|Posted by Paul Anderson on April 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
Game Of The Week
By Tim Brennan
Hey this is Tim Brennan,
I am honored to once again be invited by Paul Anderson to be part of his "Tim Brennan week"... It is like Discovery Channel's "Shark Week", only much more disappointing!
I have been a huge fan of Paul Anderson's e-mail chess newsletter for years now. He was part of the inspiration for me to start my own chess e-mail newsletter.
Writing a newsletter can be a fairly "thankless" job, because your readers start to get a sense of entitlement. If you always send out the newsletter on Tuesdays, then one week get pneumonia, at least one person is going to write to you and say "Hey! Where is my newsletter!"
People will complain that they can't read your newsletter on their Commodore 64 computer, their "smart phone", or if you show them a tactic that wasn't actually played in the game. But none of these things seem to bother Paul, and he continues to write great content year after year, and never complains.
There are a lot of things that really impress me about Paul, and he has a lot of qualities I admire:
So keep up the great work Paul! I really admire a lot of qualities about you, and you inspire me to be the best pawn pushing, newsletter writing, chess playing fool I can be! Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of your chess newsletter!
Here is a game of mine played at the Colorado Class, where I "grasped defeat from the jaws of victory". I was up 3 pawns against Larry Wutt, and managed to practically help mate myself by falling asleep at the wheel - D'oh!!
P.S. If you haven't already be sure to sign up for my chess tactics e-mail newsletter at http://tacticstime.com!
[Event "Colorado Class"]
[White "Brennan, Tim"]
[Black "Wutt, Larry"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. c3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nbd2 h6 8. Bh4
g5 9. Bg3 Nh5 10. Qe2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 Be7 12. O-O-O Qc7 13. Kb1 O-O-O 14. dxc5
bxc5 15. e4 g4 16. Ne1 h5 17. f4 Kb8 18. Nc2 Ka8 19. Ne3 Rb8 20. Rh2 f5 21.
exf5 Bf6 22. fxe6 dxe6 23. Ne4 Be7 24. Rdh1 Na5 25. Rxh5 Rhd8 26. Nxg4 c4 27.
Bc2 Bd5 28. Nef6 Ba3 29. b3 cxb3 30. Bxb3 Nxb3 31. axb3 Rxb3+ 0-1
This Week In Chess
On April 10th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held an unrated, quick event. The participants played in a 3 round, Swiss tournament (3SS, G20d5). Jeff Fox went undefeated and claimed the top spot. Here are the results:
3.0 Jeff Fox
2.0 Alex Torres
1.5 Paul Anderson
1.5 Dean Brown
1.0 Mark McGough
0.0 Teppei Monjiyama