Colorado Springs Chess News

The Knights Are Better Here!



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

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from a new event in the Colorado Springs area. Jerry Maier holds it at the Air Force Academy on Thursday nights. This tournament is similar to his East Coast Deli tournament, on Wednesday nights, as they both give the players one G90 each night and run one round per week.

I decided to stop by last Thursday, as I live close to the Academy, and I hadn’t gone on base since 9/11. Every game had finished by the time I got there, but it wasn’t a totally wasted trip as David Meliti gave me his game for this week’s newsletter.

He had sent me a couple of games earlier in the week, but in a format that wasn’t easy to use. Who knew chess players used something other than Chessbase to store their games? This is David’s fourth solo appearance in the Game Of The Week:



This is also his opponent’s fourth appearance in the Game Of The Week:



Tony Telinbacco hasn’t had the best of luck in print. So far, his best result in the Game Of The Week was the draw against Dean Brown in “Quick Draw McGraw.”

Also, he recently made some national news when Shannon Fox beat him in a game chosen by GM Lev Alburt for his Chess Life column [].

However, the bad publicity hasn't diminished Tony’s conviction to chess. He runs a couple of scholastic clubs at the library and has shown a foursquare refusal to yield to the negative media bias.




[Event "July USAFA Chess"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2009.07.23"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Telinbacco, Tony"]

[Black "Meliti, David"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D02"]

[WhiteElo "1813"]

[BlackElo "1896"]

[PlyCount "96"]

[EventDate "2009.07.02"]


1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 Bg6 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 c5 7. c3 Nbd7 8. Nbd2

Ne4 9. Bb5 Bd6 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. dxc5 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Bxc5 13. e4 O-O 14. exd5

Ne5 15. Qe4 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 exd5 17. Bf4 Ng6 18. Bd2 a6 19. Ba4 b5 20. Bc2 Rfe8

21. Rfe1 Ne5 22. Be3 Bxe3 23. Rxe3 Nc4 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 25. b3 Nb6 26. Bd3 Rc8

27. Rc1 d4 28. c4 Nd5 29. Rd1 Nc3 30. Rd2 g6 31. Kf1 f5 32. a3 Kf7 33. f3 Kf6

34. g3 Ke5 35. Kf2 Ne4+ 36. Bxe4 fxe4 37. fxe4 Kxe4 38. cxb5 axb5 39. a4 d3 40.

Ke1 Ke3 41. Kd1 Rf8 42. Kc1 bxa4 43. bxa4 Rc8+ 44. Kd1 Rb8 45. Kc1 Rb1+ 46.

Kxb1 Kxd2 47. a5 Ke2 48. a6 d2 0-1


This Week In Chess

On July 21st, the CSCC had 10 members in attendance. The event for the evening was quads. The members were split into groups of four and played each other in a round robin tournament (club-rated G20 or USCF-rated G30). Here are the results:


Score Player




3.0 David Meliti

2.0 Anthea Carson*

1.0 James Powers

0.0 Kevin Kaaoush




3.0 Jeff Fox

2.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Isaac Martinez

0.0 Jason Feith


* Substitution for 3rd round: Paul Anderson


Upcoming Events

7/28 Players’ choice, CSCC

7/29 2009 July East Coast Deli Final Rounds, CSCC

7/30 2009 July USAFA Chess Final Rounds, CSCC

8/1-2 Pikes Peak Open, CSCA

8/4 Speed tournament, CSCC

8/5,12,19,26 2009 August East Coast Deli, CSCC


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


Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC (

Boulder Chess Club: BCC (

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (

Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (

Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

Categories: 2009

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