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Posted by Paul Anderson on August 22, 2016 at 3:25 AM

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event:  August Swiss 90.  It was the 3rd round, and I was facing Mark McGough as Black on board one.  Mark and I have played so much chess together since 2010 that he has become the player I have beaten the most in rated chess (see http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/43998232-whipping-boy).


However, I have run out of good ideas to throw him off his game.  Now, all I am left with is my bad ideas.  This time I tried the Owens Defence.  I have never played it before and had no idea what I was doing.  I survived the opening, but then I got stuck and dropped a Pawn.


I gave up hopes of winning and focused on trying to draw.  Soon, it seemed like I had secured the draw, and he was not going to risk pushing for a win.  I decided to try one more idea that I thought might give him a chance to make a mistake.


Well, when it rains, it pours; and I am wrong as rain.


I was not done with my bad ideas.  Instead of giving Mark a chance for a mistake, I just gave myself a chance for more mistakes.  Just when I thought I might have a shot at a win, I realized I had missed a move for his King.

 

White to move

 

See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=202486716

 

When It Rains, It Pours

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=107907

 

[Event "August Swiss 90"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2016.08.16"]

[Round "3.1"]

[White "McGough, Mark"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B00"]

[WhiteElo "1809"]

[BlackElo "2036"]

[PlyCount "161"]

[EventDate "2016.08.02"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

 

1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 Nc6 4. c3 e5 5. d5 Nb8

6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nd2 Be7 8. Nh3 O-O 9. O-O d6 10. f4 exf4 11. Nxf4 Nbd7 12. Nh5

Nxh5 13. Qxh5 Ne5 14. Be2 Bc8 15. h3 Bf6 16. Nf3 g6 17. Qh6 Bg7 18. Qg5 f6 19.

Qg3 Nxf3+ 20. Rxf3 Qe7 21. Bd3 Bd7 22. Raf1 Rae8 23. Qh4 Rf7 24. Bd4 Ref8 25.

Kh1 Bc8 26. R3f2 a6 27. a4 a5 28. Rf3 Bd7 29. b3 Bc8 30. R3f2 Bb7 31. Rf3 f5

32. Qxe7 Rxe7 33. Bxg7 Kxg7 34. exf5 Ref7 35. c4 Bc8 36. g4 gxf5 37. Bxf5 Bxf5

38. gxf5 Rf6 39. Kg2 Re8 40. Kg3 Re5 41. Kg4 Re4+ 42. Rf4 Re3 43. R1f3 Re1 44.

Rg3 Kf7 45. Kg5 Re5 46. Rgf3 Re8 47. Rg4 Re5 48. Rgf4 h6+ 49. Kh4 Ke7 50. Kh5

Kd7 51. h4 c6 52. dxc6+ Kxc6 53. Kg4 Kc5 54. Rd3 Kc6 55. Rfd4 Kc7 56. Rd5 Re4+

57. Kh5 Rf4 58. Rg3 Kc6 59. Rg6 R6xf5+ 60. Rxf5 Rxf5+ 61. Kxh6 Rf3 62. h5 Rxb3

63. Kg7 Re3 64. Rg5 Kd7 65. h6 Re7+ 66. Kf6 Re6+ 67. Kg7 Re7+ 68. Kg6 Re6+ 69.

Kh5 Re1 70. h7 Kc6 71. Kg6 Re8 72. Kf7 Kd7 73. Rh5 Re7+ 74. Kf6 Re6+ 75. Kf5

Re5+ 76. Kg4 Re8 77. h8=Q Rxh8 78. Rxh8 Kc6 79. Rh5 d5 80. Rxd5 b5 81. Rxb5 1-0

 

This Week In Chess

 

On August 16th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a USCF event (6SS, G/90+30). 12 players joined.

 

Standings. August Swiss 90


# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize

1 Mark McGough 11366481 1809 W10 W5 W4 3.0

2 Aleksand Bozhenov 15525004 1929 W12 D4 W7 2.5

3 Calvin P Dejong 15617641 1698 D5 W11 H--- 2.0

4 Paul D Anderson 12728345 2036 W9 D2 L1 1.5

5 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1829 D3 L1 W9 1.5

6 Peter Barlay 14700831 1873 H--- U--- W11 1.5

7 Imre Barlay 11024190 1911 H--- H--- L2 1.0

8 Dean W Brown 10224098 1435 U--- U--- W10 1.0

9 Alexander Freeman 14201087 1775 L4 D12 L5 0.5

10 Douglas N Clark 15941617 379 L1 H--- L8 0.5

11 Derek Eskeldson 16087814 unr. H--- L3 L6 0.5

12 Anthea Jan Carson 12614322 1739 L2 D9 U--- 0.5

Categories: 2016

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