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Joseph Of Aragon

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

Game Of The Week

 

This week’s game comes from way back in my chess history yet is not one of my upset victories. How did I find game 14 out of 500?


Well, I started a chess scrapbook this weekend. Actually, it was a cycling scrapbook originally. It contains my cycling photos and patches from different tours like RAGBRAI (13,14, and 15), the Harmon Fifty, and the Fall Frenzy. The cycling hobby only lasted 3 years (1985-1987), and the scrapbook remained dormant until I realized I had collected a handful of chess memorabilia during my 12 years.


I just needed some statistics and highlights to fill in the pages. So, I scoured some old Colorado Chess Informants. It was fun to relive the past as I ran across some interesting items.


Facebook friend WGM Jennifer Shahade was in Denver placing 3rd in the 1998 US Women’s Championship at age 17, Craig Wilcox was starting The Colorado Chess Academy on 1062 Delaware Street, and LM Brian Wall had dark hair.


Being new to chess, I figured I would have time to see all these things in time. However, they all soon disappeared and have little chance of returning.


Speaking of disappearance, I also noticed that I am missing a plaque from the Colorado Chess Tour 2006-2007 yet I have an extra one from 2001-2002. Anyone want to trade?


Well, despite missing some huge Colorado chess experiences, my first year was enjoyable enough to keep me coming back for more. My highlights were placing 3rd in the Colorado Springs Chess Club championship, going 2-0 vs. Andy Hortillosa (1936), and having a victory published in the Colorado Chess Informant [July 1998] for the first time. Here is the game.

 

Joseph Of Aragon

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=97422

 

[Event "May Daze"]

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

[Date "1998.05.02"]

[Round "1.18"]

[White "Aragon, Joseph"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B13"]

[WhiteElo "1413"]

[BlackElo "1672"]

[PlyCount "46"]

[EventDate "1998.05.02"]

 

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Be3 Nf6 8. c3

O-O 9. Qc1 Ng4 10. Bf4 Qb6 11. b3 Be6 12. Ng5 Bf5 13. h3 Nf6 14. Nf3 Rac8 15.

Bh6 Na5 16. Ne5 Nc6 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Nd2 Nxd4 19. Re1 Nc2 20. g4 Be4 21. Nxe4

Nxe4 22. Nd3 Rxc3 23. Kf1 Rxd3 0-1

 

This Week In Chess

 

On June 30th, the CSCC had 11 members in attendance. Most of the participants played in the double, round robin, bughouse tournament (G5).


Bughouse is a chess variant where a two-man team, playing opposite colors on two separate boards, challenges another two-man team, and one partner can use the other’s captured pieces. Therefore, once one partner captures a piece, the other partner can now drop that piece onto any vacant square (as long as it is not a pawn onto the eighth rank) of his board in lieu of making a regular move. The partners can advise each other regarding moves or captures, and either partner can win to gain the point for the team.


My wife and I celebrated our 19th dating anniversary by creating our own "Love Dare" as we put our marriage to the ultimate trial by fire, a bughouse team! Here are the results:

 

Score Couple and Relationship Status

 

8.0 Buck Buchanan & Renae Delaware, soulmates - you were made for each other

5.0 Lee Oats & Matthew Anderson, acquaintances - the beginning of a beautiful friendship

3.0 Jason Feith & Jeff Fox, antagonistic - needs work

3.0 Paul Anderson & Linda Anderson, antagonistic - needs work

1.0 Mitchell Pjontek & Kathy Schneider, the odd couple - better go your own way

 

Change In East Coast Deli Times

By Jerry Maier and Fred Spell

 

Hi All,

 

Due to recent requests from the East Coast Deli, we (Jerry and Fred) are altering the meeting time to an hour earlier. Therefore, weekly registration is now from 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. every Wednesday, with games between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

 

The reason for the time change is that the owners’ of the deli thought they would be able to make a profit by staying open an hour later than usual based on the additional chess player related business. This has not been the case and they are actually losing money by staying open the addition l hour. Their normal Wednesday closing time is 9:00 p.m. The owners are still happy to supply us the space free of rent with no additional cover charge; however, they have requested that we start an hour earlier. Based on the enthusiastic reaction to the new venue from the players, it was decided that the best win-win situation for all parties concerned was to accommodate their request.

 

These tournament growing pains will soon subside. I realize that again this is short notice but the players have rallied in the past and I see no reason why we wouldn’t again. Please pass the word along to your fellow chess players, those currently attending and those who have expressed an interest in playing on Wednesdays. Players who are negatively impacted by the time change are urged to speak with Jerry as soon as possible.

