3581. A mysterious number. What do you suppose it means?
In light of a record Tuesday night attendance of 94 USCF rated tournament players for round 3 of the DCC April tournament, I'd like to start out this report with quotes from a Washington Post article by Hannah Natanson. "Interviews with teachers and students in eight states paint a picture of captivated students squeezing games in wherever and whenever they can: at lunch, at... Read more >>
4/30/2023 at 12:55pm Views: 257
"Now if this wasn't enough excitement..."
I'm thinking John Brezina should just give up his day job and become a full time chess tournament photographer and reporter. Read his following report and photography from the recent America Cup held in St. Louis, the chess capital of the United States, and I'm sure you will agree. His wife and daughter may not share my opinion, but who cares what they think :-) The heading photo... Read more >>
4/13/2023 at 1:23pm Views: 265
... but everyone wants icing on the cake :-)
The 5th edition of the unique DCC Clone Wars tournament was the result of an innovative idea thought up by Brian Wall, Kevin Seidler, and Chris Petersen, several years ago. The idea is a player can play in the tournament as his or herself, or also with one or two clones. Meaning each round a player is playing one, two or three games simultaneously, with all eligible for a share of the prize... Read more >>
4/3/2023 at 2:33pm Views: 363
I doubt if any other local chess club anywhere is paying out this level of prize money to this many players.
First a note about the pictures used in this DCC report: The heading photo is from the Cottonbro Studio. Other pictures that are crisp, clear, and in focus are likely by Shirley Herman. Blurry out of focus pictures are by your reporter. And instead of identifying players, you get some "witty" captions. See game diagrams as usual following the written report... Read more >>
3/3/2023 at 4:38pm Views: 594
So, now that I'm done preaching to the choir...
I thought the heading photo by Tima Miroshnichenko was an artistic representation of the rise of interest in chess. When the Chess.com servers crash due to so many people trying to join the site - something like doubling their membership overnight - it's a sure sign that Americans are realizing what the rest of the world has known for centuries. Chess is a worthwhile endeavor.... Read more >>
2/4/2023 at 3:30pm Views: 517