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Were You Trying To Let Me Win?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from the CSCC’s Tuesday event. I didn’t write the score down during the game, but I did my best to remember it later that night so I could see where I went so wrong. I took a huge opening lead and threw it away in 2 moves.

It was at my second, double-question-mark move that Joe asked me, “Are you trying to let me win?”

What could I say? He was right. I had just let him win.

So, I kept my mouth shut and just hoped he didn’t see it.

Well, he missed it, and then he put up some double-question-marks of his own. So, when it all was over, there was only one thing to say:


Were You Trying To Let Me Win?

[Event "CSCC Themematic"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2005.05.24"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Pahk, Joe"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C44"]

[WhiteElo "1842"]

[BlackElo "1245"]

[PlyCount "83"]

[EventDate "2005.05.24"]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 Be7 6. Qb3 d5 7. exd5 Na5 8.

Qa4+ Nc6 9. dxc6 bxc6 10. Ne5 Bd7 11. Bxf7+ Kf8 12. Qc4 Bf6 13. Bxg8 Qe7 14.

O-O Bxe5 15. f4 Bd6 16. Bxh7 Rxh7 17. Qd3 Qh4 18. h3 Re8 19. Nxc3 Bc5+ 20. Kh1

Re1 21. Bd2 Rxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Be6 23. Be1 Qh6 24. Qd8+ Kf7 25. Qxc7+ Kg8 26. f5

Bc4 27. Rf3 Qf6 28. Ne4 Qe7 29. Qxe7 Bxe7 30. f6 gxf6 31. Nxf6+ Bxf6 32. Rxf6

Bd5 33. Kh2 Rg7 34. g4 Rg5 35. Bc3 Rg7 36. Kg3 Re7 37. Bd4 Kh7 38. a4 a6 39.

Rf8 Re2 40. h4 Kh6 41. h5 Rg2+ 42. Kf4 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday May 31, 2005

On May 24, the CSCC had 17 members in attendance. In addition to the regular club members, a handful of kids from the Cripple Creek Chess Club stopped by to play some chess before the main event started. In the USCF-rated match (G90), Richard Cordovano and Dan St John ended in a draw.

Most of the members played in the thematic event. All games had to start in the Scotch Gambit and were played in a 3 round, double Swiss tournament (G10) so that each player could play both sides. Brian Wall finished on top. Here are the results:




Brian Wall


Paul Anderson


Jeff Fox


Joe Pahk


Mick Taylor


Jerry Maier


Virgil McGuire


Ken Alhstrom


Chris Wynkoop


Chris McCarty


Even More Photos

This past weekend, the CSCC had their chess booth at the Territory Days in Old Colorado City. The members play visitors for free as a way to promote the club and chess in Colorado. Jeff Brewer manned the booth each day and captured a handful of images on his digital camera. You can view the photos by clicking on the Photos link in the menu bar to the left.


Upcoming Events

5/31 Report from MN, CSCC

6/7 Speed, CSCC

6/11-12 Southern Colorado Open, CSCA

6/14 June Mating Game, CSCC

6/21 June Mating Game, CSCC

7/2-3 Denver Open, DCC


Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC

Denver Chess Club: DCC

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA

Categories: 2005

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