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Shoo, Fly, Shoo!

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Game Of The Week


I had sort of made the promise to publish four losses each year back in 2006 when Ted Metro had asked why the Game Of The Week always had me winning ( I have kept that promise in 2006 and 2007, but this year I almost forgot.

I don’t publish a lot of my games from the current year as I usually only choose one game per event. This year I have only published 8 games of mine from 2008 (4 win, 2 loss, 2 draws).

When I choose a game from the past, it is typically a win since I try not to remember the losses. So, the published losses have to be current ones that I can still remember enough to, at least, say something about them. However, this year has been tough for picking a loss as my winning percentage has been near my record (73.27% in 2008 vs. 74.32% in 1997).

In fact, in the past seven USCF-rated games, I have not suffered a loss. I was even able to announce mate to my opponents in 3 of the past 4 USCF-rated games, which allowed me to brush up on some of Randy’s Rules ( I was able to implement rule #1 in the Pike Peak Open’s final round when I announced mate in 3 with mate in 2 on the board.

My opponent asked, “Are you sure?”

With my limited experience announcing mate, I quickly responded, “No.”

In addition, my ratings graph is at its all time high with very few down ticks this year (

DuWayne Langseth remarked, “If your rating was a stock, people would be wanting to invest. Mine maybe, but not so much.”

Of course, the graph did remind me there was one big drop this year. It was right after the June Mating Game where I lost 3 (out of 4 games) of my 11 possible losses left to choose from this year. The major culprit in the downturn on my graph was Anthea Carson NN who has been pestering me to publish her win ever since ( She has been like a horsefly buzzing around my butt all summer long. Is it any wonder she made a video about the horsefly opening?


Watch the video:


Shoo, Fly, Shoo!


[Event "June Mating Game"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.06.10"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Carson, Anthea"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A21"]

[WhiteElo "1945"]

[BlackElo "1713"]

[PlyCount "68"]

[EventDate "2008.06.10"]


1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 c6 3. Nf3 Bd6 4. e3 Bc7 5. Qc2 d6 6. b3 Ne7 7. Bb2 Na6 8. a3

Nc5 9. d4 exd4 10. exd4 Bf5 11. Qd1 Nd7 12. Bd3 O-O 13. O-O d5 14. Bxf5 Nxf5

15. cxd5 Nf6 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Qd3 Ne7 18. Rad1 Ned5 19. Rfe1 Rb8 20. Nxd5 Qxd5

21. b4 a5 22. Bc3 Bd6 23. Bd2 axb4 24. Bxb4 Bxb4 25. axb4 Rxb4 26. Re5 Qa2 27.

h3 Nd5 28. Rh5 g6 29. Ng5 Nf4 30. Qf3 Nxh5 31. g4 Rb5 32. Ne4 f5 33. Nd6 fxg4

34. Qxc6 Qxf2+ 0-1


This Week In Chess


On August 5th, the CSCC had scheduled a Speed tournament. It is quite possible that some people showed up, but I wouldn’t know, as I wasn’t one of them. The CSCC also had scheduled on August 6th the first round of the Poor Richard's Bookstore August Open, which could have actually happened, but I can’t be sure, as I haven’t heard from my contact there. But I can give you my results from blitz games I played online this week while in Ohio:


Score Games Player 


34.0 51.0 Paul Anderson


Pikes Peak Open 2008 Results

By Jerry Maier


Thought you might want a list of the prize breakdowns:


Score Place Prize Player 


4.5 1ST $70.00 Renard Anderson

4.0 2ND $40.00 Brian Wall

4.0 2ND $40.00 Paul Douglas Anderson

4.0 2ND $40.00 Anthea Carson

3.0 U1700 $12.50 Joseph T Fromme

3.0 U1700 $12.50 Alejandro Isaac Torres

3.0 U1700 $12.50 Kenneth Dail

3.0 U1700 $12.50 Jeffrey Serna

3.0 U1500 Craig Lewis

3.0 Derek Austin Fish [NEW]

2.5 Timothy Brennan [Withdrawn]

2.5 Christopher Hanagan

2.5 Timothy Michael Martinson

2.5 Brendon Charles Barela [NEW]

2.5 U1400 Daniel Gonzales

2.0 DuWayne Langseth [Withdrawn]

2.0 Jiri Kovats

2.0 Bongee Boyce

2.0 Jeff Sallade

1.5 Gary L Bagstad [Withdrawn]

1.5 Cory Edward Foster

1.5 Thomas Mullikin

1.5 Isaac Martinez

1.5 Glenn Mullins [Withdrawn]

1.0 David Hufnagel [Withdrawn]

1.0 Michael Wokurka

1.0 Fred Eric Spell

0.5 Robert Rountree [Withdrawn]


Colo Open Announcement

By Buck Buchanan


Tournament Announcement


2008 Colorado Open


State Chess Championship


August 30 - 31


5-round Swiss, 2 Sections: Championship (Open), Reserve (U1700).Rd. 1 G/90; other rounds 40/90 and G/1.Doubletree Hotel, 7801 E. Orchard Rd, Greenwood Villageat I-25 and Orchard in south Denver; Hotel phone (303) 779-6161; room rate for players $99.Entry fee $35 if received by 8/28, $40 at site. $9 EF discount for juniors, seniors, unrated.Cash prizes per entries.Registration 8:00 - 9:00, Rounds schedule Sat. 9:30, 1, 6:30; Sunday Rd 4 at 9:00, CSCA Membership Meeting at 2:30, Rd 5 at 4:00.Entries to Richard Buchanan, 844 B Prospect Place, Manitou Springs CO 80829,Phone (719) 685-1984, e-mail [email protected] membership required, OSA. COLORADO TOUR EVENT


All CSCA members are encouraged to attend the Membership Meeting Sunday at 2:30


Upcoming Events


8/12 Thematic: 4-SS, G/15, not rated. Sicilian Grand Prix Attack. After 1 e4 c5 White develops with Nc3, Bc4, f4, d3, etc., CSCC

8/13,20,27 Poor Richard's Bookstore August Open final rounds, CSCC

8/16 Agia Sophia coffee house, 2902 W Colorado, 8:00 PM, CSCC

8/19 Team tournament 4-SS, G/15. Team members alternate moves in games vs other team, no consulting., CSCC

8/27 August 2008 G/29 Grand Prix Event - Boulder, BCC

8/30-31 Colorado Open - State Championship, 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 (

New Mexico Chess Organization: NMCO (

Utah Chess Association: UCA (

Categories: 2008

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