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Bobby's Twin

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

Game Of The Week


This week I had a lot of suggestions for the game of the week. Anthea Carson NN crushed me this week at the June Mating Game for her 2nd win over me in 13 tries. She was hoping that I would write up the game to promote her chess videos (

However, she didn’t tell me which animal opening she used, so I didn’t know which video to promote. My favorite is the crab but that isn’t what she played this time.

In addition, I got a wonderful game from Tim Fisher this week. He annotated a blitz game from back in January where he drops his queen but holds on to win. I do that every now and then in blitz games and send them to LM Brian Wall as Jim Burden Award nominees.

However, I have yet to win the prize, but maybe Tim’s annotations might impress the judge and tip the balance in his favor.

Of course, I couldn’t possibly choose either of those fine selections, as today is Father’s Day. The past 3 years I have posted a loss of mine to my dad as part of his present:

I think it is a nice way to remember him, and it doesn’t cost anything to boot. In addition, I am behind in getting his card out to him so it looks like I forgot.

Well, I didn’t forget. It just took longer to get his surprise together than I expected. I have been collecting some Bobby Fischer memorabilia for him since they share the exact same birthday (3/9/1943), and this is the first year my dad didn’t have his chess twin around to celebrate their birthday together.

So, I asked my dad which win he liked the best, and wouldn’t you know it, he chose the gift I gave to him on the 63rd anniversary of Bobby Fischer’s birth. Happy Father’s Day!


Bobby's Twin


[Event "15-13-14"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2006.03.09"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Anderson, Douglas"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A36"]

[PlyCount "78"]

[EventDate "2005.11.28"]


1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. e3 e6 5. b3 b6 6. Bb2 Bb7 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. Nf3

Nge7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qc2 Nb4 11. Qb1 Nec6 12. a3 Na6 13. Nb5 Bxb2 14. Qxb2 d5

15. d4 dxc4 16. bxc4 Na5 17. Rac1 Qe7 18. Rfd1 Rfd8 19. Ne5 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 f6

21. Nf3 Kg7 22. Nd2 Rd7 23. Ne4 Rad8 24. f3 Nc6 25. Rd2 Na5 26. Qc3 Nc6 27.

Rcd1 Na5 28. dxc5 Rxd2+ 29. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 30. Qxd2 Nxc5 31. Nxc5 Qxc5 32. Qd7+ Kh6

33. Qxe6 Nxc4 34. Nd4 f5 35. Nxf5+ Qxf5 36. Qxc4 Qa5 37. Qb4 Qxb4 38. axb4 a5

39. bxa5 bxa5 0-1


This Week In Chess


On June 10th, the CSCC had 11 members in attendance. The main event for the evening was the first round of the June Mating Game. This USCF-rated event (G30) is a 4 round, Swiss tournament played over 2 weeks. Here are the results after the first 2 rounds:


Score Player


2.0 Brian Wall

1.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Anthea Carson

1.0 Jeff Fox

1.0 David Meliti

0.0 Dean Brown


Comments From Email


Tim Fisher, Friday, June 13, 2008 12:56 AM


Hey Paul. In honor of the 2008 release of the first Rambo movie in over 20 years (I think it's called "Rambo Takes on the Nursing Home"), I thought it only fitting to submit this ICC blitz game in which I had to to call upon my inner Rambo.


Ode to Rambo


[Event "ICC 2 10"]

[Site "Internet Chess Club"]

[Date "2008.01.30"]

[Round "?"]

[White "PegLeg"]

[Black "Tim "Rambo" Fisher"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B01"]

[Annotator "Fisher,Tim"]

[PlyCount "88"]

[EventDate "2008.??.??"]


1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Ne5 e6 7. Be2 Nbd78.Bf4 Be7 !? 9. Qd2 {but now that the bishop is guarded, the knight must be taken.} ({I wasn't afraid of} 9. Nxf7 {because Black has decent compensation after}Qxf410. Nxh8 Kf 9... b5 ?? {is one cute move too many.} 10. Nc4 ({of course now the simple} 10. Nxf7 {should also win easily.}) 10... Qb4 11.a3{Ever get that feeling that the walls are closing in on you?} Ne4 12. Qe3Nxc313. axb4 {Here, any sane person would have resigned. But I dug down deepandthose immortal words came to me: "It's not over! Nothing is over! Nothing!!You can't just switch it off!"} Nd5 ! {Attacking his queen and two minor pieces.} 14. Qd2 bxc4 ! {So long, little stallion!} 15. Bxc4 N7f6 16. Be5 Nxb4 ! {Ha! Another warrior falls, surely momentum must be swinging in my favor!}17.Bxc7 {I didn't need him anyway.} Bb7 ! {Developing the mighty bishop to its best diagonal with tempo!} 18. O-O {Yes, castling CAN be a blunder!} (18. Ba5 {was preferred.}) 18... Rc8 ! {Challenging him to defend them both.} 19. b3 Rxc7 ! {Another enemy soldier pays the ultimate price!} 20. c3 Nc6 21. Bxa6 {Flank pawns merely limit the scope of my pieces. Good riddance!} Nd5 ! {The knight centralizes and dominates the position!} 22. Bxb7 Rxb7 ! {And now my forces are practically invulnerable on the light squares!} 23.Ra8+Rb8 24. Rxb8+ ? {The enemy has traded off his most active piece!} Nxb8 25.Ra1O-O {My king enters his fortress while the rook is now ready to decimateanyone who stands in his way!} 26. c4 Nf6 {A charge to the rear!} 27. b4 Rd828. c5 {It's going to take more than a few puny foot soldiers to conquer my troops!}Nc6 {The evil twin knight enters the fray with a devastating double attack!}29. Qc3 ? {Never send a woman to do a MAN's job!} Nxd4 30. Rd1 ?? {Is that supposed to scare me?} Ne2+ !! {--the inevitable death blow from a highly motivated fighting force!} 31. Kf1Nxc3 ! {Goodnight Saigon!} 32. Rxd8+ Bxd8 33. c6 Bb6 34. Ke1 Nfd5 35. Kd2Ne4+36. Kd3 Nxf2+ 37. Kc4 Kf8 38. Kb5 Ke7 39. Ka6 Kd8 40. Kb7 Be3 41. b5 Ne4 42.c7+ Nxc7 43. b6 Bxb6 {Have one for the road!} 44. Kxb6 Kd7 0-1


Keep up the good work Paul!




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