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One Night In Panera

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the April Panera tournament.  Since my son brings his laptop to Panera to use their WI-FI while I am playing chess, I had this grand design that I would interview my opponent for the game of the week video.  And since Anthea Carson NN had made several youtube chess videos already, she seemed like the perfect candidate to help us out with this new venture. 

So, we recorded 10 minutes of her insightful game analysis along with many humorous observations about chess and life in general.  Of course, I didn't shy away from the difficult questions from which Anthea N has been dodging the media to avoid answering. 

In fact, the interview was so hard hitting that Anthea N was even brought to tears, as the whole truth was finally revealed.  It was the story of the century.  It was my shot at a Pulitzer prize! 

However, I received games from other people the past three weeks so I put the release date for the Anderson/Carson /N interview tapes on the back burner.  When I was finally ready to release the story, I found that my son had taped over the interview. 

"Oh, you wanted that?" he responded, "I didn't save that one, but I do have Tim Hawkins singing 'Chick-fil-a.'"


One Night In Panera


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[Event "April Panera"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2010.04.08"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Carson, Anthea"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A43"]

[WhiteElo "1949"]

[BlackElo "1744"]

[PlyCount "80"]

[EventDate "2010.04.01"]

[TimeControl "5400"]

1. d4 c5 2. c3 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6.

O-O d6 7. Re1 Nf6 8. Nbd2 Nbd7 9. e4 O-O 10. Qe2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 e5 12. Nc2 Nc5

13. Nb4 a5 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. exd5 f5 16. Nb3 Ba6 17. c4 Rc8 18. Nxc5 Rxc5 19. b3

Qb8 20. a4 Qd8 21. Ra2 Rc7 22. Be3 Re7 23. Qd2 f4 24. Be4 fxe3 25. Qxe3 Bc8 26.

Kg2 Bf5 27. f3 Ref7 28. Ree2 h5 29. h4 Kh7 30. Rac2 Bh6 31. Qg1 Bxe4 32. fxe4

Rf3 33. Rb2 Qc7 34. Rb1 Qc5 35. Qe1 Be3 36. b4 axb4 37. Qxb4 Rf2+ 38. Rxf2

Rxf2+ 39. Kh3 Qc8+ 40. g4 Qxg4# 0-1


This Week In Chess


On April 27th, the CSCC had 3 members play in casual pick-up games.


April East Coast Deli Wednesday

By Dean Brown


Round 4 Results:


Gordon Randall over Fred Spell

Jerry Maier over Anthea Carson

Josh Bloomer over Alex Freeman

Omar Al-Matlaq over Kenton Lloyd

Ken Macrae over Tom Mullikin

Isaac Martinez over Tara Martinez

April East Coast Deli Prizes:

1st: Gordon Randall $50

2nd/Under2000: Mark McGough & Jerry Maier $35 each

Under 1500: Fred Spell $30


April Panera Bread Thursday

By Dean Brown


Round 5 Results:


Josh Bloomer over Gordon Randall

Tim Duesing over Kumar Tedla

Kurt Kondracki over Zach Chase

Anthea Carson over Tyler Chase

Robert Isacoff forfiet over Paul Anderson

Jerry Maier over Mark Wells

Gene Lucas over Sai Tedla

Pret Bram over Cody Meinders

Zach Umana over Rebecca Isacoff

Chandler Meinders over Tara Martinez

Dean Brown over Robert Isacoff extra G/60


Prize Winners: 1st - Josh Bloomer (4.5) $70

2nd/Under2000 - Tim Duesing & Kurt Kodracki (4.0) $35 each

Under1400 - Robert Isacoff, Zach Chase, & Jerry Maier (3.0) $10 each

Under1200 - Tyler Chase (2.5) $30

Under1000 - Mark Wells (2.0) $30


Right Move Public Chess Club

by David Meliti


The club's very first Thursday night Game/75 tournaments were a resounding success. Final rounds were played on April 29th, and combined we had 21 players participate in this format. With your continued support we will continue the G/75 arrangement for months to come.


Alejandro Torres cleaned up with a perfect 3-0 score atop a field of 8 in the April 2010 G/75 USCF rated swiss tourney. Al finished sole first after his final round victory over Joseph Pahk. Also of note, Peter Swan who had been in a slump of sorts lately, scored a dramatic upset win against #3 George Raikas rated 500 points higher then him. Apparently his first visit at the Monday night small group chess lessons last week paid off in a big way.


In the final round of the G/75 April 2010 informal club tournament, Gil Garrison,who had been undefeated after 3 rounds, was finally slowed by a loss to Leah Katz in the final fourth round of the tourney. Gil still managed to finish in a 3-way tie for 1st with Leah Katz & Ty Winkler. Gil's game went a very long 73 moves before Leah finally imposed her will with checkmate!!!


The final standings for all players are as follows:


USCF                                               Club______________ 

3.0 Alejandro Torres                          3.0 Gil Garrison

1.5 Mark S McGough                        3.0Ty Winkler

1.5 Joseph H Pahk                             3.0 Leah Katz

1.5 Tony Telinbacco                           2.5Jay Shuler

1.5 David Meliti                                  2.0 Travis Bradley

1.0 Omar Fahad Al-Mutlaq                1.5 Carlo Lopez

1.0 Peter Lee Swan                            1.5Corey Hopkins

0.0 George Raikas                              1.5 Russell Speicher

                                                           1.5 Paul Covington

                                                           0.5 Tim Smith

                                                           0.5 Michael E Voight

                                                           0.5 John Nieman

                                                           0.5 Thomas J Nieman


New G/75 tourneys begin this Thursday.  Registration begins at 6pm and concludes at 6:55pm. EF: $10  for 4 rounds thismonth. Clocks will start at 7pm sharp !!! Prizes: Total cash payout is 75% of gross receipts. 1st=40%, 2nd=20%, 1st U/1500=15%. Prizes awarded the last Thursday of the month. Half point byes are available for any one round.


Also, the club is pleased to announce and offer USCF rated weekend chess tournaments!!!  Introducing the 2010 Summer Quads, a Saturday summer chess series beginning in July. The planned tournament dates are July 3rd, July 24th and August 28th. Go to the"weekend tournaments" page of the club website for all the details ( ).


Group Chess Lessons: Monday May 2nd we continue with lesson #5. As always childrens lessons begin at 6pm followed by adult and teen lessons starting at 7pm. Small group childrens lesson topics this Monday include check, escaping from it and checkmate and an introduction to stalemate. Small group adult lesson topics will include how to build an attack with proper preparation, legitimate threats and combos Part I.


Happy Chess Playing !!!

Categories: 2010

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