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Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from the club event. In the first round, I was paired with Katie Wise. She is a newcomer to the club as most of her experience is from the scholastic scene. However, she has gotten good enough to try her hand at fishing in deeper waters. She is 4th on the ladder at the Borders scholastic chess club and was looking for more of a challenge. Well, she got it.

Two of her three opponents were rated 400 points higher than her. She played well and didn’t give me much to work with until time pressure kicked in.

I had played her a couple of weeks earlier in one blitz game and had a hard time winning that as well. I thought she must have a knack for chess or a really good coach.

Well, I found out this week that she has a really good coach. Her coach is the same guy who taught IM Jeremy Silman how to play chess!

In addition, she also has the opportunity to spend lots of time with her coach, as it is her father.


I was happy with this game as I felt like it was the only game this night that I finished well. I usually don’t start games well as I am not much of an openings theoretician.

I figured I would wait to study openings when I hit expert status. I realized there are far more mistakes to take advantage of in the endgame that the vast majority of players wouldn’t have enough of an advantage from my early mistakes to hold their lead.

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”

Ecclesiastes 7:8 (King James Version)

It is kind of like a movie. A great ending can cover up a lot of weaknesses in the plot.

Well, take WarGames for example. It was a 1983 movie with Matthew Broderick as a computer hacker that breaks into the NORAD computer and starts the launch sequence for nuclear missiles.

It was on TV Sunday night, and the only thing that kept me watching was the Colorado Springs connection and the occasional chess reference.

However, I thought it had the best movie ending of all time. I won’t give away the details in case you want to rent it, but what else could be a better ending?

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How About A Nice Game Of Chess?

[Event "March Swiss"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2009.03.24"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "Wise, Katie"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B12"]

[WhiteElo "1273"]

[BlackElo "1994"]

[PlyCount "74"]

[EventDate "2009.03.24"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 dxe4 4. Bxe4 Nf6 5. Qd3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 Nxe4 7. Qxe4 Nf6

8. Qe2 Bg4 9. c3 Qd5 10. Nbd2 h6 11. Qe5 e6 12. c4 Qd7 13. O-O Bd6 14. Qe2 O-O

15. b3 Rad8 16. Bb2 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 Bb4 18. Rad1 Nh7 19. Qe3 Qc7 20. Bc3 Bd6 21.

h3 Bh5 22. Ne4 Bf4 23. Qe2 f5 24. Nc5 Ng5 25. Rd3 b6 26. Na6 Qe7 27. d5 Nxf3+

28. gxf3 Qg5+ 29. Kh1 exd5 30. Qxe8+ Rxe8 31. Rg1 Qh4 32. Rxg7+ Kf8 33. Rg2

Qxh3+ 34. Kg1 Bxf3 35. Rxf3 Qxf3 36. Bg7+ Kf7 37. Kh1 Re1# 0-1


This Week In Chess

On March 24th, the CSCC had 8 members in attendance. With 6 participants, the Quad format was changed to a USCF-rated, 3 round, Swiss tournament (G30). Here are the results:


Score Player

3.0 Mitch Anderson

2.0 Paul Anderson

2.0 Dean Brown

1.0 Katie Wise

1.0 David Wise

0.0 Mike Bauers


In March, the CSCC held the Poor Richard's Bookstore March Open. Here are the final results:

Score Place Prize Player

4.0 1st $55.00 Josh S Bloomer

2.5 Brian D Wall

2.5 Mitchell Anderson

2.5 U1900 $17.50 Joseph T Fromme

2.5 U1900 $17.50 Daniel St John

2.5 U1600 $30.00 Fred Eric Spell

2.0 M Paul Covington

2.0 Bill Whinemiller

2.0 Anthea J Carson

2.0 Gerald J Maier

1.5 U1335 $12.50 Thomas Mullikin

1.5 U1335 $12.50 Robert McMahon

1.0 Dean W Brown

0.5 Danielle Rice

0.5 Tikila L Nichols

0.5 Isaac Martinez

Colorado Springs Open Games

By Richard Buchanan

Games from 2009 Colorado Springs Open.  Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan.


Fred Eric Spell - Kevin Seidler, French


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.Nc3 Rb8 9.b3 Ne7 10.Bb2 Ng6 11.Nf3 Qc7 12.Ne2 Bb4+ 13.Kf1 c5 14.Nc1 c4 15.Bd4 Bb5 16.Kg1 cxb3 17.axb3 a5 18.Nd3 0–0 19.Nxb4 axb4 20.Ra7 Qc6 21.Qd2 Rfc8 22.Ne1 Ba6 23.h4 Rc7 24.Rxc7 Qxc7 25.Qg5 h6 26.Qg3 Ne7 27.f4 Rc8 28.Qf2 Nf5 29.g4 Nxd4 30.Qxd4 Qc3 31.Qxc3 Rxc3 32.Kf2 d4 33.Rg1 d3 34.Nxd3 Rxc2+ 35.Ke3 Rc3 36.Rd1 Rxb3 37.Kd4 Rxd3+ 38.Rxd3 Bxd3 39.Kxd3 h5! 40.g5 Kh7 41.Kc4 Kg6 42.Kxb4 Kf5 43.Kc5 Kxf4 44.Kd6 g6 45.Ke7 Kxe5 46.Kxf7 Kf5 0–1


