Saturday, August 5, 2023

CHESS this Sunday, August 6th, at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone...!

At least 14 players came by during our session last Wednesday to enjoy an afternoon of chess over the boards, make new friends, and renew old friendships! We welcomed back Anastasia and Serge, visiting from New York! There to welcome them with open chess boards were Sam C., Matthew, Jonah, Meredith, Mike T., Angel, FBen, Johnny, Mark, Bert, John S., and . . . IM Ronald! The chess puzzle was a tricky one, but it was FBen who solved it, albeit on his second try to earn solid bragging rights!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 3pm on through closing time, and we meet again this Sunday, August 6, 2023 at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the Concord intersection of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. All ages and skill levels are welcome, there are no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice), and players come and go anytime. There usually is a chess puzzle to solve, and the first one to solve it on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks beverage of choice!

As mentioned in previous posts, we're having a USCF-rated chess tournament on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Time Control G/30;d.10. For format, entry fees, cash prizes, location, etc click on the Upcoming Club Tournaments tab above. Current membership in the US Chess Federation is required. To join or renew, go online at

See you soon, and if you have questions or need more info, let me know . . .

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

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