Bon voyage Parker and bonjour Paris!
John Brezina brings us images and commentary on the third leg of the FIDE Grand Chess Tour, held recently in Paris, France. Once again, I am thrilled to have the liberty of selecting and captioning the excellent pictures Mr. Brezina takes at the world-class chess events that he attends. This report also includes pictures and a summary of his casual, just for fun, Parker Chess Club tournament.... Read more >>
8/9/2019 at 9:59pm Views: 223
“There is no remorse like the remorse of chess.” – H. G. Wells
In the latest Colorado Informant Curtis Carlson has selected chess quotes in his article, "Memories of 1977 & 1978" First, I'm impressed that he has "scores of memories from a half-century of chess". I can't remember the game I played last night, let alone a chess game I might have played 40 years ago :-) Mr. Carlson goes on to say "... my thoughts often drift into struggles... Read more >>
8/1/2019 at 3:25pm Views: 314
Also includes a summary of the Denver - Boulder Team match.
The 2019 Boulder Open was a fairly well-attended tournament but a little weird at the same time. 52 players registered to play but 2 dropped out before the tournament started. Then several players took byes or were no shows for round 1. Consequently, only 21 games were played. Round 2 was slightly better with 23 games. Then the usual big drop off for round 3, with only 18 games. Round 4 saw 21... Read more >>
7/27/2019 at 7:44am Views: 251
"The global reach of chess never ceases to amaze me."
I think it's great that we have a local Colorado player bringing us international chess superstar tournament reports. Not to mention the great photography. This time John Brezina attended the opening rounds of a FIDE Grand Chess Tour tournament held in Zagreb, Croatia. Located east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea. And, yes, I had to look that up :-) I am pleased to have the privilege of... Read more >>
7/13/2019 at 11:19am Views: 376
If the idea takes off, then we will have added another dimension to the Denver Chess Club.
We have realized that requiring players interested in the DCC team tournament idea to form their own teams would be difficult. While Ben Gurka's formula to ensure fair and balanced teams is right and proper, and each player could of course easily calculate their own median number. But how would they then connect with two other players to team up with? To make just one team, Getting 10 -15... Read more >>
6/28/2019 at 1:32pm Views: 412