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Will The Real Victor Please Stand Up?

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 25, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my list of upset victories.  It is actually an older game, but I was looking through my list of players who have been published on the Colorado Springs Chess News website and noticed that I had hit 50 victors. 

So, there are 50 players who have had at least one win published. 

There are now 126 players in total, as you can't be a victor without a vanquished.  Well, unless you are Victor Smith.  He is the only chess player I know who is always a Victor in every game he plays. 

Here is the list of the other victors and their record on my website:


1 Anderson,Paul 81.5/114

2 Anderson,Douglas 6.0/10

3 Wall,Brian 2225 5.5/10

4 Bloomer,Josh 2215 5.5/8

5 Ufer,Allan 1131 5.5/7

6 Brown,Dean 1388 5.0/11

7 Delaware,Renae 1125 4.0/8

8 Brennan,Tim 1774 3.5/7

9 Carson,Anthea 1657 3.0/6

10 Meliti,David 1790 3.0/5

11 Anderson,Matthew 525 3.0/4

12 Fisher,Tim 1562 2.5/4

13 Mullikin,Tom 1136 2.5/6

14 Anderson,Renard 2224 2.0/2

15 Maier,Jerry 1063 2.0/3

16 Ola,Nathaniel 1899 2.0/2

17 Canney,Randy 2225 2.0/2

18 Fox,Jeff 1867 1.0/8

19 Whinemiller,Bill 1817 1.0/6

20 Anderson,Mitch 1991 1.0/3

21 Petters,Markus 2028 1.0/2

22 McGuire,Virgil 1622 1.0/2

23 Caldwell,Jason 1929 1.0/2

24 Wutt,Larry 1803 1.0/3

25 Nikitovich,Paul 2234 1.0/2

26 MacMillan,Shaun 1888 1.0/2

27 Spell,Fred Eric 1255 1.0/2

28 Bisguier,Arthur 2487 1.0/1

29 Sharavdorj,Dashzegve 2480 1.0/1

30 Karagianis,Pete 2200 1.0/1

31 Serna,Jeffrey 1757 1.0/1

32 Torres,Alejandro 1582 1.0/1

33 Abresch,Martin 1561 1.0/1

34 Cabrera,Dan 1495 1.0/1

35 Mink,Chris 2008 1.0/2

36 Kohler,Robert 1559 1.0/2

37 Frenzel,Gary 979 1.0/2

38 Davis,Mike 1073 1.0/1

39 Reynolds,Randy 1703 1.0/1

40 Towbin,Steve 2062 1.0/1

41 Kholodar,Dennis 2208 1.0/1

42 Anderson-McGuire 3513 1.0/1

43 Wall-Mullikin 3350 1.0/1

44 Whinemiller-Pahk 3287 1.0/1

45 Cornelison,Paul 1956 1.0/1

46 Divine,Josh 1630 1.0/1

47 Rossi,Ron 1577 1.0/1

48 Rountree,Robert 1509 1.0/1

49 Lasley,Alexa 1442 1.0/1

50 Alekhine,Alexander 1.0/1


Will The Real Victor Please Stand Up?


[Event "June Borborgyms"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2001.06.12"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Smith, Victor"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D02"]

[WhiteElo "1697"]

[BlackElo "1544"]

[PlyCount "110"]

[EventDate "2001.06.12"]

[TimeControl "1800"]


1. d4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nbd2 Bf5 5. c4 e6 6. Qb3 Qc7 7.

Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nbd7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Rb1 Rfe8 13. b4

a6 14. a3 Bd6 15. h3 h6 16. Nb3 Ne4 17. Bd2 Re6 18. Rfc1 Nb6 19. Be1 Nc4 20.

Nfd2 Nexd2 21. Bxd2 Qd7 22. a4 Rae8 23. Be1 Rf6 24. Nd2 Nxd2 25. Bxd2 Rg6 26.

Kf1 Bb8 27. b5 axb5 28. axb5 Qd6 29. f4 Qe7 30. bxc6 bxc6 31. Rb6 Qd7 32. Rcb1

Bd6 33. Rb7 Qe6 34. f5 Rf6 35. g4 Qe4 36. Qxe4 Rxe4 37. Kg2 h5 38. R1b6 hxg4

39. hxg4 Rxg4+ 40. Kf3 Rg3+ 41. Ke2 Rxf5 42. Rxc6 Rg2+ 43. Kd3 Bh2 44. Rc8+ Kh7

45. Rf8 Kg6 46. Rb6+ Rf6 47. Rb5 Rf5 48. Rd8 Rgg5 49. Bb4 Bg1 50. Rb6+ Kh5 51.

Rh8+ Kg4 52. Rh1 Kf3 53. Rh3+ Rg3 54. Rxg3+ Kxg3 55. Bd6+ Kf3 0-1

This Week In Chess 


On June 22nd, the CSCC had 7 members in attendance. Most of the players joined the quick-rated tournament (3RR, G20).  Jeff Fox finally got a victory over me in a quick-rated game and for the first time this year (it was a little overdue)!  He also finished unbeaten to take home the top spot.  Here are the results:


Score, Player, Place, Prize:


3.0 Jeff Fox

2.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Dean Brown

0.0 Alex Torres


June Panera Bread Thursday

By Dean Brown


1st: Kurt Kondracki

2nd: Gene Lucas

Under1400: tie Sai Tedla & Paul Sample.


Right Move Public Chess Club

By David Meliti


Greetings from Albuquerque, New Mexico site of this weekend's Albuquerque Rio Rancho Open. As I begin preparations on this week's update I have just completed all Saturday rounds and am preparing for Sunday's competition. The tournament attendance is wonderful - 70+ players including a contingent of 4 Colorado players who made the trip down. Besides myself, Dean Brown, Karl Irons and Kathy Schneider all are representing Colorado in this 3 section swiss tournament.


