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Back In Black

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from the simultaneous exhibition given by National Master Josh Bloomer. Josh was nice enough to allow all the participants their choice of color.

I was sitting next to Virgil McGuire and told him he could be whatever color he wanted. Immediately, he flipped his board around and took white. I also took white, but it didn’t help me as much as it did Virgil. In fact, only three people selected black, and they all lost.

One of the daring few fellows to fearlessly follow the footsteps down the path less traveled was Philip Meyer. I remember his brother, Sam Meyer, but I had never met Philip until tonight when I asked him if I could use his game.

Philip appears to be on the rise, as he has just started playing at the club, but his rating has almost climbed up to the level of his big brother, who I played at the club back in 2000. Unfortunately, this evening Philip was facing a master with the white side of the Ruy Lopez and a queen sac, mating combo as his weapon.


Back In Black

[Event "NM Josh Bloomer Simul"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2006.08.08"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Bloomer, Josh"]

[Black "Meyer, Philip"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C78"]

[WhiteElo "2210"]

[BlackElo "1406"]

[PlyCount "43"]

[EventDate "2006.08.08"]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Nf6 6. O-O Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. d4

Bb6 9. Re1 Bg4 10. d5 Ne7 11. Nbd2 Ng6 12. h3 Bd7 13. Nf1 Nf4 14. Bxf4 exf4 15.

e5 dxe5 16. Rxe5+ Kf8 17. Qd2 Qb8 18. Qxf4 c6 19. dxc6 Bxc6 20. Rae1 Bc7 21.

Re7 Bxf4 22. Rxf7+ 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday August 15, 2006

On August 8, the CSCC had 21 members in attendance. The main event for the evening was a simultaneous exhibition by National Master Josh Bloomer. Josh allowed all players their choice of color and one pass. Joe Pahk and Virgil McGuire were able to draw Josh. Here is the order in which the games finished:


Player Color Result Order


Tara Carson-Martinez W 0.0 1st


Paul Anderson W 0.0 2nd


Philip Meyer B 0.0 3rd


Tom Mullikin W 0.0 4th


Corey Chambers W 0.0 5th


Charles Martin B 0.0 6th


Dan Southard B 0.0 7th


Renae Delaware W 0.0 8th


Joe Pahk W 0.5 9th


Jerry Maier W 0.0 10th


Virgil McGuire W 0.5 11th


Anthea Carson-Martinez W 0.0 12th

Casual Chess Night

By Renae Delaware

Hello everyone, just a reminder this coming Saturday is the casual chess night at Agia Sofia. For those of you interested but haven't been there before, here are the specs:


Where: Agia Sofia 719-632-3322, 2902 W. Colorado Ave. 80904. Located on the NW corner of 29th and Colorado, directly west of the firestation.


When: Saturday, Aug. 19th, 8pm-11pm


Who: Anyone!


Items to bring: Boards and clocks (Please remember so support Agia Sofia!)

Pikes Peak Open games

By Buck Buchanan

Here is a selection of games from the Pikes Peak Open.


Paul Anderson - Douglas Thigpen, King's Indian


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Nf3 exd5 9.exd5 a6 10.0-0 Nfd7 11.Qc2 f5 12.Re1 Re8 13.Bd2 Nf6 14.Bd3 Rxe1+ 15.Rxe1 h6 16.Qd1 Nbd7 17.Qe2 Nb6 18.Kh1 Bd7 19.b3 Qe8 20.Qf2 Qd8 21.h3 Qc7 22.Nd1 Re8 23.Ba5 Rxe1+ 24.Qxe1 Be8 25.Nc3 Bf7 26.Na4 Nfd7 27.Qe7 Bf6 28.Bxb6 Qxb6 29.Qxd7 1-0