Jason Evans - Jerry Maier, Englund Gambit


1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 f6 3.exf6 Nxf6 4.Nf3 Bc5 5.e3 Nc6 6.Nc3 d5 7.Bb5 0–0 8.0–0 Qd6 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Ne2 Bg4 11.Ng3 Ne4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Qxd6 cxd6 14.Nd2 d5 15.Nb3 Bd6 16.Bd2 Rf6 17.Rfc1 Raf8 18.Be1 Rh6 19.g3 Bh3 20.c4 Bc7 21.cxd5 Bb6 22.Rxc6 Bxe3 23.Rxh6 gxh6 24.Nd2 (Black's attack has been energetic, but with limited material it only goes so far.) 24...Bxd2 (And now it's over, and the opposite bishops aren't enough to stop all those pawns.) 25.Bxd2 Rf3 26.Bxh6 Rd3 27.Be3 a6 28.Re1 Rxd5 29.a3 Rd3 30.Bf4 Bf5 31.Kg2 Rb3 32.Be5 Kf7 33.Bc3 Rb6 34.Rd1 Ke8 35.Rd5 Rb5 36.Rd6 a5 37.Ra6 Bd7 38.Rxa5 Rxa5 39.Bxa5 Bc6 40.Kh3 Bd7+ 41.Kh4 Ke7 42.Kg5 Ke6 43.Kh6 Kf5 44.Kxh7 Kg4 45.h4 Kh5 46.Bb6 Ba4 47.Kg7 Bd1 48.Kf6 Bf3 49.a4 Be2 50.Ke5 Bd3 51.b4 Kg6 52.Kd6 Kf6 53.Bd4+ Kf7 54.b5 Ke8 55.Kc7 Ke7 56.b6 Ba6 57.b7 Bxb7 58.Kxb7 Kd7 59.a5 e3 60.Bxe3 1–0


Anthea Carson - Ken Johnson, Colle


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Nbd2 Bd7 7.0–0 Qe7 8.Qe2 0–0–0 9.b4 e5 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12.Nf3 Bd6 13.a4 h5 14.Nd4 Bxh2+! 15.Kh1 Ng4?! 16.Nf5! Qf6 17.f3 g6 18.fxg4 gxf5 19.g5! Qxg5 20.Kxh2 Rdg8 21.Qf2 Kb8 22.e4 Qf6 23.Bf4 Qxc3 24.Bb5 Be6 25.Rac1 Qg7 26.Rxc7 Ka8 27.Bc6! d4 28.Bxb7+ 1–0


Rhett Langseth - Phil O'Rourke, QP


1.d4 d5 2.c3 Nf6 3.b4 e6 4.Nd2 Be7 5.Bb2 0–0 6.Ngf3 Nbd7 7.e3 Nb6 8.Ng5 Bd7 9.h4 Na4 10.Rb1 Nxb2 11.Rxb2 a5 12.Bd3 g6 13.h5 Nxh5 14.Rxh5 gxh5? (14...Bxg5) 15.Qxh5 Kg7 16.Qxh7+ Kf6 17.Qh6# 1–0


Mitch Anderson - Kyle Leeds-Tilley, Center Counter


1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.f3 Bf5 5.Bb5+ c6 6.dxc6 Nxc6 7.Ne2 e6 8.0–0 Be7 9.c3 0–0 10.Kh1 Rc8 11.Ng3 Bg6 12.Nd2 Nb8 13.f4 Qd5 14.Be2 b5 15.Nf3 h5 16.Ne5 h4 17.Nxg6 fxg6 18.Bf3 Qd7 19.Ne4 Nxe4 20.Bxe4 Rcd8 21.Bxg6 Qd5 22.f5! h3 23.Rf2 Qe4 24.f6 Rxd4 25.f7+ Rxf7 26.Bxf7+ Kf8 27.cxd4 1–0


