THANKS FOR DROPPING IN.
Hope you read most of it.
Just call me "Denver!"
Can I offer you Coke with real sugar?
Out of Coke, sorry . . .
SORRY, I don't have Diet Coke, water?
How about a cold PEPSI?
I like to watch, read, analyze chess and read anecdotes of old time masters.
I play RATED group team chess games.
I will play challenges from members of my groups.
I DON'T play UNRATED games. . . .
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I LIKE BOBBY FISCHER STYLE OF PLAY!
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS TO HAVE OR READ!
My favorite player is BOBBY FISCHER!
Great book to have and re-read
HE DIDN'T MAKE IT TO HIS SCHEDULED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!
. . . . . it's your move now! . . . . .
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MY CHESS PLAYING ABILITIES ARE DISAPPEARING,
THEY ARE GOING AWAY FROM ME AND I BLAME IT ON MY AGE!
I MAKE BLUNDERS THAT I SEE AFTER I MAKE THEM. I LEAVE PIECES
TO BE TAKEN. I LOSE GAMES TO LOWER RATES PLAYERS.
But I'm still having some fun playing the CHESS games!
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I belong to the following groups and play team matches. Join one!
The Geezers group
If you live or was from Colorado and are rated You could join this group. The have matches vs other states.
The Pi Group:
Latino, plays a lot!
Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy. Bobby Fischer ranked him among the ten greatest players of all time, and described him as "perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived".
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I was born in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Central America. December 14, 1937.
Migrated with family to the USA in 1946.
I was raised in San Francisco, California.
I went To Lowell High, on Hayes Street.
I Became a USA citizen . . .
Chess for me, began sixty eight 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 came in a forty game box. Only Bill my best friend took to playing chess regularly.
I played in a playground tournament 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
This is the Turks tour that Kolty used.
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
"JOHNNY BE GOODE" BY CHUCK BERRY!
AND MANY DO WOP SONGS.
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When I was 21 year 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 some clocks. 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 grand master "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 81 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.
That was 15 years ago, now he's in college . . .
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 some memoirs and if the piece is fiction, I hope you read one at least.
"My Time in San Quentin Prison"
click on it
My profession used to be a Scale Technician also a Mechanic on Brunswick and AMF bowling equipment.
I taught Soccer for 27 years I have a United States Soccer Federation License . . .
I also taught bowling since 1961 I am a Silver Level Bowling 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?
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I take classes at the Jr. College. for my enjoyment. I take many different genres just to learn things for my pleasure.
Above 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 . . .
Here is the link . . .
"May all your moves be great, but not against me."
"It's your move now."
Some of my favorite music videos.
The best Rock and Roller
Click on these to view the videos!