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Check The Checks

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game come from the April Swiss 75 on Tuesday night at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It was played between the youthful newcomer, Jordan Myers and the old-timer, Dean Brown.  They were close in rating.  So, a draw was not a surprise outcome, but as I looked at the game, it turned out to be a wild finish with both players missing some good opportunities.

One of my least favorite tactics is the one called Intermezzo, an "in-between move."  To me, it is not even a tactic.  It is just finding the best move.

In this position, Jordan fails to see the best move and sets up the mythical intermezzo.  Dean also fails to find the best move and misses his chance to gain material.  See if you can find the right line.

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Check The Checks


[Event "CSCC April Swiss 75"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2015.04.21"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Myers, Jordan"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "1515"]

[BlackElo "1443"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2015.04.07"]

[TimeControl "4500+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bd3 Nb4 5. O-O

Nxd3 6. Qxd3 b6 7. b3 a5 8. Bb2 Ba6 9. c4 d5 10. Nbd2 Bb4 11. Rac1 c5 12. dxc5

bxc5 13. Ne5 Bxd2 14. Qxd2 dxc4 15. Qxd8+ Rxd8 16. Nxc4 O-O 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18.

Rfe1 Kh8 19. Nxa5 Rd5 20. Rc3 Rfd8 21. f3 Rd2 22. Rec1 Rg8 23. g3 Rxa2 24. Rxc5

Rd8 25. R1c2 Rd1+ 26. Kg2 Bf1+ 27. Kf2 Raa1 28. b4 Bd3 29. Nb3 Ra3 30. Rd2

Rxd2+ 31. Nxd2 Ra2 32. e4 Bxe4 33. fxe4 Rxd2+ 34. Kg1 Rb2 35. b5 1/2-1/2


This Week In Chess

On April 21st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club hosted the April Swiss 75 (4SS, G/75+30, $10 entry). 8 players battled on 4 boards this evening.

Here are the results:

Score, Player

3.0 Mark McGough

2.0 Rhett Langseth

2.0 Aleksand Bozhenov

1.5 Richard Buchanan

1.5 Brian Jo Rountree

1.5 Jordan Myers

1.0 Paul Dou Anderson

1.0 Dean W Brown

1.0 Dan Prutz

0.5 Federico Carreon

0.0 Justice Myers

Categories: 2015

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