Colorado Springs Chess News

The Knights Are Better Here!

Newsletters

Owen Eighteen

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from one of my many losses this year.  I have had a tradition of publishing 4 losses each chess season.  I noticed that, with 3 newsletters left this year, I only had published 3 losses this year.  So, I needed one more to keep the tradition going.


As I looked over my losses, there was one game that stood out from the rest.  One, it was the longest recorded game I played this year, and two, it was a milestone for my opponent.


Back in 2011, I was trying to find my 200th chess victory.  By chance, I noticed that the game coincided with another statistical anomaly:  an opponent who had lost all our rated games (after a minimum of 4 games).  I came up with a silly name to describe this occurrence for the newsletter.


http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/7331510-the-0-fors


Unfortunately, my opponent didn't think it was nearly as funny as I did.  In addition, I made the situation worse by telling him the same knock-knock joke after every loss for the next three years.


"Hey Joe, knock, knock?"  I asked after our next game together.


"Whose there?"  Joe responded.


"Owen,"  I replied with a muffled giggle.


"Owen who?"  Joe begrudging asked.


"Owen Nine!"


To me, this seemed like a joke that just got better with time.  However, by the time I got to "Owen Sixteen," Joe was just plain furious.  It was no wonder that Joe was insulted when I offered a draw in our 17th encounter with less time and a lost position.  He thought I was just trying to keep the joke going.


So, I figured, if anyone deserves to have their win over me published, it is Joe.  Here is a position from the game where things started to go wrong for me:


Black to move



See diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=194689434


Every chess player, who plays regularly, will have an Owen List and be on someone's list.  But, it is hard to beat the same person every time.  The best way to get off someone's list is to keep playing.  Almost everyone who started out poorly against me, eventually got off the list, sometimes gaining rating points in the process.


Owen Hall Of Fame


0-18 Daniel Herman

0-16 Joe Pahk

0-12 Al Ufer

0-10 Brian Rountree


Current Owen List (name, wins, losses, ave rating)


ALLAN UFER 12 0 1154

GARY FRENZEL 9 0 1234

FRED ERIC SPELL 8 0 1338

RICHARD BROWN 7 0 1552

KENTON LLOYD 7 0 1375

JERRY MAIER 7 0 1303

DAVID RICE 6 0 1492

SAM MEYER 5 0 1395

KATHY SCHNEIDER 5 0 849

DAN SOUTHARD 5 0 1399

JOHN BRUNN 4 0 1292

MIKE FILPPU 4 0 1526

NATHAN KIDD 4 0 1272

GENE LUCAS 4 0 1533

GLENN MILLER 4 0 1760

TOM MULLIKIN 4 0 1167

RAY O'DELL 4 0 1073

JOHN REVERE 4 0 1551

STEVE SPARKS 4 0 1420

EARLE WIKLE 4 0 1939


Owen Eighteen

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=94223

 

[Event "Cabin Fever Reliever"]

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

[Date "2014.02.11"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Pahk, Joe"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B10"]

[WhiteElo "1794"]

[BlackElo "2079"]

[PlyCount "189"]

[EventDate "2014.02.11"]

 

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Be3 d5 5. Nbd2 Nh6 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3

Bxf3 9. Bxf3 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nf5 11. c3 Nxe3 12. fxe3 Nd7 13. Nd2 e5 14. Nb3 Qb6

15. Kh1 Rad8 16. Qc2 Kh8 17. Rad1 f5 18. e4 f4 19. Qf2 a5 20. dxe5 Qxf2 21.

Rxf2 a4 22. Rfd2 axb3 23. axb3 Bxe5 24. Rxd7 Rxd7 25. Rxd7 b5 26. Re7 Bd6 27.

Re6 Bc5 28. Kh2 Bf2 29. h4 c5 30. Kh3 b4 31. Rc6 Ra8 32. Kg4 Be3 33. Kg5 bxc3

34. bxc3 Ra7 35. e5 Kg7 36. h5 h6+ 37. Kg4 g5 38. Rg6+ Kf8 39. Rxh6 Rg7 40. Rg6

Bd2 41. Rxg7 Kxg7 42. c4 Bc3 43. e6 Kf6 44. Bd5 Be5 45. h6 Ke7 46. Kf5 Bh8 47.

Kxg5 f3 48. gxf3 Bd4 49. f4 Be3 50. h7 Bd4 51. f5 Bf6+ 52. Kf4 Kd6 53. Ke4 Bh8

54. Kf4 Bf6 55. Kg4 Ke7 56. Kh5 Bh8 57. Kg6 Bf6 58. Kh5 Kd6 59. Kg4 Ke7 60. Kf4

Kd6 61. Ke4 Bh8 62. Bb7 Bf6 63. Kf4 Ke7 64. Kg4 Kd6 65. Kh5 Ke7 66. Kg6 Bh8 67.

Kg5 Bf6+ 68. Kf4 Bh8 69. Ke4 Bf6 70. Kd5 Bd4 71. h8=Q Bxh8 72. Kxc5 Bf6 73. Bc8

Kd8 74. Bd7 Be7+ 75. Kd5 Bh4 76. Ke5 Ke7 77. f6+ Kf8 78. Ba4 Bg3+ 79. Ke4 Kg8

80. e7 Kf7 81. e8=Q+ Kxf6 82. Qf8+ Kg5 83. Qf5+ Kh4 84. Qf4+ Bxf4 85. Kxf4 Kh5

86. c5 Kg6 87. c6 Kf7 88. c7 Ke6 89. c8=Q+ Kf6 90. Qd7 Kg6 91. Qe6+ Kh5 92.

