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White Crumbles

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

Game Of The Week


When I started this website, I was hoping to get people to send me some games and news. So far, I have received several news items. I am very appreciative to those folks who have sent in the news items as I think it adds to the enjoyment of the newsletter and makes my job easier.

Well, I finally got someone to give me some games! It was none other than this week’s tournament winner at the CSCC, Brian Wall. Not only did he beat everyone he faced, but he also was able to keep score in every game in a G/15 time control.

The fastest time control that I have been able to keep score in and play well is G/29. I did see someone keep score in a blitz tournament (G/5) which was very impressive to me until I found out he lost every game.

Anyway, the first game Brian gave me was the one we played in the 4th round of this week. I had 3 points, and he had 3 points. If I could have won this game, I would have won the tournament. My strategy was to stay ahead in time and hope for a blunder on his part. However, around move 27 I lost my time advantage and crumbled under the time pressure.


White Crumbles

[Event "CSCC Swiss"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2004.04.20"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Wall, Brian"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A50"]

[WhiteElo "1782"]

[BlackElo "2249"]

[PlyCount "60"]

[EventDate "2004.04.20"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. d5 Ne7 5. e4 Ng6 6. Bd3 Bc5 7. Nge2 a5 8. O-O

d6 9. Ng3 Ng4 10. Be2 Qh4 11. Bxg4 Bxg4 12. Qd3 Nf4 13. Bxf4 exf4 14. Nf5 Qg5

15. Kh1 O-O 16. Nd4 Rae8 17. Nf3 Qh5 18. Rae1 Re7 19. a3 Rfe8 20. Na4 Ba7 21.

b4 f5 22. Nc3 fxe4 23. Nxe4 Bf5 24. Nfd2 Qg6 25. f3 Be3 26. bxa5 Re5 27. a4 Qh6

28. Qb3 Bxe4 29. Nxe4 Qxh2+ 30. Kxh2 Rh5# 0-1


This Week In Chess


Tuesday April 27, 2004


On 4/20, the CSCC had 23 members show up this evening. 18 people played in the 4-round, Swiss tournament (G/15) while 4 others played in the USCF-rated match games (G/90). In the match play, Dean Brown defeated Allan Ufer and Shaun MacMillan outlasted Andy Chow. In the Swiss tournament, the heavy favorite, Brian Wall, demolished the opposition with 4 solid wins. Here is how the tournament finished:


Brian Wall



Paul Anderson



Glenn Miller



Jeff Fox



Bill Mee



Roy Roberts



David Ward



Renae Delaware



Gary Frenzel



Buck Buchanan



Jeff Gilchrist



Dan Southard



Gary Vines



Chris McCarty



Kevin Vines



Tom Mullikin



Mike Jozwiak



Robert Kohler





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