|Posted by Paul Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 6:15 PM|
Game Of The Week
This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's April Quick Six event. We have 8 slow chess months and 4 special chess months each year on the club's calendar. The slow months are G/90+30, month-long tournaments. The special events are the Speed Chess Championship (January), Cabin Fever Reliever (April), July Mating Game (July), and City Championship (October). Since the Cabin Fever Reliever and July Mating Game are only two week events, we fill in the extra Tuesdays with these Quick events.
Some of our Turtles don't like quick. They take a break in April and July. Some players like quick. They come out in April and July. Well, sometimes.
I like quick.
When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago (Naperville), I would come home from school and make myself a glass of milk and add Nestle Quik. Nestle Quik was a chocolate powder to turn ordinary milk into a magical potion! My favorite thing to do was add the powder and then freeze the drink. It turned into a type of fudgesicle that I would eat with a spoon, as I watched the Cubbies play.
So, these tournament are like turning chess into a magical dessert for me. You can't have them all the time, but every once in a while, they are a nice treat.
Our newcomer, Jonathan Brown, enjoyed his treat by getting his first rated draw against Will Wolf. However, he had a big advantage in this position and could have gotten the win if he found the surprising best move.
White to move
See the diagram and answer here:
I Like Quick
[Event "April Quick Six"]
[White "Brown, Jonathan"]
[Black "Wolf, Will"]
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.
Nxc6 bxc6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bd3 Rb8 9. Rb1 Nd7 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O Ne5
12. Re1 Nxd3 13. cxd3 O-O 14. h3 Qg5 15. Re3 f5 16. Rg3 Qh6 17. Qa4 Qd2 18. Qd4
Rf7 19. b3 fxe4 20. Nxe4 Qc2 21. Re1 Bf5 22. Nf6+ Kh8 23. Nh5 Bg6 24. Qxa7 Rbf8
25. Nxg7 Rxg7 26. Qd4 Qc5 1/2-1/2
This Week In Chess
On April 16th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club started the April Quick Six event (6SS, G/24+5).
Standings. April Quick Six
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 Gunnar Andersen 2102 W10 W5 W2 3.0
2 Paul D Anderson 1939 W9 W7 L1 2.0
3 Aleksand Bozhenov 1891 L4 W8 W6 2.0
4 Ayush Vispute 1228 W3 L6 W13 2.0
5 Mark McGough 1722 W12 L1 W9 2.0
6 Earle P Wikle 1888 W14 W4 L3 2.0
7 Mitchell Anderson 1887 W11 L2 W10 2.0
8 Brian Jo Rountree 1669 H--- L3 W12 1.5
9 Joel Brown 1334 L2 W11 L5 1.0
10 Dean W Brown 1400 L1 W14 L7 1.0
11 Grayson Ed Harris 1007 L7 L9 W14 1.0
12 Jonathan Brown unr. L5 D13 L8 0.5
13 William Leo Wolf 1311 U--- D12 L4 0.5
14 Clinton Eads 1027 L6 L10 L11 0.0