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: 305
"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: 437
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: 505
Okay, maybe not quite as exciting as the Candidates, but chess at the DCC is good and getting better.
Heading photo is the 2018 Denver Chess Club Champions with their awesome trophies. Left to right, Josh Bloomer, Open Champion. Daniel Ruvins, U1900 Champion. Meint Olthof, U1500 Champion. The following photos of the FIDE 2018 Candidates Tournament Champion were taken by John Brezina, who was there for round 3. When he is not traveling all over the world, Mr. Brezina runs the... Read more >>
3/29/2018 at 11:19am Views: 350
Brian Wall and I, along with Dean Clow and the other DCC board members, want the DCC to grow and someday rival St. Louis as a force in American chess. Dreaming right now, but it says here, why not?
I am pleased to report that for 8 of the first 9 Tuesdays of the New year we have had over 50 players in attendance at the Denver Chess Club. On a bitter cold, snowy Tuesday in the 3rd week of February, we "only" had 44 players. What we need now is more higher rated players to play on Tuesday nights. Richard Shtivelband is proving to be a force, and I know he would like other Masters, besides... Read more >>
3/1/2018 at 11:32am Views: 588