Gary Bagstad - Paul Anderson, Robatsch


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Nc3 Bg4 6.Be3 Qb6 7.Qd3 Bxf3 8.gxf3 c5 9.dxc5 Qxb2 10.Qb5+ Qxb5 11.Bxb5+ Nd7 12.Kd2 dxc5 13.e5 b6 14.Rad1 e6 15.Ne4 Bf8 16.Ke2 Rd8 17.Rd3 a6 18.Bxa6 Nb8 19.Bb5+ Ke7 20.Rxd8 Kxd8 21.Rd1+ Kc7 22.Ng5 Nh6 23.Ne4 Be7 24.Ng5 Bxg5 25.fxg5 Nf5 26.Bc1 Nc6 27.Bd3 Nfd4+ 28.Kf2 Nb4 29.c3 Nxd3+ 30.Rxd3 Nf5 31.Bf4 Ra8 32.Rd2 Ra4 33.Bg3 Rc4 34.Rd3 Ne7 35.Ke2 Nd5 36.Kd2 Ra4 37.Kc2 Rxa2+ 38.Kb3 Ra8 39.c4 Ne7 40.Rd1 Nc6 41.f4 Nd4+ 42.Kb2 Ra4 43.Rc1 Rb4+ 44.Kc3? Ne2+ 0–1


Ramyashree Gangadhar - DuWayne Langseth, Dutch


1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 exd5 4.d4 f5 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bf4 Nf6 7.e3 Bd6 8.Bxd6 Qxd6 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.f4 Ne4 11.Bd3 Ndf6 12.Bxe4 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 fxe4 14.0–0 g6 15.Qe1 Be6 16.Qh4 Qe7? 17.Nxg6! Qxh4 18.Nxh4 0–0 19.f5 Bd7 20.g4 Rf7 21.h3 Raf8 22.Rf4 Kg7 23.Raf1 Kh6 24.Ng2 b6 25.h4 Kg7 26.Rc1 a5 27.Kh2 Rc8 28.Kg3 c5 29.dxc5 Rxc5 30.Rxc5 bxc5 31.Rf2 Bc6 32.g5 d4 33.f6+ Kf8 34.h5 d3 35.Rd2 Bd5 36.a3 h6? 37.Nf4 Bb3 38.Ng6+ Kg8 39.Ne7+ Kf8 40.Ng6+ Kg8 41.Ne5 hxg5 42.Nxf7 Kxf7 43.Kg4 Kxf6 44.Rf2+ Kg7 45.Kxg5 Bd1 46.h6+ Kg8 47.Kg6 Bf3 48.Kf6 Kh7 49.Rd2 a4 50.Ke5 Kxh6 51.Kd5 Kg5 52.Kxc5 Kg4 53.Kd4 Kf5 54.Rh2 Be2 55.Kc3 Bd1 56.Kd2 Bc2 57.Rh5+ Ke6 58.Rc5 Bb3 59.Rc8 Kd6 60.Kc3 Kd5 The scoresheets only go reliably up to move 60, when both players were in time pressure and stopped recording moves. I watched the finish of the game and wanted to publish it. So I asked DuWayne for help and, gentleman that he is, he provided the following (exclams by RB) : "The rest of the moves are reconstructed and not necessarily accurate. 61.Rd8+ Ke5 62.Rd4 Bd1 63.b4! axb3 64.a4 b2! 65.Kxb2 d2 66.Kc3 Bxa4 67.Rxd2 After pushing the black king over to the g-file, she exchanged her rook for the black bishop and pawn and achieved a won king and pawn ending." 1–0


Karl Irons - Edelreich Deloslado, Sicilian


Two wondrous bishops! 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.0–0 0–0 8.Re1 Rb8 9.a4 a6 10.e5 dxe5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Rxe5 Ng4 13.Re1 Bd4 14.Be3 Nxe3 15.fxe3 Bg7 16.a5 Bd7 17.Qe2 b5 18.Nd1 b4 19.c3 Rb5 20.d4 Rxa5 21.Rb1 Qb6 22.Nf2 Rc8 23.Nd3 Bb5 24.dxc5 Rxc5 25.cxb4 Bxd3 26.bxc5 Qb3 27.Qd2 Rxc5 28.Rbc1 Rxc1 29.Rxc1 Bxb2 30.Rc7 Bf6 31.Rb7 Qa3 32.h4 Bb5 33.Qf2 h5 34.Qf4 Kg7 35.Bd5? Qc1+ 36.Kh2 Qd2+ 37.Kg1 Qxd5 38.Rb6 Bc6 39.e4 Qc5+ 0–1


Robert Rountree - Julian Evans, Sicilian


White dominates the board - for a while. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 b5 7.Be3 Bb7 8.Qd2 e5 9.Nb3 Nbd7 10.0–0–0 Rc8 11.g4 Nb6 12.Bg5 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 h6 16.Be3 Qc8 17.Na5 Rc7 18.Bb6 Rd7 19.Kb1 Be7 20.h4 h5 21.g5 Nh7 22.Nc6 Nf8 23.f4 Ng6 24.f5 Nf8 25.Rdf1 f6 26.g6 Rb7 27.Ba5 Nd7 28.Rc1 Nc5 29.Rhf1 Rd7 30.c4 Qb7 31.cxb5 Qxb5 32.b4 Nd3 33.Rcd1 e4 34.Nxe7 Rxe7 35.Qc3 0–0 36.Qc6 Re5 37.Qxd6 Rc8 38.Qb6 Qc4 39.Rd2? Qc1+! 0–1


