"Nevertheless, I was undaunted in this quest."
The heading photo is a typical picture of the DCC Tuesday night tournament from March 2019 and up till March of last year it was only getting better. And here we are well past March of this year and still not meeting weekly on Tuesdays, but... Real good news is the DCC finally has a live, in person, over the board USCF rated tournament scheduled. We are calling it "nearly normal"... Read more >>
4/25/2021 at 12:24pm Views: 139
... but I am holding out hope that we can have the DCC Fall Classic.
It's been nearly a full year since the Denver Chess Club has met in person for over the board chess. I remember how we were all thinking we would be able to play the last 3 rounds of the 2020 March tournament in April or surely in May. And be back to our regular monthly tournament in June. Everybody knows that didn't happen. The 2020 Denver Open - that was destined to surpass the... Read more >>
2/26/2021 at 2:07pm Views: 465
"...watching Beth Harmon was like time travelling back to my own childhood..."
Several times in these reports I've stated that what chess needs the most is more female players playing over the board tournament chess. Now due to the tremendous popularity of the Netflix movie "The Queen's Gambit" that may happen. Of course first we have to get past the damn COVID pandemic and there is at last good news on that front. A vaccine is in the pipeline, so there is light at the... Read more >>
12/24/2020 at 1:44pm Views: 504
This was not unexpected, but was nevertheless disappointing.
With coronavirus cases surging across the United States, there is no end in sight as to when the DCC will again be playing over the board chess on Tuesday nights. We are looking into the abyss and indeed the abyss is looking back. if you listen closely you can hear a soft chuckle. The church has restarted in person Sunday services, but with strict conditions and stringent... Read more >>
10/30/2020 at 2:20pm Views: 607
"Now half the world is wearing masks to avoid the body heap of Covid dead, while the other half thinks Corona is a hoax."
I had hoped to be announcing with this report that the DCC was ready to resume the Tuesday night games in September. Alas, instead it seems unlikely that we will even be playing over the board chess in October. I remember writing in an earlier report something like "I sure hope this doesn't go into June". Now I have to say I sure hope this doesn't go into next year... Read more >>
8/28/2020 at 2:32pm Views: 895