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Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Game Of The Week

 

This weekend I went to the Southern Colorado Open at the beautiful Masonic Lodge in Mantiou Springs. Not many people know this, but the Lodge is one of the few places that set its clocks ahead 50 minutes at daylight savings time instead of the traditional 60 minutes. It is called Masonic Savings Time and is why all the rounds started 10 minutes late.


Anyway, I was trying to steal some games from people to put on the newsletter, but I was caught by Richard Herbst, so I had to ask Allan Ufer for his 1st round upset of the top seeded reserve player. After 1 game, he had $35! I told him, “It doesn’t get better than that, you should…

 

Take The Money And Run

 http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=91035


[Event "Southern Colorado Open"]

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

[Date "2004.06.12"]

[Round "1.18"]

[White "Ufer, Allan"]

[Black "Tufts, Fletcher"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D00"]

[WhiteElo "1131"]

[BlackElo "1497"]

[PlyCount "61"]

[EventDate "2004.06.12"]

 

1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Bf5 3. Nf3 Nd7 4. Nbd2 Ngf6 5. e3 e6 6. Bd3 Bg6 7. Qe2 Be7 8.

Ne5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. f4 c5 12. b3 a6 13. O-O O-O 14. c4 Nb6

15. cxd5 exd5 16. e4 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Bxe4 18. Qxe4 g6 19. f5 Rfd8 20. f6 Qd7 21.

Rad1 Qd4+ 22. Kh1 Qxe4 23. Bxe4 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 a5 25. Bxb7 Re8 26. Rd6 Nc8 27.

Rc6 Na7 28. Rxc5 Rd8 29. h3 h5 30. Rxa5 Nc8 31. Ra8 1-0

 

This Week In Chess

 

Tuesday June 15, 2004

 

On 6/8, the CSCC had 22 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated matches (G90), Andy Chow again outlasted Richard Cordovano while Dan Southard pummeled Allan Ufer. The rest of the members played in the Eccentric Pairing Swiss Tournament. The goal of the tournament is to be the player with the highest rating gain. Instead of using the normal pairing system, Buck will match players based on unusual criteria that happen to float through his mind at the time he is making the pairings. Round 1 was paired by players wearing white shoes as white against players wearing dark shoes as black. In round 2, the colored pants took on those wearing jeans or shorts. In the third round, the people with the lowest rating gain chose their opponent. In the final round, the players were paired in order of the rating gain. After all the madness, Devin Smith finished on top with +33 rating’s gain:

 

Player

Score

Change

 

Devin Smith

3.0

+33

 

Larry Wutt

4.0

+21

 

Paul Anderson

4.0

+18

 

Glenn Miller

3.0

+16

 

Chris Wynkoop

2.0

+12

 

Gary Frenzel

1.5

+10

 

Andrew Edwards

1.0

+10

 

Roy Roberts

2.0

+2

 

Tom Mullikin

2.0

-2

 

Dean Brown

1.5

-4

 

John McIntyre

0.0

-5

 

Steve Hornyak

2.0

-11

 

Jeff Gilchrist

1.0

-19

 

Chris McCarty

0.0

-24

 

Buck Buchanan

1.0

-28

 

Virgil McGuire

1.0

-29

 

Southern Colorado Open Prizes

By Dean Brown

 

Open Section

 

1st: Andy Rea

5.5

$280

 

2nd: Brian Wall

5.0

$180

 

A: Jesse Hester

3.5

$130

 

B: Richard Herbst

4.0

$65

 

B: Paul Grimm

4.0

$65

 

U1600: Derek Christensen

3.5

$130

 

Upset: Jeff Dimiduk

 

$65

 

Reserve Section

 

1st: Dylan Lehti

6.0

$150

 

2nd: Francisco Baltier

4.5

$100

 

U1400: Joe Aragon

4.0

$50

 

U1200: Renae Delaware

4.0

$50

 

U1000: Ruth Irons

2.0

$12.50

 

U1000: Kathy Schneider

2.0

$12.50

 

U1000: John McIntyre

2.0

$12.50

 

U1000: Thomas Roberts

2.0

$12.50

 

UNR: Robert Rountree

3.0

$35

 

Upset: Allan Ufer

 

$35

 

Misc

 

Upcoming Events

 

6/15-6/22 June Mating Game (4SS), CSCC

6/21 Kids’ Chess Club, Borders

6/19-6/20 Chess Camp, Chess For Juniors

8/7-8/8 Pikes Peak Open, CSCA

 

Wanted

 

Roommate for World Open, PA (Imre Barlay)

Your chess games or news

Categories: 2004

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