Mike Dempsey - Bongee Boyce, Two Knights


1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5?! 6.Nxf7! Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke8? 8.Bxd5 Qf6 9.Bxc6+ Qxc6 10.Qxc6+ bxc6 11.0–0 Bc5 12.d3 Rf8 (So Black's playing a gambit and may well have compensation for the pawn.) 13.Nd2 Bb6 14.Nf3 Rf5 15.Bd2 Bb7 16.Rae1 Kf8 17.Nxe5 Re8 18.Nd7+ Kf7 19.Nxb6 cxb6 20.Rxe8 Kxe8 21.Re1+ Kf8 22.f3 Rf6 23.a4 (But now White's definitely in the driver's seat.) 23...c5 24.Bc3 Rg6 25.Kf2 Kf7 26.Re5 Bc8 27.a5 Be6 28.axb6 axb6 29.Re1 Bd5 30.b3 Re6 31.Rxe6?! (Best to leave the rooks on in opposite-bishop endings) 31...Bxe6 32.Be5 b5 33.c4 bxc4 34.bxc4 (Better to take with the d-pawn. In opposite-bishops endings, the superior side wants play on both sides of the board, as in Evans - Maier.) 34...g6 35.f4 Ke7 36.h3 h5 37.Kf3 Bf5 38.Ke3 Ke6 39.d4 cxd4+ 40.Kxd4 Kd7 41.Kc5 Kc8 42.Kd6 Be4 43.g4 hxg4 44.hxg4 Bf3?! 45.g5? (45 f5 is necessary to play for the win.) 45...Be4 (Now Black controls the key squares.) 46.c5 Bf5 47.Ke7 Be4 ½–½


Ken Johnson - Fred Eric Spell, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e5 6.Bd3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nf6 8.a3 Ba5 9.b4 Bb6 10.Nd5 d6 11.0–0 Nxd5 12.exd5 Nd4 13.Ng5 h6 14.Ne4 0–0 15.Kh1 f5 16.Ng3 Bd7 17.f4 e4 18.Bb1 Qe8 19.a4 e3 20.Re1 Qf7 21.Bxe3 Rae8 22.a5 Nc2 23.Bxc2 Bxe3 24.Ra3 Bxf4 25.Rf1 Bxg3 26.Rxg3 f4 27.Rgf3 Bg4 28.Qd3 Bf5 29.Qc4 Bxc2 30.Qxc2 Qxd5 31.Rd1 Qe5 32.Qf2 a6 33.g3 fxg3 34.Rxf8+ Rxf8 35.Qxg3 Qe4+ 36.Kg1 Qxb4 37.Rxd6 Qb1+ 38.Kg2 Qf1# 0–1


Julian Evans - Edelreich Deloslado, QP London


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 Bf5 4.e3 e6 5.c4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 0–0 7.Bd3 Bxd3 8.Qxd3 Nbd7 9.0–0 Bxc3 10.bxc3 h6 11.h3 c6 12.Rfb1 Qc8 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Nd7 15.Bh2 Nb6 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.a4 Nc4 18.Rb5 b6 19.e4 a6 20.Rb4 Qc6 21.exd5 exd5 22.Qg3 Rac8 23.Rb3 Rfe8 24.f4 Re3 25.Qg4 Rce8 26.Bg3 Nd2 27.Rb2 Qxc3 28.Raa2 Rxg3 29.Qd7 Rxg2+! 30.Kxg2 Qf3+ 0–1


Fred Eric Spell - Ted Doykos, Caro-Kann


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 g6 5.Bf4 Bg7 6.Nf3 f6 (Is diss a system?) 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.0–0 Nh6 9.Bxc6+ bxc6 10.Bxh6 Bxh6 11.Re1 0–0 12.Qe2 Re8 13.Na4 Bg4 14.Nc5 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 e5 16.Qh3 Bg7 17.Ne6 Qc8 18.Nxg7 Qxh3 19.gxh3 Kxg7 20.dxe5 Rxe5 21.Rxe5 fxe5 22.Re1 Kf6 23.Kg2 c5 24.Kg3 Rb8 25.b3 Rb4 26.f3 g5 27.c3 Rf4 28.Rd1 Ke6 29.a3 d4 30.cxd4 exd4 31.Rc1 d3! 32.Rd1 Rd4 33.Rd2 Kd5 34.Kf2 c4 35.bxc4+ Kxc4 36.Ke3 Rd7 37.Rd1 Re7+ 38.Kf2 Re2+ 39.Kg3 d2 40.h4 gxh4+ 41.Kxh4 Kd3 42.f4 Re1 43.Rxd2+ Kxd2 44.f5 Rg1! 45.f6 Rg6! 0–1


