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Quick As A Fox

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Hello again! It has been a while since I have had to think about what to put into a chess newsletter, and it has been difficult to get started again. I guess it is best to not stop for a break once you get the boulder rolling.


Anyway, I was going to send out a newsletter last week, but it ...

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Too Many Cooks

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week’s game comes from my last year’s gold medal contributor, my last year’s silver medal contributor, an honorable mention contributor, and me. The four of us met face to face to face to face in the final round of the team event, which Brian Wall likes to call the “Team Championship” despite the fact that no such title...

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Can c4 Get Defended?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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Before I got sick, I played in the Colorado Springs Open. My last 2 rounds were an adventure. I skipped breakfast and arrived late for my 4th round game. In addition to having no food, my wife locked herself out of the house, but I figured I would be done by noon and would have a nice long break to recuperate and let my wife in the house.

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Brian Wall's DAM Game

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This weekend I stopped by the Colorado Chess Festival after taking the family to the Denver Art Museum. I am not a big art fan, but the museum has free days on Saturdays, and I try to go at least once a year. The only thing they ask you to do is wear the button with the museum’s initials.


Otherw...

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Losing With The English

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week’s game comes from Shaun MacMillan, a former Colorado Springs Chess Club Champion. After winning the title in 1982, he refused to defend his title and disappeared from chess for 10 years. When he returned to chess in 2003, he was only a shadow of his former self. Now he is studying feverishly to return to his former glory.

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When I Was Chess Starved

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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When Glenn Miller and I played in the Quad event, I was going to play my usual safe and solid defense and wait for a mistake. But he told me the only chess contact he had this year was my newsletter.


I asked him, “How are you surviving?”


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Chess For Girls

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week’s game comes Jason Caldwell and Renae Delaware. I was happy to publish this game as Renae has only given me her wins in the past, and I think she is starting to get a big head. So, I feel it is my job to bring her some humility.


Also, I was watching Saturday Night Live, and I saw a com...

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Quick Draw McGraw

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week’s game makes the second straight week someone has given me a game to publish, and it is also the second time I have published a draw. The first one, which I have yet to tire of telling people about, was when I drew Eric Billaux (h...

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Fifteen Book Moves

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

The last time I played Josh Bloomer in a simultaneous exhibition was March 26, 2002. He was an expert and I was a Class B-player. He beat me then, and now that he is a Master and I am a Class A-player, I figured I would take another shot at him.


H...

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Wishful Thinking

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week’s game comes from Brian Wall. During the Josh Bloomer simultaneous, Brian played Tony Telinbacco in an USCF-rated game (G90). After putting Tony out of his misery, Brian came over to my board to make fun of my debacle.


He asked, “Are you going to publish that one?&...

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Just Got Lucky

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


About a month ago, I published a game where Renae Delaware missed a mate-in-1 twice. I assumed it was because she was in panic mode with seconds left on the clock, but she told me she had several minutes left. She explained that her clock management skills were just not very good. She starts moving too quickly, too early in the game. Well...

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Biggest Upset

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (12)

Game Of The Week

 

When I first started publishing games, I was hoping it would motivate me to go over my past games. Early in my chess career, I would never go over a game again once it was done.


If I won, I felt like a burglar fleeing the scene. If I lost, I felt like the game...

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Were You Trying To Let Me Win?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (11)

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This week’s game comes from the CSCC’s Tuesday event. I didn’t write the score down during the game, but I did my best to remember it later that night so I could see where I went so wrong. I took a huge opening lead and threw it away in 2 moves.


It was at my second, do...

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Internationally Known For No Reason At All

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

I would imagine there are many readers out there who would like to have a game published, but they are afraid that I will reject their game because it doesn’t meet my rigorous standards. Well, such is not the case. I will publish anything. I have no standards.


I used to think that I should narro...

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One Foot In The Grave

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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Last year, I published my first game from a Southern Colorado Open. It was a round one game from the reserve section by Allan Ufer. He got the upset prize from that game. Well, when my second round game showed up on the upset list, I thought I might as well keep the tradition going and publish another upset prizewinner from the Southern Colorado Open.

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Lessons From Dad

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Each year, I have my son send my Dad a homemade card. There are two reasons I do this.


First, I remember my Dad on Father’s Day since it is obvious to anyone that I am really doing all the work on the card, and I have also given my son a subtle hint that ...

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Best Out Of 39

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from the June Mating Game winner, Jeff Fox. The first time I played Jeff in a rated game was in this tournament. However, back then [June 16,1999] it was called the June Borborgyms.


I won that first fateful meeting...

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Support The Troops

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This past Fourth of July, I was asking myself, “Have I done enough to support the troops?”


Well, no, I haven’t done anything, but when I heard about this recent, stunning, military victory that involved a local Air Force SSGT, I thought I could use my newsletter to sprea...

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For The Good Times

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week’s game came to me by email from Brian Wall. Renae hasn’t yet figured out how to send games in pgn notation, but she was willing to have this game published as it occurred before the dark times.


You see, Renae had just broken the 1500 barrier in Minnesota and had 3.5 out of 4 poin...

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Thanks For The Memories, Al!

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

When I heard the news about Al, I asked several people if they had a nice game of his I could publish. I think it says a lot about Al that I was overwhelmed with submissions.


So, I want to thank everyone who responded so quickly with your games, comments, and memories. I will publish more in the weeks...

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