 

Sincerely, Jerry Maier and Fred Spell

 

Aug. Sept. Oct. East Coast Deli Announcements

By Jerry Maier

 

2009 August East Coast Deli, August 5 - 26, 2009

 

4 round Swiss system tournament.

Time Control: All Rounds: G/90, t/d5

Site: East Coast Deli, 24 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Directions: The Deli is located between Pikes Peak and Colorado Avenues. Street parking can be tricky, although there is free parking near the movie theatre (north east) and around the court buildings (1 block south and east). The Plaza of the Rockies has paid parking for $1 after 5:00 p.m., located between S. Tejon and S. Nevada on Colorado Ave.

Open: Open to all

Entry fee: $10 covers the entire month of Wednesdays

Prizes: Cash prizes per entries paid on final Wednesday of event, usually 85%-90% of entry fees, for a 1st place with Under sections based on number of players (typically 3).

Registration: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Rounds: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26. 1 game per evening. TD assumes you are playing all rounds unless notified in advance. One ½ point bye is allowed this month.

Entries: Jerry Maier 229 Hargrove Court, Colorado Springs CO 80919

Phone: (719) 660-5531 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (719) 660-5531      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

E-mail: [email protected]

Please support the deli if able. Food may be ordered anytime and we have a dedicated waitress for the evening. Once in the establishment, take the long hall to the back room.

USCF membership required: See the TD if you need to renew or join.

 

2009 September East Coast Deli, September 2 - 30, 2009

 

5 round Swiss system tournament.

Time Control: All Rounds: G/90, t/d5

Site: East Coast Deli, 24 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Directions: The Deli is located between Pikes Peak and Colorado Avenues. Street parking can be tricky, although there is free parking near the movie theatre (north east) and around the court buildings (1 block south and east). The Plaza of the Rockies has paid parking for $1 after 5:00 p.m., located between S. Tejon and S. Nevada on Colorado Ave.

Open: Open to all

Entry fee: $10 covers the entire month of Wednesdays

Prizes: Cash prizes per entries paid on final Wednesday of event, usually 85%-90% of entry fees, for a 1st place with Under sections based on number of players (typically 3).

Registration: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Rounds: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30. 1 game per evening. TD assumes you are playing all rounds unless notified in advance. Two ½ point byes are allowed this month.

Entries: Jerry Maier 229 Hargrove Court, Colorado Springs CO 80919

Phone: (719) 660-5531 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (719) 660-5531      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

E-mail: [email protected]

Please support the deli if able. Food may be ordered anytime and we have a dedicated waitress for the evening. Once in the establishment, take the long hall to the back room.

USCF membership required: See the TD if you need to renew or join.

 

2009 October East Coast Deli, October 7 - 28, 2009

 

4 round Swiss system tournament.

Time Control: All Rounds: G/90, t/d5

Site: East Coast Deli, 24 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Directions: The Deli is located between Pikes Peak and Colorado Avenues. Street parking can be tricky, although there is free parking near the movie theatre (north east) and around the court buildings (1 block south and east). The Plaza of the Rockies has paid parking for $1 after 5:00 p.m., located between S. Tejon and S. Nevada on Colorado Ave.

Open: Open to all

Entry fee: $10 covers the entire month of Wednesdays

Prizes: Cash prizes per entries paid on final Wednesday of event, usually 85%-90% of entry fees, for a 1st place with Under sections based on number of players (typically 3).

Registration: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Rounds: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28. 1 game per evening. TD assumes you are playing all rounds unless notified in advance. One ½ point bye is allowed this month.

Entries: Jerry Maier 229 Hargrove Court, Colorado Springs CO 80919

Phone: (719) 660-5531 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (719) 660-5531      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

E-mail: [email protected]

Please support the deli if able. Food may be ordered anytime and we have a dedicated waitress for the evening. Once in the establishment, take the long hall to the back room.

USCF membership required: See the TD if you need to renew or join.

 

Upcoming Events

 

7/7 Speed tournament, CSCC

7/8,15,22,29 2009 July East Coast Deli Final Rounds, CSCC

7/9,16,23,30 2009 July USAFA Chess Final Rounds, CSCC

7/10-12 2009 Kansas Open & Kansas Quick Championship, KCA

7/11 2009 Colorado Quick Championship, CSCA

7/16 July 2009 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA

 

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

 

Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC (http://springschess.org/)

Boulder Chess Club: BCC (http://www.geocities.com/boulderchessclub/)

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (http://colorado-chess.com/)

Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (http://www.wyomingchess.com/)

Kansas Chess Association: KCA (http://www.kansaschess.org/)

Categories: 2009

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