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Dire Situation

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Game Of The Week

by Paul Anderson

Well, I am still on a losing streak as far as my recorded games go. I usually only record USCF-rated games and email games. I have 327 of those in my databases. However, I do have a database of USCF’s quick-rated games but most of those overlap with the regular games.

But, now that I have started publishing games online, I started a new database for published games. So, rather than put out another loss of mine, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone, as they say.

I decided to put a game that doesn’t fit into my other database categories into my published database. Now I have a favorite game of mine stored in Fritz and taken care of my goal of putting out a new game each week.

The best part is that the game is one where I won against Colorado Master, Brian Wall, in a simultaneous. He published it before, but I don’t think it got the attention it deserves. I think it was Brian who put the “??” on move 22, but Fritz gave him a couple more.

He let his opponents pick their color and his first move was chosen at random. He said about our game, “I was trying to prove that openings don't matter but I think I failed because one of my two losses went 1 d4 g5?”

However, I think my game actually does prove openings don’t matter since I had thrown away my early advantage rather quickly. But, if my game proves anything, it is that a master can makes mistakes, especially if you can get 20 other people to distract him for you.


Dire Situation

[Event "Brian Wall Simultaneous"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2002.07.30"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Wall, Brian"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A40"]

[WhiteElo "1737"]

[BlackElo "2225"]

[PlyCount "67"]

[EventDate "2002.07.30"]


1. d4 g5 2. Bxg5 Bg7 3. e4 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. Nbd2 d6 7. h3 Nf6 8.

Qe2 O-O 9. e5 dxe5 10. Nxe5 Bf5 11. Ndf3 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qc5 13. O-O Rad8 14. a3

a5 15. b4 axb4 16. axb4 Nxb4 17. Bxb4 Qxb4 18. Rab1 Qd6 19. Nxf7 Rxf7 20. Ng5

Nd5 21. Nxf7 Kxf7 22. Rxb7 Rd7 23. Rxd7 Qxd7 24. Qf3 Kg6 25. Bxd5 e5 26. Be4

Bxe4 27. Qxe4+ Qf5 28. Re1 Bf6 29. g4 Qxe4 30. Rxe4 h5 31. gxh5+ Kxh5 32. Rg4

Bg5 33. Kg2 Bd2 34. Kf3 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday March 30, 2004

On Tuesday night, the CSCC had 21 members show up for the ladder games. Members could choose between an USCF-rated, G/90 match or a club-rated, G/30 match. One pairing went off the menu and played an USCF-rated, G/60 match. The match was between the top-rated Buck Buchanan and his closest-rated opponent, Jeff Fox. Buck won the game. In the G/90s, Shaun MacMillan pummeled Paul Anderson, Gerry Sunderland took apart Richard Cordovano, and Allan Ufer upset Andy Chow. In the G/30s, Victor rallied from behind over Glenn Miller, Robert Kohler and Ken Bullard split 2 games, Josh Divine and Gary Frenzel also split 2 games, Renae Delaware toppled Tom Mullikin, Chris McCarty beat Mike Jozwiak 1.5 to .5, and Gary Frenzel outlasted Tom Mullikin.

Announcement Of Tournament Site Change

by Buck Buchanan

The fundraiser tournament on April 3 will not be at Prairie Hills School. The accompanying scholastic tournament has moved to Irving Middle School, 1702 N. Murray Blvd, and our tournament has moved with it. Irving has been the home of many scholastic tournaments and the early Winter Springs Opens.

T-Shirt Design Contest

The Colorado Springs Chess Club is looking for a club t-shirt. If you can submit the winning design before 5/1/04, you will win a free t-shirt. To enter, contact club officer, Buck Buchanan.



Upcoming Events

3/30/04 Random Tournament (4-SS, G/15), CSCC

4/3/04 Irving Fundraiser, CSCA



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

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