Joe Pahk - Gary Bagstad, KB Opening


1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.c3 dxc3 6.Nxc3 d6 7.0-0 Bxc3 8.bxc3 h6 9.e5 Ne4 10.Qd5 Be6 11.Qxe4 d5 12.Bxd5 Qxd5 13.Qxd5 Bxd5 14.Nd4 Nc6 15.Ba3 0-0-0 16.f4 Rd7 17.Rfd1 Na5 18.Nf5 Nc4 19.Bb4 b6 20.Ne7+ Kb7 21.Nxd5 c5 22.Rab1 Kc6 23.Ne3 Nxe3 24.Rxd7 Kxd7 25.Ba3 Kc7 26.Kf2 Nc4 27.Bc1 Rd8 28.Ke2 a6 29.a4 Kc6 30.Be3 Nxe3 31.Kxe3 c4 32.Rc1 Rd3+ 33.Ke4 Rd2 34.g4 Rxh2 35.Rd1 Ra2 36.Rd6+ Kc7 37.Kd5 Rd2+ 38.Kxc4 Rxd6 39.exd6+ Kxd6 40.Kd4 g6 41.Kc4 h5 0-1


Cory Foster - David Hufnagel, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.a3 Be7 8.Be2 0-0 9.Qd2 e5 10.Nf5 d6 11.Nxe7+ Nxe7 12.f3 Be6 13.0-0 d5 14.exd5 Nfxd5 15.Bg5 f6 16.Be3 Nxe3 17.Qxe3 Nf5 18.Qf2 Qd2 19.Bd3 Qxf2+ 20.Rxf2 Rfd8 21.Re1 Nd4 22.f4 Nc6 23.fxe5 Nxe5 24.Be4 Rd6 25.Rd1 Rxd1+ 26.Nxd1 Rd8 27.Nc3 b5 28.b3 Rd7 29.a4 b4 30.Ne2 Ng4 31.Rf3 Rd1+ 32.Rf1 Rxf1+ 33.Kxf1 Nxh2+ 34.Kf2 Ng4+ 35.Kf3 Ne5+ 36.Kg3 g6 37.a5 Nd7 38.Nf4 Bf7 39.Nd5 Bxd5 40.Bxd5+ Kf8 41.Kf4 Ke7 42.Ke4 Kd6 43.Kd4 Ne5 44.Bb7 Nc6+ 45.Bxc6 Kxc6 46.Kc4 h5 47.c3 bxc3 48.Kxc3 Kb5 49.Kd4 f5 50.Ke5 Kxa5 51.Kf6 f4 52.Kxg6 h4 53.Kg5 h3 54.gxh3 f3 0-1


Art Glassman - Paul Anderson, Robatsch


1.e4 c6 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.Na3 Nh6 6.d3 b5 7.Nc2 Bb7 8.a4 a6 9.g3 Nd7 10.Bg2 Nc5 11.axb5 axb5 12.Rxa8 Qxa8 13.0-0 0-0 14.Be3 Nb3 15.Nfd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 17.Nxd4 Qa2 18.Qe2 e5 19.fxe5 dxe5 20.Nf3 f6 21.Qe3 Kg7 22.b4 Ra8 23.h3 Qa7 24.Qxa7 Rxa7 25.d4 Nf7 26.dxe5 Nxe5 27.Nxe5 fxe5 28.Rd1 Bc8 29.Rd6 Bd7 30.Bf1 Kf7 31.Kf2 Ke7 32.Rd3 Ra2+ 33.Ke3 Be6 34.Rd2 Ra1 35.Kf2 Rc1 36.Rb2 Rxc3 37.g4 Kf6 38.Kg2 Kg5 39.Kh2 Bb3 40.Rd2 Rc2 0-1


Alexander Cacas - Josh Divine, French


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Qb6 8.Nf3 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.0-0 cxd4 11.cxd4 Bd6 12.Re1 0-0 13.b3 Bd7 14.Bd2 e5 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Be3? Qd6 18.Rc1 Bxh2+ 19.Kh1 Ng4 20.Rf1 Nxe3 21.fxe3 Qh6 22.Bxh7+ Kxh7 23.Qd3+ Kh8 0-1


