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Informant - April 2019

The April edition of the Colorado Informant is up!

In This Issue:

  • Cairns Cup Report
  • 2019 CSCA Scholastic Champsionship
  • Remembering James Hamblin
  • Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • 2019 CO Springs Open
  • DCC March Report
  • St. Louis Champions Showdown Report
  • Tactics Time!
  • The Chess Detective


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2019 State Tournament Updates

A new tournament has been added for this year, Colorado State Girls State Scholastic. This will be a single day event. For more information please click below.

Colorado State Girls Scholastic Tournament

The 2019 Colorado Scholastic Championship registrations have been posted (last updated: 01/26/2019). For more information please click below

Colorado State Scholastic Championship

Informant - January 2019

The January edition of the Colorado Informant is up!

In This Issue:

  • Board Meeting Minutes 
  • DCC Year End Report
  • Face to Face
  • Winter Springs Open
  • Watson - Carlson 1972
  • The Chess Detective
  • Tactics Time!
  • Upcoming Colorado Tournaments


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Special Board Meeting Notes: Dec 17th, 2018

The CSCA Board had a special meeting on the evening of Monday, December 17.  Present were Richard Buchanan, Kevin McConnell, James LaMorgese, Dean Brown, and Todd Bardwick.

We had a discussion of financial matters and the difficulties of using on-line registrations and accounting for the money.  Also there are many players who apparently joined CSCA at the Colorado Open but whose names we do not have.  Anyone who thinks this might apply to them should contact James LaMorgese.

The main item for the meeting was a project that Kevin McConnell is working on.  In it the Denver Open would also hold a girls scholastic championships tournament, and the top section of the Open would include a number of titled masters.  Some of these would receive financial incentives to participate and publicize the tournament among their colleagues.  The Board approved looking into the matter further in co-operation with the Denver Chess Club.  More on this will be coming out as it develops.

Board Meeting Notes: Nov 25th, 2018

The CSCA Board met at Todd Bardwick's house at 6:00, Nov. 25.

Present: Richard Buchanan, Kevin McConnell, Dean Brown, Akshat Jain, Todd Bardwick

Absent: James LaMorgese, Jeff Cohen

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2019 State Scholastic Championship: February 23 - 24

The 2019 Colorado Scholastic Championship is open for registration. For more information please click below

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The 2018 World Chess Championship with commentary by NM Lior Lapid

Colorado Closed State Champion Lior Lapid will be selecting and analyzing the most exciting games from the Carlsen – Caruana match.  Analysis and commentary will be geared for players rated under 1600.  In addition to providing a move-by-move breakdown of some games, Lior will share interesting facts and stories about Carlsen and Caruana, entertaining chess anecdotes and historical World Championship trivia.

Where: Regal Bakery and Chess Cafe, 1141 Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80220.

When: Three Sunday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:00:  November 11, November 18, and December 2.

Cost:  $10 per participant for each lecture. Family discounts apply: $15 for two participants, $20 for three.  Register online from www.palschess.com/worldchampionship

Lecture: Son of Sorrow: Is the Benoni Sound?

Garry Kasparov seems to think the Benoni (which means "Son of Sorrow" in Hebrew) is not sound and advises young players not to play it. 

A serious examination of a tricky opening used by world champions Alekhine, Tal and Fischer in world championship matches. 

The lecture will do a deep dive into the Benoni and its offshoot the Benko, exploring history, critical lines and inspirational games.

The "Thanksgiving Lecture" for serious chessplayers, aspiring students, novices and chess enthusiasts. 

Where: Denver Chess Club 2400 Ash Street, Denver, CO 80222

When: November 20th, 6 PM to 11 PM

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