Wednesday, June 5, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

At least a dozen or more players came by to enjoy an afternoon of chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue this past Sunday: Seen there were Hossam, Lou, Mark, Mike T., Jeremy, Tony, Red, Ben C., Daniel U., Jackson, Daniel C., and Kevin --- with the last six players named playing in an impromptu unrated Blitz tournament with a time control of 5 minutes and an increment of 2 seconds per game, in a round-robin format!

Red won 1st Place ($15), with Ben C. coming in 2nd ($10), and Daniel U. finishing 3rd ($3). The entry fee agreed upon by all players at the start of the friendly contest was five bucks each, for a total prize fund of thirty dollars, with a hundred percent paid out! Expect to see or even play in more of these impromptu Blitz or Rapid contests . . . in the club!

Additionally last Sunday, it was Daniel U. who was first to solve the day's chess puzzle on the first try, for the prize of a free tall Starbucks drink! There usually is a chess puzzle in our sessions as we meet every Sunday and Wednesday from 3pm on through closing, same place, with all ages and skill levels welcome. We meet again this Wednesday, June 5, 2024. There are no dues, and there's no purchase required (but, c'mon, it would be nice). So then, do drop in, get your game up, make new friends, renew old friendships!

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

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