... thanks to all for making the DCC a stimulating, vibrant, chess club.
Once again I'd like to lead off with a John Brezina report and pictures from the Paris stop of the FIDE Grand Chess Tour. The heading photo is an organizer looking confused and GM Nakamura looking pleased to be about to accept a mysterious blue box. The awards ceremony for the local kids tournament. Quoting Mr. Brezina, "After visiting The Grand Chess Tour in Belgium, I... Read more >>
8/2/2018 at 7:36am Views: 289
Brian Wall calls his game against Jason Wycoff a "Dance of a 100 Knives"
Before getting to the local DCC June tournament report, I would like to share pictures and a summary of a GM tournament in Belgium that was attended by John Brezina. Pictures and text that follows are courtesy of Mr. Brezina. Thank you kindly, Sir. The venue for the Belgium GM tournament"Wow what a venue for chess! The Town Hall in Leuven was spectacular! Another great leg of the Grand... Read more >>
6/28/2018 at 5:40pm Views: 342
Four Masters played in the Open section this month and Brian Wall was most pleased to emerge as the clear 1st place winner...
The DCC Tuesday night attendance just keeps getting better. Over the course of this month, 88 players played at least one game. Including the extra games, we paired an average of 52 players each week. Astounding to me is there is no drop off in attendance for the last rounds. A few years ago there would not even be half the players from the first round at the last round. This seems to indicate... Read more >>
5/31/2018 at 10:35am Views: 483
"I didn't even know Denver had a chess club till I saw it on TV"
After the 9News promotion of the DCC - one of the oldest chess clubs in America - aired on the Sunday night news at 10:00, we saw 6 new players come into the club to check us out. Two joined the USCF on the spot and played their 1st rated game. One guy said something like, "I didn't even know Denver had a chess club till I saw it on TV" The power of broadcast media :-) See the DCC... Read more >>
4/28/2018 at 7:32am Views: 567
Normally the first round of a Swiss System tournament is an easy point for the top rated players. Not so this time.
Heading photo is Davin Yin on the attack with the White pieces against Jose Magno in round 4. You just gotta like the intensity this picture captures. The position on the board is around move 35. (See diagram #15 below) Regretfully, we did not reach our projected 100 players attendance for the 2018 Denver Open, let alone exceed that goal. I believe this was... Read more >>
4/19/2018 at 4:00pm Views: 659