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I Told Carlos Danger To Resign

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from Tim Brennan, author of Tactics Time (  Our feud over when to resign was recently reignited via email.  You may remember the controversy we sparked last year when Tim and I had conflicting articles published in the Colorado Chess Informant:

Of course, it looked like my wisdom had prevailed in the popular culture mindset when the Pope resigned earlier this year after careful thought and keen observation of his current position.  That news shut Tim up for a while.

However, after recent events in the mayoral race in New York City, Tim's "Never Resign" philosophy has found a new poster boy, Anthony Weiner.  In fact, as far as I can tell, Tim has just ended his lucrative computer career to become the campaign manager for the democratic party's rising star.  His goal is to prove that even the biggest dolt on the planet can make it to the white house armed solely with the motto that "NOTHING IS OVER!" 

Yes, I admit I may have inadvertently encouraged him to join forces with Weiner in our email feud:

"Of course you disagree with having the ability to assess a position correctly and knowing when to resign, you are still working with a class brain!  You are the Anthony Weiner of Colorado chess - you just don't know when to resign!"

But I didn't expect him to take it seriously.  I was actually shocked when he responded:

"lol - well you can call me Carlos Danger then, since I just won a game DOWN A QUEEN!! :-)  I had my best comeback win ever tonight at Panera Bread!  I dropped my Queen on move 14, for no compensation, and went into Tebow Time to come back and win.  I was remembering the words of my good friend Francisco Baltier and John J. Rambo - "NOTHING IS OVER!!! NOTHING!!!"


Of course, Tim quickly found out that the Carlos Danger screen name is already taken.  So, he used his former computer skills to write a program to give everyone who joins his campaign a similar name.  If you are ready for "Danger In 2016!", then get your name here:

Carlos Danger Name Generator

Having a Carlos Danger alias is not only beneficial for politicians, but also it is helpful for chess players as well.  Maybe Tim Brennan can handle texting images like this one using his own name, but I would be using an alias if it was me.  This is more embarrassing than anything Anthony Weiner sent out.  It is white to move.

White plays a Discovery with Bb5+!  Now the black Queen is under attack while the black King has to get out of check.  Tim has just hung his Queen, and he doesn't seem too happy that I happened by with my camera phone. 

So, to help Tim out I have changed his name in this game to his Carlos Danger alias:

Benito Dynamite



Don't forget to vote for Danger & Dynamite in 2016!

I Told Carlos Danger To Resign


[Event "Academy Panera Bread"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2013.08.01"]

[Round "1.7"]

[White "Covert, Alfonso"]

[Black "Dynamite, Benito"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D03"]

[WhiteElo "1236"]

[BlackElo "1836"]

[PlyCount "62"]

[EventDate "2013.08.01"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5 Ne4 4. e3 Nxg5 5. Nxg5 e5 6. Nf3 e4 7. Nfd2 Bd6 8.

f3 Qh4+ 9. g3 Bxg3+ 10. hxg3 Qxh1 11. fxe4 dxe4 12. Kf2 Bh3 13. Bb5+ c6 14.

Qxh1 Bf5 15. Be2 Nd7 16. Nxe4 O-O 17. Bd3 Bg6 18. Nd6 Nf6 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Ke2

Ng4 21. Qh3 h5 22. Nc3 Rf2+ 23. Kd3 Rf6 24. Nce4 Rxd6 25. Rf1 Re6 26. Rf3 Rae8

27. Nc5 Rxe3+ 28. Kd2 Rxf3 29. Nxb7 Ree3 30. b3 Rf2+ 31. Kc1 Re1+ 0-1


This Week In Chess


On July 30th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a Swiss event (3SS, G30).  Six players joined for this USCF-rated event.


I got a forfeit win in the final round to lock in the 1st place tour points.


Here are the results:


Score, Player


3.0 Paul Anderson

2.0 Kevin Kaaoush

1.0 Mark McGough

1.0 Alex Torres

1.0 Koji Del Conte

1.0 Dean Brown


Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 3rd Quarter Standings


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


MAX POSSIBLE    100.00    20.00

1    Paul Anderson    73.50    13.00

2    Mark McGough    44.00    10.75

3    Isaac Martinez    42.00    4.50

4    Mike Madsen    26.50    2.00

5    Alex Torres    22.25    7.25

6    Daniel Herman    19.00    0.00

7    Jeff Fox    17.25    2.50

8    Joe Pahk    17.00    4.00

9    Dean Brown    16.75    2.25

10    Koji DelConte    14.75    1.25

11    Shirley Herman    14.50    0.00

12    Gunnar Andersen    14.50    7.50

13    Tim Brennan    14.00    2.00

14    Kevin Kaaoush    12.25    5.25

15    Peter Grigg    12.00    0.00

16    Richard Buchanan    11.75    2.00

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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