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Can c4 Get Defended?

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

Game Of The Week


Before I got sick, I played in the Colorado Springs Open. My last 2 rounds were an adventure. I skipped breakfast and arrived late for my 4th round game. In addition to having no food, my wife locked herself out of the house, but I figured I would be done by noon and would have a nice long break to recuperate and let my wife in the house.


Well, as it turns out, I got stuck in the longest USCF game I have ever played (97 moves, over 6 hours). So, now the 5th round was starting, I still hadn’t eaten anything all day, and the wife had given up hope that I would be coming for her.


I decided food was more important than the last round game (and the wife) so I made my moves quickly and enjoyed a sandwich when I thought my opponent would be taking a while. I was just hoping to be equal by the time I finished lunch.


However, my opponent was going after my c4 pawn. As I tried to find a way to save it, I stumbled across his knight and a quick game. Now why couldn’t that last round have gone this good?

 

Can c4 Get Defended?

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[Event "Colorado Springs Open"]

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

[Date "2005.03.06"]

[Round "5.9"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Fisher, Tim"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E30"]

[WhiteElo "1811"]

[BlackElo "1562"]

[PlyCount "81"]

[EventDate "2005.03.05"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. e3 c5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Be2

cxd4 9. exd4 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 b6 11. O-O Ba6 12. a4 Na5 13. Nd2 Rc8 14. c5 Bxe2

15. Qxe2 bxc5 16. Ne4 Qe7 17. Qa6 Rc6 18. Qxa5 cxd4 19. cxd4 d5 20. Qb5 Qd7 21.

Nc5 Qc7 22. Na6 Qd7 23. Rac1 Rxc1 24. Qxd7+ Kxd7 25. Rxc1 Rc8 26. Rxc8 Kxc8 27.

f4 Kb7 28. Nc5+ Kc6 29. Kf2 g5 30. Kf3 Kd6 31. fxg5 hxg5 32. Kg4 e5 33. Nb3 e4

34. Kxg5 e3 35. Nc1 Ke6 36. g4 f6+ 37. Kf4 f5 38. gxf5+ Kf6 39. h4 Kg7 40. Kg5

a6 41. h5 1-0

 

Last Week In Chess

Tuesday March 15, 2005


Normally, I report on what happen this past week at the Colorado Springs Chess Club. However, I was overcome with a virus and did not send out the newsletter or attend the chess club this week.


So, here is what I would have sent out had I not gotten sick. On March 1, the CSCC had 14 members in attendance. The main event was a speed tournament (G5) as no one played in the USCF-rated matches (G90). Here are the results:


Imre Barlay

14.5

 

Paul Anderson

12.0

 

Jason Caldwell

10.0

 

Richard Cordovano

9.5

 

Renae Delaware

9.0

 

Tony Telinbacco

8.5

 

Tom Mullikin

4.0

 

Virgil McGuire

3.0

 

Ken Ahlstrom

2.5

 

CSCC Free Entries

By Dean Brown


Club Champion:

Brian Wall

 

Highest Active Rated:

1. Wall 2275

2. Bloomer 2164

3. Caldwell 2115

4. Avery 2072

5. Buchanan 1996

6. Roberts-H 1942

7. Fox 1940

8. Anderson 1924

9. Weihmiller 1905

10. MacMillan 1862

 

Most Rating Gain:

1. Cordovano +64

2. Mullikin +30

3. Roberts-H +29

4. Anderson +22

5. Jozwiak +18

6. Brown +15

7. Christensen +12

8. Caldwell +10

9. McGuire +9

10. Bloomer +8

 

Colorado Springs Open 2005 – Standings

By Buck Buchanan


I attached the crosstable for the Colorado Springs Open, which I directed March 5-6 in Manitou Springs.

 

Philipp Ponomarev

5.0

 

Mikhail Ponomarev

4.0

 

James E Kulbacki

4.0

 

Jim Hamblin

4.0

 

Brian Wall

4.0

 

Arthur Glassman

4.0

 

Randy Canney

4.0

 

Jason Caldwell

3.5

 

Eric Billaux

3.5

 

Anthea Carson

3.5

 

Shaun MacMillan

3.5

 

Leonardo Sotaridona

3.5

 

Richard Cordovano

3.5

 

Paul Anderson

3.5

Jeffrey Sundell

3.0

 

Joe Fromme

3.0

 

Tony Telinbacco

3.0

 

Larry Wutt

3.0

 

DuWayne Langseth

3.0

 

Imre Barlay

3.0

 

Robert Zing

3.0

 

Thao Uyen Le

3.0

 

Jeffrey R Fox

2.5

 

Peter Robinson

2.5

 

Timothy M Fisher

2.5

 

David A Wallace

2.5

 

Roderick Santiago

2.5

 

Brian L Walker

2.5

 

Gary Frenzel

2.5

 

Nathan A Stark

2.5

 

Gregory Pulliam

2.5

 

Dean Brown

2.5

 

James D Mc Kenna

2.5

 

Kaila Smith

2.5

 

Michael Igoe

2.5

 

Carlos Herrera

2.0

 

Tom Corbett

2.0

 

Renae Delaware

2.0

 

Gerry Sunderland

2.0

 

David Roenfanz

2.0

 

Walter Smith

2.0

 

Corey Foster

2.0

 

Evan Wright

2.0

 

Jon Fortune

2.0

 

Jeffrey A Baffo

2.0

 

Lee Vaughn

1.5

 

Robert Rountree

1.5

 

John Schultz

1.5

 

J. M. Szymanski

1.5

 

Allan Ufer

1.5

 

Douglas Field

1.5

 

Gary L Bagstad

1.5

 

Santos Sanchez

1.0

 

Tom Mullikin

1.0

 

Fred Eric Spell

1.0

 

Isaac Martinez

1.0

 

Michael C Davis

1.0

 

Munir A Hammad

1.0

 

Barbara Fortune

1.0

 

Ken Doykos

1.0

 

Ted Doykos

1.0

 

Kathy Schneider

0.5

 

Vibi Varghese

0.5

 

Daniel Torba

0.0

 

Daniel Gonzales

0.0

 

Colorado Closed Pairings & Players

By Dean Brown


I have posted the players and pairings on the CSCA Upcoming Events web page.I have posted the players and pairings on the CSCA Upcoming Events web page.

 

Pairings:

Round 1: 4-8 5-3 6-2 7-1

Round 2: 8-7 1-6 2-5 3-4

Round 3: 3-8 4-2 5-1 6-7

Round 4: 8-6 7-5 1-4 2-3

Round 5: 2-8 3-1 4-7 5-6

Round 6: 8-5 6-4 7-3 1-2

Round 7: 1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5

 

Scholastic by Player #:

1. G. Talmage

2. D. Tarasov

3. M. Kasper

4. B. Cooksey

5. K. Seidler

6. R. Herbst

7. D. Lehti

8. C. Crockett

 

Alt 1. T. Nguyen

Alt 2. A. Nemekhbayar

 

Closed by Player #:

1. S. Towbin

2. J. Hammersmith

3. C. Mink

4. E. Anderson

5. B. Wall

6. P. Laxar(Alt 1)

7. T. Hughes

8. E. Billaux

 

Alt 2. D. Wallace


Upcoming Events


3/15 Fischer Random, 4SS, G15, CSCC

3/19 CCF: Team Swiss, CSCA

3/20 CCF: McMahon Swiss, CSCA

3/22 Lecture, CSCC

4/2 Scholastic Fundraiser, CSCA

4/30 School of Mines, DCC

 

Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC

Denver Chess Club: DCC

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA

Categories: 2005

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