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Game Of The Year VII

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 12, 2010 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Sunday August 22, 2010

  

Well, another chess season has come to a close for me. It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (http://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will ...

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What Time Control Will Be Played In Heaven?

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (5)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game was a last minute pick in order to save Brian Wall from almost certain death.  If I didn't publish the game he gave me, he would receive a reprieve.  It was kind of like the Knight playing Death in 'The Seventh Seal:'

 

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Slow Death

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from way back in my chess history.  It is one of my upset victories and in a slow time control.  I didn't have many upsets in slow time controls, as I had to learn to be more patient. 


However, every now and then my opponent was just as impatient as I was and woul...

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Where Is The Expert Title When You Need One? (Part I)

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Recently, I was writing a newsletter about Dean Brown and his prolific tournament activity when I noticed a new link on the Member Services Area of the USCF’s ratings database. It was a link to the title history of Dean Brown (http://main.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMiles...

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Friend, Gentleman, and Chess Player

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 7, 2010 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Barbie Fortune

 

Al Ufer had a long chess career. USCF records go back to 1992 where I found Al with a rating of 1433. He played in over 270 events starting with the Bergen County Closed Championship in New Jersey. The first sighting of Al in Colorado Chess was at the 1994 Pikes Peak Open. Anthea Carson was a pro...

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Fox's Book Of Martyrs

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 2, 2010 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Jeff Fox.  I had hoped to have a win of his to publish, but his wins over me this year have been in the quick time controls and neither Jeff nor I have kept score in those games.

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Will The Real Victor Please Stand Up?

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 25, 2010 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my list of upset victories.  It is actually an older game, but I was looking through my list of players who have been published on the Colorado Springs Chess News website and noticed that I had hit 50 victors. 


So, there are 50 players who have had at least one wi...

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Bobby's Twin, Part II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 17, 2010 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

My Father's Day tradition is to publish a chess game where my dad beats me.  I have collected all of them into a category on the website (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/651880-father-s-day) and included this year's edition below:

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For Such A Time As This

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my latest chess achievement: 2010 Jim Burden - Francisco Baltier Award winner! It is quite an honor for me to be mentioned with such chess greats:

 

Jim Burd...

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The Music Of Chess

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 6, 2010 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Petrie's Family Games 2nd Sunday chess event.  My son and I went in May after taking his mom out for Mother's Day.  We hadn't played since he beat me four years ago.  Well, no recorded chess until now. 


My son is the one who found the new site for th...

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David Meliti Week

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 2, 2010 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

  

This week's game comes from my battles with David Meliti.  Since he pretty much wrote the newsletter this week, I thought he should get a win of his published.  Of course, the only wins I have from David are over me, and I only have one. 


Surprisingly, we have not faced each other...

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Mr. Chess

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 23, 2010 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Dean Brown.  It was the 24th time Dean and I have faced in rated play.  The contest is usually decisive with Dean getting 5 wins and me gettting 17.  That leaves only 2 draws. 


The first was in 2000, and n...

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Speed King

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 13, 2010 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the club quick event.  I had a pretty good tournament going 3-0, but I realized it is never as good as it feels going unbeaten when you look over the games.  Then you understand that your opponents failed to capitalize on your mistakes. 


I think the reason my opponents failed to catch my ...

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Break On Through

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 5, 2010 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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The first game I ever published was a win against my dad (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929905-the-miracle-on-wood).  I called it the Miracle On Wood, as it ended on the same date (16 years later) as the USA Hockey upset over the Soviets.  It ...

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One Night In Panera

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2010 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the April Panera tournament.  Since my son brings his laptop to Panera to use their WI-FI while I am playing chess, I had this grand design that I would interview my opponent for the game of the week video.  And since Anthea Carson NN had made several youtube chess videos already, she se...

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Alexa In Wonderland

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the 2010 Colorado Class Championships.  I didn't get to play in this event myself, as I was directing a tournament for a collectible card game in the Springs on Saturday.  However, I was free on Sunday so I decided to see what this event was all about. 


It is the second year of th...

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Tim Brennan Week

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 17, 2010 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


Paul Anderson asked me to write something for this week's issue, because it is the annual "Tim Brennan week". I have no idea how this yearly event started, but I am flattered :-) Maybe it is because I am a big fan of the newsletter. Thanks Paul!

&...

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Colorado

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from one of the oldest, ongoing tournaments in Colorado, the Colorado Springs Open.  It was played in March of this year, and was directed by Buck Buchanan.  He must spent a good deal of time going over all the games turned into the tournament director and sends them to the state chess magazine for Colo...

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Opening Ceremony

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the 1st round of the April Panera tournament.  I tried out the Panera tournament for the first time in March.  I didn't do as well as I thought I should, but I still won some money.  So, I am back for more. 


This time I was paired with another scholastic ...

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