1. When and where does the Denver Chess Club meet?

    The Denver Chess Club meets every tuesday night at the Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 2400 s Ash st. , Denver, CO 80222. Weekly meetings are held Tuesday night from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. USCF Rated games start at 7:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday night. Registration closes at 6:50pm.

  2. What can I do at a club meeting?

    Every club meeting there is a time for players to play casual chess with eachother, a time for club business and time for USCF rated tournament play. Casual chess can be anything from blitz games to untimed matches. Club business is usually concise and over quickly. USCF rated tournament play is timed at game in 75 minutes, starts at about 7:30pm and requires a quiet playing hall. USCF membership is required for participation in any rated event.

  3. How much does it cost to attend?

    Attending a DCC meeting is completely free. Participation in club business requires a DCC membership in good standing (6 month membership -- $25.00, 1 year membership -- $40.00). Participation in the USCF rated chess games costs $7 for members, $9 for non-members ($2 off for children under 16) and also requires a USCF membership in good standing.

  4. Do you meet any other nights?

    Right now, the DCC only has regularly scheduled meetings on tuesday nights. About once a month, however, the club hosts an event on the weekend which could take up to three days to complete. If you want information on upcoming weekend tournaments, hosted by the Denver Chess Club, please visit the Tournaments page.

  5. There seems to be a lot of bugs with the website, how do I fix these?

    Unfortunately the DCC website is designed, coded, and maintained by only one person. Because of this, it is difficult to fix all bugs across all browsers. The site is only tested in the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, and Opera. If you are having problems, feel free to let us know by emailing the web master at admin@denverchess.com page. It is highly recommended that operating systems and browsers are kept up-to-date to avoid problems.

  6. Why are the ECO codes not very specific?

    ECO codes are not unique. One specific ECO code could refer to up to 20 different variations of a particular opening line. It would be possible to make a more specific opening index, but the amount of work and effort that would be required to accomplish this would be tremendous, too much for one person to tackle. At best, the DCC's ECO code database can help narrow down opening choices for its users. For more specific ECO code information you can visist The MECCA Chess Encyclopedia or purchase a book such as the MCO.

  7. What is the proper format for uploading a PGN?

    The system uses precise PGN format. To get a detailed explanation, visit the wikipedia page . There are two sections to a PGN game: the tags, which indicate the information about the game, and the actual moves, which includes annotations and variations. Tags begin the PGN with the following syntax [TagName "information"]. Variations and annotations can be embedded in the moves with parentheses and curly brackets, respectively.

    Here is an example of the proper format:

    [Event "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "1910.01.01"]
    [TimeControl "?"]
    [White "Reti, Richard"]
    [WhiteTeam "?"]
    [Black "Tartakower, Savielly"]
    [BlackTeam "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B15"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "21"]

    1. e4 c6 {Annotations are indicated by curly brackets.} 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qd3 e5 6. dxe5 Qa5+ 7. Bd2 Qxe5 8. O-O-O Nxe4 9. Qd8+ Kxd8 10. Bg5+ Kc7 (10... Ke8 {variations are indicated by parentheses.} 11. Rd8#) Bd8#


    For crossreferencing purporses, please include player's USCF numbers in the corresponding Team tags. This allows the database to link games with the correct player and tournament.

    To save time and head pain, a chess program such as chessbase can be downloaded to generate properly formated PGNs.