This is the intensity of the right here, right now, over the board game, that just isn't there when playing online ..... Face to face, over the board, under the gun of the clock, your money, your rating, your pride on the line. Tournament chess is not for the weak-willed or the faint of heart.
I was ecstatic when we had 54 players for the 1st week of February. Several new players came in, joined the USCF and the DCC, and were ready to play some tournament chess. I had high hopes that we would see over 50 players each week. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. We still had an average attendance of 44 players for the month, so I am not going to complain. We feel that DCC is on the right... Read more >>
3/3/2017 at 12:26am Views: 179
For instance the live pairings and round by round standings of the tournament. A feature that has Shirley Herman's stamp of approval. Need I say more :-)
What a terrific Boulder Open there was this year, thanks to Dean Clow taking it upon his self to make all the arrangements. Born and raised in south England, Mr. Clow emigrated to the USA about 10 years ago, after graduating from Sunderland University. Dean gets quite a few comments on his slight British accent. He says if you really want to hear an English accent, try deciphering the "geordie... Read more >>
2/27/2017 at 10:16pm Views: 326
All were enjoying the pizza and beverages. Many were listening to chess lectures by Chris Peterson and Daoud Zupa. Of course, there was some warm up blitz going on, and others were just plain socializing.
What a great start we had to the new year. We started off with a pizza party provided free of charge by the DCC, in appreciation of our growing membership. Many thanks to our new treasurer, Meint Olthof, for taking care of all the arrangements. The social aspect of the club was clearly evident.55 players were at the DCC for the pizza party before the 1st round of the January... Read more >>
2/1/2017 at 8:01pm Views: 470
.... he was a man who put his life on the line to stand up and say; racism is an abomination.
I am most pleased that the DCC sees fit to dedicate a chess tournament to the memory of Martin Luther King. I don't know if Reverend King was a chess player, but I do know he was a man who put his life on the line to stand up and say; racism is an abomination. I have seen with my own eyes two water fountains. One sparkling clean and the other grungy and set at a lower level. Guess which one was... Read more >>
1/16/2017 at 12:02pm Views: 294
At the DCC we aim to please. Hence in 2017 we will have a couple of monthly tournaments with a different format and/or time control.
The mainstay of the DCC will always be the monthly 4 round G/70;d5 tournament. However our survey results showed players would like something different occasionally. At the DCC we aim to please. Hence in 2017 we will have a couple of monthly tournaments with a different format and/or time control. We are open to suggestions. I like match play by rating. Where you would be paired with a... Read more >>
12/15/2016 at 11:19am Views: 458