Randy Canney - Mitch Anderson, Slav


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.g3 b5 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.0–0 g6 8.e4 b4 9.e5 Nd5 10.Ne4 Na6 11.Bg5 h6?! 12.Nd6+ Kd7 13.Nxb7 Qc7 14.Nc5+ Nxc5 15.dxc5 hxg5 16.Nxg5 e6 17.Nxf7 Bxc5 18.Nxh8 Rxh8 19.Rc1 Qxe5 20.Rxc4 Bd6 21.Qa4 Rc8 22.Qxa7+ Rc7 23.Qd4 Qxd4 24.Rxd4 Ra7 25.Bh3 Rxa2 26.Re1 Rxb2 27.Bxe6+ Kc7 28.Bxd5 Bc5 29.Rc4 Bxf2+ 30.Kf1 Bxe1 31.Rxc6+ Kd7 32.Kxe1 Rxh2 33.Rxg6 Rh5 34.Be6+ Ke7 35.Kd2 Rc5 36.g4 Kd6 37.Bc4+ Ke7 38.Kd3 Ra5 39.Ke4 Ra3 40.Rb6 Ra4 41.Bb3 Ra1 42.Rxb4 Kf6 43.Ba4 Re1+ 44.Kf4 Rf1+ 45.Kg3 1–0


Kevin Seidler - Karl Irons, Sicilian


1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Be3 d6 7.Bc4 Nf6 8.f3 Bd7 9.Qd2 0–0 10.0–0–0 Qa5 11.h4 Rfc8 12.Bb3 Ne5 13.g4 Nc4 14.Qd3 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 h5 16.g5 Ne8 17.f4 e6 18.Rhf1 Rc5 19.Nce2 Rac8 20.f5 gxf5 21.exf5 e5 22.g6 Nf6 23.gxf7+ Kh7 24.Rg1 Bh6 25.Rg5 Ng4 26.Qe4 Nf2 27.Qf3 Ng4 28.f6 exd4 29.Nxd4 Bxg5+ 30.hxg5 Rf8 31.Qd3+ Bf5 32.Nxf5 Rxf5 33.Be6 Ne3 34.Qxe3 Rxg5 35.Rg1 Rg4 36.Bxg4 Rxf7 37.Qe4+ Kh6 38.Bf5 Rxf6 39.Qf4# 1–0


Jeff Baffo - Rhett Langseth, Bird


1.Nc3 d6 2.f4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.b3 g6 5.Bb2 Nbd7 6.e3 Bg7 7.Be2 b6 8.0–0 Ng4 9.Nd4 Bxd4 10.exd4 Ngf6 11.Bf3 Ba6 12.Re1 Rb8 13.d5 0–0 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Rxe6 Nc5 16.Re1 Bb7 17.Bxb7 Nxb7 18.Nb5 Nh5 19.Qf3 Nxf4 20.Qc3 Nh5 21.Qh8+ Kf7 22.Qxh7+ Ng7 23.Qxg7# 1–0


Ramyashree Gangadhar - Julian Evans, Slav


1.c4 c6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 d5 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bg4 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bf4 Qa5 9.Qb3 Qb4 10.Qxb4 Nxb4 11.Rc1 Rc8 12.a3 Nxc3 13.axb4 Ne4 14.Bb5+ Kd8 15.Rxc8+ Bxc8 16.Ne5 Be6 17.0–0 g5 18.Bg3 f6 19.Nd3 a6 20.Ba4 Nxg3 21.fxg3 b6 22.Rc1 Bd7 23.b5 axb5 24.Bb3 e6 25.Ra1 Kc7 26.Ra7+ Kc6 27.Kf2 Bd6 28.Nc1 h5 29.Ne2 Bb8 30.Ra1 h4 31.gxh4 Rxh4 32.h3 Kb7 33.Rh1 Bc6 34.g3 Rh5 35.h4 g4 36.Nf4 Bxf4 37.gxf4 Kc7 38.Kg3 f5 39.Ra1 Kb7 40.Bd1 Rh7 41.b4 Be8 42.Be2 Rc7 43.Rh1 Rc3 44.h5 Bxh5 45.Rxh5 Rxe3+ 46.Kf2 Re4 47.Bd3 Rxf4+ 48.Ke3 Rf3+ 49.Ke2 f4 50.Re5 Rh3 51.Rxe6 Rh2+ 52.Kf1 Rd2 53.Rf6 Rxd3 54.Rxf4 g3 55.Kg2 Rb3 56.Rg4 Rxb4 57.Kxg3 Rc4 58.Kf2 b4 59.Ke3 Kc6 60.Kd3 Kb5 61.Rg1 Rc3+ 62.Kd2 Kc4 63.Rb1 Rd3+ 64.Kc2 Rxd4 65.Rc1 Kb5 66.Kb3 Rd3+ 67.Kb2 d4 68.Ka2 Rc3 69.Rd1 d3 70.Kb2 Kc4 71.Rf1 Rc2+ 72.Kb1 b3 73.Rf4+ Kc3 74.Rf6 d2 75.Rc6+ Kd3 76.Rd6+ Ke4 0–1


