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The Best Of Robert Kohler

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

Game Of The Week


One of the problems with publishing chess games is that I can’t publish someone’s win without publishing someone else’s loss. So, in an effort to keep those folks who may have had a loss published happy, I am announcing my policy of equal time:

Anyone who submits a game and has had a loss published by me in the past will be moved to the top of the list.

Of course, there is not much of a waiting list at this point, but at least, you will move ahead of my games. Anyway, I have already had someone take advantage of this generous policy. Robert Kohler was not too happy about the quick loss he suffered to Brian Wall. And I made it even worse by sending it out to the entire world! So he sent me a game which better reflects his chess ability:


The Best Of Robert Kohler

[Event "Grass Valley G/10 Round Robin"]

[Site ""]

[Date "1992.03.07"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Kohler, Robert"]

[Black "Holbrook, Daniel"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B21"]

[WhiteElo "1312"]

[BlackElo "1634"]

[PlyCount "51"]

[EventDate "1992.03.07"]


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 d6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Nf6 8.

Bf4 e5 9. Bg3 Be7 10. Qd3 O-O 11. Rfd1 a6 12. a3 Qc7 13. Bh4 Re8 14. Bxf6 Bxf6

15. Nd5 Qb8 16. Nxf6+ gxf6 17. Qb3 Qc7 18. Nh4 Na5 19. Qg3+ Kh8 20. Bd5 Qe7 21.

Rac1 Be6 22. b4 Bxd5 23. Nf5 Rg8 24. Qxg8+ Rxg8 25. Nxe7 Bxe4 26. bxa5 1-0


This Week In Chess


Monday May 10, 2004


On 5/4, the CSCC had 26 members join in the evening’s festivities. As usual, a handful of members played in the USCF-rated match play (G90). This time it was Alex Arustamyan defeating Richard Cordovano, Andy Chow toppling Dan Southard, and Allan Ufer beating Jeff Gilchrist. Most of the members played in the speed tournament (G5). Brian Wall went unbeaten to finish in 1st. Here are the final results:


Brian Wall14.0

Inn Sohn12.0

Shaun MacMillan11.0

Jeff Fox10.5

Paul Anderson10.0

Buck Buchanan10.0

Roy Roberts7.0

George Raikas7.0

Bill Mee6.5

Virgil McGuire6.0

Renae Delaware4.0

Gary Frenzel3.0

Charles Martin3.0

John McIntyre0.0

Chris McCarty0.0


Thematic Positions

By Brian Wall


Position 1 - 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6!?

Position 2 - 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 O-O 5. c4 d6 6. O-O a6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. d5 Na5 9. Nd2 c5 10. Qc2 b5 11. b3 Rb8 12. Bb2


Dallas High School Championship

By Jon Fortune


Andrew Smith won 14th place in the Dallas High School Championship. The other high school tournament chess contenders included 343 players with a number of experts and masters. Andrew M. Smith is the current scholastic and adult Wyoming champion.


Question Of The Week


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