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DENVER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH
SANTA ROSA, SONOMA County, California, United States
Submitted by DENVERHIGH on January 28, 2015 at 10:22 AM.
From Chess Panorama (Radnor, 1975), W. Lombardy and D. Daniels:
Playing in a tournament Nimzowitsch'S opponent took out a cigarette case and put it on the chess table. Nimsowitsch hated cigarette smoke so he called the director and fil...Read more »
posted in DENVER's Blog
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Christmas Chess Presents
Bobby Fischer is young...
Misc stuff and other s...
LEARN THE KNIGHTS TOUR...
BUTTERFLY WINGS CHESS ...
CHESS CARPAL TUNNEL
Third photo album
Denver's Second Album
THANKS FOR DROPPING IN.
Hope you read most of it.
Just call me "Denver!"
Can I offer you Pepsi or Coke with real sugar?
Sorry, I don't have Diet Coke, water?
I like to watch, read, analyze chess and read anadotes of old time masters.
I play RATED group team chess games.
I will play challenges from members of my groups.
I DON'T like to play UNRATED games. . . . but I might. . .
I'm playing games for:
The Geezers group
Bobby Fischer group
These groups don't play any matches.
The Poets-Writers group
The Pi Group:
3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279....
The Latino group plays a lot!
I was born in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Central America.
Migrated with family to the USA in 1946.
I was raised in San Francisco, California.
Chess for me, began sixty three years ago in 1951, when I was 13, on a boring foggy San Francisco summer day. Six friends and I got several chess books at the library and learned to move the pieces
We used a red and black checker board and cheap plastic hollow pieces that always fell over all the time. They were in a forty game box. Only Bill my best friend took to playing chess regularly.
I played in a playground championship and won my matches easily because they barely knew how to move the pieces.
In the semi-final games at the 19th avenue park, I lost badly.
DENVER, 14 YEARS OLD IN MY SUNDAY BEST
One day in the 1950's I watched Master George Koltanowski perform a blindfold 30 game chess presentation at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California.
I was impressed when he performed the Knights tour. I became a member of his Chess Friends Association and joined his chess club. We became friends.
At that time I was a rookie at chess. I used to play in any tournament the Kolty would run and I would always win my round robin matches. They were groups of four and we played six games against each other two games as black and white.
I got tired of winning and always would receive a book from Kolty as the first prize. One day I said, "Hey, Kolty you game me this last tournament. Just let me play the others that won their matches so I know I can beat them also."
I left his chess club and joined one in Daly City, Ca where I lived. I started playing in a chess league. I played the "C" board which was the lowest and beginners board. Here is the link to that story. "My Time at San Quentin Prison"
In his exhibitions KOLT loved the Max Lange Attack and Pushed the Colle System Openning,
The Turk Knights Tour was a favorite of George Koltanowski's.
It is fairly easy and I have colored so that you can follow the sequence easier.
Just copy it if you want them.
Start at H8 with Black
Change on D8 to Blue
Change on F8 to Red
Change on D4 to Green
Start with one color on the board,
eventually with no board.
DENVER DURING ROCK & ROLL DAYS
I USED TO PLAY THE PIANO AND MY FAVORITE PIECES WERE
"IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT" by The Satins
"AIN'T THAT A SHAME?" by Fats Domino
"HONKY TONK 1 AND 2." by Bill Doggett
"BLUE MONDAY." by Fats Domino
"BLUE BERRY HILL." by Fats Domino
"EARTH ANGEL." by the Penguins
AND ANY DO WOP SONG.
When I was 21 years old I used to play blindfold chess with another employee. We learned because if they caught us playing while working we would be fired. I learned using descriptive notation
I played a blindfold game with 1plus1is4 here on Chess.com.
Another blindfold is:
I have over two dozen chess sets, a demo board and I carry a complete chess set and clock in my car. You never know when a chess game might start..
I have a chess set that is played with cards. The moves are determined by the card that you draw. So when I play a , beginning chess player or even a grandmaster "CARD CHESS" anyone can win.
I like the happiness in the eyes of beginners when they learn something and execute it in a game. I teach them that it doesn't matter if they win or if they lose. I teach them to love the game.
People think I'm a good chess player. I'm not. In reality everyone I play casually aren't good players, because they only know how to move the pieces. When I play a good player, I lose.
Above are my four kids, now grown men. They play chess, bowling and soccer and I was their coach.
My grown sons have families now. Two have beaten me at chess several times. Four of my six grandchildren play chess.
DENVER AT 77 YEARS OLD & PRESENT
I am retired now.
Chess is old and I'm older than dirt!
MY 2 1/2 year old grandson moves the horsey to Nf3.
Notice that he moved the other horsey twice to NC3 and NB5.
KAI & I ARE PLAYING A REAL GAME he is screaming "ATTACK!"
MY TIME AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON
Oh no . . . . Looks like San Quentin Prison
I wrote my memoirs and if the piece is creative fiction, I mark it so. I hope you read one at least.
"My Time in San Quentin Prison" click on it
My profession used to be a Mechanic on Brunswick and AMF bowling equiptment. I also taught bowling since 1961 I was a Silver Level Coach. I have been teaching chess to youths while we bowling in a Adult . Jr league.
Here is a photo, each plAyer had to make a chess move or more before they took their turn at bowling. This is at Double Decker lanes in ROhnert Park, California.
Here is a group of bowlers watchinG a game while they also bowled.
Besides chess Bobby Fischer USA World Champion also bowled for relaxation.
When was the last time you bowled?
I take classes at the Jr. College. for my enjoyment. I take many different genres just to learn things for my pleasure.
Above and In my photo albums I have a chess board made of butterfly wings and cannot be made anymore. The butterflies are on the endangered species. It truly is beautiful. Made in Brazil in the 1930's.
Given to me because of my love of chess and because I train all beginners. Click on it:
"May all your moves be great, but not against me."
"It's your move now."
What follows are some of my favorite music videos.
The best Rock and Roller
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