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Chess Simulation

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

Game Of The Week

As I was looking over my chess database this week, I ran across a fact I thought was interesting. I began counting the number of games I published from specific opponents. While the fact that Jeff Fox was at the top with 7 games, I was surprised to see that Anthea Carson NN was tied with him at 7 games.

This is surprising because of the fact that most of my 51 games against Jeff were played at the club. However, all, but one game, from the 12 times I have played Anthea N, come from USCF-rated weekend tournaments.

Despite the fact that she was published 7 times in the Yahoo! Group, not once had a game between us been chosen as the Game Of The Week. Therefore, I decided to publish the final 4 rated games we played together, let the group vote, and show how a typical battle goes between myself and the 86th highest quick rated woman in the US.


Initially, I had hoped to publish our last encounter together. Anthea N was promoting her book with a chess simultaneous exhibition by LM Brian Wall at Black Cat Books in Manitou Springs.  My wife had won a gift certificate from the Bobby Fischer Memorial to a store in Manitou Springs, and I thought I would get to play chess against a Master while my wife shopped.

Unfortunately, Anthea’s N's promotional skills, this week, were about as good as Artie Fufkin’s, the record promoter in the Rockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap.”

Brian asked, “I was told there would be massive media support?”

Anthea N responded, “We did massive. We saturated. We over-saturated.”

While she was able to get a reporter to write an article for the local newspaper, the event was referred to as a “chess simulation.”

However, that turned out to be a rather appropriate description as the Master was late, and I was the only one to show up. So, the simul consisted of me playing Anthea N and her son. I won both but should have lost both.

I didn’t record the game, so I can’t show you that one, but this game is similar in that I got an early edge that I slowly gave away until I finally I survived the endgame by trading off her more powerful weapons leaving her only the golden knight amidst the ruins Cair Paravel.


Of course, this is only a chess simulation. Any similarity between this game and actual chess is purely coincidental. Please remain seated until the simulation has come to a complete and final stop.


Chess Simulation

[Event "Colorado Springs Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2003.03.09"]

[Round "4.13"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Carson, Anthea"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D15"]

[WhiteElo "1734"]

[BlackElo "1561"]

[PlyCount "91"]

[EventDate "2003.03.08"]


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg4 5. Ne5 Bh5 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Qxb6 axb6 8.

cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 cxd5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. e3 Nc6 13. Bb5 e6 14. Bd2

Bd6 15. h3 Ke7 16. Ke2 Rh4 17. Kf3 Rah8 18. Kg2 f5 19. f3 g5 20. Rac1 Na7 21.

Bd3 g6 22. e4 fxe4 23. Bxg5+ Kd7 24. Bxh4 exd3 25. Bf6 Rf8 26. Be5 Nc6 27. Bxd6

Kxd6 28. Rc3 Nxd4 29. Rxd3 e5 30. Rhd1 g5 31. R1d2 b5 32. a3 Kc5 33. Rc3+ Kd6

34. Kg3 b6 35. Rh2 Ne6 36. h4 Nf4 37. hxg5 d4 38. Rh6+ Kd5 39. Rcc6 e4 40.

fxe4+ Kxe4 41. Rhf6 Rxf6 42. gxf6 d3 43. f7 d2 44. f8=Q Ne2+ 45. Kf2 d1=Q 46.

Re6+ 1-0


This Week In Chess

On May 13th, the CSCC had 13 members in attendance. Most of the participants played in the double, round robin, bughouse tournament (G5).

Bughouse is a chess variant where a two-man team, playing opposite colors on two separate boards, challenges another two-man team, and one partner can use the other’s captured pieces. Therefore, once one partner captures a piece, the other partner can now drop that piece onto any vacant square (as long as it is not a pawn onto the eighth rank) of his board in lieu of making a regular move. The partners can advise each other regarding moves or captures, and either partner can win to gain the point for the team. The team of twins born to play bughouse steamrolled the field going undefeated. Here are the results:


Score Team

10.0 Phillip & Kaylor Scudder

7.0 Paul Anderson & Ken Dail

5.0 Buck Buchanan & Kathy Schneider

4.5 Jeff Fox & Charles Martin

2.5 Dean Brown & Gary Frenzel

1.0 David Meliti & Allen Smith


Pikes Peak Open Announcement

By Buck Buchanan

Here is the announcement for the Pikes Peak Open:




Tournament Announcement


August 2-3, Manitou Springs: PIKES PEAK OPEN


5-SS, Rds 1-3 40/90 and G/1; Rds 4-5 40/2 and G/1. Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. One open section. EF $30 if rec’d by July 31, $35 at site. $8 EF discount for juniors, seniors, unrated. CSCA required, ($15, jrs & srs 10), OSA. Cash prizes per entries. Registration 8:30 - 9:30, Rds 10, 2:30, 7:00; 9:00 AM, 3:00. Entries to Richard Buchanan, 844B Prospect Place, Manitou Springs CO 80829. Phone (719) 685-1984 or e-mail [email protected] . COLORADO TOUR EVENT.


By Liz Wood

At the Spring is Sprung tournament in Pueblo, someone left behind:


1. a black pawn

2. a dark green board and pieces.


Earlier, I'm not sure when, someone else left a World Savings bag with two sets, two boards, and two clocks (one of which belonged to William Garcia).


Any notion as to who might be attached to what would be welcome.

Comments From Email

Tim, Monday, May 19, 2008 3:40 PM


Hey Paul,


Speaking of this week's Anthea Carson NN tribute - I made a bunch of chess videos with her yesterday.


You can find the full collection at


They include a 9:48 minute video on the fishing pole


Me doing a spastic Bill O'Reilly impersonation teaching the "mousetrap opening"


The sheep opening Baahhh!!!


The Moose The Moose is loose!!


The Zebra Earn your stripes!!


The Giraffe Stick your neck out!!


and a special interview with Anthea N Move over Larry King!


plus a bunch of other goodies!


Be sure and rate the videos and leave comments as well!! Viewers are welcome to subscribe as well, so that they will be informed when new videos are released.


These videos contain extremely important, bleeding edge, bone crushing theoretical novelties that no chess player up to the 2700 level should play without!!!





Upcoming Events

5/20 Lecture by Club Champ Shaun MacMillan, CSCC

5/21,28 Poor Richard's Bookstore May Open final rounds, CSCC

5/24-26 Territory Days Festival. Play for fun in our chess booth. Dress “Western,” See Buck, CSCC

5/27 Quads - 3-RR, G/30 for USCF rated, G/20 otherwise, CSCC

5/31 Quads by Knight, CSCA

5/31 CU Rapid VIII, BCC


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 (

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