Out-of-town guests turned out in droves at the last club meeting Thursday June 24th while many club members were traveling and could not be present at club. We had players from Texas and New York along with a new USCF member from Kentucky who is actually relocating to the area.


Congratulations are in order for Jason Loving, the winner of the Thursday Night G/75 June 2010 Swiss. Jason, an underdog in the tournament, went undefeated to take clear first place with a total score after 4 rounds played of 3.5 points. Brian Rountree took second place with a score of 3.0.


Paul Covington and Henry Blandon are the winners of the informal club tournament for June.


Small Group Chess Lessons Off-Site (Mondays)


This past Monday night June 28th the club graduated it's first small group adults chess class. Paul Covington and I had the privilege of handing out certificates to the students and a plaque was given by the class to Compleat Games and Hobbies thanking them for their support of the club and local chess. In addition I put on a simul for the students this evening.


Right Move Public Chess childrens and adult class #2 will begin after a summer break. The date of the next classes will be announced on the website and in future newsletters. Please stay tuned for more details !!!


Volunteer Opportunity >>>> If you are interested in assisting with or teaching the next childrens class, please see me at club on Thursday night or send me an email of interest. We are considering possibly moving the classes from Monday night at Compleat Games & Hobbies to the first hour of our Thursday club meetings from 6:00 - 6:55pm during casual chess and prior to the club tournaments. We could start the classes as early as 5:45pm if necessary and make them bi-weekly classes. The Thursdays the children do not meet the adults will have their bi-weekly class. This is all under consideration and is tentative at this point. A firm decision will be made in the weeks to come. In the meantime we still have our contract with Compleat Games and Hobbies to do the Monday lessons if we elect to continue with that venue and format.


Club Calendar (Thursdays at First United Methodist Church Downtown) 


July 1, 2010::: Casual Play: 6:00 - 9:30pm

Tournament Style Play: 7:00 - 9:30pm (5 Thursdays = 5 Rounds)

USCF RATED Tournament: 5-SS G/75 July 2010 Swiss Rd 1 of 5

Informal Club-Rated Event: 5-SS G/75 July 2010 Swiss Rd 1 of 5


July 08, 2010:: Casual Play: 6:00 - 9:30pm

Tournament Style Play: 7:00 - 9:30pm

USCF RATED Tournament: 5-SS G/75 July 2010 Swiss Rd 2 of 5

Informal Club-Rated Event: 5-SS G/75 July 2010 Swiss Rd 2 of 5


Special Note >>> There are 5 Thursday's in the month of July which means tournaments will be 5 rounds with 2 half-point byes allowed for players who need to miss a couple of club meetings in July. We need a minimum of 8 players in both the USCF rated and informal club tournaments to do a 5-round swiss tourney. Should we have less than 8 players in either tourney, the club will consider other options and/or tournament formats for July.


Upcoming USCF Rated Weekend Saturday Chess Tournaments


July 3, 2010 RMPCC 2010 Summer Quads, A Saturday Summer Chess Series #1

July 24, 2010 RMPCC 2010 Summer Quads, A Saturday Summer Chess Series #2

August 28, 2010 RMPCC 2010 Summer Quads, A Saturday Summer Chess Series #3


Special Note >>> This Saturday is the first Game/60 Quad Tournament !!! Get your pre-registrations in this week and save $5.00 off the entry fee. I will be taking registrations this Thursday at club and will continue picking up the pre-registrations sent to the club post office box through Friday this week. These quad tournaments are USCF nationally rated which means to play, you need to be a member of (or join) the United States Chess Federation. This is very easy to do and not only will you be able to play for national rating points, you will receive the national chess magazine and many perks that go along with membership in the national governing body for chess in the United States. Right Move Public Chess is a USCF affiliate club. With this comes our ability to hook you up with the national governing body of chess so that you can play for a national rating and title.


Other Club Announcements


On a more somber note, club donations are down significantly for the month of June. As a club we need to really dig in and contribute to the club financially in the month of July. For those of you who may not be aware, our expenses include but are not limited to the following:


Rent at First United Methodist Church Classroom #234 is $100 per month

Website monthly expense is $30 per month (hosting and search engine submission are the primary expenses)

Club supplies averaged out are $20 per month


So, as a club we incur monthly expenses in the neighborhood of $150 per month which is relatively reasonable considering the quality oriented focus that we have. We also do some occasional advertising in local area publications and in chess magazines that require funds as well. In addition we have a few miscellaneous expenses.


Players, please consider contributing $2.00 or $3.00 to the donation box each time you come to club if you are benefiting from the meetings. Recommended donations for those of you who attend regularly is $10 per month. With an average attendance of 18-20 players each Thursday night we should have no problem meeting our expenses. With no membership dues or fees we rely very much on your voluntary support of the club. Thank You.


Just a reminder, Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th representatives of the club will set up a chess display at the Sunflower Market between the hours of 10am and 3pm. We will hand out club flyers, give on-site chess lessons, play casual chess and just introduce the shoppers to the game of chess and it's many benefits. Club members are encouraged to come out and play chess while promoting the club. 


Have a great week !!!

Categories: 2010

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Reply deschner
6:07 PM on June 29, 2010 
In Smith versus Anderson, it was fun to see the energetic Black King go all the way to the White side of the board to participate in Black's victory!
Reply Paul Anderson
2:36 PM on July 1, 2010 
"The King In Attack" was inspired by Patton's battle with Rommel!