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Posted by Paul Anderson on May 2, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my horrendous results in April.  I had won 18 out of 20 games in the 1st quarter of 2014 for a winning percentage of 90%.  However, those stellar numbers were going come to a screeching halt.  In April, I won only 6 of 11 games for a winning percentage of 55%.


I am so glad that May has finally arrived.


Most of the losses and rating points went to Daniel Herman, an up-and-coming scholastic player.  We have played in over 20 rated games in the recent years, and he was headed for the 0-fer Hall Of Fame, going 0 and 19.


However, Daniel is not the type to be discouraged by past failures.  He was determined to knock himself off the 0-fer list and steal a bundle of my rating points.  I knew it was bound to happen, as it isn't easy to beat the same person every time, especially if the person is improving.  You just run out of new ideas to throw at them.  I just didn't expect it to be 3 losses in a row. 


I am so glad that May has finally arrived.  As April was my last game with Daniel; I've had it.


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Here is a position from my 1st loss to Daniel.  I had a hard time coming up with a good plan and got in time trouble.  Then my defense just fell apart.


White to move.


 

See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192002977

  

May Day!

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=92047

 

[Event "April Panera Wednesday"]

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

[Date "2014.04.02"]

[Round "1.1"]

[White "Herman, Daniel"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A42"]

[PlyCount "93"]

[EventDate "2014.04.02"]

[TimeControl "5400"]

 

1. d4 c6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be3 a6

6. Bd3 e5 7. Nge2 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. f3 Nbd7 10. Rc1 Re8 11. Qd2 Nf8 12. b4 Ne6

13. d5 cxd5 14. cxd5 Nf8 15. Na4 N6d7 16. Nac3 b6 17. a4 Bb7 18. Rc2 Qe7 19.

Rfc1 Rec8 20. Ng3 Qd8 21. Qf2 Bf6 22. Rf1 Bg5 23. f4 exf4 24. Bxf4 Bxf4 25.

Qxf4 Ne5 26. Nd1 Qe7 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. Qe3 Qc7 29. Nf2 Nfd7 30. Ne2 Qd8 31. Qf4

a5 32. Bb5 axb4 33. Nd3 Qe7 34. Nxb4 Nc5 35. Nd4 Rc7 36. h4 h5 37. Nf3 Kg7 38.

Nxe5 dxe5 39. Qf3 Qd6 40. Be8 f6 41. Qg3 f5 42. exf5 Ne4 43. f6+ Kf8 44. Qxg6

Qc5+ 45. Kh2 Nf2 46. Qxh5 Bc8 47. Qh8# 1-0

 

This Week In Chess

 

On April 29th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a free, USCF-rated, Swiss event.  Gunnar Andersen and Jeff Fox topped the field and split the 1st place tour points.

   

Dean's Retirement Tournament (3SS, G30):

 

3.0 Gunnar Andersen

3.0 Jeff Fox

2.0 Paul Anderson

2.0 Katie Wise

2.0 Joe Pahk

2.0 Mark McGough

2.0 William Benedek

1.5 Richard Brown

1.0 Koji Del Conte

1.0 Dragan Plakalovic

1.0 Tom Mullikin

1.0 Sara Herman

1.0 Arthur Knize

1.0 Ben Matthews

0.5 Imre Barlay

0.0 Daniel Herman

0.0 Dean Brown

0.0 Shirley Herman

 

Tuesday Night Chess Tour Standings for 2nd Quarter

 

#    MAX POSSIBLE    64.00    20.00

1    Paul Anderson    38.70    7.20

2    Daniel Herman    32.33    12.00

3    Richard Buchanan    28.00    4.50

4    Mark McGough    20.37    7.03

5    Koji DelConte    20.00    5.00

6    Shirley Herman    17.00    5.00

7    William Benedek    15.03    5.53

8    Joe Pahk    14.70    1.20

9    Earle Wikle    12.00    7.00

10    Imre Barlay    11.00    5.00

11    Katie Wise    9.20    5.20

12    Dean Brown    9.00    4.00

13    Josh Bloomer    8.00    0.00

14    Sara Herman    7.33    3.33

15    Larry Kledzik    7.00    2.00

16    Gunnar Andersen    6.50    3.50

17    Eugin Pahk    6.00    0.00

18    Mike Madsen    6.00    1.00

19    Mike Makinney    6.00    6.00

20    Ben Matthews    6.00    2.00

21    Alex Freeman    5.33    0.00

22    Peter Barlay    5.00    3.00

23    Paul Protheroe    5.00    5.00

24    Jeff Fox    4.50    4.50

25    Rezheen Hamid    4.00    4.00

26    Kevin Kaaoush    3.00    0.00

27    Alex Torres    3.00    0.00

28    Mitch Vincent    3.00    3.00

29    Peter Wise    3.00    1.00

30    Gary Atkinson    2.00    0.00

31    John Byrne    2.00    0.00

32    Robert Jimenez    2.00    0.00

33    Ron Dotson    2.00    0.00

34    Chris Wynkoop    2.00    0.00

35    David Silva    2.00    2.00

36    Bobby Dzagen    1.00    0.00

37    Adam Metzger    1.00    0.00

38    Web McNairy    1.00    0.00

39    Jeremy Hawks    1.00    1.00

40    Phil Van Hawk    1.00    1.00

41    Brandon Hilliard    1.00    1.00

42    Dragan Plakalovic    1.00    1.00

43    Richard Brown    1.00    1.00

44    Thomas Mullikin    1.00    1.00

45    Arthur Knize    1.00    1.00

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