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Bridle Shower

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from 2015.  It was my first year as TD (tournament director), and the first year we had moved the G/90+30 time control to Tuesday nights.  It was not easy adjusting to both of those changes.


I used to play G/90;d/5, which is 90 minutes for your entire game plus a 5 second delay for each move.  I would try to move quickly in the opening and save at least 10 minutes for the endgame.  Also, once you or your opponent got under 5 minutes on the clock, you could stop score keeping.  Therefore, there was a point where you could just focus on making good moves in the endgame.


So, my panic mode kicked in at 5 minutes.  It was like the 2 minute warning in football.


Now, with the 30 second increment, you have to keep score the entire game, and you can gain time on your clock.  The 5 minute panic mode was obsolete.  You could get under 5 minutes on move 10, gain more time by moving fast, go back under 5 minutes on move 20, gain more time by moving fast, and never go under 5 minutes again.


However, my old habit of panicking at 5 minutes was not going to die out quickly.  But now, I could not calm myself by setting aside the score sheet and putting down the pen.  I could not get into the 2 minute offense.


I was like a baseball pitcher who had great stuff for 8 innings but then lost his stuff.  If I had been the coach, I would have given myself an early shower in this game and put in the relief endgamer.


The first sign that I was losing my stuff was in this position.  See if you can hit the strike zone.


Black to move


See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=202442077


Bridle Shower

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=107782

 

[Event "December Swiss 90"]

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

[Date "2015.12.29"]

[Round "5.2"]

[White "Bridle, Sam"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A01"]

[WhiteElo "1854"]

[BlackElo "2090"]

[PlyCount "113"]

[EventDate "2015.12.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

 

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. Be2 e6 5. g4 Be4

6. f3 Nxg4 7. h4 Be7 8. Nh3 Bxh4+ 9. Kf1 Qd6 10. f4 Nxe3+ 11. dxe3 Bxh1 12. Nc3

Nc6 13. Nf2 Bxf2 14. Kxf2 Be4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Qh1 O-O-O 17. Bxg7 Rhg8 18. Bf6

Rdf8 19. Rd1 Qc5 20. Qxe4 Rg6 21. Bg5 Rfg8 22. Bf3 Rxg5 23. fxg5 Qxg5 24. Qxh7

Qg3+ 25. Ke2 Ne5 26. Qe4 Nxf3 27. Qxf3 Qh2+ 28. Kd3 Rd8+ 29. Kc3 Qe5+ 30. Kb4

Rxd1 31. Qxd1 Qxe3 32. Qh5 Qf4+ 33. Ka3 b6 34. Qh8+ Kb7 35. Qh1+ c6 36. Qd1 a5

37. Qd7+ Qc7 38. Qe8 e5 39. Kb2 f5 40. Kc3 Qg7 41. Kd2 f4 42. a4 Kc7 43. Ke2

Qg2+ 44. Ke1 Qd5 45. Qe7+ Kc8 46. Qe8+ Kb7 47. Qe7+ Ka6 48. Qf8 b5 49. axb5+

Qxb5 50. Qa8+ Kb6 51. Qb8+ Kc5 52. Qxe5+ Kb4 53. Qxf4+ Kc3 54. Qd2+ Kb2 55. c4+

Kxb3 56. cxb5 cxb5 57. Qxa5 1-0

 

This Week In Chess


On August 9th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a USCF event (6SS, G/90+30). 9 players joined.


Standings. August Swiss 90


# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize

1 Mark McGough 11366481 1809 W8 W5 2.0

2 Paul D Anderson 12728345 2036 W6 D3 1.5

3 Aleksand Bozhenov 15525004 1929 W7 D2 1.5

4 Calvin P Dejong 15617641 1698 D5 W9 1.5

5 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1829 D4 L1 0.5

6 Alexander Freeman 14201087 1775 L2 D7 0.5

7 Anthea Jan Carson 12614322 1739 L3 D6 0.5

8 Douglas N Clark 15941617 379 L1 H--- 0.5

9 Derek Eskeldson 16087814 unr. H--- L4 0.5


Pikes Peak Open Standings

By Buck Buchanan


Standings. 2016 Pikes Peak Open


1 Dean Clow 4.5

2 Josh Bloomer 4.5

3 Gunnar Andersen 4.0

4 Ted Doykos 4.0

5 Aleksand Bozhenov 4.0

6 Daniel Herman 3.5

7 Ron Farrar 3.5

8 Brad Lundstrom 3.5

9 Earle Wikle 3.5

10 Isaac Martinez 3.5

11 Sheena Zeng 3.5

12 Rhett Langseth 3.0

13 Joshua Williams 3.0

14 Sara Herman 3.0

15 Aidan Marco 3.0

16 Sulliva McConnell 3.0

17 Neil Bhavikatti 3.0

18 Alex Cacas 3.0

19 Brian Rountree 3.0

20 Joseph Pahk 3.0

21 Sami Al-Adsani 2.5

22 Ronald Rossi 2.5

23 Jeffrey Baffo 2.5

24 Alexander Freeman 2.5

25 Anthea Carson 2.5

26 Griffin McConnell 2.5

27 Warren Williamson 2.5

28 David Green 2.5

29 Robert Carlson 2.5

30 Scott Williams 2.5

31 Daoud Zupa 2.0

32 Alexander Marsh 2.0

33 Calvin Dejong 2.0

34 David Logan 2.0

35 Gary Bagstad 2.0

36 Doyle Lobaugh 2.0

37 Jesse Williams 2.0

38 Gerald Mena 2.0

39 William Wolf 1.5

40 Teah Williams 1.5

41 Eugin Pahk 1.5

42 Felix Yu 1.5

43 Mark Krowczyk 1.0

44 Selah Williams 1.0

45 Lawrence Pelo 1.0

46 Betty Baffo 1.0

47 Shirley Herman 1.0

48 Yuna Pahk 1.0

49 Steven Butcher 0.5

50 Jack Woehr 0.5

51 Tara Martinez 0.5

52 Joseph Aragon 0.5

 

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