There's more chess over the boards at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., this Wednesday evening, September 23, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some really nice and interesting company!
Last Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2015, despite some notable no-shows, more than a dozen chess players and rooters enjoyed a special chess exhibition put on by International Master Ronald Cusi. Ronald gave an interesting short lecture with a large demo-chess board to show how a queen sacrifice worked in a past tournament game. He then engaged about 8 or 10 players in a simultaneous chess exhibition, winning on all boards and taking the time to give each player an analysis of his or her match with him. After the simul, Ronald and several challengers had fun at speed chess, wherein each challenger got 5 minutes while Ronald gave himself just 1 minute . . . ! Kudos go to Lorenzo for squeezing out the only win against Ronald by some seconds as Ronald's time expired for the first and only time!!
The Contra Costa Chess Club's thanks and appreciation go to IM Ronald Cusi and fellow chess master Manny Perez for making the afternoon fun and a success, as well as to all who were there to enjoy the afternoon, such as Hanza, Andrea, Lorenzo, Giselle, Tony T., Priya, Ron H., Sevien, Tamara, Alex, Mike T., Maria, Ariel, and Sebastian . . . !
SUNDAY CHESS ?
Several club players would like to continue to meet Wednesday evenings, and expressed a desire to meet on a Sunday afternoon from time to time. As a result, beginning next month, October 2015, our club will meet every Wednesday evening as usual, and every Last Sunday of the Month from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. also at Starbucks, with Carl's Jr. across the parking lot available if more space is needed. Therefore next month, we'll have a session on Sunday, October 25, 2015 . . . !
Any comments, questions, need more info? Let me know, and thanks again!
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess ClubUSCF Affiliate Club ID #A6024746