Monday, August 3, 2015

CHESS at Starbucks this Wednesday evening, Aug. 5th!

Hi Everyone . . . !

There's more fun and challenging chess over the boards from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday evening, August 5, 2015, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some really nice and interesting company!!

Our session last Wednesday saw quite a mix of chess players, from novices to Masters, from the very young to the very . . . not so young . . . from players on the clock to players deep in thought without the clock, from speed chess to grueling, grinding matches ending in draws and slim wins, to wild and wooly chases of kings and queens across the dark and light squares . . . !
Not counting onlookers and kibbitzers having fun, there were at least 14 or 15 players that came by last Wednesday, including 3 new players welcomed to the club:  Nicholas, Josh, and Josh's son Jeremiah!  Enjoying the evening of chess with them were Rich K., Robert and Ana and their daughter Julia, Anthony B., Hans, Bill K., Liz, Chris T., John S., Maria, Priya, and Mike T., and Bernard!  The customary goodies toward the end of the session did not come about because Starbucks was sold out by then, yes it was that busy!

No word yet from IM-elect Ronald Cusi when he'll be able to conduct a simul exhibition, stay tuned, and if Ronald gets this email perhaps we'll get it on the calendar for one Sunday afternoon in late August or sometime September, stay tuned . . .

. . . By the way, after the chess group left for the evening last Wednesday, 5 players went over to Carl's Jr. across the parking lot to enjoy several hands of Pai Gow, just for fun and practice, not to mention a card trick or two, and a mention of chess here and there.

Come by and enjoy an evening of chess with us, see you soon.
-- Mike T.

Contra Costa Chess Club
USCF Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

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