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Play The Game Thursday Night

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 6, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game come from a new event.  Tuesday night has always been chess night for me.  However, recently, Dean Brown has experimented with some other nights for chess in Colorado Springs. 

First, there was Wednesday night at Poor Richard's.  I never played in that one, as I was loyal to Tuesday nights at the Acacia Hotel.  Poor Richard's turned out to be popular with many players, but not with the bookstore itself.  They found a new home at the East Coast Deli. 

Shortly after the Wednesday night sucesss, Dean launched the Air Force Academy Thursdays.  This also turned out to be popular with many players, especially on the north end of town.  However, this also turned out to be unpopular with the host. 

So, for a while, Thursday night lay dormant.  Now it has sprung back to life like Lazarus from the grave!  This time, it is at Panera Bread on N. Academy. 

In addition, David Meliti is starting a Thursday night club in downtown Colorado Springs.  With all this chess action happening on Thursdays, I just had to see what all the fuss is about. 

So, I stopped by the Panera Bread location because it is so close to my house.  When I arrived, Dean asked, "Did you walk?"  I was a little skeptical about playing chess in a restaurant, but Dean reserved Panera's community room and all the players just fit. 

My opponent was a scholastic player, Tyler Chase.  I was quite impressed with his patience and move technique.  I thought he should be rated higher, but I am sure that will come with time.  He was also very courteous, and the first opponent to compliment me on a move during a rated game (24. Rb8). 

Of course, I had to take off my headphones to find out what he said, but since he was nice enough to appreciate my good move, I figured I had to put an exclamation point next to it.  The whole evening was such a pleasant expericence that I am beginning to understand why people play over-the-board chess on Thursday night.


Play The Game Thursday Night


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[Event "March Panera Thursday"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2010.03.04"]

[Round "1.3"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Chase, Tyler"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D52"]

[WhiteElo "1974"]

[BlackElo "1116"]

[PlyCount "71"]

[EventDate "2010.03.04"]

[TimeControl "5400"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6.

Nc3 Bb4 7. Qc2 O-O 8. Bd3 c5 9. Bxh7+ Kh8 10. Bd3 Re8 11. O-O Bxc3 12. bxc3 e5

13. Be2 e4 14. Nd2 Qc7 15. Bf4 Qd8 16. Rab1 Nb6 17. dxc5 Nxc4 18. Nxc4 dxc4 19.

Bxc4 Be6 20. Bxe6 Rxe6 21. Rxb7 Kg8 22. Rfb1 Nd7 23. Qd2 Re7 24. Rb8 Rxb8 25.

Rxb8 Qxb8 26. Bxb8 Nf6 27. c6 Kh7 28. c7 Rd7 29. Qxd7 Nxd7 30. c8=Q Nxb8 31.

Qxb8 a5 32. Qe5 a4 33. c4 a3 34. c5 Kg6 35. g4 f6 36. Qh5# 1-0

This Week In Chess


On March 2nd, the CSCC had 8 members in attendance. Most of the group played in a double, Round Robin blitz tournament (2RR, G5). There was a log jam at the top with David Meliti and myself finishing on top. Here are the results:


Score, Player


7.0 Paul Anderson

7.0 David Meliti

6.0 Jeff Fox

6.0 Buck Buchanan

4.0 Alex Torres

0.0 Rocque Venzor


March Panera Thursday

By Dean Brown


1st Round, 1st Panera Bread Thursday:


Tim Duesing (2094) beat Jose Llacza (UNR)

Buck Buchanan (2002) beat Zack Chase (1250)

Paul Anderson (1976) beat Tyler Chase (1194)

Tony Telinbacco (1850) beat Gene Lucas (1161)

Anthea Carson (1787) beat Rebecca Isacoff (1107)

Mark McGough (1733) beat Cody Meinders (1020)

Dean Brown (157 beat Nicholas Isacoff (615)

Robert Isacoff (1327) beat Chandler Meinders (311)

CS Open Standings

By Buck Buchanan

4.5 David Hartsook

4.5 Randy Canney

4.0 Gordon Randall

4.0 Jeff Csima

3.5 Julian Evans

3.5 Pierre Jullien

3.5 Alex Cacas

3.5 Paul Connors

3.5 Robert Deck

3.5 Ted Doykos

3.5 Tony Telinbacco

3.0 Ann Davies

3.0 Dan Hoffacker

3.0 Dragan Plakalovic

3.0 Ron Rossi

3.0 Daniel Picard

3.0 Mark McGough

2.5 Robert Ramirez

2.5 Cory Foster

2.5 Jeff Baffo

2.5 Kevin Seidler

2.5 Brian Rountree

2.5 Steve Hornyak

2.5 Andrew Stolzmann

2.5 Kenton Lloyd

2.5 Don Wisdom

2.5 Ken Doykos

2.5 Norbert Martinez

2.5 Gary Bagstad

2.0 Jose Llacza

2.0 Alexander Freeman

2.0 Katherine Wise

2.0 Isaac Martinez

2.0 Gene Lucas

2.0 Cindy Langseth

1.5 Dean Brown

1.5 William Chandler

1.5 Fred Eric Spell

1.5 Victor Creazzi

1.5 Kathy Schneider

1.5 Robert Rountree

1.5 Frank Deming

1.0 Ginny Gaige

1.0 Gerry Morris

1.0 Joe Aragon

1.0 Anthea Carson

0.5 Betty Baffo

0.5 Tom Mullikin

0.0 Keith Wyman


Grand Opening of Right Move Public Chess Club

By David Meliti


The Right Move Public Chess Club will be holding it's first meeting Thursday March 11th, 2010 downtown at the First United Methodist Church (Nevada between Boulder & St Vrain) in classroom #234 beginning at 6pm with an unrated event  beginning later on that evening. For the month of March we will have informal "friendly" games of chess along with unrated events ( a different event each evening ). Then beginning in April we will have "rated" as well as unrated competitions. Please see for more details. The club will meet every Thursday evening. Club doors open at 6pm with the main event of the evening beginning at 6:30pm.

Categories: 2010

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