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Biggest Upset

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

Game Of The Week


When I first started publishing games, I was hoping it would motivate me to go over my past games. Early in my chess career, I would never go over a game again once it was done.

If I won, I felt like a burglar fleeing the scene. If I lost, I felt like the game was an embarrassing photo that everyone would laugh at endlessly.

But now, I realize maybe I was doing something right in my wins and that having a sense of humor about my losses makes them easier to look at.

So, this week I picked out one of my oldest USCF games. It was the second USCF-rated game I played and is still my biggest upset. I had no idea what I was doing in the opening back then (and not much more now), but I got a winning position and a huge lead in time.

Also, it was interested to review this game, as I haven’t played this opening in years. Maybe I will have to dust this one off.


Biggest Upset 

[Event "February Flatulence"]

[Site "Colorado Springs"]

[Date "1998.02.10"]

[Round "2.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Hortillosa, Andy"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "1614"]

[BlackElo "1939"]

[PlyCount "79"]

[EventDate "1998.02.10"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bh4 d5 4. f3 Nd6 5. Nc3 Nf5 6. Bf2 e6 7. e4 Ne7 8. Bd3

g6 9. Nge2 Bg7 10. Qd2 c6 11. Be3 h5 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh4 Na6 14. Bxa6 bxa6 15.

Na4 Rb8 16. Rb1 O-O 17. Nc5 Kh7 18. O-O f5 19. e5 Bh6 20. Bg5 Bxg5 21. Qxg5 Ng8

22. Qd2 Nh6 23. h3 Qb6 24. a4 a5 25. c3 Qc7 26. Qf4 Qe7 27. Qg3 g5 28. f4 Rg8

29. Qf3 g4 30. hxg4 Rxg4 31. Qh3 Rh4 32. Qg3 Rg4 33. Qh3 Bd7 34. Nxd7 Qxd7 35.

Qxh5 Rbg8 36. Qh3 Qg7 37. g3 Kg6 38. Kf2 Rh8 39. Rh1 Nf7 40. Qg2 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday May 24, 2005


On May 17, the CSCC had 17 members in attendance. The USCF-rated matches were not held this week since the club tournament directors were either busy or on their way to Minnesota.

So club officer, Renae Delaware, had the unfortunate task of trying to pair ladder games. But she decided it was easier to split the group into 3 club-rated, round robin matches (G15). I won in the top group, Dan St. John went undefeated in the middle group, and Mike Davis and Tikila Nichols tied for the lead in the lower group. Here are the results:


Group A



Paul Anderson



Devin Smith



Tony Telinbacco



Virgil McGuire



Chris Nord



Group B


Dan St John



Joe Pahk



Charles Martin



Tony Mand



Chris Wynkoop



Group C


Mike Davis



Tikila Nichols



Jeff Brewer



Chris McCarty



Jerry Maier



New Photos


Earlier this month, I received some photos from one of my readers of Life Master, Brian Wall, doing an oil change on Renae Delaware’s car. Danny Diekman wanted people to know Brian can do more than just play chess. Also, he thought if anyone needed blackmail photos, these might do the trick. You can view the photos by visiting the photos section.


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Categories: 2005

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