So, now that I'm done preaching to the choir...
I thought the heading photo by Tima Miroshnichenko was an artistic representation of the rise of interest in chess. When the Chess.com servers crash due to so many people trying to join the site - something like doubling their membership overnight - it's a sure sign that Americans are realizing what the rest of the world has known for centuries. Chess is a worthwhile endeavor.... Read more >>
2/4/2023 at 2:30pm Views: 169
"A stunned Giri looked on in disbelief..."
Once again, we are treated to a John Brezina report from the Tata Steel International GM tournament at Wijk Aan Zee. Other sources may have the results of the tournament, but they don't have Mr. Brezina's fantastic photography, or his up close and personal views of the games as they are happening. Enjoy!! The Heading photo is the Tata Steel tournament in progress. The crowd of... Read more >>
2/3/2023 at 4:20pm Views: 230
Colorado doesn't see players of this caliber often...
As always it is an honor for the Denver Chess Club to have a chess tournament as a tribute to Martin Luther King on his national holiday weekend. In cooperation with the Aurora Library system - and in particular, with Librarian Corina Iannaggi. Super organizer Richard Shtivelband on the left, three super Grandmasters from Texas in the center, and... Read more >>
1/20/2023 at 10:51am Views: 455
The DCC is like an ATM dispensing tournament prize money :-)
First, the good news is the DCC will be staying at our current location. Thanks to Pastor Sheri Admiraal negotiating with the church admin team on our behalf, a much more reasonable rent agreement has been signed by returning DCC President, Brian Wall. Attendance at the DCC over the course of the past year has been fantastic. We averaged over 100 players registering for our Tuesday night... Read more >>
12/31/2022 at 3:38pm Views: 461
...the DCC Tour prize fund is already well over 2700 dollars.
Bad news for the Denver Chess Club was learning that the church "admin team" intended to raise our rent from $250 a month to $250 a week. Yes, really. Surprising to me, the Pastor of the church had no idea that we had been sent a blunt email message, which essentially said, "sign the new rent contract or get out". We'll know by next week whether a reasonable rent increase will be... Read more >>
12/4/2022 at 5:54pm Views: 617