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Loser's Privilege

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game was an easy one to choose. First, it comes from someone other than me. Second, it comes from the event at the club this week. Third, it comes from someone who had a loss published by me earlier.

When I started publishing chess games, I made a promise to the losers that I would use a game of their choice to compensate them for having had to endure getting a loss published. I have had at least one person take advantage of the loser’s privilege.

Well, when Bill Whinemiller showed me one of his games from this week’s challenge tournament, I immediately thought:

“Hey, Bill is a loser. He can use the loser’s privilege.”

So, I asked him if I could publish the game. He was a little reluctant to give me the game, so I offered to copy down the game myself. I thought I should go the extra mile to make sure any loser doesn’t harbor any hard feelings about having a past loss published.

Especially in Bill’s case, since the last time I wrote about him, he was kind of blindsided ( He isn’t on my email list, but he typed his name into a search engine and my newsletter came up in the top spot.

He wasn’t too happy with my sense of humor back then, but now, hopefully, I have more tactfully explained my position on losers better.

I love losers. If it weren’t for the losers, how could we tell who the winners are?

And it is possible that this newsletter will replace the one he didn’t like in the top spot on the search engines. After all, publishing a game is not about punishing the losers, but rather about getting my website more hits!


Loser's Privilege

[Event "CSCC Pick 'em"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2006.05.16"]

[Round "2.4"]

[White "Light, David"]

[Black "Weihmiller, Bill"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A17"]

[WhiteElo "1649"]

[BlackElo "1842"]

[PlyCount "52"]

[EventDate "2006.05.16"]


1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 c6 4. e4 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. e5 Nfd7 7. d4 Bb4 8. Qg4

Kf8 9. Nge2 Nc6 10. Be3 h5 11. Qf3 Ndxe5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Qg2 Nd3+ 14. Kd2

Nxb2 15. Kc2 Nc4 16. Nd4 Nxe3+ 17. fxe3 Bd7 18. a3 Bxc3 19. Kxc3 Rc8+ 20. Kb2

Qb6+ 21. Ka2 e5 22. Rb1 Qc5 23. Nb5 Qxe3 24. Nd6 Be6 25. Nxc8 d4+ 26. Kb2 Qc3#




This Week In Chess

Monday May 22, 2006

On May 16, the CSCC had 17 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated ladder games (G90), Josh Bloomer blitzed Joe Fromme and Joe Pahk pounced on Jerry Maier.

The rest of the members played in a four round challenge tournament (G15). The lowest rated participant chose four opponents to play. Then the next lowest chose four opponents. This continued until all players had chosen opponents or were chosen for each round. Here are the results:


Player Score


Virgil McGuire 3.0

Paul Anderson 3.0

Buck Buchanan 2.5

DuWayne Langseth 2.5

Tim Brennan 2.0

Gary Frenzel 2.0

David Light 2.0

Fred Eric Spell 2.0

Bill Whinemiller 2.0

Chris McCarty 1.0

Kathy Schneider 1.0

Jenna Bloomer 1.0

Questions About Advertising

Jenn,CS CO USA, Tuesday May 09, 2006 23:48:28 GMT


I was wondering if you place free ads in your newsletters


[If you are a subscriber, I am happy to include your ads at no charge. If you are not a subscriber, but the ad is chess related, I will include it without cost. Of course, I will take money for all types of advertising. You could purchase the naming rights (Colorado Springs has not paid me anything at this point to have their name in the title), you could sponsor a column (This week's Game Of The Week is brought to you by...), or you could just place a want ad (I've got some land near Spanish Peaks I'm trying to unload). Anything is fair game! Just let me know how much you want to spend.]


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Reply Paul Anderson
10:04 PM on May 16, 2011 
I thought Loser was funnier than Whinemiller.