|Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM|
Game Of The Week
This week I thought I would continue the Friar Tuck theme. I don’t want people out there to get the wrong impression from Brian Wall’s loss as Friar Tuck. I was not trying to imply that Friar Tuck, or monks in general, cannot play chess.
In fact, I know just the opposite to be true. I have seen the monks play, and I have even played as one myself. Just check out my photos or this video:
Not only do the monks know how to play chess, they know how to play REAL chess. No, I am not talking about that wimpy tournament chess. What I am talking about is Renaissance Chess!
This kind of chess is not played inside a quiet hall on nice sturdy tables with padded folding chairs, it is played outside amidst a parade of musicians and wild animals, in the heat, in the rain, in the wind, in the rain, in the hail, and in the rain, on a wobbly table with a bumpy log for a chair.
It is not played against a couple of knowledgeable opponents each day with their fancy electronic clocks set for equal time, but rather it is played against 30+ opponents per day, often 2 at a time, who take their own sweet time while you are trying to blitz out as many games as possible.
Oh sure, a lot of the opponents have only a limited grasp of the rules, but that only means that they often move several times in a row and capture pieces illegally if you are distracted on the other board you are playing.
If you win, you get to keep their dollar, and all is right with the world.
But if you lose even one game, you disgrace the name of the Gaming Monks and you bring utter shame to yourself and your descendants for a thousand generations. Plus they get a chain mail bracelet or a drink coupon.
If you wish to see Renaissance Chess in action, you only have 4 more weeks left at the Renaissance Festival. And if you’re real good, be sure and stop by Buck’s table.
The Monk Strikes Back
[Event "Renaissance Festival"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Johnson, Cole"]
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. dxe6 Bxe6 5. d4 g6 6. Bg5 Bg7 7. Bb5+ c6 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. O-O h6 10. Bh4 Nbd7 11. c3 Re8 12. Bc2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Qe7
15. Bd3 Qd6 16. Nd2 Re7 17. Ne4 Qe6 18. Rae1 g5 19. Nxg5 Qxe1 20. Rxe1 Rxe1+
21. Kh2 hxg5 22. Bxg5 Ra1 23. Qg3 Re8 24. Bf5 Ree1 25. Qc7 Nh5 26. g4 Rh1+ 27.
Kg2 Rag1+ 28. Kf3 Nhf6 29. Qd8+ Nf8 30. Bxf6 Rxh3+ 31. Ke2 Bxf6 32. Qxf6 Ra1
33. g5 Rh5 34. Bd3 Rxa2 35. Bc4 Rxb2+ 36. Kf3 Rh7 37. g6 Nxg6 38. Qxg6+ Rg7 39.
Qf6 Rc2 40. Bd3 Rxc3 41. Qd8# 1-0
This Week In Chess
Tuesday July 06, 2004
On 6/29, the CSCC had 26 members show up for the Quads. The group was split into USCF-rated (G30) and club-rated (G20) quads. Here is the quads’ standings:
Denver Chess Club Prize Winners for June
By Paul Grimm
Congrats to the following:
Open Section Total:
Reserve Section Total:
7/6 Speed Tournament, CSCC
7/12 Kids’ Chess Club, Borders
7/13 Swiss (4SS, G15), CSCC
7/20 Ladder Games, CSCC
8/7-8/8 Pikes Peak Open, CSCA
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