Qg4+ Kh6 93. Kf5 Kh7 94. Kf6 Kh8 95. Qg7# 1-0


This Week In Chess


On August 5th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 1st Tuesday of the month event: Speed Chess. Newcomer, Derick Arellano, only dropped one game to claim the 1st place points.


8/5 Speed Tournament (2RR, G5):


13.0 Derick Arellano

12.0 Paul Anderson

9.0 NM Buck Buchanan

6.5 Mike Makinney

6.0 Jeff Fox

4.0 Koji Del Conte

3.5 Earle Wikle

2.0 Mark McGough


Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 3rd Quarter Standings


# MAX POSSIBLE 108.00 12.00

1 Paul Anderson 68.70 2.50

2 Daniel Herman 50.33 0.00

3 Mark McGough 35.87 2.00

4 Richard Buchanan 34.00 2.00

5 Koji DelConte 29.00 4.00

6 Shirley Herman 23.00 0.00

7 William Benedek 20.03 1.00

8 Dean Brown 18.50 1.00

9 Jeff Fox 18.50 7.00

10 Joe Pahk 18.20 2.50

11 Earle Wikle 17.00 2.00

12 Imre Barlay 15.50 3.50

13 Katie Wise 14.20 2.00

14 Gunnar Andersen 13.50 7.00

15 Sara Herman 11.33 0.00

16 Larry Kledzik 9.00 1.00

17 Eugin Pahk 8.50 2.50

18 Josh Bloomer 8.00 0.00

19 Anthony Thomason 8.00 0.00

20 Mike Makinney 7.00 0.00

21 Mike Madsen 7.00 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 Richard Brown 5.00 2.50

28 Kevin Kaaoush 4.00 0.00

29 Alex Torres 4.00 0.00

30 Arthur Knize 4.00 0.00

31 Kurt Kondracki 3.50 3.50

32 Mitch Vincent 3.00 0.00

33 Peter Wise 3.00 0.00

34 David Silva 3.00 0.00

35 Spencer Shook 3.00 0.00

36 Gary Atkinson 2.00 0.00

37 John Byrne 2.00 0.00

38 Robert Jimenez 2.00 0.00

39 Ron Dotson 2.00 0.00

40 Chris Wynkoop 2.00 0.00

41 Isaac Martinez 2.00 0.00

42 Tim Brennan 2.00 0.00

43 Brian Wall 2.00 0.00

44 Luke Thurman 2.00 0.00

45 Steven Readel 2.00 0.00

46 Tara Martinez 2.00 0.00

47 Bobby Dzagen 1.00 0.00

48 Adam Metzger 1.00 0.00

49 Web McNairy 1.00 0.00

50 Jeremy Hawks 1.00 0.00

51 Phil Van Hawk 1.00 0.00

52 Brandon Hilliard 1.00 0.00

53 Dragan Plakalovic 1.00 0.00

54 Thomas Mullikin 1.00 0.00

55 Daniel Cabrera 1.00 0.00

56 Anthea Carson 1.00 0.00

57 Tikila Nichols 1.00 1.00


Pikes Peak Open

By NM Buck Buchanan


5.0 Gunnar Andersen

4.5 Karl Irons

4.0 Justin Alter

4.0 Brad Lundstrom

4.0 Brian Wall

4.0 Chris Peterson

4.0 Nakul Deshpande

4.0 Katie Wise

4.0 DuWayne Langseth

3.5 Kurt Kondracki

3.5 David Mendoza

3.5 Carlos Santillan

3.0 Derick Arellano

3.0 Dean Clow

3.0 Suhaas Narayanan

3.0 Earle Wikle

3.0 Daniel Herman

3.0 Victor Huang

3.0 Hongbiao Zeng

3.0 Charles Alexander

3.0 Clifton Ford

3.0 Joe Pahk

3.0 Rhett Langseth

3.0 Gene Lucas

3.0 Ron Rossi

3.0 Robert Rountree

3.0 Mike Madsen

2.5 Isaac Martinez

2.5 Akshat Jain

2.5 Anthea Carson

2.5 Avinaya Subedi

2.5 Victor Creazzi

2.5 Paul Covington

2.5 Richard Brown

2.5 Herb Conley

2.5 Imre Barlay

2.5 Eugin Pahk

2.5 Meint Olthof

2.0 Sara Herman

2.0 Luke Thurman

2.0 David Logan

2.0 Dean Brown

2.0 Andy Wu

2.0 Sheena Zeng

2.0 Bryan Castle

2.0 Roger Redmond

2.0 Robert Carlson

2.0 William Wolf

2.0 Rebecca Herman

2.0 Brock Romero

2.0 John Krue

1.5 Derek Miller

1.5 Felix Yu

1.5 Tara Martinez

1.5 Sullivan McConnell

1.5 Gary Bagstad

1.5 Griffin McConnell

1.5 Alex Cacas

1.5 David Hufnagel

1.0 Seth Vander

1.0 Ken MacRae

1.0 Lucas Caballero

1.0 Peter Krause

1.0 Alfredo Vigil

1.0 Shirley Herman

0.5 Kathy Schneider

0.5 Annabelle Romero

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