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Paul Nikitovich Simultaneous

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

Game Of The Week


This week I have gone back to publishing a game that I don’t have stored in any of my databases yet. This is my third and final simultaneous I played in against someone who is master strength or above.

I have played in a couple of simultaneous exhibitions against experts but I didn’t save the score sheets. I am sure I won, but since I can’t prove it or even actually remember the results, it is just an interesting part of the Anderson chess myth.

However, this game is real and very believable as I lost to Colorado Master, Paul Nikitovich. He took white on all boards, and I think he won all the games that evening. The field was not very strong so my game was one of the last ones to finish. I kept to my usual tradition of not taking any passes. As more and more players were knocked out, I had to make quicker and quicker decisions until finally I dropped my rook and dropped out.


Paul Nikitovich Simultaneous

[Event "Paul Nikitovich Simultaneous"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2003.03.11"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Nikitovich, Paul"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D43"]

[WhiteElo "2234"]

[BlackElo "1739"]

[PlyCount "86"]

[EventDate "2003.03.11"]


1. d4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. g3 Bd6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nd2

g5 9. e4 dxe4 10. Ndxe4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Be7 12. Qh5 f6 13. f4 Qe8 14. Qh6 Qg6 15.

fxg5 f5 16. Qxg6+ hxg6 17. Nc3 Nb6 18. b3 a5 19. Be3 Ra6 20. h4 a4 21. Ne2 Bd7

22. Bf4 Rfa8 23. Rab1 axb3 24. axb3 Ra2 25. Bf3 Rc2 26. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 27. Nxc1 Bf8

28. Be5 Bc8 29. Nd3 Ra3 30. Be2 Nd7 31. Bf4 Bg7 32. Be3 Kf7 33. g4 Bf8 34. h5

Bd6 35. Bc1 Ra2 36. Kf1 fxg4 37. Bxg4 gxh5 38. Bxh5+ Kg7 39. Bb2 Kg8 40. Re1

Nf8 41. Re2 b5 42. c5 Bc7 43. Nb4 Bd7 1-0


This Week In Chess


Monday April 12, 2004


On 4/6, the CSCC had 22 members attend the evening’s program. The primary function was a speed tournament (G/5). The group was split into 2 sections with Brian Wall winning the top section and Sam Meyer winning the bottom section. In addition, Allan Ufer came from behind to topple Andrew Chow in an USCF-rated G/90. Here is how the speed tournament finished:


Section 1


Brian Wall



Glenn Miller



Buck Buchanan



Shaun MacMillan



Paul Anderson



Inn Sohn



Robert Kohler



Richard Cordovano



Frank Hurn



Section 2


Sam Meyer



Virgil McGuire



Mike Makinney



Renae Delaware



Gary Frenzel



Gary Vines



Chris McCarty



Nich Long



Kevin Vines



John McIntyre



The secondary function was a birthday celebration for club member, Renae Delaware. Brian Wall brought 2 cakes with chess decorations. He said, “Anyone coming to the Colorado Springs Chess Club tonight can sample Isaac and Tara's chess cake with 25 candles. The cake has squares like a chessboard and has Renae's name with chess pieces drawn on it. The club might want to bronze the cake instead of eating it.” However, when I arrived, the group had already sung “Happy Birthday” and the cake’s chess pieces were so badly destroyed that they resembled a final position from one of Glenn Miller’s blitz games. But Renae was nice enough to request an encore of the song for me. I asked her how old she was and she said, “25 with a 5 second delay!” So, I asked her if she liked having the delay and she replied, “I prefer to avoid sudden death!”


Chess Collectable in Colorado Springs


On 4/5, Paul Grimm, CSCA Treasurer, informed me that some rare Colorado Chess Informants were accidentally released into circulation in Colorado Springs on 4/3. Due to an error in the magazine that was caught before the general mailing, a limited number of unique Informants were handed out, possibly increasing their value anywhere from 3 to 5 times the cover price. Paul Grimm is trying to locate people who received the rare copy. If you have a rare copy, you can tell because “there's one revision in the upcoming events which got overlooked…(THE DENVER OPEN IS 2-4 JULY; NOT 25-27 JUN!)”


Thematic Event

by Shaun MacMillan


Here is a little more information on the thematic event coming up in a few weeks. On the first night, we will be playing two "thematic" games. We will provide the starting position just before the game (Time control of G30) one game each opponent for a total of two games. The starting positions will not be lopsided but rather one where there is several possible plans to take for either side. Scorekeeping mandatory! The following week Brian Wall will lecture on those positions and I will collect the score sheets and compile (anonymously) the following several moves as played by everyone. What we hope to do is give some feedback on how people responded.




Upcoming Events

4/12 Kids’ Chess Club, Borders

4/13 Jr vs. Sr match (G/60), CSCC

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

5/11 Thematic Event, Part 1

5/18 Thematic Event, Part 2

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



5/1/04 T-shirt design for the CSCC

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Categories: 2004

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