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DENVERHIGH

DENVERHIGH

DENVER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH

SONOMA County, Northern California, United States
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               THANKS FOR DROPPING IN.

       Hope you read most of it.

     Just call me "Denver!"

    Can I offer you Pepsi or Coke with real sugar?

         Out of Coke, sorry . . .

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     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 like to play UNRATED games. . . . but I might.

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This September through December 18 I'm teaching beginning chess to kids 8 - 18 and the parents at the Central Library in Santa Rosa, California 4pm to 5:30 pm . . . I supply everything needed. It's a FREE PROGRAM for 2018 . . .

 . . . . . it's your move now! . . . . .

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         I'm playing games for:

                        The Geezers group

      

                    Bobby Fischer group

        

                PHOTO IS MADE UP OF LITTLE CHESS PHOTOS .


                           Team Colorado,

      



                                 The Pi Group:

     3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279.... 


                    Latino, plays a lot!


 I Manage: THE KNIGHT'S TOUR

I invite you to join this group
IF YOU ARE A KNIGHT!

DENVER AT FIVE YEARS OLD


 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
I played on this bridge as a kid.


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

      Chess for me, began sixty seven 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 performed a blindfold 30 game 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 that 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 three games as black and white.

     I got tired of winning and I would receive a book from Kolty as the first prize. One day I said, "Hey, Kolty you gave me this last tournament. Just let me play the others that won their matches so I know I can beat them also."

 

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/my-time-at-san-quentin-prison

In his exhibitions KOLTY loved the Max Lange Attack and Pushed the Colle System Opening,

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 to.

      Start at H8 with Black moving the knight!

                             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.

                                      Good Luck

   This is the Turks tour that Kolty used.

You're welcomed to copy

 

RICH

  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 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.

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/how-we-played-blindfold-chess-on-chess-com


 

   Another blindfold is:

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/blindfold-chess-play----memoir  


 

     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.


 

RICH

                     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 at UCLA . .


       KAI & I ARE PLAYING A REL 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

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/my-time-at-san-quentin-prison


    My profession used to be a Scale Technician also a Mechanic on Brunswick and AMF bowling equipment. I also taught bowling since 1961 I was 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?


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 . . .

     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 second one applies to chess and life.

     This my Favorite The Three Tenors in Los Angeles During the Soccer World Cup in 1994

 


                       

                                     The best Rock and Roller


 

I love California Girls!

Can you guess which girl is my favorite? It's too bad that David Lee Roth doesn't sing any more. He became a EMT first responder in the city of New York.

 

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