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Posted by Paul Anderson on May 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Mike Smith II.  This time, the game was created with the help of Joey Arispe at the May Swiss 90 tournament.  Joey started at the Colorado Springs Chess Club in August 2017, and he has almost established a USCF rating.


I guess it takes 26 games to establish a rating with the USCF.  Before that, you are considered provisionally rated.  That means different rules apply to you in regards to calculating your rating and playing in matches.


Joey and Mike have never faced each other before.  It was a close game until Mike deployed his usual "throw-away-any-kind-of-positional-advantage-to-sacrifice-a-piece-for-a-cheap-mate-shot" strategy.  And it worked!


Of course, he missed the mate.


Black to mate



See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=205058797


Extra Credit

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=112632


[Event "May Swiss 90"]

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

[Date "2018.05.01"]

[Round "1.9"]

[White "Arispe, Joey"]

[Black "Smith, Mike"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A47"]

[WhiteElo "1192"]

[BlackElo "1617"]

[PlyCount "84"]

[EventDate "2018.05.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 b6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nbd2 Be7 5. h3

O-O 6. e3 Nd5 7. Bh2 f5 8. Bd3 Nb4 9. Be2 Bb7 10. a3 Nd5 11. c4 Nf6 12. b4 Ne4

13. Nxe4 fxe4 14. Nd2 Bh4 15. O-O Qf6 16. Bg3 d6 17. Bg4 Bg5 18. Qc2 Qg6 19.

Qb3 h5 20. Bd1 Nd7 21. Bc2 Nf6 22. f3 Bxe3+ 23. Qxe3 Qxg3 24. Nxe4 Bxe4 25.

Bxe4 Rae8 26. Bc6 Re7 27. a4 Nh7 28. Bd5 Ng5 29. Kh1 c6 30. Bxc6 Nxh3 31. a5

Rf4 32. axb6 axb6 33. Ra8+ Kf7 34. Be8+ Kf6 35. Bxh5 g6 36. Bg4 Ng5 37. Rf8+

Nf7 38. c5 Kg7 39. cxd6 Ra7 40. Re8 Ra2 41. Bh3 Rh4 42. Kg1 Rxh3 0-1


This Week In Chess


On May 1st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club started the May Swiss 90 event (4SS, G/90+30).


Standings. May Swiss 90


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Tot Prize

1 Josh S Bloomer 2328 W9 1.0

2 Daniel Herman 2056 W10 1.0

3 Paul D Anderson 2032 W11 1.0

4 Sara Herman 1995 W12 1.0

5 Calvin P Dejong 1872 W13 1.0

6 Brian Jo Rountree 1868 W14 1.0

7 Mark McGough 1770 W15 1.0

8 Michael Smith II 1617 W16 1.0

9 Christophe Motley 1541 L1 0.0

10 Clinton D Eads 1310 L2 0.0

11 Scott Ch Williams 1243 L3 0.0

12 Joey Arispe 1192 L4 0.0

13 Ayush Pan Vispute 1185 L5 0.0

14 Shirley Herman 1174 L6 0.0

15 Daniel J Rupp 973 L7 0.0

16 Lawrence R Osborn 905 L8 0.0

Categories: 2018

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