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DuWayne's Day Off

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from Dean Brown again. Back in April, I got a couple of games from Mitch Anderson and Dean Brown ( As Dean was thumbing through his games, he mentioned his win over DuWayne Langseth.

I was eager to see that one, even if the other two had different favorites. I guess it was my top choice for more personal reasons than because of the quality of the chess.

DuWayne and I rarely meet over the board. Early on I had the upper hand, as he does not like to play faster time controls. However, all his time in the parent’s section of the scholastic tournaments has improved his time management skills and made him a 30-minute monster.

In our last two match-ups, he showed off his new claws and brought our results back even. The only time we met in a slow time control, we drew. I can never get ahead of this guy…well, unless you count rating.


Date, Him, Me, Win, Loss, Time, Rtg Ch, Event


7/26/05 1670 1997 1.0 0.0 W 15 5 CHALLENGE

8/9/05 1670 2008 1.0 0.0 W 15 3 QUAD

5/16/06 1653 1919 0.0 1.0 W 15 -26 CHALLENGE

7/29/08 1832 2021 1.0 0.0 B 15 8 SWISS

12/6/08 1824* 1962* 0.5 0.5 B 40/2,60 -5 WINTER SPRINGS

3/10/09 1832 1945 0.0 1.0 W 30 -22 LADDER

3/10/09 1832 1945 0.0 1.0 B 30 -22 LADDER


* USCF rating


So, when I heard that Dean, who was at his 1400 rating floor while DuWayne was easily 400 points higher, had beaten DuWayne in the 4th round of the Colorado Springs Open, knocking him out of the tournament, I was stunned. I had to see how he did it.

Also, it dawned on me that I had not once published a Langseth game in 145 games while DuWayne has already included, with his 18 published games, 3 of mine (1-2-0) on his website (


DuWayne's Day Off

[Event "Colorado Springs Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2009.03.08"]

[Round "4.7"]

[White "Langseth, DuWayne"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "1869"]

[BlackElo "1400"]

[PlyCount "60"]

[EventDate "209.03.07"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. f4 c5 4. c3 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 d5 7. Ng5 c4 8. Bc2 h6

9. h4 b5 10. a3 a5 11. g4 a4 12. Qf3 g6 13. Nh3 e5 14. f5 e4 15. Qf4 Kg7 16. g5

Bd6 17. gxf6+ Qxf6 18. Qf2 Qxf5 19. Nd2 Qg4 20. Bd1 Qg3 21. Nf1 Qxf2+ 22. Kxf2

Bxh3 23. Rxh3 Nd7 24. Bd2 f5 25. Be2 Nf6 26. Nh2 Bxh2 27. Rxh2 Ng4+ 28. Bxg4

fxg4+ 29. Kg3 Rf3+ 30. Kxg4 h5+ 0-1


This Week In Chess

On May 19th, the CSCC had 6 members in attendance. With 6 participants, the Quad format was changed to a club-rated, 3 round, Swiss tournament (G20). Here are the results:


Score Player

3.0 Buck Buchanan

2.0 Ken Dail

2.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Bob Staten

1.0 James Powers

0.0 Russell Montjoy

Comments From Email

Randy Reynolds, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:56 PM


I guess someone should have bothered reading the rules of the Fantasy Chess. Eager to just get started, I was stupid and assumed that 1 should go to the matchup you feel MOST confident about. Thus, I used up my #1 at Tyler's matchup (Woot, Tyler!), #3 for Nakamura, and so on down the line. I was thinking I was doing great with my Nakamura and Hughes picks until I realized this little error at the end. I wound up with a pathetic 36. Now that I know how the scoring REALLY works, I nervously changed all the confidence points around to what I THOUGHT they were (1's really 12, 2's 11, etc.) and hoped I didn't blunder myself out of a free Monroi. Fortunately, the new score was only 45, same as yours. So I still wouldn't have won anything. Whew! Moral of the story: RTFR!!! (Read the funny rules!!)


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DuWayne Langseth, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:39 PM


...we've been meeting at Springs Ranch for quick-rated (G/25) tournaments on Friday nights recently. And we're moving it to the YMCA in Briargate on Wednesday nights starting on 5/27. Adin Umana is running it and he's talking about charging $10 per person and $20 per family for a whole season of tournaments. It's family-oriented toward kids and their parents, but I think anyone will be allowed to play. There will probably be an unrated section too. I'll put out an email soon for details. We'll be gone backpacking this weekend, but I think he's holding one more this Friday at Springs Ranch before we move. It's a great time and he arranges the sections so like-rated players compete. We haven't had any prizes, just chess.


Upcoming Events

5/26 4-SS, G/15, CSCC

5/27 Poor Richard’s May Open final round, CSCC

5/27 May 2009 G/29 Series Event, CSCA


5/30-31 Wyoming Open, WCA

6/2 Speed tournament, 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 (

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Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

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