The room was full of exuberant, energetic chess players having a good time.
What a great start we had to the New Year at the Denver Chess Club. We kicked off the first Tuesday of the New Year with our annual Pizza Party. Provided free of charge by the DCC. I am guessing there was over 70 people in the room. Mostly rated players there for the 1st round of the 3 section DCC championships, but also several casual players, and the usual chess parents. The room was full of... Read more >>
2/2/2018 at 3:04pm Views: 254
Anyone who thinks tournament chess is not a grueling competitive sport, doesn't play the game.
The Civil War began in 1861 when several Southern states pushed for state rights to expand slavery. Slaves were considered to be property rather than people. Bought, traded, and sold in the same way that you would sell cattle. After 4 years of intense combat, 750,000 deaths and the infrastructure of the South destroyed, the Confederate army surrendered. Slavery was abolished, and 4 million... Read more >>
1/16/2018 at 12:06pm Views: 185
".... we are here to play chess, take us to Brian Wall"
2017 Year End Review: Before getting to the December 2017 Quick Tournament report let me review a few statistics relating to the state of the Denver Chess Club's Tuesday night tournaments. First, I want to say what I really like about Dean Clow's CassiaChess software is its record keeping. We now have accurate attendance figures and prize money accounting for over two years. The records... Read more >>
12/27/2017 at 3:01pm Views: 399
Thanksgiving is the "we love to eat" holiday and we all know Brian loves to eat.... I was surprised he was able to resist munching on the snacks the church had laid-out :-)
We sort of expected a drop off in attendance this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday, with players traveling or family visiting. But in fact we had our normal attendance and enjoyed having several out of town players come by the DCC to get a game in while they were in town visiting family. Notably Elizabeth Shaughnessy, who is fairly well know in the chess world and was visiting her son who... Read more >>
11/30/2017 at 9:29am Views: 328
I have high hopes of pushing our average weekly attendance to 60. New players say they play online, but they want to test their strength against rated over the board tournament players.
I am pleased to report that our 4 round October tournament averaged 50 players each week. Since we continue to see new players coming to the club, I have high hopes of pushing our average weekly attendance to 60. New players say they play online, but they want to test their strength against rated over the board tournament players. I imagine they are surprised that their 1600 online rating gets... Read more >>
11/3/2017 at 10:56am Views: 341