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Game Of The Year VIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 23, 2011 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

  

Well, another chess season has come to a close for me. It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (http://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will return after the football season ends. ...

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Colorado vs Kansas

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 2, 2011 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Rhett Langseth.  He is Colorado's current state scholastic champion.  As such, he gets an automatic invitation to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, which pits 50 state scholastic champions against each other to compete for a 4 year Academic Distinction Scholarship from the University of Texa...

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He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease.

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the July Panera Thursday night tournament.  I have been playing in these events the past three months to make sure I had recorded games to publish for this newsletter.  The bonus was that I have placed in all three events and earned back my entry fees plus some. 


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How To Lose Without Resigning

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

I was talking with one of the readers of my newsletter about the uniqueness of the ending of a chess game. 


There are many sports that end because of a clock.  Football, basketball, and hockey all last a specific period of time.  The loser doesn't ever concede defeat; they ...

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The Chess Booth

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 12, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the July Panera Thursday night tournament in Colorado Springs.  It was a rather unusual night of chess this time.  Typically, I play in a secluded room using the tables and chairs. 


However, this night my opponent was Anthea Carson

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Gone Fishin'

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 5, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week

 

Seven times I have published a game from Al Ufer to remember him after his death on July 10th, 2005.  I think it speaks volumes about Al that his passing was the only time I was flooded with chess game submissions.  I have kept the tradition going until I published all the games I received.  This year will be the last game.&#...

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More Powers To You

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes Anthea Carson NN.  She played James Powers the week after he beat me.  I was interested in watching this game for several reasons.  First, it was being played right next to my game so it was easy to look over and see the position. 


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The Hammer & The Anvil

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 21, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Game Of The Week

By LM Brian Wall and James Powers


[Me]


Chess is like life.  Sometimes you are the hammer.  Sometimes you are the anvil. 


This week I am the anvil, as I get pounded by both my oppon...

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Chess Dads

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my email match (1996-2010) with my dad.  As my Father's day gift, I publish one of his victories over me. 


This year's edition was game number two, and I was not yet coming to the club.  I don't remember what I was thinking, but I make ...

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The 0-wens

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my database of every tournament game I have ever played (500+ games).  I had noticed that this week's newsletter marks my 200th edition.  So, I decided to celebrate that milestone by publishing my 200th chess victory.  It seemed like a fun thing to do and an interesting problem in database manageme...

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I Am Not A Number

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 31, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the June Panera Thursday night tournament.  The longest and most interesting game came from a couple of the younger players in the tournament, Kurt Kondracki and Alex Freeman. 


Actually, most of the players were of the younger sort.  If it weren...

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Friendly Fire

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 25, 2011 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the May Panera Thursday night tournament.  It is a month-long, one-game-a-week event run by Dean Brown.  I don't do very well in these types of events, as any momentum from your wins is lost by the next round and any loss just seems to fester in your system. 


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Square Of The Pawn

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 17, 2011 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my list of upset victories.  Tony and I were very close in rating, and it was a very close game.  It went back and forth with no one getting a very big edge. 


Finally, on move 50 I get a break and pick up a pawn.  However, the problem now i...

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Miller Time

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my list of upsets victories.  It is not a big upset, and it is not a great victory.  However, I chose this one because I thought it illustrates the difference between strategic thinking and tactical thinking. 


I was talking with Anthea C...

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The Blind Leading The Blind

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2011 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Chess has the power to bring people together.  I have seen the oddest couples come together over the chessboard.  It can unite the peace-loving liberal with the hard-driving conservative and move them past their petty squabbling and into the realm of truth and beauty, at least for a little while. 


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Chess Ninja

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 1, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week


"Tell me the story, tell me the legend, tell me the tales of war;  Tell me, just one time, what it was like before.  Bring me the feeling, right in that moment, when a heart for battle cries.  Find me the treasure where the legend lies.  If I were a noble ancient knight, I'd stand by your side to rule an...

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Land Of The Lost

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 19, 2011 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  It was one of my earliest and the first against my most common foe, Jeff Fox.  While he is tied for 1st with Buck Buchanan in USCF-rated games, he leads the pack when you add in club-rated games, just shy of dead even (74 games, 36.5 wins to 37.5 losses).

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Call In The Tim-ber Wolfe

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 12, 2011 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (4)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


Paul asked me to write something for his annual “Tim Brennan week”. I am once again honored to do so! Thanks Paul!


I decided to tell my favorite chess story. This took place when I was visiting my long time friend Pete Short when he was liv...

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Dream On

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

I never know how many people play over my games.  Since I publish a lot of them online at my chess blog, I dream that they are viewed my millions of chess fans around the globe. 


However, a quick check of the page counter shows that, clearly, the masses have yet to discover my we...

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The Long And Winding Road To Triumph, Part IV

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 29, 2011 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Part III: 

 

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/6489049-the-long-and-winding-road-to-triumph-part-iii

 

In the final round, I knew I would be white aga...

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