Colorado Springs Chess News

The Knights Are Better Here!


First Diagram

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game is my 4th published loss of the year. I have had a policy of publishing 4 losses each year I have been writing the newsletter, and so far, I have remembered to include them.

However, this year was close, as I had to publish 2 losses back-to-back just to get them in before the Game Of The Year. This time, I found an early game of mine while I was making a chess scrapbook.

It was my second year (1999) of USCF-rated tournaments, and the first time I had a game of mine diagrammed for the Colorado Chess Informant (January 2000), the Colorado State Chess Association’s quarterly magazine. The position started at move 45. Qf6+ and was included in an article by Mark Scheidies called, “A Plan For Chess Playing Improvement:”


“In keeping with the “interference” theme, Daniel LeCocq, a Longmont 8th grader, pointed out a missed tactical opportunity found in the latest issue of Informant. The position was from the Dan Cabrera – Paul Anderson round 2 game at the Southern Colorado Open. After Black’s 44th move, the game continued…45. Qf6+ Qg6 46. Qf8+ Qg7 47. Qd6+ Qg6 48. Qxd7, and Mr. Cabrera went on to beat his higher rated opponent on move 97. However, Mr. LeCocq found a much more forcing line from the diagrammed position at right:

Can you find the more forcing line? The answer is at the bottom of this page.”


First Diagram


[Event "Southern Colorado Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "1999.06.12"]

[Round "2.27"]

[White "Cabrera, Dan"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D10"]

[WhiteElo "1495"]

[BlackElo "1571"]

[PlyCount "191"]

[EventDate "1999.06.13"]


1. d4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Qc2 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nge2 Nbd7 8. Bd2

e5 9. Ng3 exd4 10. exd4 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nb6 12. Be2 Qxd4 13. O-O Be6 14. Rad1 Qd7

15. Bf4 Nfd5 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Bf3 Qe7 18. Bd2 Rad8 19. Rfe1 Qf6 20. Bxd5 Rxd5

21. Bc3 Qd8 22. Rxd5 Bxd5 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Qc3+ Qf6 25. Qb4 b6 26. Re7 c5 27.

Qe1 Ra8 28. b3 Be6 29. Rc7 a6 30. Rc6 Rb8 31. Qe2 Qa1+ 32. Nf1 Qd4 33. h3 Bd5

34. Rd6 Qe4 35. Ne3 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 Be4 37. Qg4 Bf5 38. Qg3 Rb7 39. Qg5 Be6 40.

Qe5+ Kh6 41. g4 Rd7 42. Qf4+ g5 43. Rxd7 Bxd7 44. Qxf7 Qd3 45. Qf6+ Qg6 46.

Qf8+ Qg7 47. Qd6+ Qg6 48. Qxd7 Qf6 49. Nf5+ Kg6 50. Qe8+ Qf7 51. Qc6+ Qf6 52.

Qe8+ Qf7 53. Qxf7+ Kxf7 54. Nd6+ Ke6 55. Nf5 b5 56. Kg3 Ke5 57. Kf3 c4 58. bxc4

bxc4 59. Ke3 a5 60. Ne7 a4 61. Nc6+ Kd5 62. Nb4+ Ke5 63. a3 h6 64. f3 c3 65.

Kd3 Kf4 66. Kxc3 Kxf3 67. Nd5 Kg3 68. Kb4 Kxh3 69. Nf6 Kh4 70. Kxa4 h5 71. gxh5

g4 72. Nxg4 Kxh5 73. Ne5 Kg5 74. Kb5 Kf5 75. Nc6 Ke6 76. a4 Kd6 77. Kb6 Kd7 78.

Kb7 Kd6 79. a5 Kd7 80. a6 Kd6 81. a7 Kd7 82. a8=Q Kd6 83. Qd8+ Kc5 84. Qb6+ Kd6

85. Qb4+ Kd5 86. Qd4+ Ke6 87. Nb4 Kf5 88. Kc6 Ke6 89. Qd5+ Kf6 90. Kd6 Kg7 91.

Qe6 Kh7 92. Ke7 Kg7 93. Qf6+ Kh7 94. Qg5 Kh8 95. Kf7 Kh7 96. Qg7# 1-0


This Week In Chess

On August 11th, the CSCC had 5 members in attendance. The evening’s event was a 4-player, Round Robin, tournament (G15). David Meliti started fast and cruised into 1st place. Here are the results:


Score Player

3.0 David Meliti

2.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Anthea Carson

0.0 Gary Frenzel

Results for It's a Hot Time in Town Tonight

By Liz Wood

Crosstable for Pueblo's It's a Hot Time in Town Tonight.


Score Player

5.0 Ted Doykos

3.5 Gordon Randall

3.0 Jeffrey Csima

3.0 Isaac Martinez

2.5 Julian Evans

2.0 Anthea Carson

2.0 Jerry Maier

2.0 Liz Wood

1.0 Tom Mullikin

0.0 George Kovats

Comments From Email

Stan Foster, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:01 PM


I'm looking for a good beginner chess book for two boys that are nine years old. Of all the books out there, do you have one or two that you would recommend?


[The book I recommend is "How To Play Chess Like An Animal" at the newly created CSCN Chess Catalogue: (]


Upcoming Events

8/18 Anderson(s) simul, CSCC

8/19,26 2009 August East Coast Deli final rounds, CSCC

8/20,27 2009 August USAFA Chess final rounds, CSCC

8/22-23 Monument Open, CSCA

8/25 Ladder games, CSCC

8/25 August 2009 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA


For event details and additional events, see the following websites:


CSCC: Colorado Springs Chess Club (

BCC: Boulder Chess Club (

CSCA: Colorado State Chess Association (

WCA: Wyoming Chess Association (

KCA: Kansas Chess Association (

Categories: 2009

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

You must be a member to comment on this page. Sign In or Register

1 Comment

Reply Paul Anderson
7:41 AM on November 19, 2014 
45. Nf5+! removes the Queen from blocking checkmate on Qf6+ (then Qf8# if 45...Bxf5 46. Qf6+ Bg6)