Jeff Dimiduk - Larry Wutt, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Be3 Bg7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Re8 9.g4 a6 10.0-0-0 Qc7 11.h4 e5 12.Nb3 Ne7 13.h5 b5 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Bc5 Bb7 16.Bd6 Qb6 17.Qh2 Qe3+ 18.Nd2 Nc8 19.Bxe5 Kf7 20.Bf4 Qb6 21.Bg2 Rh8 22.Nb3 b4 23.Ne2 d5 24.g5 Nd7 25.Qh3 Nc5 26.Nxc5 Qxc5 27.Qd7+ Qe7 28.Rxd5! Bxd5 29.Qxd5+ Qe6 30.Qxa8 Ne7 31.Qb7 Qxa2 32.Qxb4 Rc8 33.Nd4 Rc4 34.Qb3 1-0


Gerry Sunderland - Joe Pahk, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.d3 Bg7 4.Nge2 Nf6 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.0-0 d6 8.h3 Ne8 9.Kh2 f5 10.f4 Nc7 11.Qe1 Ne6 12.Nd1 Ned4 13.Ne3 Nb4 14.Qd1 Qb6 15.c3 Nxe2 16.Qxe2 Nc6 17.exf5 Bxf5 18.Nxf5 Rxf5 19.g4 Rff8 20.Bd5+ Kh8 21.Qe4 e5 22.f5 gxf5 23.gxf5 Rf6 24.Bg5 Qxb2+ 25.Qg2 Qxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Raf8 27.Bxc6 Rxf5 28.Rxf5 Rxf5 29.Be7 bxc6 30.Bxd6 c4 31.Rd1 cxd3 32.Rxd3 Kg8 33.Re3 Kf7 34.c4 Ke6 35.Bb8 Rf4 36.Ra3 Rxc4 37.Rxa7 Bf6 38.Kg3 h6 39.Kf3 Rc3+ 40.Kg2 e4 41.Bg3 Bg5 42.Ra5 c5 43.Ra6+ Kd5 44.a4 Rc2+ 45.Kf1 Bd2 46.a5 Kc4 47.Bc7 Ra2 48.Re6 e3 49.a6 Kd5 50.Rd6+ Kc4 51.Re6 Ra1+ 52.Ke2 Re1+ 53.Kf3 Rf1+ 54.Ke2 Rf2+ ½-½


Douglas Thigpen - Cory Foster, Ruy Lopez


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Ng4 6.h3 h5 7.c3 b5 8.Bb3 d6 9.d4 exd4 10.cxd4 Bb7 11.hxg4 hxg4 12.Ng5 d5 13.Bxd5 Qd6 14.f4 Qh6 15.Bxf7+ Ke7 16.Qxg4 Qh2+ 17.Kf2 Bc8 18.Qg3 Qh6 19.Nc3 Nxd4 20.Be3 Ne6 21.Nd5+ Kd8 22.Rfd1 and White won after another 9 moves. 1-0


Joe Aragon - Corey Chambers, English


1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 d6 6.0-0 e5 7.Qc2 c6 8.Rb1 Be6 9.b3 Qd7 10.Ng5 d5 11.Nxe6 Qxe6 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Re1 Nc6 14.Ba3 Rfd8 15.e3 e4 16.Rbc1 Ne5 17.Na4 Rac8 18.Qb1 Nf3+ 19.Bxf3 exf3 20.Kh1 Qh3 21.Rg1 Ng4 0-1


