It was weird seeing NM Wall not touching the floor as he was walking around the playing room :-)
The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year. Warm days and cool nights, The tree leaves changing colors and football is back. Of course none of that matters to chess players. We play indoors regardless of the season. The 2018 Fall Classic up and running First, I'm pleased to report that we exceeded our attendance goal of 60 players. Only by a couple but nevertheless... Read more >>
10/15/2018 at 8:19pm Views: 106
What other game has added so much to human culture?
Before getting to another terrific St. Louis chess report by John Brezina, let me call your attention to the ACE Chess Club. ACE is an acronym for All Children Equal, and is the idea of Griffin McConnell. Most of us know that Griffin is disabled due to several life saving brain surgeries that he has already had to endure in his young life. Undaunted, Griffin has become quite a chess player. He... Read more >>
9/28/2018 at 7:52am Views: 400
What internet chess doesn't provide is the intensity of the over the board game, or the camaraderie of the players before and between rounds.
With one exception, all the photos used in this report were taken by John Brezina. I took the liberty of applying a "Zeke" filter to the heading photo of the 3rd round in progress, and I hope it doesn't make John too mad :-) See all of Mr. Brezina's excellent photography at this event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/h72bcAEaGC7MXjYU8 The attendance of 113 players at... Read more >>
9/6/2018 at 12:36pm Views: 494
Admittedly, I am little more than unsalted, watered down sauce :-)
Before getting to an excellent summary with great pictures by John Brezina from the recent Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, let me draw attention to a review of the Denver Chess Club by Chess-site.com We are now listed as one of the best chess clubs in the United States. I am not making this up. Here is the direct link to the review: https://www.chess-site.com... Read more >>
8/31/2018 at 5:17pm Views: 432
... 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: 497