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Whinemiller

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Changes

Tuesday February 17, 2009


“Changes, time's making changes in my life. Rearranging, can't seem to stop the hands of time.”

(F. Hannon, J. Keith, T. Luccketta, T. Skeoch, B. Wheat)


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How To Think Like A Master

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from the 3rd round of the Cabin Fever Reliever. Mitch Anderson has been on a roll since coming back from a 5-year hiatus. He hasn’t lost a game in G90 or longer (beating expert Markus Petters), he has owned the Poor Richards tournament placing 1st in November, December, and January (beating NM Josh Bloomer a...

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My Own Worst Enemy

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from one of my readers. The nice thing about doing this newsletter is that I talk with chess players with whom I might not have otherwise met.


I have never faced Robert Rountree over the board. We only see each other at the weekend tournaments, and he was n...

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300 Club

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This past weekend I played in the Colorado Springs Open. I was hoping to earn 10 rating points to put me into expert rating for the first time.


Despite the fact that I didn’t lose any of the four games I played, I only averaged a 1-point gain per game. The problem was that I didn&...

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Lazy Dog Awakens

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from my list of upset victories. One of my goals when I started this newsletter was to publish all my USCF-rated wins over opponents within 25 points of my rating or higher.


It was an easy way to choose a game for the week, and it also helped me focus on thos...

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Reynolds Gambit

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week my list of upsets was down to the final four. I decided to put one more in the newsletter, brining the total of published upsets to 26, and send the rest to the Yahoo! Group, making its number of games 18. Including the 3 unrecorded upsets, my list of 47 upsets would now be done. All future upsets would have to be from current ga...

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How About A Nice Game Of Chess?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from the club event. In the first round, I was paired with Katie Wise. She is a newcomer to the club as most of her experience is from the scholastic scene. However, she has gotten good enough to try her hand at fishing in deeper waters. She is 4th on the ladder at the Borders scholastic chess club and was loo...

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2008 Jim Burden Award Winner?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

The Jim Burden Award began back on February 25, 2005 in LM Brian Wall's Yahoo! Group ([email protected]):

 

"Announcing the annual Jim Burden - Francisco Baltier award April 1, 2005.

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Timothy's 2nd Epistle To Paul

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Timothy Brennan

 

Hey Paul,

 

Wow - I'm honored it is Tim Brennan week again :-) (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/29293...

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Montezuma Part 3

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week’s game comes from one of my few out-of-state chess tournaments. Well, actually, it comes from my only out-of-state chess tournament: The Pir Maleki Memorial, in Montezuma, NM.


It is having its 15th anniversary event this Saturday. I won’t be going, as I will be up in the mountain...

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To Pass Or Not To Pass?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from the simultaneous exhibition by NM Josh Bloomer. It is not an easy thing to play in one of these events, at least for me. I have played in 11 different simuls and have recorded only one win (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/b...

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I Don't Use My Exclamation Points As Haphazardly As You Do!

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


Dean Brown has now moved into a tie for the top spot as a game contributor to the Colorado Springs Chess Newsletter:

 

Games, Name

5 Renae Delaware

5 Dean Brown

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The Gift Of Chess

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

DuWayne Langseth started playing chess in 1972 and has been playing at the Colorado Springs Chess Club since the early 1990s. He teaches chess at a couple of scholastic clubs (Antelope Trail and Discovery Canyon). He has helped his son, Rhett, tie for the state title this year in the grade 7-9 category.


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Fantasy Serenade

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


When I got the Mother’s Day newsletter out early last week, I thought I would have plenty of time to come up with something clever and witty to say about the game Mitch Anderson gave me back in April (http...

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DuWayne's Day Off

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from Dean Brown again. Back in April, I got a couple of games from Mitch Anderson and Dean Brown (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2919785-i-don-t-use-my-exclamation-points-as...

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Black's Triumph

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from the Swiss tournament event at the club on Tuesday. I was in what felt like a losing slump. I had stopped by the chess booth at Territory Days on Monday. The last guy I played there was Mike Makinney, who finally beat me. We met again in the first round on Tuesday, and the result was the same.


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The Glassman Cracketh

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

I was trying to write an article for the upcoming Colorado Chess Informant, and I was having a hard time coming up with an idea. I didn’t have any major triumphs this year about which to write an inspiring piece. I didn’t have any humorous stories to weave into a comedy.


So, I went with on...

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The Quincenchessial

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

After playing two USCF-rated games in Tuesday’s June Mating Game, I noticed that I was going to reach 500 games at the Southern Colorado Open. It seemed like such a milestone that I couldn’t see publishing anything else this week. But what kind of game ...

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The Sesquicenchessial

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Last week I wrote about my 500th USCF-rated game. Since there was no term to describe the occasion of playing 500 chess games, I had to create my own: The Quincenchessial.


I had remembered the big stink my hometown, Naperville, had made back in 1981 when it celebrated its sesquicentennial of the year ...

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High Flight For Virgil

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


When I started coming to the Colorado Springs Chess Club, I noticed a couple of older gentlemen playing together. Every week they played at the same table, in the same chairs, on the same set, and with the same clock. They were always there before me chatting and playing until the night’s event started.


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