Hi Everyone . . . !Chess over the boards continues every Wednesday evening at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and so it does this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some really nice, interesting company!
Our session last week drew quite a crowd, including onlookers, starting with our newest player, Ron Howard, welcomed by our regular and returning players, some of whom we haven't seen in a while, like . . . Washington, who played Mike T. to a draw in quite an interesting match . . . and Christopher Y., who engaged Lorenzo in a couple speed games, then gave FM Rich K. quite a complicated game before giving in at the end, as did Tony earlier . . . and Hans edged Andrew in their match, while Young and Chris Th. both blundered their way into a hard-fought draw! Priya got a game or two in along with her knock-knock jokes, and Bernard joined in to learn some chess basics from Chris Th. . . . yes it was a busy evening, complete with rumors about Howard Stern being Donald Trump's Vice President, and if that ever happens, well you heard it here first . . . !
Don't forget, Sunday Sept. 20th, at 2:00 p.m. at Carl's Jr. Restaurant across the lot from our Starbucks venue, IM-elect Ronald Cusi will be giving a brief chess lecture then will play as many players as possible in a simul . . . ! Space is limited, already 8 players have signed up or let me know, there's at least a dozen or so more spots still open, come join the fun. let me know ahead of time to assure you a spot in the simul, thanks!See you soon,
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess ClubUSCF Affiliate Club ID #A6024746