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The Knights Are Better Here!


The Dark Lake

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Game Of The Week

by Anthea Carson NN

[Anthea Carson NN is an active Colorado Springs chess player and budding mystery author.  Her chess score sheet kept me in the dark for hours.  She is like the Nancy Drew of Colorado Springs.

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And now, without further ado, I introduce to the Colorado Springs Chess News audience, the 82nd best female quick chess player in the USA, Anthea Carson NN.]

I played in a tournament in Albuquerque this weekend. I decided I might as well, since I had to take the kids there anyway. I took them to the Hummingbird camp, a music camp in the Jemez mountains near Jemez Springs, NM. It is traditionally a music camp, but the leader of the camp has a penchant for chess so he runs a chess camp once a week. Albuquerque is only about 40 minutes from Jemez.

One reason I don't often publish my games is I can't read my score sheets or make sense of them.


Whew! I won. But seeing how I won will be a victory in itself.

What I can tell you about the game is:

  1. I don't like playing tournaments in Albuquerque. They have giant ugly vermin scurrying in the streets. Then, plenty of cockroaches running around there, as well as cops everywhere chasing criminals. Then, there was a Jehovah's Witness convention there the weekend I came so I couldn't get a room anywhere. My car died before I left so I had to borrow my mom's. Danger lights began flashing on her dashboard the next day including a white triangle with an exclamation point in it. What the heck does that mean?  And it's hot there too.
  2. I learned I have an awesome chess teacher in Josh Bloomer, whom I advise any who are reading this to take lessons from him before he moves to the great city of Mermaids, Wicky Watchy Florida. I have no idea if that's spelled right. It shouldn't be important. I'm not going to tell you the advice I got from him, but I know it helped. If you want that advice too, it will cost you only $25. Facebook him, that's pretty much the only way to get hold of him these days. 

The Dark Lake


[Event "Albuquerque Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2012.06.23"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Nowak, Andrew"]

[Black "Carson, Anthea"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "1613"]

[BlackElo "1786"]

[PlyCount "74"]

[EventDate "2012.06.23"]

[TimeControl "5400"]


1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. f3 Bf5 5. Bb5+ Nbd7 6. Nc3 Nxd5 7. Nxd5 c6 8.

Nc3 cxb5 9. Nxb5 a6 10. Nc3 e6 11. Nge2 Bb4 12. Bf4 g5 13. Bg3 h5 14. Qd2 Nb6

15. O-O-O Rc8 16. h3 Nc4 17. Qe1 Na3 18. bxa3 Bxa3+ 19. Kd2 Bb4 20. Qf2 h4 21.

Be5 f6 22. Bxf6 Qxf6 23. Qe3 Kf7 24. Kc1 Rc4 25. Ne4 Bxe4 26. fxe4 Qe7 27.

Rhf1+ Kg7 28. Rd3 Rhc8 29. c3 Kg6 30. e5 Bxc3 31. Qe4+ Kg7 32. Kd1 Bb2 33. Kd2

Qb4+ 34. Ke3 Bc1+ 35. Nxc1 Rxc1 36. Rxc1 Rxc1 37. Kf3 Rf1+ 0-1


This Week In Chess 


On July 3rd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a Speed event.  The participants played in an unrated, double round robin tournament (2RR, G5).  Here are the results: 


Score, Player 


19.5 Paul Anderson

17.0 Peter Grigg

17.0 Buck Buchanan

15.0 Alex Torres

13.0 Jeff Fox

12.0 Bill Malone

9.0 Steve O'Hara

8.0 Sara Herman

7.0 Dean Brown

6.0 Becca Herman

5.0 Daniel Herman

0.0 Shirley Herman

Categories: 2012

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