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Return Of The Jedi

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM
Game Of The Week 

This week’s game comes from the Colorado Springs Open. I mentioned last week that Randy Canney had sent me two of his games from the tournament. So, I had to decide which one I was going to publish.


Randy was once a Senior Life Master (over 2400), which means that only .36% of the US chess playing population was better than or equal to him (Yes, that is a fraction of one percent!).


He is not as strong as he used to be, as the highest rating I could find in the USCF’s MSA was 2395 back in 1992. But since that is only .21% away from 2400, I guess we’ll take his word for it that he actually made it over the 2400 mark.


As I looked over his ratings history, I noticed he played in the TENTH (AND LAST) COLORADO CLOSED (CO) in 1996. I wasn’t playing chess back then so I don’t know what is the story behind the name, but Randy is going to be playing in the Colorado Closed again this year. One of his opponents in the Closed will be David Wallace, who just played Randy in the Colorado Springs Open.


Now, I haven’t met David Wallace, but from what I have seen of him, he reminds me of Darth Maul, if Darth Maul had worn a black cowboy hat. And with Randy being a Master, I thought I could create a little drama for the round 2 pairing of the Colorado Closed (3/25, 4pm) as it will be the sequel to the game I have chosen this week:

 

Return Of The Jedi

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=92919


[Event "Colorado Springs Open"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2006.03.05"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Wallace, David"]

[Black "Canney, Randy"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "2032"]

[BlackElo "2225"]

[PlyCount "70"]

[EventDate "2006.03.04"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 Bg7 5. Qd2 c6 6. O-O-O b5 7. f3 b4 8. Nce2

Qa5 9. Kb1 Be6 10. Nc1 Nbd7 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 Qb6 13. Nge2 a5 14. Nf4 a4

15. d5 cxd5 16. exd5 Bf5 17. g4 Bxc2+ 18. Kxc2 b3+ 19. Kb1 bxa2+ 20. Kxa2 a3

21. b3 Qe3 22. Nce2 Nc5 23. Nd4 Qc3 24. Bb5+ Nfd7 25. Rb1 Qd2+ 26. Ka1 Qxd4+

27. Ka2 Qd2+ 28. Ka1 Qc3+ 29. Ka2 Qc2+ 30. Ka1 Nxb3+ 31. Rxb3 Qxb3 32. Rb1 Qc3+

33. Ka2 Qc2+ 34. Ka1 a2 35. Bxd7+ Kxd7 0-1

 

This Week In Chess

Tuesday March 14, 2006

 

On March 7, the CSCC had 23 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated ladder games (G90), Cindy Langseth lambasted Kathy Schneider, Mike Filppu finished off Jerry Maier, Dan St. John St. jumped Richard Cordovano, and Josh Bloomer blasted Joe Fromme.


The rest of the participants joined the round robin blitz tournament (G5). Here are the results:

 

Player

Score

 

Buck Buchanan

10.5

 

DuWayne Langseth

9.0

 

Paul Anderson

8.0

 

Bob Weber

8.0

 

Bill Whinemiller

7.5

 

Renae Delaware

6.0

 

Joe Pahk

6.0

 

Virgil McGuire

3.5

 

Mike Voight

3.5

 

Fred Eric Spell

3.0

 

Tom Mullikin

1.0

 

Jenna Bloomer

0.0

 

Colorado Springs Open Results

By Buck Buchanan

 

Player

Score

 

Josh Bloomer

5.0

 

Randy Canney

4.5

 

Renard Anderson

3.5

 

Arthur Glassman

3.5

 

Shaun MacMillan

3.5

 

Joe Fromme

3.5

 

Paul Anderson

3.5

 

Larry Wutt

3.5

 

Jim Hamblin

3.0

 

Anthea Carson

3.0

 

Nathan Stark

3.0

 

Gerry Sunderland

3.0

 

Richard Cordovano

3.0

 

DuWayne Langseth

2.5

 

Anthony Telinbacco

2.5

 

David Wallace

2.5

 

Renae Delaware

2.5

 

