|Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM|
Game Of The Week
This week’s game makes the second straight week someone has given me a game to publish, and it is also the second time I have published a draw. The first one, which I have yet to tire of telling people about, was when I drew Eric Billaux (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929819-battle-of-the-unbeatens) who was 305 rating points higher than me at the time.
Well, Dean Brown beat that this week. He scored a 362-point draw.
Needless to say, he was quite proud of his accomplishment, and after hearing his tale of the game, I was as well. You see, Dean is the chess equivalent of the anti-Energizer Bunny. He can play some great stuff early on but fades fast. The previous week he had lost a big upset as the evening wore on and he tried to both play a slow game and direct a quick tournament. A week later he was at it again.
This time he was a week wiser and knew he couldn’t hope to play late into the night and have a chance to win. So he decided to sac his knight to force an early outcome win or lose. He figured he’d rather crash and burn in a blaze of glory than play it safe and die a slow and painful death.
But when the opportunity for a draw appeared, he knew his battery wasn’t going to get any stronger so he better cut the power and recharge while Fritz looked at his plan. It was a good decision.
Quick Draw McGraw
[Event "CSCC Ladder"]
[White "Telinbacco, Tony"]
[Black "Brown, Dean"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4
Nxg4 9. hxg4 Bxg4 10. Nbd2 e5 11. dxe5 Bxe5 12. c3 Nc6 13. Qa4 Be6 14. Nxe5
Nxe5 15. Nf3 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Qg5+ 17. Kh1 Qh6+ 18. Kg1 Qg5+ 19. Kh1 Qh6+ 1/2-1/2
This Week In Chess
Tuesday April 26, 2005
On April 19, the CSCC had 26 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated matches (G90), Jerry Maier dispatched Tom Mullikin, Tony Telinbacco and Dean Brown ended in a quick draw, and Richard Cordovano beat Mike Davis.
The main event for the evening was a 4-round, Swiss tournament (G15). After all the action, Jeff Fox came away unscathed as the clear tournament winner. Here are the results:
Colo Spgs Open Games
By Buck Buchanan
I attached a selection of games from the Colorado Springs Open for the magazine and websites (http://colorado-chess.com/games/ColoradoSpringsOpenGames.shtml).
4/26 Bloomer Simultaneous, CSCC
4/30 School of Mines, DCC
4/30 Free Kid’s Workshop (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929770-brian-wall-s-dam-game)
5/3 Speed, CSCC
5/10 Quads, CSCC
Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC
Denver Chess Club: DCC
Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA
New ad in guest book (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929701-support-the-troops)