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Once Bitten

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from Chessbase. It is one of my three games that have made it into the greatest collection of the world’s finest chess games. I wrote about the database in a past newsletter, but the game I published that week was a draw. This time I am publishing my only win in Chessbase. The third game of mine in the database is a loss, and I’ll let you look that one up yourself.

This time is also the only time I had the “Great White” pieces. It was published online a while back ( with much adoration. However, I believe that if you don’t make an effort to “Save Your Love” it could disappear before you know it. So, here is my version of the world famous game between Michael Kass and myself that taught me to “Never Change Heart.”

In our first meeting, I was the lower rated player but close enough to feel like I was “Gonna Getcha.” I started out with an intensity that put me “On The Edge” of victory with a Fritz score of +6.50.

However, as I relaxed with a sure win in hand, I missed the “Lady Red Light” flashing her warning sign about the one square that would lead to perpetual check. It was “All Over Now” as I realized my mistake when I took my hand away from the king.

It was a painful lesson from Michael the “Mistreater” Kass, who kept up his intensity the entire game and continued to fight like a caged animal.

The rematch came the next year, but my plans for revenge looked grim as I dropped a couple of pawns on the “Fast Road” to defeat. But I was determined to return the favor from our previous encounter as I lunged from the board with gnashing teeth and screaming, “You will not ‘Rock Me’ this time!”


Once Bitten

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[Event "Winter Springs Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "1999.12.05"]

[Round "3.4"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Kass, Michael"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A20"]

[WhiteElo "1541"]

[BlackElo "1671"]

[PlyCount "125"]

[EventDate "1999.12.04"]


1. c4 e5 2. g3 Bc5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. a3 a5 7. Nge2 d6 8. d4

Bb6 9. O-O Re8 10. d5 Ne7 11. Bd2 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Kh2 Nf5 14. Ne4 Bg6 15.

N2c3 Nd7 16. Na4 Ne7 17. b3 f5 18. Nxb6 Nxb6 19. Ng5 Nexd5 20. Ne6 Rxe6 21.

Bxd5 Nxd5 22. cxd5 Re8 23. Rc1 Bf7 24. Qf3 Rf8 25. e4 fxe4 26. Qxe4 Bg6 27. Qc4

Rf7 28. Qb5 b6 29. Be3 Qd7 30. Qxd7 Rxd7 31. Rc3 Bf7 32. Rd1 b5 33. Rc6 a4 34.

b4 h6 35. h4 Kf8 36. g4 Re8 37. Kg3 Ke7 38. Ra6 Rdd8 39. Kf3 Kd7 40. Ke4 Bg6+

41. Kf3 e4+ 42. Kg3 Bf7 43. Rd4 Re5 44. Bf4 Rxd5 45. Rxd5 Bxd5 46. Be3 Rf8 47.

h5 Bb7 48. Ra7 Kc6 49. Ra5 Rf7 50. Kh4 d5 51. g5 hxg5+ 52. Kxg5 Bc8 53. Kg6 Rf5

54. Ra8 Be6 55. Rh8 Rf7 56. Rh7 Rf3 57. Rxg7 Kd6 58. h6 Ke5 59. Re7 Rf6+ 60.

Kg7 Kf5 61. h7 Rg6+ 62. Kf8 Rf6+ 63. Ke8 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday May 15, 2007


On May 8, the CSCC had 13 members in attendance. The main event of the evening was a lecture by NM Josh Bloomer. Josh set up several positions and talked about the key elements in king and rook endgames. In addition, Joe Pahk asked to see some of the opening theory in the Caro-Kann, which gave Josh a chance to share one of my games as an example of what not to do.


Casual Chess Night

By Renae Delaware


Hello Everyone,


Sorry I didn't get a reminder out last month, but I'm hoping you all have this marked on your calendars for the 3rd Saturday of each month!! Just in case, here's a reminder! :-)


When: Saturday, May 19th 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!


Thank you!


Upcoming Events


5/15 Team - 2 partners alternate moves without consultation - 4-SS, G/15, ratings sum <3200, CSCC

5/16,23,30 Poor Richard's Book Store May Open Final Rounds, CSCC

5/19 Family Chess Knight at the Colorado Rockies, CSCA

5/19-20 2007 Wyoming Open, WCA

5/22 Eccentric Pairings tournament: 4-SS, G/15, CSCC

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Categories: 2007

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