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Katie Did Me In

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 29, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Katie Wise, one of the top juniors and females in Colorado chess.  I first played her in 2009 just after I hit expert [2002], and she was at her low of 1206.  Since then she has skyrocketed, while I have only made modest improvements on my peak rating [2058].




Except for a streak of three games in 2011, I don't match up well against Katies.  My total combined record against all Katies is +5-7=0 for a winning percentage of 42%.  While that is not my worst amount of losses to a particular female name, it is very close.  Katie is only a half point behind the female chess name I hate the most!


Of course, there are twelve male chess names that top the female chess names in sticking me with losses over the chess board (losses, name):


  • 42.0    JEFF
  • 37.5    BUCK
  • 22.0    JOSH
  • 13.5    DAN
  • 13.0    VIRGIL
  • 11.5    BRIAN
  • 9.5    DEAN
  • 9.5    JASON
  • 9.5    JOHN
  • 9.0    ROBERT
  • 8.0    ANDREW
  • 8.0    MARK


So, I think just hearing the name of my opponent in my last game at the July Panera Wednesday tournament struck such fear in my mind that I was afraid to even play the simplest of moves.  In this position, it is white to move.


 

White can just capture the Pawn on a7.  It is not even a tactic, except to Tim Brennan who thinks any move is a tactic.  It is chess 102.  After learning how to move the Bishop in chess 101, you learn that the Bishop captures the exact same way it moves.


Unfortunately, that knowledge could have helped me in this game.

 

Katie Did Me In

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=82790

 

[Event "July Panera"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2013.07.24"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Wise, Katie"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A81"]

[PlyCount "100"]

[EventDate "2013.07.03"]

[TimeControl "5400"]

 

1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nh3 Bg7 5. c3 c6

6. O-O O-O 7. Nd2 d6 8. Nf3 Qe8 9. Re1 e5 10. Bg5 Ne4 11. Be3 Na6 12. Qc1 Rf7

13. Nfg5 Nxg5 14. Nxg5 Re7 15. Qd2 h6 16. Nh3 g5 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. f3 Be6 19.

Kh1 Rd8 20. Qc2 Red7 21. Red1 b6 22. Bf2 Nc7 23. a4 Nd5 24. Rd3 e4 25. fxe4

fxe4 26. Rdd1 e3 27. Bg1 Qh5 28. c4 Ne7 29. Rxd7 Rxd7 30. Nxg5 Qxg5 31. Qe4 Bf5

32. Qf3 Bd4 33. Rf1 Rd6 34. h4 Qg4 35. Bxe3 Bxe3 36. Qxe3 Re6 37. Qd2 Qxg3 38.

Qd8+ Kg7 39. Qd4+ Qe5 40. Qg1 Kh7 41. Rf2 Rg6 42. Qc1 Be4 43. Qd2 Rxg2 44. Rxg2

Qg3 45. e3 Bxg2+ 46. Qxg2 Qxg2+ 47. Kxg2 Kg6 48. Kf3 Kf5 49. b3 h5 50. b4 Ng6

0-1

 

This Week In Chess

 

On July 23rd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a Bughouse event (3SS, G5).  Twelve players formed 6 teams for this unrated, chess variant.

 

The team of Gunnar Andersen and Nick Curott claimed the top spot and the 1st place tour points:

  

Here are the results:

     

Score, Player

   

5.0 Gunnar Andersen & Nick Curott

4.0 Mark McGough & Alex Torres

3.0 Isaac Martinez & Kevin Kaaoush

3.0 Paul Anderson & Eugin Pahk

2.0 Joe Pahk & Mike Madsen

1.0 Buck Buchanan & Tom Richardson

  

Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 3rd Quarter Standings

   

Current Standings (rank, name, total, quarter): 

 

MAX POSSIBLE    96.00    16.00

1    Paul Anderson    69.50    9.00

2    Mark McGough    42.75    9.50

3    Isaac Martinez    42.00    4.50

4    Mike Madsen    26.50    2.00

5    Alex Torres    21.00    6.00

6    Daniel Herman    19.00    0.00

7    Jeff Fox    17.25    2.50

8    Joe Pahk    17.00    4.00

9    Dean Brown    15.50    1.00

10    Shirley Herman    14.50    0.00

11    Gunnar Andersen    14.50    7.50

12    Tim Brennan    14.00    2.00

13    Koji DelConte    13.50    0.00

14    Peter Grigg    12.00    0.00

15    Richard Buchanan    11.75    2.00

16    Kevin Kaaoush    11.00    4.00

17    Josh Divine    10.75    6.50

18    Josh Bloomer    10.50    0.00

19    Eugin Pahk    9.50    2.50

20    Tom Richardson    9.00    2.00

21    Alex Freeman    8.50    0.00

22    Sara Herman    7.00    0.00

23    Randy Canton    6.00    0.00

24    Brian Rountree    6.00    0.00

25    Scott Williams    4.00    0.00

26    Kathy Schneider    4.00    0.00

27    Nick Curott    4.00    4.00

28    Peter Barlay    3.50    0.00

29    Joe Polanco    3.00    0.00

30    Anthea Carson    2.00    0.00

31    Mike Wanek    2.00    0.00

32    James Powers    2.00    0.00

33    Wes Smith    2.00    0.00

34    William Wilken    2.00    0.00

35    Imre Barlay    2.00    0.00

36    Laurence Wutt    2.00    2.00

37    Rebecca Herman    1.50    0.00

38    Mike Toth    1.00    0.00

39    Buddy Diamond    1.00    0.00

40    Curits Holsinger    1.00    0.00

41    Evan Baron    1.00    0.00

42    Teppei Monjiyama    1.00    0.00

43    Nicholas Wyle    1.00    0.00

44    Katie Wise    1.00    0.00

45    Joseph Stafford    1.00    1.00

46    Istvan Hornyak    1.00    1.00

Categories: 2013

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