Hi Everyone . . . !
There's more fun and challenging chess over the boards from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016, 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 interesting company!
Our session last week saw more than a dozen players enjoy an evening of chess, with Anthony B., and a tournament player new to the club (didn't catch his name, darn!) enjoying speed chess, while others were jousting in their own fun matches . . . as also on hand for the fun were Dale (really long time no see, Dale!), Chris Th., Tony T., Rich K., Bob C., Kitty, Bill K., Hanza and Andrea, Sevien, John S., and Mike T. . . . it was really great to see players of all skill levels mix and match over time, with new friendships made every time we meet . . . !
. . . One of the many highlights of the evening was Mike T.'s victory over an opponent who will remain nameless because it's been years since Mike scored a win over that esteemed player, a rarity indeed, as it is doubted that John S. could soon forget the shock of having his queen trapped, like a Sasquatch in a vat of molasses with a chess rodeo about to run amok amidst the rest of his pawns and pieces . . . and while other players were comfortable at the Starbucks long table, others such as Kitty, Sevien, Chris Th., and Dale were awash in luxury in their leather lounge chairs in the conversation pit with their chessboards going full throttle . . . nice going !
See you soon, and if it's been a long while since you've joined us, come on by, renew old friendships, make new ones . . . !
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess ClubUS Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746