Wednesday, February 22, 2023

CHESS this Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at Starbucks!


About 27 players of all ages and skill levels came by for the fun and challenge of chess over the boards over our last two sessions, and it was more fun with kids in the mix along with their parents! We welcomed Steve, a new player; and we welcomed back after a long, long time away, Justin! Along with Justin and Steve were Sam, Tony, Mike T., Ernie, Dan, Matthew, Mark, Red, Morgan, Julia, Mike S.,Bert, Kevin, Meredith, Duncan, Vin, Vin Sr., Roman, Myles with Mila, Ly, and Thomas; and Sabina, Jackson and mom Susie! Did I miss anyone? (A few regulars were away on trips.)

Our next session is this coming Wednesday afternoon at our usual Starbucks venue, from 3:00 p.m. through to closing time. Players there early will have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a tall Starbucks drink of choice! Sabina once again helped with the solution to this past Sunday's chess puzzle; and, Vin won a drink credit by outscoring 5 other players in a contest that required predicting a master's winning chess moves!

Our club will hold USCF-rated Quads on March 19, 2023, more details to follow!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m., and players can come and go anytime; there are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice). We're located at the Starbucks at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd., on the border of Concord and Clayton, Ca., in the Clayton Shopping Center.

See you soon!

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

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