Jeff Dimiduk - Imre Barlay, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Be2 Qc7 9.Bf3 Be7 10.Qd3 0-0 11.h4 Rb8 12.0-0-0 b5 13.e5 dxe5 14.Nc6 Nc5 15.Nxe7+ Qxe7 16.Qe2 e4! 17.Bxe4 Bb7 18.Bxb7 Rxb7 19.Rhe1 Re8 20.b4 Na4 21.Ne4 Qxb4 22.Bxf6 Qa3+ 23.Kb1 gxf6 24.Nxf6+ Kh8 25.Qe5 Nc3+ 26.Qxc3 Qxc3 27.Nxe8 Qb4+ 28.Ka1 Qe7 29.Nd6 Rd7 30.Ne4 Qxh4 31.g3 Qd8 32.Rc1 Rd4 33.Ng5 Kg7 34.Rxe6 Rd1 35.Kb2 Qd4+ 36.c3 Qf2+ 37.Rc2 Rd2 38.Rf6 Rxc2+ 39.Ka3 Qc5+ 40.Kb3 Qxc3# 0-1


Paul Anderson - Jim Johnston, Owen. Notes by Paul from his CS Chess e-mail.


1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3 f5 5.exf5 Bxg2 6.Qh5+ g6 7.fxg6 Nf6 last book move 8.g7+ Nxh5 9.gxh8Q Qf6?? the pressure is too much, Black crumbles [9...Nf6 10.Bg5 Kf7 11.Qxh7+ Nxh7 12.Bxd8 Na6+- ] 10.Qxh7 Nf4 11.Bxf4 Qxf4 12.Ne2 Qf3 [12...Qh6 there is nothing else anyway 13.Qxh6 Bxh6+- ] 13.Rg1 Nc6 14.Qg6+ Kd8 15.Rxg2 d5 16.a3 Na5 17.Nd2 Qh3 18.Nf4 Qh8 19.Qf7 [19.Qxe6 Qf6 20.Qxf6+ Kc8 21.Qf5+ Kb7 22.Qxd5+ Ka6 23.c5+ b5 24.Rg6+ Bd6 25.Bxb5+ Kxb5 26.cxd6+ c5 27.a4+ Kb6 28.Qxc5+ Kb7 29.Rg7+ Ka6 30.Qb5# ] 1-0


DuWayne Langseth - Art Glassman, QP


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.e3 Nbd7 4.Be2 e5 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.0-0 Bd6 7.b3 0-0 8.Bb2 Qe7 9.Nbd2 e4 10.Nd4 Ne5 11.Nb5 Be6 12.Nxd6 Qxd6 13.Nc4 Nxc4 14.bxc4 Rfd8 15.Qxd6 Rxd6 16.Rfd1 Rad8 17.Rxd6 Rxd6 18.Bd4 Nd7 19.c5 Rd5 20.c4 Rg5 21.c6 bxc6 22.Bxa7 Ra5 23.Bd4 Ra4 24.Bd1 Rb4 25.c5 Bd5 26.a4 Nb8 27.a5 Na6 28.g4 Bc4 29.Kg2 f6 30.h4 Kf7 31.Kg3 Ke6 32.Ra4 Rxa4 33.Bxa4 Kd5 34.Kf4 Nxc5 35.Bxc5 Kxc5 36.Kxe4 Bd5+ 37.Kf5 Kb4 38.Bc2 Kxa5 39.e4 Bf7 40.h5 Kb4 41.e5 Kc3 42.Bb1 fxe5 43.Kxe5 h6 44.f4 c5 45.f5 Kb2 46.Be4 c4 47.f6 c3 48.fxg7 c2 49.Bxc2 Kxc2 50.Kf6 Bg8 51.Kg6 Kd3 52.g5 1-0


Alexander Cacas - Douglas Thigpen, King's Indian. Young Douglas scores an upset with a model King's Indian.