Jeff Sallade - Anthea Carson, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0–0 Be7 8.Be3 0–0 9.f4 Nbd7 10.Qe1 Qc7 11.Qg3 Nc5 12.Bf3 Re8 13.e5 Nfd7 14.b4 Nb3 15.Nd5 exd5 16.cxb3 dxe5 17.fxe5 Qxe5 18.Qxe5 Nxe5 19.Bxd5 Bf6 20.Rad1 Nc6 21.Nc2 Bg4 22.Rd2 Rad8 23.Bf3 Bxf3 24.Rxf3 Ne5 25.Rf1 Nc6 26.Rfd1 Rxd2 27.Rxd2 Rd8 28.Kf2 Rxd2+ 29.Bxd2 Be7 30.Bc3 f6 31.a3 Kf7 32.Nd4 Ne5 33.h3 g6 34.Ke3 h5 35.Nf3 Nxf3 36.gxf3 Ke6 37.Ke4 f5+ 38.Kd3 Kd5 39.f4 g5 40.fxg5 Bxg5 41.Bb2 b5 42.Bc3 Bc1 43.a4 f4 44.Bd2 Bxd2 45.Kxd2 Ke4 46.Ke2 f3+ 47.Kf2 Kf4 48.axb5 axb5 0–1


DuWayne Langseth - Dean Brown, Stonewall


1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 e6 3.f4 c5 4.c3 Be7 5.Nf3 0–0 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


Joe Aragon - Gary Bagstad, King Fianchetto


1.Nf3 Nc6 2.g3 e5 3.d3 Bc5 4.Bg2 f5 5.e3 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Na4 Bb6 8.Nxb6 axb6 9.a3 0–0 10.0–0 h6 11.c3 Be6 12.b3 g5 13.c4 Qd7 14.Kh1 Ne7 15.Ng1 c6 16.f4 Ng6 17.h3 Qg7 18.Ra2 Rae8 19.Re2 Nh5 20.Kh2 gxf4 21.exf4 Nxg3! 22.Kxg3 Nxf4+ 23.Kh2 Nxe2 24.Qxe2 Rf6 25.Bf3 Rg6 26.Bh5 Rg3 27.Bxe8 f4 28.Qf2 Bxh3! 29.Nxh3 Qg4 30.Ng1 Qh4+ 0–1


Ken Johnson - Isaac Martinez, Scotch


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 f6?! 4.d5 Nb4 5.c4 c6 6.a3 Qa5 7.Bd2 c5 8.Nc3 Na6 9.b4 cxb4 10.axb4 Qxb4 11.Ne2 Qxc4 12.Ng3 Qc7 13.Nf5 Nb4 14.Rc1 Qa5 15.d6 Nh6 16.Ne7 Bxe7 17.dxe7 Kxe7 18.Rc4 Ke8 19.Bxb4 Qb6 20.Qc2 Kf7 21.Bd2 Ng4 22.Be3 Nxe3 23.fxe3 Qxe3+ 24.Be2 Rd8 25.Qd3 Qb6 26.Qd5+ Ke8 27.Nxe5 fxe5 28.Rf1 Qe6 29.Qd3 d5 30.Qf3 dxc4 31.Qf8+ Kd7 32.Qc5 Qc6 33.Rf7+ Ke8 34.Qe7# 1–0


David Kennedy - Kathy Schneider, Vienna


1.e4 e5 2.d3 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.a3 Bc5 5.b4 Bd4 6.Nge2 Bxc3+ 7.Nxc3 0–0 8.Be2 d6 9.h3 h6 10.0–0 d5 11.Bb2 d4 12.Nb1 a5 13.Nd2 a4 14.Nc4 b6 15.Nxe5 c5 16.b5 Nbd7 17.Nc6 Qe8 18.Bc1 Ne5 19.Nxe5 Qxe5 20.f4 Qe8 21.f5 Nd7 22.Bxh6 gxh6 23.Bh5 Ne5 24.Qd2 Kh7 25.f6 Rg8 26.Rf4 Bxh3 27.Rf2 Rg5 28.Qe2 Qg8 29.Kh2 Rg3 30.Rg1 Re3 31.Qf1 Qg3+ 32.Kh1 Qh4 33.gxh3 Rxh3+ 34.Qxh3 Qxh3+ 35.Rh2 Qe3 36.Rg7+ Kh8 37.Bxf7 Nf3 38.Rg8+ Rxg8 39.Bxg8 Qg1# 0–1


