RichColorado

                     CALL ME, "RICH"         CLICK ON MORE . . .

                       Thanks for dropping in! . . .

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                Can I offer you Coke with real sugar?

                   Out of Coke, sorry . . .

        Oops. I don't have diet coke. How about cool water? . . .

                                                       

                  How about a cold PEPSI? With real sugar?

                                               

Or If you'd like a cold ROOT BEER instead

 Get it from my refrigerator!

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Hey listen to one of my favorite tunes. i know you'll like it . . .

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

      I watch, read, analyze chess and read anecdotes of old time master.

                                  I play RATED group team chess games. . .

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                                                       My "CRAZY GIRL" CHIHUAHUA . . .

                                              I LIKE BOBBY FISCHER STYLE OF PLAY

                                                                 

                                           ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS TO HAVE OR READ!

                                                       

                                   Great books to have and re-readthe

            For all Fischer games click on the following link . . .

                            Then sort how you want it . . ..

https://www.chess.com/games/bobby-fischer

.Silman's endgame course is the best book to learn, it will serve you your whole chess life . . .     Â
  HE DIDN'T MAKE IT TO HIS SCHEDULED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!

Alekhine's proclivity for complex attacking positions took the chess world like a wrecking ball in his heyday. Many consider Alekhine decades ahead of his time, and his attacking spirit lives on in the best chess of today.

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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 LOSE GAMES TO LOWER RATED 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 GEEZER GROUP

https://www.chess.com/club/geezers

WOMAN AND MEN MUST BE 50 YEARS OLD!

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                                                           Team Colorado

 https://www.chess.com/club/team-colorado


  If you live or were from Colorado and are rated. You can join this group. They have matches vs other states! 

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                                                   The Pi Group:

                                   3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279


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THE MURPHY CHESS CLUB

   Paul Murphy (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.  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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THE KASPAROV CHESS CLUB

https://www.chess.com/club/kasparov-chess-club

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess grand master, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider to be the greatest chess player of the time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 225 out of 228 months. His peak rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded until being surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013. Kasparov also holds records for consecutive professional tournament victories and Chess.


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THE BLINDFOLD CHESS

https://www.chess.com/club/blindfold-chess

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YOU CAN PLAY RIGHT NOW

https://www.chess.com/variants/blindfold

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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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EL SALVADOR

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The Knights of the Realm
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 was born in 1937 so was the Golden Gate Bridge!
I played on this bridge as a kid.
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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.

                                     Became a USA citizen . . .

  Chess for me, began seventy years ago in 1951, when I was 13, on a boring foggy San Francisco summer day. Â 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.

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 RICH at 14 YEARS OLD IN MY SUNDAY BEST

                                      

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George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory. Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneous.

What wowed the spectators the most was he would recite the complete moves of the games without looking at the board, something which any competent master can do.

Being an exhibitor giving blindfold exhibitions is what he was best known for. He was also a top level player. He defeated grand master Flohr and Rubinstein and drew Alekhine, Fine, Kotov and Keres in tournament games.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.

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

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                      The Turk Knights Tour

  It was a favorite of George Koltanowski's.

  It's fairly easy I've 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
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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 . . .

                             How to play blindfold right now . . .

                https://www.chess.com/variants/blindfold

                                                   OR

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

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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 like to teach beginners the game of CHESS. Sometimes at the library . . .

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 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 83 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 21 years ago, now he's in college

                                  

 KAI  2 1/2 & I ARE PLAYING A REAL GAME he is screaming "ATTACK!

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 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-in-california-6352375


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  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. Here's a link to all his games . . .

               https://www.chess.com/games/bobby-fischer

                                  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.

Enjoy them! . . .
Billy Joel  PIANO MAN
 

                                              The best Rock and Roller

                                Click on these to view the videos!

                                           Thriller by Michael Jackson

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

                                       THE SOUND OF SILENCE  BY  DISTRESSED

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

THE THREE TENORS   O SOLE MIO

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ERD4CbBDNI

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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