Michael Filppu

2.5

 

Chris Peterson

2.5

 

Roderick Santiago

2.5

 

Dean Brown

2.5

 

Mark Krowczyk

2.5

 

Dan Avery

2.5

 

Daniel Gonzales

2.0

 

Jerry Maier

2.0

 

Joe Pahk

2.0

 

Dante Archuleta

2.0

 

Kyle Leeds - Tilley

2.0

 

Robert Zing

1.5

 

Tom Mullikin

1.5

 

Thao Uyen Le

1.5

 

Fred Eric Spell

1.0

 

Cory Foster

1.0

 

Dan St. John

1.0

 

Alfredo Vigil

1.0

 

Kathy Schneider

1.0

 

Tikila Nichols

1.0

 

Gary Bagstad

1.0

 

Larry Tilley

0.0

 

Colorado Closed Pairings Posted

By Dean Brown

 

Pairings for the Colorado Closed and Colorado Scholastic Closed tournaments are now posted on the CSCA Upcoming Events Webpage. I do not have the email addresses of all the players...please spread the word.

 

http://colorado-chess.com/newtourn.shtml

 

Comments From Email

 

Renae Delaware, Colorado Springs, March 8th:

 

It's funny you mention how your forget about the king. I remember I encountererd this first hand a long time ago when we played as a team in a non-consultation club chess tourney. Maybe if you keep writing enough of these, "where's the king?" e-mails about yourself, you'll find the reason you're not going up the chess ladder fast enough! :-) Thanks for always flattering me, by the way!

 

[Comment is about this newsletter: (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929519-who-needs-the-king-anyway)]

 

DuWayne Langseth, Colorado Springs, March 3rd:

 

Here is our game from tonight. I was reasonably happy with it given the circumstances. I blundered the pawn on move 26 and then you were kind to me playing h5 on move 28. Cindy had agood time.

 

[Event "Simultaneous Exhibition"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "2006.02.28"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Langseth, DuWayne"]

[Black "BloomerandWall, JoshandBrian"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A48"]

[WhiteElo "1809"]

[BlackElo "2200"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Be2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. b3 Nbd77. Bb2 e5 8. d5 a5 9. c4 Nc5 10. Nbd2 Nfe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Nd2 Nxd2 13.Qxd2f5 14. a3 Bd7 15. b4 b6 16. b5 Rf7 17. f4 Qe7 18. Rae1 Re8 19. Bd3 Qf8 20.Bb1Rfe7 21. Bc3 Bf6 22. fxe5 Bxe5 23. Bxe5 Rxe5 24. Rf3 Qh6 25. Qd4 Qg7 26. Rf4Rxe3 27. Qxg7+ Kxg7 28. Ref1 h5 29. R4f3 Rxf3 30. Rxf3 Re1+ 31. Rf1 Rxf1+ 32.Kxf1 Kf6 33. h4 Ke5 34. Ke2 Kf4 35. Kf2 Kg4 36. g3 g5 37. hxg5 Kxg5 38. Kf3Be839. Bd3 Bf7 40. Bc2 Bg6 41. Bd3 f4 42. gxf4+ Kf6 43. Bf1 Bf5 44. Kg3 Bc2 45.Be2 Kf5 46. Bxh5 Bd3 47. Bg4+ Kf6 48. Bd7 Bxc4 49. Bc6 Kf5 50. Kf3 Bb3 51.Bb7Bc4 52. Bc6 Bd3 53. Bd7+ Kf6 54. Bc6 {White eventually rushed a move andlost.}0-1

 

Upcoming Events

 

3/14 King’s Gambit Thematic - 2-game matches, G/30, opening 1 e4 e5 2 f4, exf4, CSCC

3/21 Quads: G/30 USCF, G/20 club, CSCC

3/25-4/2 Colorado Chess Festival, CSCA

4/8 DCC Daylight Savings Special, DCC

4/22 DCC Spring Mini Event, DCC

4/29-30 Utah Quick Chess, Bughouse and Random Chess Championships, CSCA

 

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Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA

Categories: 2006

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