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You Shook Me All Night Long

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's annual June event:  The June Mating Game.  It is one of several 2 week events at the club, which means that players can join during the middle of the event.


This time LM Brian Wall announced that he was going to play in the final 2 rounds.  This had the effect of drawing four more players who also came out for the final 2 rounds.  Some of the players clearly came out just for a shot to play one of a handful of active Colorado masters, none of which are from the Springs.


However, Spencer Shook, a rising Colorado Springs scholastic player, was not one of them.  His reaction to being paired against the Life Master in the third round of an event where he only had half a point:


"Is this some kind of sick joke?!"


Despite the surprise, Spencer fought well and survived a long time in extreme time pressure against the master.  Brian stayed all night at the club and regailed us with the tale of how he won the game (along with many others).

 

Here is a position from the game when both players were getting into time pressure.

 

White to move


 

See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=193583728

 

I thought this was a clever trap and a good example of not trying to play perfect chess.  Brian had Spencer in time pressure for a long time but began to run out of time himself looking for the best lines.  He began to realize that Spencer could live on his 5 second delay forever.


Instead of trying to keep his large material lead, Brian decided to sacrifice a Pawn to reduce Spencer's forces and eliminate perpetual checks threats. 


This is a great way to manage your clock by finding an easier, weaker line that you can play quickly, rather than run the risk of running out of time searching for mates or blundering into a draw (or a loss) by moving too fast in a complicated line.

 

You Shook Me All Night Long

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=93275

 

[Event "June Mating Game"]

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

[Date "2014.06.17"]

[Round "3.4"]

[White "Shook, Spencer"]

[Black "Wall, Brian"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B00"]

[PlyCount "102"]

[EventDate "2014.06.10"]

[TimeControl "1800"]

 

1. e4 Na6 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Be3 d6 5. c3 Nf6

6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qb3 c5 8. Bc4 cxd4 9. Bxd4 e5 10. Be3 b6 11. O-O h6 12. Rfd1 Qc7

13. Nh4 Kh7 14. h3 Bb7 15. Bd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 f5 17. f4 exf4 18. Bd4 Bxd4+ 19.

cxd4 Rae8 20. Re1 Qg7 21. Qa4 Nc7 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Rc1 Re2 24. Ndf3 Nxd5 25.

Kf1 Rxb2 26. Qa3 Rc2 27. Re1 Ne3+ 28. Rxe3 fxe3 29. Qxe3 Bxf3 30. Nxf3 Rc7 31.

Qd2 Qe7 32. d5 Qe4 33. Ne1 Rc5 34. Qb2 Qxd5 35. Qf6 Qe5 36. Qf7+ Qg7 37. Qe6

Qc7 38. Nf3 Rc2 39. Kg1 Rc1+ 40. Kh2 Qg7 41. Qxd6 Qc7 42. Qxc7+ Rxc7 43. Ne5

Rc2 44. Kg3 Rxa2 45. Kf4 Rxg2 46. Nf3 Rf2 47. Kg3 Rxf3+ 48. Kxf3 g5 49. h4 Kg6

50. h5+ Kxh5 51. Kg3 a5 0-1

 

This Week In Chess

 

On June 17th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club finished its annual June event: The June Mating Game. It is a 2-week event, and five players joined for the final 2 rounds. Jeff Fox, Daniel Herman, and I all beat each other to tie for 1st place.

 

June Mating Game (4SS, G30):

 

3.0 Jeff Fox 1st, $16

3.0 Daniel Herman 1st, $16

3.0 Paul Anderson 1st, $16

2.5 LM Brian Wall

2.5 Mark McGough

2.0 Luke Thurman U1700, $11

2.0 Shirley Herman U1700, $11

1.5 Arthur Knize

1.5 Isaac Martinez

1.5 Timothy Brennan

1.5 Spencer Shook

1.0 Sara Herman

1.0 Steven Readel

0.5 Dean Brown

0.5 Tara Martinez

 

Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 2nd Quarter Standings

 

# MAX POSSIBLE 92.00 48.00

1 Paul Anderson 60.20 28.70

2 Daniel Herman 49.33 29.00

3 Richard Buchanan 32.00 8.50

4 Mark McGough 30.87 17.53

5 Koji DelConte 25.00 10.00

6 Shirley Herman 22.00 10.00

7 William Benedek 19.03 9.53

8 Joe Pahk 15.70 2.20

9 Dean Brown 15.50 10.50

10 Earle Wikle 15.00 10.00

11 Katie Wise 12.20 8.20

12 Imre Barlay 12.00 6.00

13 Jeff Fox 11.50 11.50

14 Sara Herman 10.33 6.33

15 Josh Bloomer 8.00 0.00

16 Anthony Thomason 8.00 8.00

17 Larry Kledzik 7.00 2.00

18 Mike Makinney 7.00 7.00

19 Mike Madsen 7.00 2.00

20 Gunnar Andersen 6.50 3.50

21 Eugin Pahk 6.00 0.00

22 Ben Matthews 6.00 2.00

23 Alex Freeman 5.33 0.00

24 Peter Barlay 5.00 3.00

25 Paul Protheroe 5.00 5.00

26 Rezheen Hamid 5.00 5.00

27 Kevin Kaaoush 4.00 1.00

28 Alex Torres 4.00 1.00

29 Arthur Knize 4.00 4.00

30 Mitch Vincent 3.00 3.00

31 Peter Wise 3.00 1.00

32 David Silva 3.00 3.00

33 Richard Brown 2.50 2.50

34 Gary Atkinson 2.00 0.00

35 John Byrne 2.00 0.00

36 Robert Jimenez 2.00 0.00

37 Ron Dotson 2.00 0.00

38 Chris Wynkoop 2.00 0.00

39 Isaac Martinez 2.00 2.00

40 Tim Brennan 2.00 2.00

41 Brian Wall 2.00 2.00

42 Luke Thurman 2.00 2.00

43 Spencer Shook 2.00 2.00

44 Steven Readel 2.00 2.00

45 Tara Martinez 2.00 2.00

46 Bobby Dzagen 1.00 0.00

47 Adam Metzger 1.00 0.00

48 Web McNairy 1.00 0.00

49 Jeremy Hawks 1.00 1.00

50 Phil Van Hawk 1.00 1.00

51 Brandon Hilliard 1.00 1.00

52 Dragan Plakalovic 1.00 1.00

53 Thomas Mullikin 1.00 1.00

54 Daniel Cabrera 1.00 1.00

55 Anthea Carson 1.00 1.00


Online Chess Lessons

By George Krasnopolskiy


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Thank you,

George Krasnopolskiy, www.CheckMatesUSA.com

Categories: 2014

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