Randy Canney - Kevin Seidler, Lisitsyn Gambit Declined


1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 Nf6 3.e4 (This strange opening is a cousin to the Lisitsyn Gambit (1 Nf3 f5 2 e4!?) which Rob Karnisky used to play. I don't know what happens after 3...fxe4, but Randy probably does.) 3...d6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.exf5 Bxf5 6.d4 e6 7.Be2 g6 8.Nh4 Bg7 9.Nxf5 exf5 10.d5 Ne5 11.f4 Ned7 12.0–0 0–0 13.Bf3 Re8 14.Ne2 Nc5 15.Nd4 a5 16.c3 Nfe4 17.Re1 Qh4 18.Be3 Re7 19.Bxe4 Rxe4 20.Nf3 Qe7 21.Bxc5 dxc5 22.Ng5 Rxe1+ 23.Qxe1 Qxe1+ 24.Rxe1 h6 25.Ne6 Re8 26.Kf2 Kf7 27.Nxc7 Rxe1 28.Kxe1 g5 29.Ne6 b6 30.Nxg7 Kxg7 31.fxg5 hxg5 32.c4 Kf6 33.a4 Ke5 34.Ke2 Kd6 35.Kf3 Ke7 36.g3 Kd6 37.h4 gxh4 38.gxh4 Ke5 39.h5 Kd4 40.d6 Kxc4 41.d7 Kb3 42.d8Q f4 43.Qxb6+ Kxa4 44.b3+ 1–0


Edelreich Delarosa - Paul Anderson, Pirc


A winner of this game would tie for first place. After much maneuvering, time pressure brings forth a burst of furious action. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be3 Bg4 6.Be2 Nd7 7.Qd2 Qc7 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Ngf6 10.0–0 0–0 11.Bh6 Rfe8 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.Rfe1 Rad8 14.Rad1 e5 15.d5 c5 16.Nb5 Qb6 17.c4 a6 18.Nc3 Qa5 19.Be2 h6 20.g3 Rb8 21.a4 Nf8 22.Rf1 N8h7 23.Kh2 Qc7 24.h4 Qd7 25.Qe3 g5 26.Rg1 Rh8 27.f4 Rbe8 28.f5 Reg8 29.Rg2 Kf8 30.Rdg1 Ke7 31.Na2 Qxa4 32.b4 Qxa2 33.bxc5 Qxc4 34.cxd6+ (34 Bxc4 Ng4+) 34...Kd7 35.Qb6 Qc8 36.Bd1 Ke8 37.Rc2 Qd8 38.Rc7 Kf8 39.Qxb7 White has a crushing position but only two seconds to play his next move. So he offered a draw. ½–½


Kyle Leeds-Tilley - Jeff Sallade, Danish Gambit Declined


1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.cxd4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 0–0–0 8.Nc3 Bb4 9.Bd2 Qd7 10.d5 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Nd4 12.0–0 Nf6 13.Rc1 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Qg4 15.Qxg4+ Nxg4 16.Bf4 Bd6 17.Bxd6 Rxd6 18.Nb5 Rd7 19.Nxa7+ Kb8 20.Nb5 Rc8 21.Rfd1 Nf6 22.d6 c6 23.Nd4 Rxd6 24.Nf5 Rxd1+ 25.Rxd1 g6 26.Ne3 Kc7 27.Rd3 Ra8 28.a3 h5 29.Kf1 Ne4 30.Nc4 Re8 31.Re3 f6 32.f3 Nd6 33.Rxe8 Nxe8 34.Ke2 b5 35.Nd2 Nd6 36.Kd3 c5 37.Ne4 c4+ 38.Kd4 Nxe4 39.Kxe4 Kd6 40.Kd4 Kc6 41.h4 Kd6 42.a4 Kc6 43.a5? Kb7 44.Kd5 Ka6 45.Ke6 Kxa5 46.Kxf6 b4 0–1


Rhett Langseth - Ramyashree Gangadhar, QP


1.d4 e6 2.c3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.e3 Nf6 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.a4 cxd4 8.exd4 Bd6 9.b4 Rc8 10.Bxc6 Bxc6 11.Bb2 0–0 12.Ng5 h6 13.h4 Nh7 14.Nxh7 Kxh7 15.Nf3 g6 16.Qd2 Kg7 17.c4 Qf6 18.Bc1 Rh8 19.c5 Bc7 20.0–0 Rcg8 21.Bb2 g5 22.h5 g4 23.Ne5 Bxe5 24.dxe5 Qh4 25.Qf4 Qxh5 26.f3 gxf3 27.Rxf3 Kf8 28.Raf1 Rg7 29.Qf6 Be8 30.Qd8 Qg5 31.Qd6+ Qe7 32.Rf6 Rhg8 33.R1f2 Rg6 34.Qb8 Kg7 35.Qxa7 Kh7 36.b5 Qd7 37.c6 bxc6 38.Qxd7 Bxd7 39.b6 Rb8 40.Rxf7+ Rg7 41.a5 Bc8 42.Rf8 Ra8 43.Bd4 Rg8 44.R2f7+ Kh8 45.Rxg8+ Kxg8 46.Rc7 Rxa5 47.Rxc8+ 1–0


