Many possibilities for intrigue and competitive excitement.
Thanks to Ann Davies and Brian Wall, the DCC has a great new idea to make the Tuesday night games even more exciting. The monthly tournament will run as usual, but now players will have the option to play as part of a 3 person team for a chance to win additional prize money. We plan to try out this concept beginning with the DCC August 2019 tournament, with teams forming throughout the... Read more >>
Yesterday at 1:03pm Views: 52
It is said that chess is not a sport because physical exertion is not required. Well then, why is playing tournament poker considered a sport?
In a recent Chess.com interview, GM Anish Giri makes a case for why chess should be considered a sport. Saying, "...the chess I’m playing right now is absolutely a sport, and I consider myself and my opponent's athletes." Then speaking about the "fierce competition" in Russian chess schools, "... the mentality of their athletes is a little bit different to those from western countries." Again... Read more >>
5/30/2019 at 1:28pm Views: 276
The DCC is proud to have an eclectic mix of people every Tuesday playing an ancient game in the modern high tech world.
We have set another attendance record for the DCC Tuesday night games. Over the course of a month, our attendance has been in the high eighties several times. This month 94 players played at least one game. That is all well and good, but I am more inclined to go by the weekly attendance as an indication of the growth of the DCC. For this month's 3rd round we paired 72 players. Nearly didn't... Read more >>
5/4/2019 at 10:04pm Views: 352
The anticipation before the start of the round is always fun to photograph.
John Brezina has written a great report on his experience at the 2019 Denver Open. My first thought was; Great, I'll get to use more of the terrific pictures he takes at all the chess events he attends. He was designated the official photographer of the tournament by the FIDE tournament director, Tom Nelson. The heading photo is the IM Danny Rensch lecture before his simul. I was once... Read more >>
5/2/2019 at 8:24am Views: 402
... what a great idea it was for the CSCA to organize a Girls tournament and hold it in conjunction with the Denver Open.
Without question, the 2019 Denver Open was the biggest and best Denver Open ever. The Denver Chess Club, in co-operation with the Colorado State Chess Association, intended to make this tournament special for Colorado and surrounding states chess players and our efforts were rewarded with a fantastic tournament. Incredibly nearly 50% of the 160 registered players were from outside the Denver... Read more >>
4/30/2019 at 12:19pm Views: 734