Tuesday, April 30, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, May 1st at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

We had live, jazzy electronic keyboard music courtesy of Robert, Red, and young Alex this past Sunday along with lots of chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue! On the keyboard were Robert and Red, and even young Alex! All three even played some chess along with Alex's family Jorge; Mihaela, Andre and Charlise; and newcomer young Cowen with his mom --- all welcomed by Kevin, Ben C., Samuel, Tony, Juan, Daniel C., Will, Yancy, Jackson, Lou, and Mike T. --- about 20 players, at least --- did I miss anyone?

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, 3:00 p.m. to closing time, players come and go anytime, all ages and skill levels are welcome, there are no dues, and there's no purchase required (but it would be nice). There usually is a chess puzzle to solve, and the first one to solve it on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks drink of choice! Interestingly, no player has solved the day's chess puzzle on the first try for the last 5 sessions! However, bragging rights this past Wednesday goes to Ben C. for solving it on his second go at it!

Looking ahead, we'll soon be scheduling an unrated rapid chess tournament, stay tuned for details. In the meantime, perhaps we'll see you soon, get your game up, enjoy the company as you make new friends, even renew old friendships!

--- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6034746

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