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Too Many Cooks

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

Game Of The Week


This week’s game comes from my last year’s gold medal contributor, my last year’s silver medal contributor, an honorable mention contributor, and me. The four of us met face to face to face to face in the final round of the team event, which Brian Wall likes to call the “Team Championship” despite the fact that no such title exists.

I was playing Renae Delaware in some blitz games when the teams were chosen so we agreed to be a team. Brian Wall had already chosen to play with Tom Mullikin since Brian and Renae don’t play well together. I think it has to do with the fact that Brian likes to hit his partner on the head when the partner makes a mistake, and Renae hits back.

Tom didn’t seem to mind the abuse since he was only getting hit a couple times each game. I think Brian was being nicer than usual since he was ruining some of Tom’s best moves [see 38]. While Brian and Tom were the “Skipper and Gilligan” team, Renae and I were the “Alice and Ralph Kramden” team.

We did well in the first game, but after the game with Virgil McGuire and Ken, the sparks started to fly.

Alice says, "Oh Ralph, how could you take that pawn when we had mate in 7?"

Ralph mutters, “Homina, homina.” Later, Alice loses the exchange.

Ralph cries, “Aaaah HA! What was that?”

Alice responds, “You were moving too slow.”

Ralph returns with, “One of these days, Alice, one of these days…BANG! ZOOM!”

So, if the Skipper, Gilligan, Alice and Ralph ever got together to play a game of chess, this is how it would probably go.

I added question marks by all of Alice’s moves (Fritz added the double question marks) so you can tell them apart from Ralph’s, and I added exclamation marks by all of Gilligan’s moves [I gave him a double on 38] so you can tell them apart from the Skipper’s (notice how the Skipper often makes double moves!).


Too Many Cooks

[Event "CSCC Team"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2005.02.22"]

[Round "3.1"]

[White "Delaware-Anderson"]

[Black "Wall-Mullikin"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B00"]

[WhiteElo "3250"]

[BlackElo "3350"]

[PlyCount "80"]

[EventDate "2005.02.22"]


1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Nge7 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. Nf3 Nxe5 8.

Bxd7+ Nxd7 9. O-O Ng6 10. Qb3 b6 11. Qxd5 Be7 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Re1 Nf6 14. Qxd8

Raxd8 15. Nb5 Nd5 16. Nxa7 Nb4 17. Re2 Ra8 18. Nb5 Nd5 19. Bg5 Bxg5 20. Nxg5

Ra5 21. Nc3 Ndf4 22. Nge4 Nxe2+ 23. Nxe2 Rfa8 24. a3 Kf8 25. Rc1 Re8 26. N2g3

Re7 27. h4 Nxh4 28. Rc3 Rd5 29. Rd3 Nf5 30. Nxf5 Rxe4 31. Ne3 Rdxd4 32. Rc3 c5

33. f3 Re6 34. Nf5 Rd2 35. Rb3 g6 36. Ng3 Red6 37. Kh2 Ke7 38. Ne4 R2d3 39.

Nxd6 Rxd6 40. a4 Kd7 0-1


This Week In Chess

Tuesday March 01, 2005


On February 22, the CSCC had 19 members attend the evening’s festivities. In the USCF-rated matches (G90), newcomer Mike Davis dispatched the veteran Allan Ufer while Richard Cordovano outlasted Tony Telinbacco.

Eight players teamed up for the main event, a Team Tournament (G15). There were no rules regarding the formation of teams, but they turned out to be fairly equal. One team member was supposed to make all the odd numbered moves while the other member made the evens without any communication between the members. Here are the results:


















Schriever Tournament Results

By Dean Brown


Places 2nd through 4th were determined by a G/5 double RR playoff. Notable accomplishment: Renae drew an A-player (Ted), and had the expert on the ropes; Fritz says a +11 score before losing with the wrong continuation.


Rob Bucholtz





Nate Ola





Ted Danieki





Renae Delaware





Bret Kugler





Kathy Schneider





Delaware-Brown Match

By Dean Brown


Current standings in the ongoing Renae Delaware - Dean Brown 5-Game Match:


Delaware 2.5 - Brown 0.5


Upcoming Events


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3/8 Swiss, CSCC

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

3/19 Colorado Chess Festival, CSCA

4/30 School of Mines, DCC


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Categories: 2005

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