Fred Eric Spell - Joe Aragon, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8.0–0 Bg7 9.Be3 Ne5 10.h3 Nc4 11.Qc1 Nxe3 12.Qxe3 0–0 13.a4 Nd7 14.b4 Qb6 15.Nd5 Qxd4 16.Nxe7+ Kh8 17.Qxd4 Bxd4 18.Rad1 Be5 19.f4 Bf6 20.Rxd6 Bxe7 21.Rxd7 Bxb4 22.Rxb7 Rab8 23.Rd7 Kg8 24.Kh1 Bc5 25.Rd5 Rfc8 26.f5 Rb6 27.fxg6 hxg6 28.Rd7 Rf8 29.Rc7 Bd4 30.Rd7 Be5 31.Rxa7 Rc6 32.Re7 f6 33.g4 Rxc2 34.Rd1 Rh2+ 35.Kg1 Rxh3 36.Rdd7 Kh8 37.Kg2 Rh2+ 38.Kg1 Rc8? 39.Rxe5 fxe5 40.Kxh2 Rc4 41.Re7 Rxa4 42.Rxe5 Kg7 43.Kg3 Kf6 44.Kf4 g5+! 45.Rxg5 Rxe4+ 46.Kxe4 Kxg5 47.Kf3 Kh4? (47...Kg6 holds the draw.) 48.Kf4 1–0

USAFA "Quads" #8

By Jerry Maier

Results of USAFA "Quads" #8, March 28, 2009.


Score Place Prize Player

3.0 1st $40.00 Kurt Kondracki

2.5 2nd $20.00 George Raikas

2.0 Danial Picard

1.5 Alex Cacas

0.0 Gerald J Maier

0.0 Robert Mitchell

Colorado Springs Chess Club 2nd Quarter Schedule

By Buck Buchanan

Here is the chess club schedule for the next quarter:





April - June 2009


The Colorado Springs Chess Club meets Tuesday evenings in the downstairs Game Room of the Acacia Apartments Building at 104 E. Platte, just north of Acacia Park. The building opens about 6:30 PM. Most activities begin registration about 7:30, with play starting at 8:00. On most evenings, club ladder games are also available, including USCF-rated G/90 games. For more information call Buck at 685-1984 or e-mail [email protected] .


Players should arrive no later than 8:00 to get into the building.


In addition to Tuesday evenings, club members are gathering for chess at these times:


Wednesdays: Poor Richard’s, 320 N Tejon, 6:30-10 PM. Rated tourney, G/90, 1 game a night.


3rd Saturday of month (4/18, 5/16, 6/20) Agia Sophia coffee house, 2902 W Colorado, 8:00 PM.


Air Force Academy Quads, USCF rated. 4/25, 5/30, 6/27. See Dean Brown or websites for info.






7 Speed tournament

14 Team tourn., 4SS, G/15. 2 player teams, alternate moves without consulting, rating sum <3200

18 Denker/Polgar Fundraiser tournament, 4-SS, G/30, Grace Place Church, 2403 Templeton Gap. Register with Buck.

21 Josh Bloomer simul

28 Ladder games, G/15




5 Speed tournament

12 Thematic tourn. King’s Indian Defense: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6

19 Quads - 4 RR, G/30 if rated, G/20 if not

23-25 Territory Days Booth at Bancroft Park. Play for fun, promote chess. Dress “Western.” See Buck

26 4-SS, G/15




2 Speed tournament

9 June Mating Game: 4-SS, G/30, USCF rated, $5 entry fee

13-14 Southern Colorado Open: 6-SS, G/90, Manitou Spgs Masonic Lodge. Register with Dean.

16 June Mating Game continues.

23 G/15 Ladders

30 Bughouse!

Spring is Sprung Open III

By Liz Wood

April 4, 2009

Spring is Sprung Open III --- A One-day Rated Chess Tournament

5-SS, G/30 TD 5

Location: at the Daily Grind, 209 S. Union, Pueblo (take 1st Street exit, three blocks to Union; Union & D Street)

Registration 9:00-9:45, Rounds 10, 11:15, 12:30, 2:30, 3:45.

Entry fee: $20; Sr, Jr, Unr $15; CSCA & USCF required, OSA. Pre-registration entry fee: $15, which must be paid at the time of pre-registration. Cash prizes based on entry fees will be distributed at the conclusion of the event. Final round byes must be requested before the start of Round 2, and are irrevocable.

For further information, contact Liz Wood, [email protected] (719-566-6929 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              719-566-6929      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) or Jerry Maier, (719-660-5531 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              719-660-5531      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) Send pre-registrations to: Jerry Maier at 229 Hargrove Court, Colorado Springs CO 80919-2213 or [email protected] by April 2nd.




Upcoming Events

3/31 Players’ Choice, CSCC

3/31 March 2009 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA

4/4 Spring is Sprung Open III, CSCA

4/8 Boulder April Blitz Tournament, BCC

4/10-12 2009 Boulder Open, BCC

4/16 April 2008 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA


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 (

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