"...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 12:44pm Views: 220
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 1:20pm Views: 383
"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 1:32pm Views: 620
"Unfortunately, it seems that the DCC as we knew it will not be back soon."
The heading photo is kind of where over the board chess is right now... lost in space. The DCC last played live in-person OTB chess on the 2nd Tuesday of March. April came and went. May has gone by. Now here we are at the end of June, and we are still uncertain of when we will play competitive USCF rated chess for prize money and pride over the board. Internet chess is all well and good as... Read more >>
6/25/2020 at 2:15pm Views: 941
"...the sense of community, camaraderie, competition, and sportsmanship is lost..."
We have a special treat for all chess players this month. National Master Gunnar Andersen, one of Colorado's best chess players, has written an excellent summary of Alayne Wilinsky's DCC on lichess blitz tournaments. The heading photo is Gunnar enjoying his game. Or maybe I should say, playing with his food :-) Also interspersed within this report are John Brezina photos of Mr.... Read more >>
5/25/2020 at 12:07pm Views: 1,104