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Forty Stripes Save One

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 11, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, going on at the Colorado Springs Chess Club this month.  My opponent was Dean Brown.  We have played 65 rated games over the years.  He used to be my "whipping boy" until Mark McGough passed him up for the most losses from one opponent in 2016.

However, when you look at just standard-rated games, Dean is still the "standard whipping boy."  He had 38 losses to me, with Mark McGough and Brian Rountree tied at 36.  So, you might think that I would feel confident about getting the victory against him.  Such is not the case.

I am still the highest rated player Dean has beaten.  I was rated 2042 in 2012 the last time he got me in a standard game.  But, he almost got me last month.

So, I was trying to play better this time and get to thirty-nine.  However, I might be close to my limit.  I don't know how many more times I can beat Dean without him getting mad at me.

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

Deuteronomy 25:3 (KJV)

White to move

You can view the diagram and answer here:

Forty Stripes Save One

[Event "March Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2019.03.05"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A60"]

[WhiteElo "1985"]

[BlackElo "1444"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2019.03.05"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5

Bd6 6. e4 Bc7 7. Nf3 d6 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bf4 Nh5 11. Bg5 f6 12. Be3

g6 13. Be2 a6 14. a4 Bg4 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Ng7 17. Be2 Ba5 18. Qb3 b6 19.

Na2 Nd7 20. f4 Qe7 21. Bf3 Kh8 22. Rad1 Rac8 23. Qc4 f5 24. e5 dxe5 25. d6 Qf6

26. Bb7 Rcd8 27. b4 cxb4 28. Nxb4 Bxb4 29. Qxb4 a5 30. Qb2 Rfe8 31. Bc6 exf4

32. Bd4 Qf8 33. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 34. Rxe1 Qf7 35. Re7 1-0

This Week In Chess

On March 5th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club started its March Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30).

Standings. March Swiss 90

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Tot Prize

1 Josh S Bloomer 2323 W7 1.0

2 Paul D Anderson 1985 W8 1.0

3 Aleksand Bozhenov 1980 W9 1.0

4 Brian Jo Rountree 1869 W10 1.0

5 Christophe Motley 1599 W11 1.0

6 Grayson Ed Harris 1490 W12 1.0

7 Ross Inman 1481 L1 0.0

8 Dean W Brown 1444 L2 0.0

9 Gerald Mena 1362 L3 0.0

10 Clinton Eads 1307 L4 0.0

11 Scott Ch Williams 1225 L5 0.0

12 Nick A Curott 1161 L6 0.0

Categories: 2019

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