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The Tortoise And The Raccoon

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 26, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Game Of The Week


Once upon a time there was a tortoise who, boasting how he could play chess better than anyone else, was forever teasing the raccoon for its ludicrous middle-game tactics.  Then one day, the raccoon answered back:  “Who do you think you are?  There’s no denying you’re good, but even you can be beaten!”  The raccoon squealed with laughter.


A game was planned, and the next day at the Colorado Springs Chess Club they stood at the board.  When the clock was winding down, the tortoise fell asleep because he was trying to stay at two minutes.


When the tortoise awoke, it was Mating.  "How is this possible?" the tortoise asked.


“The rabid raccoon makes King's Gambit players go insane and sacrifice pieces wildly!” LM Brian Wall said.


This week's game comes from Brian Rountree and his chess blog:


https://linuxguyonfics.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/the-raccoon/


"I have to give credit to Mark, he can defend, and likes to combine attack with defense;  in almost any irrational position, he whips up a defense and is quick to defend first.  Mark is more at home, when positions break down, than am I."


Black to Mate In 4


See diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=205095791


The Tortoise And The Raccoon

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=112702


[Event "May Swiss 90"]

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

[Date "2018.05.22"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Rountree, Brian"]

[Black "McGough, Mark"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C34"]

[WhiteElo "1868"]

[BlackElo "1770"]

[PlyCount "72"]

[EventDate "2018.05.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 h5 4. Bc4 h4 5. d4 g5

6. Nc3 Bb4 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 d6 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Nxg5+ Qxg5 11. Bxf4 Qh5 12.

Qd3 Kg6 13. Qc4 Nf6 14. e5 Ne8 15. exd6 Nxd6 16. Qxc7 Nf5 17. Rae1 Nc6 18. Bd2

Rh7 19. Qf4 Bd7 20. d5 Nce7 21. c4 Rc8 22. Re4 a6 23. Rb1 b5 24. d6 Ng8 25. c5

Rxc5 26. c3 Nf6 27. Re7 Nxe7 28. dxe7 Rxe7 29. Qd6 Qe5 30. Qd3+ Bf5 31. Qf1

Bxb1 32. Qxb1+ Qe4 33. Qb3 Rd5 34. Qb2 Rxd2 35. Qxd2 Qe3+ 36. Qxe3 Rxe3 0-1


This Week In Chess


On May 22nd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club finished its May Swiss 90 event (4SS, G/90+30).


Standings. May Swiss 90


# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize

1 Daniel Herman 2056 W8 D9 W4 D2 3.0 $26.75 1st

2 Sara Herman 1995 W15 W3 D5 D1 3.0 $26.75 1st

3 Mark McGough 1770 W21 L2 W14 W5 3.0 $26.75 1st + $5.00 GOW

4 Michael Smith II 1617 W13 W19 L1 W8 3.0 $26.75 1st + $5.00 GOW

5 Brian Jo Rountree 1868 W18 W6 D2 L3 2.5

6 Paul D Anderson 2032 W14 L5 D9 W13 2.5

7 Josh S Bloomer 2328 W11 H--- U--- W10 2.5

8 Clinton D Eads 1310 L1 W21 W13 L4 2.0

9 Calvin P Dejong 1872 W16 D1 D6 U--- 2.0

10 Derek Eskeldson 1302 H--- H--- W17 L7 2.0

11 Christophe Motley 1541 L7 H--- W20 U--- 1.5

12 Ross Inman unr. H--- U--- U--- W19 1.5

13 Lawrence R Osborn 905 L4 W16 L8 L6 1.0 $3.75 U1300

14 Scott Ch Williams 1243 L6 W18 L3 U--- 1.0 $3.75 U1300

15 Joey Arispe 1192 L2 L17 W21 U--- 1.0 $3.75 U1300

16 Ayush Pan Vispute 1185 L9 L13 W18 U--- 1.0 $3.75 U1300 + $5.00 GOW

17 William Leo Wolf 1550 U--- W15 L10 U--- 1.0

18 Shirley Herman 1174 L5 L14 L16 D20 0.5

19 Grayson Ed Harris 1010 H--- L4 U--- L12 0.5

20 Dean W Brown 1598 U--- U--- L11 D18 0.5

21 Daniel J Rupp 973 L3 L8 L15 U--- 0.0

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