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Posted by Paul Anderson on April 3, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, round 4.  It was played by Alex Bozhenov and Jesse Williams.  They have played 36 times before.  27 in the past year!  They are on pace to break my personal best of 87 USCF-rated games against Mark McGough.


This time Jesse tried the Scandinavian Defense:  1.e4 d5


I can't remember ever playing this opening myself.  However, I am curious about trying it, as I am 1/4th Swedish and 1/8th Norwegian (37.5% Scandinavian).  Also, my son just took a genetic test and found out he is 20.6% Scandinavian.


I have played the English, but if there are other openings you think I should try, let me know.  Here are my genetic proclivities:


3/8th German

1/4th Swedish

3/16th English

1/8th Norwegian

1/16th Irish (just a wee bit Irish)


I am guessing that Jesse has very little Scandinavian DNA, as he did little justice to this defense against Bozhenov's attack.  It was like the Russians pulling the Swedish King out of Finland in 1809.


White to move


You can view the diagram and answer here:

https://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=205646963


The Scandinavian

https://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=114150


[Event "March Swiss 90"]

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

[Date "2019.03.26"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Bozhenov, Alex"]

[Black "Williams, Jesse"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "1980"]

[BlackElo "1731"]

[PlyCount "37"]

[EventDate "2019.03.05"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 Bf5 5. Nf3

Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. Bb3 a6 9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. Qf3 c6 11. Nxf7 Bg4 12. Nxd8

Bxf3 13. Nxe6 Bd5 14. Nc7+ Kd8 15. N3xd5 cxd5 16. Nxd5 Rc8 17. Nxe7 Kxe7 18.

Re1+ Kd8 19. Bf4 1-0


This Week In Chess


On March 26th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club finished its March Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30).


Standings. March Swiss 90


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

1 Paul D Anderson 1985 W10 D4 W5 D3 3.0 $19.00 1st

2 Aleksand Bozhenov 1980 W12 L5 W4 W8 3.0 $19.00 1st

3 Brian Jo Rountree 1869 W13 H--- W8 D1 3.0 $19.00 1st

4 Christophe Motley 1599 W11 D1 L2 W10 2.5

5 Josh S Bloomer 2323 W9 W2 L1 U--- 2.0

6 Grayson Ed Harris 1490 W14 L8 W7 U--- 2.0 $15.00 u1500 + $5.00 GOW

7 Mark McGough 1863 H--- H--- L6 W12 2.0

8 Jesse Williams 1731 H--- W6 L3 L2 1.5

9 Ross Inman 1481 L5 D12 W11 U--- 1.5

10 Dean W Brown 1444 L1 L11 W12 L4 1.0 $5.00 GOW

11 Scott Ch Williams 1225 L4 W10 L9 U--- 1.0 $5.00 GOW

12 Gerald Mena 1362 L2 D9 L10 L7 0.5

13 Clinton Eads 1307 L3 H--- U--- U--- 0.5

14 Nick A Curott 1161 L6 U--- U--- U--- 0.0

Categories: 2019

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