What internet chess doesn't provide is the intensity of the over the board game, or the camaraderie of the players before and between rounds.
With one exception, all the photos used in this report were taken by John Brezina. I took the liberty of applying a "Zeke" filter to the heading photo of the 3rd round in progress, and I hope it doesn't make John too mad :-) See all of Mr. Brezina's excellent photography at this event here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/h72bcAEaGC7MXjYU8 The attendance of 113 players at... Read more >>
9/6/2018 at 12:36pm Views: 227
Admittedly, I am little more than unsalted, watered down sauce :-)
Before getting to an excellent summary with great pictures by John Brezina from the recent Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, let me draw attention to a review of the Denver Chess Club by Chess-site.com We are now listed as one of the best chess clubs in the United States. I am not making this up. Here is the direct link to the review: https://www.chess-site.com... Read more >>
8/31/2018 at 5:17pm Views: 336
... thanks to all for making the DCC a stimulating, vibrant, chess club.
Once again I'd like to lead off with a John Brezina report and pictures from the Paris stop of the FIDE Grand Chess Tour. The heading photo is an organizer looking confused and GM Nakamura looking pleased to be about to accept a mysterious blue box. The awards ceremony for the local kids tournament. Quoting Mr. Brezina, "After visiting The Grand Chess Tour in Belgium, I... Read more >>
8/2/2018 at 7:36am Views: 398
Brian Wall calls his game against Jason Wycoff a "Dance of a 100 Knives"
Before getting to the local DCC June tournament report, I would like to share pictures and a summary of a GM tournament in Belgium that was attended by John Brezina. Pictures and text that follows are courtesy of Mr. Brezina. Thank you kindly, Sir. The venue for the Belgium GM tournament"Wow what a venue for chess! The Town Hall in Leuven was spectacular! Another great leg of the Grand... Read more >>
6/28/2018 at 5:40pm Views: 424
Four Masters played in the Open section this month and Brian Wall was most pleased to emerge as the clear 1st place winner...
The DCC Tuesday night attendance just keeps getting better. Over the course of this month, 88 players played at least one game. Including the extra games, we paired an average of 52 players each week. Astounding to me is there is no drop off in attendance for the last rounds. A few years ago there would not even be half the players from the first round at the last round. This seems to indicate... Read more >>
5/31/2018 at 10:35am Views: 554