Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CHESS Wednesday Aug. 19th at Starbucks + a Simul Sunday Sept. 20th !!!

Hi Everyone . . . !
There's chess to be played over the boards in the cool, air-conditioned Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., this Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 PM.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some really nice, interesting company!
Last week's session saw a great group of chess enthusiasts enjoying the game, with FM Rich K., Lorenzo, Tony, Anthony, Chris, Hans, Mike T., Bernard, Ana, Robert, Priya, Maria, John, Maria, and Sebastian on hand to enjoy the contests in a fun coffeehouse atmosphere!

And speaking of fun, mark your calendars for Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across the lot from Starbucks) for a short lecture and then a simultaneous (simul) exhibition of chess matches with IM-elect Ronald Cusi . . . !  Ron Cusi has done this with our chess club on two occasions over the past few years, playing an total of more than 40 players, winning on all boards and drawing on 1 . . . !  Ron was also able to give a brief analysis for interested players.  He was later available for speed chess, giving most opponents 5 minutes and himself only 1 minute, and managing to win virtually every game!

The chess lecture is free, and playing in the simul will cost only $5 payable on site.  For the fun of it all, players who win in the simul receive $10, draws receive $5 back.  All proceeds will go to the Contra Costa Chess Club, for Mr. Cusi and to offset any expenses.
Respond to this email to reserve your spot for the simul, as space is limited, (approx. 20-25 players or so would be okay), or you can call or text the number below or let me know in person, as a few have already done.  Lots of room left, but please let me know as soon as you can, thanks!
See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation (USCF)
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

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