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Game Of The Year II

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:30 PM

End Of The Season

Thursday August 25, 2005

 

Well, another chess season has come to a close for me. It is time for me to move on to managing the websites for my other hobby (http://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will return after the football season ends.


Before I go, I wanted to clean up some loose ends and get out the last of the news items I still have. Of course, you can still send in news items or articles during the off-season, and I will email them along to the subscribers. Any games I receive will be stored in my stockpile until next year. You can also join Brian Wall’s yahoo group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/BrianWallChess/) to keep receiving chess games all year round.


So, before I finish typing my chess thoughts for another year, I want to thank all the people who sent in games and articles, all the people who took the time to tell me something nice about the newsletter, and all the people who take the time to read this.

 

Game Of The Year

 

This is the second time I have chosen a game of the year, and it was a tougher choice this year. No one was begging me to publish any of my games this year, and I can’t blame them.


I was looking over my chess stats and the numbers were pointing to an off year. My USCF rating is down from the beginning of the year. I beat only 3 higher rated people in USCF-rated play (I had 5 each of the past 3 years). And, I won only one prize this year.


But the game that won me the prize was also one of the upsets. So, with only one prize-winning upset, what else could I chose. Here’s to a better year next season.

 

Game Of The Year II

(http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=57931)


[Event "Cabin Fever Reliever"]

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

[Date "2005.02.15"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Telinbacco, Tony"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A50"]

[WhiteElo "1806"]

[BlackElo "1909"]

[PlyCount "91"]

[EventDate "2005.02.08"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bf4 Bg7 6. Qd2 d6 7. Bh6 O-O 8. Bxg7

Kxg7 9. e3 Nbd7 10. Be2 Re8 11. O-O e5 12. d5 Nc5 13. Qc2 a5 14. Nd2 Bc8 15. a3

Ng8 16. b4 Nb7 17. Qb2 Qg5 18. Nde4 Qe7 19. f4 f5 20. Ng3 Nf6 21. e4 fxe4 22.

Ncxe4 Nxe4 23. Nxe4 Bf5 24. Ng3 Qf6 25. fxe5 Qxe5 26. Qxe5+ Rxe5 27. Nxf5+ gxf5

28. Bd3 f4 29. Rxf4 axb4 30. Raf1 Re7 31. axb4 Ra3 32. Rg4+ Kh6 33. Rf3 Kh5 34.

Rg8 Ra1+ 35. Bf1 Re4 36. Rh3+ Rh4 37. Rxh4+ Kxh4 38. Kf2 Ra2+ 39. Be2 h6 40.

Rg4+ Kh5 41. Rg7+ Kh4 42. Rxc7 Nd8 43. Rg7 b5 44. cxb5 Rd2 45. Rg4+ Kh5 46.

Rd4+ 1-0

 

Last Week In Chess

 

On August 9, the CSCC had 19 members in attendance. In the club-rated ladder game (G30), Brian Wall walloped Shaun MacMillan.


The rest of the participants were split into 4 groups of quads for a round robin tournament (G15). Here are the results:

 

Player

Score

 

Group A

 

Paul Anderson

3.0

 

Chris Nord

2.0

 

DuWayne Langseth

1.0

 

Virgil McGuire

0.0

 

Group B

 

Richard Cordovano

2.0

 

Joe Pahk

2.0

 

Paul Christensen

2.0

 

Steve Jumper

0.0

 

Group C

 

Darren Selvy

3.0

 

Fred Eric Spell

1.5

 

Jeff Brewer

1.0

 

Chris McCarty

0.5

 

Group D

 

Robert Rountree

3.0

 

Jerry Maier

2.0

 

Cindy Langseth

1.0

 

Mike Jozwiak

0.0

 

Pikes Peak Open

By Buck Buchanan

 

Player

Score

 

Philipp Ponomarev

4.5

 

Mikhail Ponomarev

4.0

 

Eric Billaux

4.0

 

Brian Wall

3.5

 

Dan Avery

3.5

 

Guy Wheatley

3.5

 

Laurence Coker

3.5

 

Imre Barlay

3.5

 

Roderick Santiago

3.5

 

Larry Wutt

3.5

 

