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Wishful Thinking

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

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from Brian Wall. During the Josh Bloomer simultaneous, Brian played Tony Telinbacco in an USCF-rated game (G90). After putting Tony out of his misery, Brian came over to my board to make fun of my debacle.

He asked, “Are you going to publish that one?”

I responded, “Not if you have a better game.”

Of course, Brian always has a better game, and he is always willing to let me publish them. But I did end up publishing the Bloomer game only because I wanted to have a game in my stockpile database for a least a week.

Anyway, I am often surprised by the comments Fritz will add to a game. On move 29, Fritz recommend a different move saying it “is still a small chance” despite scoring the position +- 6.5. I guess Fritz’s programming includes a calculation of the possibility of Brian collapsing from a heart attack and offering a draw.


Wishful Thinking

[Event "CSCC Ladder"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2005.04.26"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Wall, Brian"]

[Black "Telinbacco, Tony"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B13"]

[WhiteElo "2232"]

[BlackElo "1854"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2005.04.19"]


1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. d4 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. c5 g6 8. Nf3

Bg7 9. Bb5 O-O 10. O-O Ne4 11. Rc1 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 Qa5 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. a3 Bg4

15. Re1 Rfe8 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Rxf3 e6 18. h4 f6 19. Rfe3 e5 20. b4 Qa6 21. Qb3

Qc8 22. dxe5 fxe5 23. Bxe5 Bxe5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Rxe5 Qg4 26. Rxd5 cxd5 27.

Qxd5+ Kg7 28. Qxa8 Qxh4 29. Qxa7+ Kh6 30. c6 Qd8 31. Qe3+ Kg7 32. Qe5+ Kh6 33.

c7 Qd1+ 34. Kh2 Qc2 35. Qc5 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday May 10, 2005

On May 2, the CSCC had 25 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated matches (G90), Tony Telinbacco took care of Dean Brown, Jerry Maier manhandled Dan Torba, and Mike Davis defeated Tom Mullikin.

The rest of the members were split into two groups for a double round robin speed tournament (G5). Josh Bloomer went undefeated in the first group, and I barely edged out Buck Buchanan for the top scorer in the second group thanks to the crafty old-timer, Virgil McGuire, who stole a game from Buck. Here are the results:


Group A


Josh Bloomer


Jeff Fox


Tim Brennan


Joe Pahk


Manus Smith


Jeff Brewer


Chris McCarty


Chris Nord


Group B


Paul Anderson


Buck Buchanan


Virgil McGuire


Lee Oats


Renae Delaware


Mick Taylor


Chris Wynkoop


Steve Jumper


Question of the Week

In gratitude for giving me his game, I put the annotations on a different line. A couple weeks back, Brian had asked me if I could separate the main line in the email as he goes over the game in his head. I was quite impressed as I can barely solve mate-in-one problems without breaking out a board. But it made me think about how people study games. So, let me know your technique.


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Categories: 2005

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