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nd7 10.Rb1 f5 11.Nd2 Nf6 12.f3 f4 13.Nb3 h5 14.Qe1 g5 15.Qf2 Ng6 16.c5 Rf7 17.Bd2 Bf8 18.Kh1 g4 19.Na5 a6 20.Nc4 Rg7 21.cxd6 cxd6 22.Nb6 g3 23.Qg1 gxh2 24.Qf2 Rb8 25.Nxc8 Rxc8 26.Rfc1 h4 27.Kxh2 Nh5 28.Rg1 Ng3 29.Rbc1 Rh7 30.Bf1 Qd7 31.Ne2 Rxc1 32.Bxc1 Nh8! 33.Nxf4 exf4 34.Bxf4 Ng6 35.Qe3 Nxf4 36.Qxf4 Bh6 37.Qf6 Be3 38.Qg6+ Rg7 39.Qf6 Qe7 0-1


Shaun MacMillan - Josh Divine, Dutch


1.c4 f5 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nc3 d5 5.Qb3 c6 6.d4 Bd6 7.Bg5 0-0 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Nxd5 cxd5 10.Bxd5+ Kh8 11.Bxb7 Bxb7 12.Qxb7 Qa5+ 13.Bd2 Qd5 14.Qxd5 Nxd5 15.Rc1 f4 16.Nh3 Kg8 17.gxf4 Nxf4 18.Nxf4 Bxf4 19.Bxf4 Rxf4 20.e3 Rf7 21.Rc8+ Rf8 22.Rc7 Rf7 23.Rc3 Nd7 24.Rc7 Raf8 25.Rf1 Nf6 26.Rxf7 Kxf7 27.f3 Ke6 28.Ke2 Rb8 29.b3 Nd5 30.Rc1 Kd6 31.Rg1 Rb7 32.Kd2 Rf7 33.a3 Rxf3 34.Rxg7 Rxe3 35.Rxh7 Rxb3 36.Rxa7 Rb2+ 37.Kd3 Rxh2 38.Ra6+ Kc7 39.Kc4 Nb6+ 40.Kd3 ½-½


Michael Lauria - David Hufnagel, Sicilian. Another nice upset, this time by the South Carolina youngster.


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.h3 0-0 8.g4 e5 9.Qd2 Nd4 10.Nge2 Be6 11.f4 Ne8 12.f5 Bd7 13.0-0-0 f6 14.h4 Nc7 15.Rdf1 b5 16.g5 b4 17.Nd1 Rb8 18.h5 Nxe2+ 19.Qxe2 fxg5 20.hxg6 h6 21.Rh5 Ne8 22.Rfh1 Nf6 23.Rxh6 Bxh6 24.Rxh6 Kg7 25.Bxg5 Rh8 26.Qe3 Ng4 27.Bxd8 Nxe3 28.Rxh8 Kxh8 29.Bf6+ Kg8 30.Nxe3 Kf8 31.Ng4 Be8 32.g7+ 1-0


Jerry Maier - Robert Zing, Richter


1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Nf3 b6 5.e3 Bb7 6.Bd3 c5 7.Bb5 h6 8.Bf4 e6 9.0-0 Be7 10.Bxd7+ Nxd7 11.Nb5 0-0 12.Re1 a6 13.Bc7 Qc8 14.Bd6 Bxd6 15.Nxd6 Qc7 16.Nxb7 Qxb7 17.h4 c4 18.g4 Qc7 19.Kg2 Nf6 20.g5 Ne4 21.gxh6 gxh6 22.Rg1 Kh7 23.h5 Rg8+ 24.Kf1 Rxg1+ 25.Nxg1 Qh2 26.Qe2 Rg8 27.Nf3 Qh1+ 28.Ng1 Qxg1# 0-1


