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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:
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 four 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
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 78 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."
Here are some of my favorite music videos.
The best Rock and Roller