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Luck Of The Draw

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

Game Of The Week

By DuWayne Langseth

Ok, Anderson, I know how you got over 1900. Shear luck! :)


I wish my opponents played like that! ( I played Sbarge and he didn't hand me a rook. In fact, he played best moves most of the time. I couldn't squeeze a tiny advantage out ofthe guy. Guess I'm just envious.


Now in that game with Doykos (, I have no idea what you were doing giving away pieces! Did I (and Rybka) miss something? I think he was +8 for most of the ending and simply missed your mate combination! Ok, I've roughed you up enough. I apologize.


The reason I voted for the Flores game was that you played almost exactly the way I would have. In fact, it transposed into my very exclusively-played (by me) opening. Another reason to vote for it was the absence of any mistakes. That and the because I couldn't vote for the other two. But that was a quality game.


Hey, didn't you used to have some software that allowed the viewer to use an interactive chess board where you could click on the moves and step through a game? Do you know where to get such a thing? I'm actually thinking of starting a web site to view and analyze games and it would be useful.


[Yes! I still use Fritz 8, which I am sure you could find at any of your finer chess engine retailers. I have included this week's game in its full clickable glory below, but you have to click the link to be taken to that webpage. Of course, this week's title was taken from your insightful analysis of my play. I'm grateful for your comments, as I've been wondering myself, "How did I get over 1900 while other chess players, who have been playing much longer and studying much harder, still languish in the sub-1900 range?" Plus, I wasn't in the mood to write much this week.]


Luck Of The Draw

[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.05.04"]

[Round "4.3"]

[White "Flores, John"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

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

[ECO "B13"]

[WhiteElo "1805"]

[BlackElo "1918"]

[PlyCount "118"]

[EventDate "2008.05.03"]


1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. Bf4 a6 7. Qb3 e6 8. Nf3

Be7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O dxc4 11. Bxc4 b5 12. Be2 Bb7 13. Rfd1 Nd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5

15. Qe3 Nd7 16. Ne5 Nb6 17. b3 Bb7 18. Qg3 Bh4 19. Qg4 Bg5 20. Rd3 Bxf4 21.

Qxf4 Qg5 22. Qxg5 hxg5 23. Bf3 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 f6 25. Rc1 Rac8 26. Rdc3 Rxc3 27.

Rxc3 Rc8 28. Rc5 Kf7 29. Nd2 Rxc5 30. dxc5 Nd5 31. a3 a5 32. Kf1 Ke7 33. a4

bxa4 34. bxa4 Nc3 35. Nc4 Nxa4 36. c6 Nc3 37. Nxa5 Kd6 38. f3 f5 39. Kf2 f4 40.

g3 Nd5 41. Kg2 Nf6 42. gxf4 gxf4 43. Kh3 g5 44. Kg2 Nd5 45. Kh3 Ne3 46. Nb7+

Kxc6 47. Nd8+ Kd5 48. Nf7 g4+ 49. fxg4 e5 50. g5 e4 51. g6 Ke6 52. Ng5+ Kf6 53.

g7 Kxg7 54. Ne6+ Kf6 55. Nxf4 Kf5 56. Ne2 Nf1 57. Ng3+ Nxg3 58. Kxg3 Kg5 59. h3

e3 1/2-1/2


This Week In Chess

On May 6th, the CSCC had 11 members in attendance. The evening’s event was a double, round robin, blitz tournament (G5). I lost one game to Jeff Fox and one game to DuWayne Langseth to finish in clear first. Here are the results:


Score Player

8.0 Paul Anderson

7.0 Jeff Fox

6.5 DuWayne Langseth

4.0 Justin Luebbe

3.5 Joe Fromme

1.0 Steven Firtko


Bobby Fischer Memorial Chess Tournament Prizes

Score $ Place Player


Open Section


4.0 $700.00 1st Dashzegve Sharavdorj

3.0 $102.50 2nd Renard Anderson

3.0 $102.50 2nd Brian Wall

3.0 $130.00 U2000 David Meliti

2.5 $28.33 U2000 2 Paul Anderson

2.5 $28.33 U2000 2 John Flores

2.5 $28.33 U2000 2 Larry Wutt

2.0 $60.00 U1800 Klaus Johnson

2.0 $60.00 U1800 Reuben Sbarge

2.0 $60.00 U1800 Anthea Carson


Reserve Section


3.5 $115.00 1st Cory Foster

3.5 $115.00 1st Michael Dempsey

3.0 $86.25 U1400 Michael Wokurka

3.0 $86.25 U1400 Daniel Zhou

3.0 $86.25 U1400 Jeff Sallade

3.0 $86.25 U1400 Yelena Kandybey

1.5 $95.00 U1000 Kathy Schneider


Casual Chess Night

By Renae Delaware

Hello Everyone!


Hopefully all of you are enjoying the sporadic warm weather spring time affords us here in Colorado! I'm hoping that if you're out and about, you'll find time to make down to Agia Sophia sometime this summer!


Here are details:


When: Saturday, May 17th at 8pm

Where: Agia Sofia Coffee Shop & Bookstore, 2902 W. Colorado Ave 80904. Located on the NW corner of Colorado & 29th (directly west of the firestation) 719-632-3322

Who: Anyone! Just be sure to bring your own sets & clocks!


Please remember to support them if you're able to! (Even if it's not at our casual nights!)


Thank you!



Comments From Email

Tim, Tuesday, May 06, 2008 6:36 PM


That was funny :-) It was good seeing you over the weekend. I was happy to see Anthea take out Whinemiller, and then see Bill playing Dean Brown in the last round. You know when you are playing Dean Brown in the last round, you did something wrong :-)


Damian Nash, Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:10 PM


Thanks for mentioning the Western Colorado Open. Hope to see a couple of CS players here this weekend!


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Upcoming Events

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5/17 DCC May Flowers Tour Event, CSCA

5/17-18 2008 Wyoming Open, CSCA

5/17 Agia Sophia coffee house, CSCC

5/20 Lecture by Club Champ Shaun MacMillan, CSCC


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