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Keep Black Alive!

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

Game Of The Week


This week I received a letter from some chess organization saying I was a possible candidate to teach some kids chess basics at a summer camp. I was quite surprised to hear that my chess playing skills had reached the ears of some national chess organization. As I read on, I realized that it was actually some mass mailing from a list that was not filtered based on ability or rating. The disclaimer said candidates had to be expert strength or above.

Well, I may not be an expert, but I have, on occasion, broken off the shackles of this class world and soared off into the heavens to touch the face of expert status.

At G15, I have won 8 games against USCF-rated experts. At G30, I have won 3 times, and at G90, I have won 2 times.

As impressive as my double-digit performance is on the surface, it turns out it was only against 3 different people. So, I figured it wouldn’t take me very long to thank those experts for allowing me, at least for a brief moment, to feel like I could teach chess to a bunch of novices. This week, I thank Dan Avery for one of my G90 wins!


Keep Black Alive!

[Event "CSCC Championship"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2003.11.04"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Avery, Dan"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D13"]

[WhiteElo "1738"]

[BlackElo "2006"]

[PlyCount "107"]

[EventDate "2003.10.21"]


1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8.

Qxd3 e6 9. a3 Rc8 10. O-O Bd6 11. b4 O-O 12. Bb2 Bb8 13. Rac1 a6 14. b5 axb5

15. Nxb5 Ne4 16. Rc2 Qf6 17. Rfc1 Rcd8 18. Bc3 g5 19. Qe2 Qh6 20. g3 f5 21. Be1

f4 22. Nd2 Nxd2 23. Bxd2 f3 24. Qf1 g4 25. e4 Qh5 26. e5 Rd7 27. h4 gxh3 28.

Kh2 Rg7 29. Qxh3 Qg4 30. Qxg4 Rxg4 31. Bf4 Rf5 32. Rc3 Rh5+ 33. Kg1 Kf7 34.

Rxf3 Ke7 35. Kg2 Kd7 36. Rh1 Rxh1 37. Kxh1 h5 38. Rc3 Na5 39. Kh2 Nc4 40. Rb3

Kc6 41. Nc3 Rg7 42. Kh3 Ba7 43. Ne2 Bb6 44. f3 Bd8 45. Bc1 Be7 46. Nf4 Rh7 47.

Nxe6 b6 48. Nf4 Rh8 49. Ng6 Re8 50. Nxe7+ Rxe7 51. Kh4 Rh7 52. f4 Kd7 53. f5

Ke7 54. Rb5 1-0


This Week In Chess


Monday April 19, 2004


On 4/13, the CSCC had its version of the Civil War. In the gray camp were the cranky and tired old folks. In the blue camp were the obnoxious and hyperactive youths. It was called the Juniors vs. the Seniors. 16 members showed up for the event, and the group was split into 2 factions based on age. The starting lineup for the Seniors was Virgil McGuire, Allan Ufer, Jeff Fox, Shaun MacMillan, David Ward, Richard Cordovano, Mike Jozwiak, and Dean Brown. The starting lineup for the Juniors was Paul Anderson, Dan Southard, Robert Kohler, Inn Sohn, Renae Delaware, Chris McCarty, and Sam Meyer. The Seniors jumped out to an early lead with Richard Cordovano teaching a youngster to respect his elder. Also, Shaun MacMillan proved the Seniors had some life left by posting another victory. However, the younger generation proved to be too hard to tame and took home 6 wins with Sam Meyer earning 2 of the victories.


Juniors 6.0

Seniors 2.0




Upcoming Events


4/19 Kids’ Chess Club, Borders

4/20 Swiss Club (4SS, G/15), CSCC

4/27 Ladder Games, CSCC

5/11 Thematic Event, Part 1, CSCC

5/18 Thematic Event, Part 2, CSCC

4/24 School of Mines, DCC

5/1-5/2 Boulder Open, CSCA

5/15 Denker Fundraiser, CSCA

6/12-6/13 Southern Colorado Open, CSCA




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