at 12:26am Views: 286
For instance the live pairings and round by round standings of the tournament. A feature that has Shirley Herman's stamp of approval. Need I say more :-)
What a terrific Boulder Open there was this year, thanks to Dean Clow taking it upon his self to make all the arrangements. Born and raised in south England, Mr. Clow emigrated to the USA about 10 years ago, after graduating from Sunderland University. Dean gets quite a few comments on his slight British accent. He says if you really want to hear an English accent, try deciphering the "geordie... Read more >>
2/27/2017 at 10:16pm Views: 465