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Tom's Tribute

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Game Of The Week

By Tom Mullikin


It's nice of you to do a tribute to Al ( This was one of the last games (perhaps the last) that I played against him. Chess wise, it is not a very good game; there are lots of blunders in it, and while I maintained an advantage through most of the beginning, the horrendous blunder at move 39 where I drop a Bishop was absolutely pivotal. Al then had an easy win, but got sloppy in the last couple of moves and allowed me to get a draw.


Over all, Al and I played something like 15 games. I won 7 and Al won 7 and I believe this game is our only draw. I miss him; some time ago when writing a note to Brian Wall's Yahoo Bulletin Board around the time of Al's death, I mentioned the record between us, and that perhaps someday I'll get to play Al again. That would be nice.


Tom's Tribute


[Event "Tabor Quick Chess"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2004.03.27"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Mullikin, Tom"]

[Black "Ufer, Allan"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "B02"]

[WhiteElo "1041"]

[BlackElo "1102"]

[PlyCount "103"]

[EventDate "2004.03.27"]


1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d6 3. Bc4 e6 4. Qe2 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. d4 d5 8. a3 c5

9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. exd5 Ng4 11. Ne4 Ba7 12. h3 Nf6 13. Bg5 O-O 14. Nxf6+ gxf6 15.

dxe6 fxg5 16. exf7+ Kg7 17. Qe5+ Qf6 18. Qxf6+ Kxf6 19. O-O-O Nc6 20. Rd6+ Kg7

21. Rxc6 Bxf2 22. Kb1 Bb7 23. Rc7 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Bg3 25. Rd7 h6 26. Rhd1 a5 27.

Rb7 Rfb8 28. Re7 Kf8 29. Rdd7 a4 30. Bd5 Ra6 31. Re6 Rxe6 32. Bxe6 Be1 33. b3

b4 34. Ra7 axb3 35. Bxb3 bxa3 36. Rxa3 Bg3 37. Ra7 Bd6 38. Rd7 Bf4 39. c4 Rxb3+

40. Kc2 Rxf3 41. c5 Bg3 42. c6 Rxf7 43. Rd8+ Ke7 44. Rd7+ Ke8 45. Rb7 Rc7 46.

Rxc7 Bxc7 47. Kd2 Ke7 48. Ke2 h5 49. Kf3 Kd6 50. Ke4 g4 51. hxg4 hxg4 52. Kf4



This Week In Chess


On July 1st, the CSCC had 14 members in attendance. The evening’s event was a double, round robin, blitz tournament (G5). LM Brian Wall lost one game to Josh Divine to finish in clear first. Here are the results:


Score Player


19.0 Brian Wall

14.5 Paul Anderson

14.5 DuWayne Langseth

14.0 Jeff Fox

13.0 Josh Divine

11.0 Buck Buchanan

6.0 John Lee

5.0 Anthea Carson

5.0 Lucas Bundy

4.0 Ken Dail

2.0 Isaac Martinez


On July 2nd, the CSCC held the first round of the Poor Richard's Bookstore July Open. Here are the results:


Score Player


1.0 Brian Wall

1.0 Bill Whinemiller

1.0 Anthea Carson

1.0 Timothy Brennan

1.0 Alejandro Isaac Torres

1.0 Joseph T Fromme

1.0 Dean Brown

1.0 Fred Eric Spell

0.5 Michael Joseph Wokurka

0.5 Gerald Maier

0.0 M Paul Covington

0.0 Gerard Sunderland

0.0 Thomas Mullikin

0.0 Isaac Martinez

0.0 Reece Cantwell

0.0 Kristen Colette Meliti

0.0 Sarah Cantwell

0.0 Tara Martinez


Comments From Email


Glenn Leotaud, Friday, July 04, 2008 12:51 AM


Hello Paul, and happy fourth of July to the CSCC.


Thanks for going back in time and showing me how terrible a game I can play. I enjoyed reliving the game especially Nxc5. I remember the draw with Brian in round 1 of the same event. I was a couple of moves from mating him when I panicked with 3 seconds on my clock and offered a draw. Tell Brian thanks for all the fun speed games. Give Dean and Buck my regards. Get Renee Delaware back to the chess board as her name is missing from the latest cross tables. Her games, I am sure , is missed by all. Paul, if you are hard pressed for games to print, may I suggest you publish your round one game from the June Mating Game against Anthea Carson. I would love to see that gem. Also, round three and four from the same event would be some nice treats.


So long for now, I hope to make an appearance at a Colorado Springs event in 2009. If only to give you some more memories. I enjoyed my two months in the Springs and I am looking forward to another visit.




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Tim, Monday, July 07, 2008 4:26 PM


Hey Paul, How's it going? Did you have a nice 4th?? Anthea and I made more chess videos yesterday. We incorporated some comments and feedback from people, including yourself - and took it up a notch - with PUPPETS!!!


I'm thinking about submitting it to that film festival they hold each year in Telluride! This one is about "The Lion", and is kind of a neat variation where black can suffer some serious collaterial damage if they are not careful. This is the first one. We are going to release about one a week. Feel free to rate it, and leave comments :-) If you should share with your group that would be Grrrrrrrrrreat!!! (Said like Tony the Tiger or possibly like the boss in Office Space)


Brian Wall, Monday, July 07, 2008 8:52 PM


David Surrat also gave a tip of the hat to the Colorado Springs Chess Newsletter by Paul Anderson.  Chessville excerpt mentioning CSCC newsletter - Chess Newsletters:


"I subscribe to many, and one of the very best club-level newsletters is put out by the Colorado Springs Chess Club."


Upcoming Events


7/8 Juniors vs seniors match, CSCC

7/9,16,23,30 Poor Richard's Bookstore July Open Final Rounds, CSCC

7/15 Quad (USCF rated G/30, otherwise G/20), CSCC

7/18-20 2008 Kansas Open, KCA

7/19 DCC July Fireworks, CSCA

7/22 July 2008 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA


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


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Boulder Chess Club: BCC (

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Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

New Mexico Chess Organization: NMCO (

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