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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 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

      

                                                        Team Colorado,

      

          If you live or was from Colorado and are rated You could join this group. The have matches vs other states.


                     

                                            The Pi Group:

                       3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279.... 


                                                   Latino, plays a lot!


THE MURPHY CHESS CLUB

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 Manage: THE KNIGHT'S TOUR

I invite you to join this group
IF YOU ARE A KNIGHT!
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Knight;  You play chess?           
Death;  How did you know that?
Knight:  I've seen it in paintings and heard it sung in ballads.
Death:  Yes, in fact I'm quite a good chess player.
Knight:  But you can't be better than I am.
-----The  Seventh Seal --- 
Igmar Bergman

DENVER AT FIVE YEARS OLD


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
San Francisco
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.

                                    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

                                            


  

    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."

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

 
DENVER

  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.

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.

DENVER

                             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

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 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.

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   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 . . .

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/my-butterfly-wings-and-other


                       "May all your moves be great, but not against me."                         

                                                      "It's your move now." 


                                              Some of my favorite music videos.

The second one applies to chess and life.

    

                                     The best Rock and Roller

Click on these to view the videos!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

https://youtu.be/HcGoY4COi-I


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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