Larry Wutt - Josh Divine, Grunfeld Reversed


1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e5 (This is risky. The Gruenfeld is good for Black; White, with an extra tempo, should certainly get a superior game out of it.) 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.c4 Bb7 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Nc3 e4 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Qa4+ Qd7 14.Qxd7+ Kxd7 15.Rfd1 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Ke6 17.Rac1 Ba6 18.c4 Bxc4 19.Bxe4 Bxa2 20.Bg2 Rhc8 21.Ra1 Bc4 22.e4 Rd8 23.Rd4 Rd7 24.exd5+ Bxd5 25.Re1+ Kf6 26.Rxd5 Rxd5 27.Bxd5 Rd8 28.Ba2 Rd2 29.Ra1 a5 30.Bc4 Rd4 31.Ra4 Ke5? 32.Rxa5+ Kf6 33.Ba2 Rd1+ 34.Kg2 Ra1 35.Ra6+ Ke7 36.Bc4 Rc1 37.Ra7+ 1-0


Cory Foster - Corey Chambers, Pirc


1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd3 Na6 7.a3 c5 8.f5 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nh5 10.g4 Bxd4 11.gxh5 e5 12.Bh6 Qh4+ 13.Kd2 Bd7 14.Qf3 g5 15.Nd5 g4 16.f6! Rfe8 (16...gxf3 17 Ne7+ Kh8 18 Bg7 mate) 17.Qe2 Qxh5 18.Be3 Rac8 19.Rag1 Kh8 20.c3 Bxe3+ 21.Qxe3 h6 22.Be2 Rc5 23.h3 Rxd5+ 24.exd5 e4 25.hxg4 Qxd5+ 26.Kc1 h5 27.Qh6+ Kg8 28.Qg7# 1-0

Comments From Email

Brian Wall, Thursday, August 10, 2006 6:23 AM


my response to your Ren Fen email turned into a giant one of my own - as far as your unbeaten streaks it's obvious doing the newsletters is making you a stronger player - in order to teach Chess I have to stay sharp and learn a lot too so my students help me indirectly and directly. The secret to improving is an open mind - the huge edge of kids is just trusting and not getting too upset over failure.


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Comments From The Guest Book

martin deschner, denver CO usa, Wednesday August 09, 2006 18:05:25 GMT


The recent Anderson versus Johnston game was very interesting and dynamic! Seems to me Black had the opportunity to play Bxh1, getting the White rook, but let it slip by. After White plays his 12.Ne2 attacking the enemy Black Queen on f4, this rook capture possibility disappears for good. Do you agree?


[It looks like 7 ...Bg7 is the better play for black making it easier to take the rook. Even then the attack on the black king is strong as black only won 13 out of 51 games in chessbase. Here is the only black win before 1990:]


[Event "Wch U20"]

[Site "Dortmund"]

[Date "1980.??.??"]

[Round "10"]

[White "Akesson,Ralf"]

[Black "Short,Nigel D"]

[Result "0-1"]

[Eco "A40"]

1.c4 b6 2.d4 e6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3 f5 5.exf5 Bxg2 6.Qh5+ g6 7.fxg6 Bg7 8.gxh7+ Kf8 9.Bg5 Nf6 10.Qh4 Nc6 11.Ne2 Bxh1 12.Nd2 e5 13.Ng3 e4 14.Bxe4 Bxe4 15.Ngxe4 Rxh7 16.Qf4 Nxd4 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Nxf6 Qe7+ 19.Nde4 Rh4 20.Ng4+ Qf7 21.Qg3 Re8 22.Kf1 Qxc4+ 23.Kg2 Nf5 24.Qa3+ d6 0-1


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Bill Coyle, Canon City, CO, Wednesday May 26, 2004 20:03:02 GMT


Paul (is that your name). Great newsletter. Thanks for the inspirational piece on Dean Brown. By the time I got the part about his precipitous drop from the rarefied atmosphere around 1542 to the 1300s, I was rolling on the floor. Then I realized with a shock that my own rating has dropped about the same amount from my own halcyon days. This insight gave me new appreciation for Dean's heroic efforts against ringers, foreigners, kids under 12 and the other pretenders that make life so difficult for us--I mean, of course, for the true affictionados like myself. Bill Coyle, 1402 and bouncing.


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