Colorado Springs Chess News

The Knights Are Better Here!

Newsletters

We Are All Pawns, My Dear

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 12, 2014 at 5:20 AM

Game Of The Week

By Anthea Carson NN



Isaac Martinez on guitar


Paul Anderson has been city champion of Colorado Springs, he’s been rated over 2000, and is a feared opponent in Colorado Chess.  But his style of play is infuriating.  I’ve lost most of the games I’ve played against him, but occasionally I get lucky.  This is one of those “lucky” games, because it just so happened that his pawn grabbing got him into tactical trouble.


White to move


I wish I could say that I wanted Paul to take the pawn on h3, and had this all planned out ahead of time.


Paul is famous for his propensity to snatch pawns, and particularly hated for the way he does it.  Let me see if I can describe this.


First, he makes a series of moves I either don’t understand, or pay no attention to because they don’t seem to improve his position.  Then I see the point of the moves a move or two before he scoops up the pawn and I roll my eyes.


And the way he scoops up the pawn.  Sort of like he was picking up Jacks on the playground, letting them fall in his hand to emphasize that little by little he is going to collect them until you are dead lost, and win in the endgame like he has done so many times before.


Like the tax collector, I began cursing him, wishing for locusts to plague him, and floods to wash him into the sea.


Because just after I moved, and before he took the pawn on h3 I saw that I should have prevented it, instead of playing b3, a move that shows I’m mindlessly guarding pawns, playing his game, not mine.  I’m buying into his greedy nonsense, putting a guard on a4.  I should have noticed that another pawn was en prise in a much more immediate way.


But Paul’s petty style of play hypnotizes patzers like me to mindlessly protect pawns instead of developing a real plan.


You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.



But here I saw that I could come out, if not ahead, at least equal in material. Technically equal, although two pieces for the rook and the pawn usually proves to be stronger, depending on the position.


We Are All Pawns, My Dear

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=93564

 

[Event "June Panera Wednesday"]

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

[Date "2014.06.04"]

[Round "1.1"]

[White "Carson, Anthea"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A42"]

[PlyCount "93"]

[EventDate "2014.06.04"]

[TimeControl "5400"]

 

1. d4 c6 2. c4 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. h3 Na6

6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O c5 9. d5 Bd7 10. Qb3 Rb8 11. Nb5 Nxe4 12. Nxa7 Nc7

13. Ng5 Nf6 14. a4 h6 15. Nf3 e6 16. dxe6 Bxe6 17. Be3 Na6 18. Qa3 Nb4 19. Rac1

Bf5 20. Qb3 Ne4 21. Rfd1 Qf6 22. Bd4 Qe7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Re1 Qf6 25. Nb5 Rfe8

26. Nc7 Re7 27. Nd5 Nxd5 28. cxd5 Rbe8 29. Rcd1 Bc8 30. Qc2 Qf5 31. Bd3 Qf4 32.

Bb5 Rf8 33. b3 Bxh3 34. Rxe4 Rxe4 35. Qc3+ Kh7 36. gxh3 Qf5 37. Qd3 Kg8 38. Kg2

g5 39. Re1 Rf4 40. Qxf5 Rxf5 41. Re7 Rb8 42. Rd7 Rxd5 43. Bc4 Rd1 44. Rxf7 Kh8

45. Rd7 b6 46. Ne5 Rf8 47. Ng6# 1-0

 

This Week In Chess


On July 8th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 2nd Tuesday of the month event: Quads.  Players are grouped into 4-man Round Robin tournaments.  Gunnar Andersen, Kurt Kondracki, and Koji Del Conte all scored 2 points to claim the 1st place tour points.


Quad (G30, RR):


USCF A

2.0 Gunnar Andersen

2.0 Kurt Kondracki

1.0 Paul Anderson

1.0 Joe Pahk


USCF B

2.0 Koji Del Conte

1.5 Richard Brown

1.5 Eugin Pahk

1.0 Mark McGough


Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 3rd Quarter Standings


# MAX POSSIBLE 100.00 4.00

1 Paul Anderson 64.20 0.00

2 Daniel Herman 50.33 0.00

3 Mark McGough 33.87 0.00

4 Richard Buchanan 33.00 1.00

5 Koji DelConte 25.00 0.00

6 Shirley Herman 23.00 0.00

7 William Benedek 20.03 1.00

8 Dean Brown 17.50 0.00

9 Joe Pahk 15.70 0.00

10 Earle Wikle 15.00 0.00

11 Jeff Fox 15.00 3.50

12 Katie Wise 14.20 2.00

13 Imre Barlay 12.00 0.00

14 Sara Herman 11.33 0.00

15 Gunnar Andersen 10.00 3.50

16 Larry Kledzik 9.00 1.00

17 Josh Bloomer 8.00 0.00

18 Anthony Thomason 8.00 0.00

19 Mike Makinney 7.00 0.00

20 Mike Madsen 7.00 0.00

21 Eugin Pahk 6.00 0.00

22 Ben Matthews 6.00 0.00

23 Alex Freeman 5.33 0.00

24 Peter Barlay 5.00 0.00

25 Paul Protheroe 5.00 0.00

26 Rezheen Hamid 5.00 0.00

27 Kevin Kaaoush 4.00 0.00

28 Alex Torres 4.00 0.00

29 Arthur Knize 4.00 0.00

30 Mitch Vincent 3.00 0.00

31 Peter Wise 3.00 0.00

32 David Silva 3.00 0.00

33 Spencer Shook 3.00 0.00

34 Richard Brown 2.50 0.00

35 Gary Atkinson 2.00 0.00

36 John Byrne 2.00 0.00

37 Robert Jimenez 2.00 0.00

38 Ron Dotson 2.00 0.00

39 Chris Wynkoop 2.00 0.00

40 Isaac Martinez 2.00 0.00

41 Tim Brennan 2.00 0.00

42 Brian Wall 2.00 0.00

43 Luke Thurman 2.00 0.00

44 Steven Readel 2.00 0.00

45 Tara Martinez 2.00 0.00

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 0.00

50 Phil Van Hawk 1.00 0.00

51 Brandon Hilliard 1.00 0.00

52 Dragan Plakalovic 1.00 0.00

53 Thomas Mullikin 1.00 0.00

54 Daniel Cabrera 1.00 0.00

55 Anthea Carson 1.00 0.00

Categories: 2014

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

You must be a member to comment on this page. Sign In or Register

0 Comments