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 . . .
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 . . .
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I'm playing games for:
The Geezers group
Bobby Fischer group
PHOTO IS MADE UP OF LITTLE CHESS PHOTOS .
The Pi Group:
Latino, plays a lot!
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
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
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.
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 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
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 best Rock and Roller