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Lessons From Dad, Part III

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Game Of The Week


The past couple of years, I have published a loss of mine to my Dad as part of my Father’s Day celebration. The first year, I chose the game, and he didn’t like the choice very well. So, I asked him how he got better and to choose his favorite game.

He chose two games. I published one of them last year and saved the other one for this year. So, now my Father’s Day tradition has turned into a trilogy, which is nice, as it makes for less work on my part. I guess I can see why every movie coming out this summer is the third in a series. All you have to do is write a new intro, copy what you did last time, add in some new stuff at the end, and Ta Da! Part III:


"I got better by taking more time on my moves and playing better defense, which means I look more carefully at what attacks you may have and try to defend against them early before you have 2 attacks and I only have 1 move to defend. I also try to keep my pieces well defended to prevent any surprises. I used to be able to get away with taking chances and being more aggressive and count on you making a weak move if I got into trouble. But now if I get into trouble it seems you are very good at maintaining your advantage to a win. Only after I feel a defensive move is not necessary and I have a free move, do I look for a good offensive move. That seems to get me at least a draw instead of a loss. Even if I feel I have a slight advantage, I try to make sure I hang on to the draw rather than trying something risky for a win. There are 2 wins I remember better than others. One was an end game position where we both had pawns racing to Queen and Kings in position to stop the race or capture other material and I forced your King in a position where I would Queen with check and give me an extra move tempo. Another was when you got your Queen bottled upon the Queen-side and I pushed my King-side pawns on your King resulting in a very strong attack on your King that couldn't be defended very well with your Queen misplaced.”


Lessons From Dad, Part III


[Event "9-9-5"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2001.04.04"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Anderson, Douglas"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B12"]

[PlyCount "73"]

[EventDate "2001.03.06"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Be3 Qc7 6. Nf3 Bxc5 7. Bxc5 Qxc5 8.

Nc3 Ne7 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Re1 Rac8 13. Rc1 Qb4 14. Rb1

Rc7 15. a3 Qa5 16. Ne2 Rfc8 17. c3 Ng6 18. Ned4 b5 19. h4 h6 20. g4 a6 21. Kg2

Qb6 22. h5 Ne7 23. g5 Nc5 24. Qd2 Ne4 25. Qf4 Kh7 26. gxh6 gxh6 27. Qxf7+ Kh8

28. Nh4 Ng5 29. Qf6+ Kh7 30. f4 Ne4 31. Qf7+ Kh8 32. Rg1 Rg8+ 33. Kh2 Qb8 34.

Nxe6 Ra7 35. Rg7 Ng5 36. Qf6 Nf7 37. Rxf7+ 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday June 19, 2007


On June 12th, the CSCC had 15 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:


Player Score


Paul Anderson 2.0

Jerry Maier 2.0

Dean Brown 1.0

Jeff Fox 1.0

Mike Filppu 1.0

Joe Pahk 1.0

Paul Christensen 0.0

Tom Mullikin 0.0


Comments From Email


CARL BERG, Tuesday, June 12, 2007 7:05 PM


Hang in there, Paul! Going 0-0-0 can be good for the juices!


R.F. from El Paso, TX, Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:44 PM


To anyone in Pueblo West. Please organize a tournament out there. It doesn't matter how big it is. The first one is always the hardest, but once you get started it becomes easier. Make it USCF rated and advertise it in the Chess Life magazine and I am sure you will get a nice turn out. Go easy on the prize money and give some nice trophies, even if they are small. That will get you started. Good Luck!


Randy & Teyana Reynolds, Saturday, June 16, 2007 8:15 PM


“Flabbergasted”… LOL… Just when I think you’re running out of verbs… J


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Pueblo Open


"For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Matthew 7:8

I don't know about the Chess Life listing or the trophies, but there is a tournament planned for Pueblo! Here are the details:


PUEBLO OPEN, June 30, 2007


4 round Swiss system tournament.

Time Control: G/30 with 5sec delay

Site: Daily Grind, 209 S. Union, Pueblo

Directions: Union is three blocks west of I-25 from the 1st Street Exit (Exit 98B).

Entry fee: $20; $7 less for Jrs, Srs, and unrateds

Prizes: Based on Entries

Registration: June 30 from 11:00 - 11:45 AM., Rounds: 12:00, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45.

Entries: Dean Brown 4225 Hedge Lane, Colorado Springs, CO, 80917Phone: (719)573-5176E-mail: [email protected]

USCF & CSCA Membership Required. May be acquired at tournament registration.

Preregistration accepted through 27 June to Dean Brown.

For further information, contact Liz Wood, 556-6929, [email protected]

A Pueblo Chess Club event.



Upcoming Events


6/19 June Mating Game continues, CSCC

6/20,27 Poor Richard's Book Store June Final Rounds, CSCC

6/23 DCC Summer Fun Tournament, DCC

6/26 Thematic tournament 4-SS, G/15. Evans Gambit: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4, CSCC


7/7-8 "The Alison Hannah Greiner Memorial for Cancer Research" Denver Open, DCC


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