Earl Wutt

3.0

 

Gerry Sunderland

3.0

 

Manny Presicci

3.0

 

DuWayne Langseth

3.0

 

Joe Fromme

3.0

 

Thao Le

3.0

 

Richard Cordovano

2.5

 

Paul Anderson

2.5

 

Leonardo Sotaridona

2.5

 

Robert Zing

2.5

 

Tim Fisher

2.5

 

Nathan Stark

2.5

 

Shaun MacMillan

2.5

 

Anthea Carson

2.5

 

Daniel Gonzales

2.0

 

Alex Relyea

2.0

 

Fred Eric Spell

2.0

 

Walter Smith

2.0

 

Robert Rountree

2.0

 

Nita Patel

2.0

 

Michael Varney

2.0

 

Gary Bagstad

2.0

 

Hoang Lim

1.5

 

Russel Stark

1.5

 

Kaila Smith

1.5

 

Cory Foster

1.5

 

William Coyle

1.5

 

Isaac Martinez

1.5

 

John Cardie

1.0

 

Samuel Skolnekovich

1.0

 

Gregory Calson

1.0

 

Cathleen Heintz

0.0

 

Rocky Mountain Chess Results

By Dean Brown

 

Player

Score

 

Master/Expert

 

Ponomarev Philipp

4.5

 

Avery Dan

3.5

 

Ponomarev Mikhail

3.0

 

Barlay Imre

3.0

 

Telinbacco Tony

3.0

 

Wall Brian

2.5

 

Sotaridona Leonardo

2.0

 

Doykos Ted

1.0

 

Shridhar Mitesh

0.5

 

Jex Joshua

0.0

 

Girl’s/Women

 

Svyatlovsky Alina

3.0

 

Le Thao

2.0

 

Smith Kaila

2.0

 

Langseth Cynthia

2.0

 

Schneider Kathy

1.5

 

Lim Hoang

1.5

 

Brotsker Grace

1.0

 

Extras

 

Presicci Manny

2.0

 

Langseth DuWayne

2.0

 

Tobiason Tim

1.0

 

Santiago Roderick

1.0

 

Smith Walter

0.0

 

Memorial Day with Allan Ufer

By Paul Grimm

 

I wrapped up my Memorial Day Weekend on Monday with a visit to see Allan Ufer in Colorado Springs. I had heard several months earlier that Allan’s health wasn’t doing too well. What better way to end the long weekend by visiting with one of Colorado’s most active chess veterans. Allan Ufer would be instantly recognized by anyone as one of Colorado’s chess regulars. You’d normally see him wearing striped suspenders, pushing a walker, and wearing a patriotic USA-themed hat. Finding Allan napping on any available couch between rounds would not be out of the ordinary. Oh yeah, and his walker would have those bright yellow, Spaulding tennis balls cut out and wrapped around the end of the legs so as to provide a smoother “ride”. I asked him many questions about his chess career, his background, and how he ended up in Colorado. Even though his health has not been the greatest lately, he still had a sparkle in his eye and that “gosh, jolly-shucks” sense of humor that only someone from the countryside would have. Allan was born on 29 Jun 1934 in New Jersey. He was one of three kids. Allan learned how to play chess during his high school days in the early 1950’s. This was a time before Sputnik and the space age. This was way before the internet, ICC, and Fritz. This was a time when study of chess came by reading a book full of descriptive notation in front of a small analysis board. And that’s exactly what Allan did. He was the only kid in his entire family to take on a liking for the game. Allan’s other major activity in high school was playing offense and defense for his high school football team. Before chess became a major hobby in his life, I was impressed to learn Allan was a quarterback and halfback on a 10-1 state championship team…(see the rest of the article in the October issue of the Colorado Chess Informant).

 

Upcoming Events

 

8/27 Izumi Derbyshire Quick, DCC

8/28 Isaac Martinez Quick, DCC

9/3-5 Colorado Open, CSCA

10/4-25 Club Championship, CSCC

10/8-9 Larimer County Open, CSCA

12/3-4 Winter Springs Open, CSCC

 

Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC

Denver Chess Club: DCC

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA

Categories: 2005, Game Of The Year

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