|Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM|
Game Of The Week
by Paul Anderson
My choice for game of the week was tougher this week, as the Colorado Springs area did not have a tournament this weekend (that I knew of). I did play in the Tuesday quads at the CSCC, but I did not play well (0-3). I figured if I was going to publish another loss, I might as well pick one that is less embarrassing.
So, I chose a game I played in March almost 20 years ago that I lost to Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in a simultaneous. However, I don’t know if this is actually less embarrassing. For some reason, I thought his name was spelled with a “q” which made it harder to find his rating online.
Also, this game was my first recorded game and the only preparation I did for the game was trying to figure out how to write the moves. I picked up my father’s childhood chess books and learned that English notation was the most popular system in the US back in the 50’s. Who knew it had changed by 1986?
I did fine with the moves, but I have no idea what I was thinking on some of the annotations. I put an arrow on my move 17 and I assume I did not mean “with attack”.
Hopefully, I confused the GM and made him think there was more there than just a bad move. I had an opponent who thought check was notated with an exclamation point, and I was confused as to why he thought bringing his queen out was such a good move as it lead to a series of exclamation points for me ending in a double exclamation point (if you know what I mean)!!
[Event "Chicago Industrial Chess League"]
[White "Bisguier, Arthur"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. Nxe5 d6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. d4 Bb4 8.
h3 Bh5 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O c5 11. a3 Ba5 12. Nb5 d5 13. exd5 cxd4 14. Nbxd4 Nxd5
15. Bd2 Bb6 16. c3 Ne5 17. Be2 Ng6 18. g4 Ngf4 19. Bxf4 Nxf4 20. gxh5 Nxh3+ 21.
Kh1 Qf6 22. Qd3 Rad8 23. Qf5 Qxf5 24. Nxf5 Bxf2 25. N3d4 Rfe8 26. Kg2 Bxd4 27.
Nxd4 Ng5 28. Bb5 Re3 29. Rae1 Rh3 30. Rf5 Rxh5 31. Rd5 Rf8 32. Be2 Nf3 33. Bxf3
Rh4 34. Nf5 Rf4 35. Kg3 g5 36. Ne7+ Kg7 37. Rxg5+ 1-0
This Week In Chess
Monday March 22, 2004
On Tuesday night, the CSCC’s evening event was quads. This is where the members are grouped into 4-person single round robin matches. Since 22 members signed up for the event, a couple of members played in 2 groups. The club offered G30 for those members who wanted to play USCF- rated games and G20 for those members who wanted to play club-rated games. Here are the results:
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. See http://www.colorado-chess.com/ for directions. Irving has been the home of many scholastic tournaments and the early Winter Springs Opens.
AIES Chess Camp With Robert Snyder
by Andrew C.
I just wanted to tell you that the school that Robert Snyder held his chess camp was the Academy International Elementary School in district 20. The chess camp was well attended with about 60 students from the AIES chess team. Robert held two camps, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Both sessions were the same and all the students found Mr. Snyder's teaching style very entertaining. Each lesson had a story with different characters and many different voices. The story of the dumb computer, which is part of the Chess for Juniors book, taught students not to bring out the queen too early. Another story covered a pawn breakthrough with three pawns on each side. There, a wise knight was asked for advice and a hungry king tried to chase down a tasty pawn until it turned into a queen. Another interesting lesson was given in the Ruy Lopez opening in which black plays Ng4 and white plays h3 and falls for a trap after black’s h5. If I am not mistaken, this may be one of Brian Wall's favorite plays, so perhaps there will be a generation of chess players growing up who will be ready for this.
3/23/04 Ladder games, CSCC
3/30/04 Random Tournament (4-SS, G/15), CSCC
4/3/04 Irving Fundraiser, CSCA