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David Meliti Week

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 2, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my battles with David Meliti.  Since he pretty much wrote the newsletter this week, I thought he should get a win of his published.  Of course, the only wins I have from David are over me, and I only have one. 

Surprisingly, we have not faced each other in USCF-rated play, except for 5 games in 2008.  Also surprisingly, black has dominated (4-1), but fortunately for me, I have have been black 3 times and got the only white victory. 

I would have won this game too, but my wife called me after 44...Kh8 saying she had a special evening planned and I ran out of there like when Alex P. Keaton played his father on Family Ties.


David Meliti Week


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[Event "June Mating Game"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.06.17"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Meliti, David"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "E14"]

[WhiteElo "1955"]

[BlackElo "1799"]

[PlyCount "96"]

[EventDate "2008.06.10"]

[TimeControl "1800"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 c5 6.

b3 cxd4 7. exd4 d5 8. O-O Be7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Re1 Nc6 11. a3 Rc8 12. Nbd2 Re8

13. Rc1 h6 14. Bb1 Nh7 15. Qc2 g6 16. Qd3 Qd7 17. Re3 f5 18. Rce1 Bg5 19. Nxg5

Nxg5 20. f3 Rcd8 21. h4 Nh7 22. Qe2 Kf7 23. f4 Nf6 24. Nf3 Ng4 25. Rd3 Ba6 26.

Rd2 Na5 27. Ba2 Qc7 28. Ne5+ Nxe5 29. fxe5 dxc4 30. b4 Nb7 31. Bc3 Qe7 32. Qf2

Bb5 33. g4 Rg8 34. Kh2 Kg7 35. gxf5 gxf5 36. d5 Kh8 37. Qf4 Rg4 38. Qxh6+ Kg8

39. Kh3 exd5 40. Rd4 Qf8 41. Qe6+ Qf7 42. Rxg4+ fxg4+ 43. Qxg4+ Qg7 44. Qe6+

Kh8 45. Bd4 Bd7 46. Qxd7 Rxd7 47. e6 Qxd4 48. e7 Qc3+ 0-1

This Week In Chess

By David Meliti


I was at club last night and Dean Brown was not present and so I don't know if you would get an update or not so here it is........ The club had 6 players in attendance and we elected to play some casual blitz chess this past evening. There was no organized event.


Results And Prizes For May East Coast Deli

By Jerry Maier


Score, Player


3.5 David Meliti

3.0 Mark Mc Gough

3.0 Fred Spell

2.5 Buck Buchanan

2.0 Brian Rountree

2.0 Dean Brown

1.5 Alexander Freeman

1.0 Omar Al-mutlaq

1.0 Ken MacRae

0.5 Jerry Maier


Prize schedule:


1st David Meliti- $35 (3.5 points)

U1800 & U1450 was split by Mark McGough and Fred Spell $25 each (3.0 points)


Right Move Public Chess Club

by David Meliti


Greetings from the 29th Annual Fide Open Tournament in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Players have gathered from all over the country for this USCF and FIDE rated event. Colorado is being represented by Brian Wall, Paul Covington and myself. All of us are doing well so far and we hope to bring home some rating points by the end of the tourney on Monday. As I put together this newsletter we have just completed round 3 of 10 early Saturday afternoon.


Congratulations to both Mark McGough and Joe Pahk in going undefeated to win last months USCF Thursday Night May 2010 Swiss Tourney. Both players ended up with 3.5 points out of a possible 4.0. Both players are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with on the chess board. Also keep your eyes on Omar Al-Mutlaq.  I think we will be seeing some very good games from him in future tournaments. He is improving rapidly. In general this tourney brought out a strong field and some of the fiercest competition yet !!!


Paul Covington cleaned up with a perfect 4-0 score atop a field of 10 in last months May 2010 Informal Club tournament. Paul finished sole first after his final round victory over Gil Garrison. However let it be known that his race to victory was in no way a cakewalk as many of his opponents did indeed give him some fierce competition.


Congratulations to Paul for taking first. Henry Blandon and Gil Garrison followed close behind in a 2-way tie for second place. The club also wants to welcome Jay Shuler as a new USCF member. Way to go Jay for upgrading to USCF membership.


The final standings for all players in both tournaments are as follows:


CLUB -----------------------------USCF


4.0 Paul Covington------------3.5 Mark McGough

2.5 Henry Blandon------------3.5 Joseph H Pahk

2.5 Gil Garrison----------------2.5 Richard Buchanan

2.0 David Flaks----------------1.5 David Meliti

1.5 Leah Katz------------------1.0 Alejandro Torres

1.5 Travis Bradley------------1.0 Omar Al-Mutlaq

1.5 David Meliti----------------0.0 Peter Swan

1.0 Ty Winkler

1.0 Michael Voight

0.0 Jay Shuler


Thursday June 3rd the club begins a new month long USCF and Informal Club rated tourney. There will be four rounds and one round per Thursday for the entirety of the month. The time control will be the usual G/75 format and players will be allowed one half-point bye.


Group chess lessons will resume June 7th at Compleat Games at Hobbies downtown at the usual times of 6pm for childrens lessons and 7pm for small group adults class. We are currently taking a break from the classes this Memorial Day weekend.


Just a reminder, our summer quad series begins this Summer. We will have 3 quad tournaments spread out over 3 Saturdays here at the First United Methodist Church downtown in classroom #234. The dates are 7/3, 7/24 & 8/28. I have already received interest from players out of state that will be here over the 4th of July weekend and thus participate in the first July 3rd event. We plan to have a caterer at the event site providing finger foods and sandwiches for sale at a nominal price. Pre-registration is recommended. For full details visit the weekend tourney page of the club website at


Happy Chess Playing !!!

Categories: 2010

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Reply Korsmo
2:35 PM on November 11, 2014 
David Meliti is a sex offender on the run from Couer D'Alene Idaho709