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Posted by Paul Anderson on June 7, 2020 at 3:00 AM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer TD Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  I chose this game as a protest against club Treasurer, Mark "The Money Man" McGough for shooting down my idea of giving out some prizes for the online events.


I thought it would be nice for the club to do something for the players who showed up for our virtual tournaments.  I was willing to do all the grunt work and count up the cyber-medal tallies, and the club could donate cash and food to the top winners like McDonald's used to do during the olympics.

 

Here are the current cyber-medal counts:

 

Player, Gold, Silver, Bronze - Total

 

cschessnews 3 3 0 - 6 [not prize eligible]

BrianWall 2 1 2 - 5

jfoxhoot 0 0 3 - 3

deanclow 1 0 1 - 2

Termenoil 0 1 0 - 1

Alf8892 0 1 0 - 1

linuxguy1 0 0 1 - 1

EPWikle 0 0 1 - 1

DFSStar 1 0 0 - 1

waynehatcher 1 0 0 - 1

KingVed 0 1 0 - 1

RayFchess 0 1 0 - 1


Of course, I would have excluded the officers from receiving any prizes to avoid any conflict of interest complaints.  After all, just the sheer joy of running this club week after week is thanks enough for all the man-hours of dealing with one headache after another.  Plus, I only ran for President of the Chess Club to meet women anyway, but I digress.


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But, nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


Mark jumps in before I even have a chance to finish my pitch, "I am sick of this online [email protected]#$%^&*!  I want to open the club!  I will even pay for all the sneeze-guards and hand sanitizers for every board."  He was so upset that he protested the last online event by withdrawing after his round one game.


Well, two can play that game, buster.  I will meet your protest with a protest of my own:  publishing your loss.  And, I will go one better.  I will raise your protest with a curfew.


Executive Order #1:


As President of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, I hereby decree:  no turtles shall be allowed to play a chess game after 10 pm!  Three hours is long enough!!  Just move faster!!!


The curfew will continue until I can find someone who agrees with me that online prizes matter.


White to move

 

See the diagram and answer here:

https://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=206213886

 

Killer Curfew

https://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=115503


[Event "CSCC Killer TD Rapid Online "]

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

[Date "2020.05.31"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "cschessnews"]

[Black "msmcgough"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A40"]

[WhiteElo "1829"]

[BlackElo "1425"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]

[EndTime "18:28:55 PDT"]

[Termination "cschessnews won by resignation"]

 

1. d4 e6 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nh3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. O-O Be7 7. Nf4 O-O 8. e3 Rb8

9. b3 b5 10. Bb2 cxd4 11. cxd4 b4 12. Nd2 Ba6 13. Re1 Qb6 14. Bf1 Bxf1 15. Kxf1

Rfc8 16. Qe2 Qb5 17. Rec1 Qxe2+ 18. Kxe2 Na5 19. Nd3 Kf8 20. h3 Ke8 21. g4 h6

22. f3 Kd7 23. h4 g5 24. hxg5 hxg5 25. Ne5+ Ke8 26. Kd3 Nd7 27. Nxd7 Kxd7 28.

Rh1 Rh8 29. Rag1 Rbc8 30. Nf1 Nb7 31. Ng3 Nd6 32. e4 dxe4+ 33. fxe4 Nb5 34. Ne2

a5 35. d5 Rxh1 36. Rxh1 exd5 37. exd5 Kd6 38. Rh7 Rf8 39. Ke4 Nc7 40. Be5+ Kd7

41. Ng3 Nb5 42. Nf5 Nc3+ 43. Bxc3 bxc3 44. Kd3 Bf6 45. Rh6 Be5 46. Ra6 Rc8 47.

Kc2 Rc5 48. Ra7+ Ke8 49. Re7+ Kf8 50. Rxe5 1-0

 

This Week In Chess

 

On May 31st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the CSCC Killer TD Rapid Online event (3SS, G/10+10).

 

https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/cscc-killer-td-rapid-online-1245616

 

Place, Player, Score


1 "#1cschessnews (1832)" 2.5

2 "#2RayFchess (1565)" 2.0

3 "#3NMBrianWall (1859)" 1.5

4 "#4waynehatcher (1687)" 1.0

5 "#4Navajo36us80917 (1111)" 1.0

6 "#6checkmatenow (2072)" 0.0

7 "-CoChessPrincess (1985)" 2.0

8 "-msmcgough (1425)" 1.0

Categories: 2020

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