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Woman TD Resigns

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 27, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Game Of The Week

 

It has come to my attention that a short-time, female Tournament Director (TD) has quickly decided to retire from organizing and running chess events, starting immediately.

 

While I never actually got to play in her tournament, I can say that she received the fewest complaints of any TD in Colorado Springs history.  Of course, her record doesn't match up with Dean Brown's 648 events (since Jan. 1, 1991) or NM Buck Buchanan's 22 years of service (since Jan. 1, 1991).  Her 0 tournaments and 22 seconds of TD experience (since Jan. 1, 1991) burst through the Colorado Springs chess community like a dazzling comet streaking across the midnight sky.  She definitely lived her TD life by the motto, "It is better to burn out than fade away!"


Since April has a rare 5th Tuesday (4/29), I am hoping to talk her into running at least one USCF-rated, G30, Swiss for the Colorado Springs Chess Club, as her retirement party.  Chick-fil-A has agreed to provide chicken sandwiches for everyone who stops by from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The chess will start after 7:00 pm.

 

Oh, wait, I can't do that for her that night.  We are having Dean Brown's retirement party that night.  Nevermind. 

 

Anyway, here is a position from one of my upset wins over Jeff Fox, where I was saved by the bell! 

 

White to move.

 

 

See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=191825927

 

Woman TD Resigns

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=91648

 

[Event "May Quad"]

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

[Date "2000.05.09"]

[Round "3.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Fox, Jeff"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A11"]

[WhiteElo "1551"]

[BlackElo "1700"]

[PlyCount "80"]

[EventDate "2000.05.09"]

[TimeControl "1800"]

 

1. c4 c6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 f5 5. d4 Nf6 6. e3 d6 7.

Nge2 Qc7 8. O-O e5 9. d5 c5 10. e4 O-O 11. f4 Nbd7 12. Rb1 a6 13. a3 exf4 14.

Nxf4 Ne5 15. b3 Qe7 16. Bb2 fxe4 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Bxe4 Nxc4 19. bxc4 Bxb2 20.

Rxb2 Qxe4 21. Qe2 Qd4+ 22. Kg2 Bg4 23. Qc2 g5 24. Ne6 Bxe6 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26.

dxe6 Qf6 27. Qe2 Re8 28. Rxb7 Rxe6 29. Rb8+ Kg7 30. Qb2 Qxb2+ 31. Rxb2 Re3 32.

Rb6 Rxa3 33. Rxd6 Ra4 34. Rc6 Rxc4 35. Rxa6 Rc2+ 36. Kh3 h5 37. Rc6 c4 38. g4

Rc3+ 39. Kg2 hxg4 40. Kf2 Kf7 1-0

 

This Week In Chess

 

On April 22nd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a free, unrated, Thematic Double Swiss event.  Katie Wise dropped only one game to claim the 1st place tour points.

   

Thematic Double Swiss (3SS, G10):


All games started 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5

 

5.0 Katie Wise

4.5 Paul Anderson

3.0 Mark McGough

3.0 William Benedek

3.0 Sara Herman

2.5 Daniel Herman

2.0 Koji Del Conte

1.0 David Silva

1.0 Paul Mark Protheroe (4 games)

2.0 Earle Wikle (2 games)

2.0 Peter Wise (2 games)

1.0 NM Buck Buchanan (2 games)

 

Tuesday Night Chess Tour Standings for 2nd Quarter

 

#    MAX POSSIBLE    60.00    16.00

1    Paul Anderson    37.50    6.00

2    Daniel Herman    31.33    11.00

3    Richard Buchanan    28.00    4.50

4    Mark McGough    19.17    5.83

5    Koji DelConte    19.00    4.00

6    Shirley Herman    16.00    4.00

7    William Benedek    13.83    4.33

8    Joe Pahk    13.50    0.00

9    Earle Wikle    12.00    7.00

10    Imre Barlay    10.00    4.00

11    Josh Bloomer    8.00    0.00

12    Dean Brown    8.00    3.00

13    Katie Wise    8.00    4.00

14    Larry Kledzik    7.00    2.00

15    Sara Herman    6.33    2.33

16    Eugin Pahk    6.00    0.00

17    Mike Madsen    6.00    1.00

18    Mike Makinney    6.00    6.00

19    Alex Freeman    5.33    0.00

20    Ben Matthews    5.00    1.00

21    Peter Barlay    5.00    3.00

22    Paul Protheroe    5.00    5.00

23    Rezheen Hamid    4.00    4.00

24    Kevin Kaaoush    3.00    0.00

25    Alex Torres    3.00    0.00

26    Gunnar Andersen    3.00    0.00

27    Mitch Vincent    3.00    3.00

28    Peter Wise    3.00    1.00

29    Gary Atkinson    2.00    0.00

30    John Byrne    2.00    0.00

31    Robert Jimenez    2.00    0.00

32    Ron Dotson    2.00    0.00

33    Chris Wynkoop    2.00    0.00

34    David Silva    2.00    2.00

35    Bobby Dzagen    1.00    0.00

36    Adam Metzger    1.00    0.00

37    Web McNairy    1.00    0.00

38    Jeff Fox    1.00    1.00

39    Jeremy Hawks    1.00    1.00

40    Phil Van Hawk    1.00    1.00

41    Brandon Hilliard    1.00    1.00

Categories: 2014

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