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Inaugural GOW Prize

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event.  Earlier this year, I started my career as a Tournament Director by running these events.  I quickly realized the value of collecting the score sheets since I have been publishing chess games on the web for over 10 years:  A free source of material.


In the past, I had to beg players to use their score sheets.  Over time, I got tired of making the request and just tried to find ways to use my database of games:  Upsets, Email Match with My Dad, 4 Losses, etc.  However, I was beginning to run out of some of those categories.  In fact, the Upsets are down to 5 games (55 total).


So, with this new source of material, I have come up with a plan to reward those players who contribute to the Game Of The Week:  CASH!


In lieu of a Brilliancy or Upset prize, I am adding a GOW Prize.  The main criteria to win the prize is a reasonably complete and legible score sheet that gets used in the Game Of The Week column.


The first winner of the GOW Prize is Dan Prutz.  He had a tough fight against Dean Brown missing an easy win and a very difficult tactic.  However, he hung in there for the biggest upset in the event so far.  Here is the tactic he missed.


White to move



See the diagram and answer here:

http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=198544800


Thanks to all the players who donated their games over the past 10 years and 299 newsletters!


1 Anderson,Paul 158.5/209

2 Anderson,Douglas 10.0/19

3 Wall,Brian 2225 8.0/14

4 Ufer,Allan 1131 7.5/9

5 Carson,Anthea 1657 7.0/15

6 Bloomer,Josh 2215 6.5/13

7 Brennan,Tim 1774 6.0/11

8 Brown,Dean 1388 5.5/15

9 Delaware,Renae 1125 4.0/8

10 Meliti,David 1790 3.0/5

11 Anderson,Matthew 525 3.0/4

12 McGough,Mark 1839 2.5/6

13 Fisher,Tim 1562 2.5/4

14 Mullikin,Tom 1136 2.5/6

15 Fox,Jeff 1867 2.0/15

16 Freeman,Alex 1546 2.0/6

17 Kondracki,Kurt 1910 2.0/5

18 Petters,Markus 2028 2.0/3

19 Powers,James 1721 2.0/4

20 Anderson,Renard 2224 2.0/2

21 Maier,Jerry 1063 2.0/4

22 Wutt,Larry 1803 2.0/4

23 Ola,Nathaniel 1899 2.0/2

24 Divine,Josh 1630 2.0/2

25 Canney,Randy 2225 2.0/2

26 Buchanan,Buck 2000 1.0/15

27 Whinemiller,Bill 1817 1.0/6

28 Wise,Katie 1273 1.0/4

29 Pahk,Joe 1245 1.0/4

30 McGuire,Virgil 1622 1.0/3

31 Anderson,Mitch 1991 1.0/3

32 Caldwell,Jason 1929 1.0/2

33 Nikitovich,Paul 2234 1.0/2

34 MacMillan,Shaun 1888 1.0/2

35 Spell,Fred Eric 1255 1.0/2

36 Del Conte,Koji 1.0/2

37 Bisguier,Arthur 2487 1.0/1

38 Sharavdorj,Dashzegve 2480 1.0/1

39 Karagianis,Pete 2200 1.0/1

40 Peterson,Chris 2120 1.0/1

41 Serna,Jeffrey 1757 1.0/1

42 Torres,Alejandro 1582 1.0/1

43 Abresch,Martin 1561 1.0/1

44 Cabrera,Dan 1495 1.0/1

45 Herman,Daniel 1.0/1

46 Mink,Chris 2008 1.0/2

47 Kohler,Robert 1559 1.0/2

48 Herman,Shirley 943 1.0/2

49 Wu,Andy Honeyu 1713 1.0/1

50 Plakalovic,Dragan 1706 1.0/1

51 Frenzel,Gary 979 1.0/2

52 Reynolds,Randy 1703 1.0/1

53 Davis,Mike 1073 1.0/1

54 Towbin,Steve 2062 1.0/1

55 Kholodar,Dennis 2208 1.0/1

56 Anderson-McGuire 3513 1.0/1

57 Wall-Mullikin 3350 1.0/1

58 Weihmiller-Pahk 3287 1.0/1

59 Cornelison,Paul 1956 1.0/1

60 Dynamite,Benito 1836 1.0/1

61 Langseth,Rhett 1823 1.0/1

62 trichardson 1658 1.0/1

63 Rossi,Ron 1577 1.0/1

64 Rountree,Robert 1509 1.0/1

65 Lasley,Alexa 1442 1.0/1

66 Alekhine,Alexander 1.0/1

67 Rountree,Brian 0.5/6

68 Telinbacco,Tony 1854 0.5/5

69 Barlay,Imre 1993 0.5/3

70 Loving,Jason 1862 0.5/2

71 Grimm,Paul 1353 0.5/2

72 Kensek,Ron 2304 0.5/1

73 Hughes,Tyler 2186 0.5/1

74 Ramirez,Robert 2141 0.5/1

75 Andersen,Gunnar 2128 0.5/1

76 Billaux,Eric 2066 0.5/1

77 Csima,Jeffrey 2018 0.5/1

78 Flores,John 1805 0.5/1

79 Deloslado,Edelreich 1697 0.5/1

80 Fortune,Jonathan Ray 1334 0.5/1

81 Lahti,Lee 1295 0.5/2

82 Baltier,Francisco 1538 0.5/1

83 Myers,Jordan 1515 0.5/1

84 Bozhenov,Aleksand 1877 0.5/2

85 Stolzmann,Andrew 1429 0.5/1

86 Avery,Dan 2006 0.0/3

87 Martinez,Isaac 1784 0.0/3

88 Krowczyk,Mark 1770 0.0/3

89 Gitis,Alexander 1995 0.0/2

90 Hortillosa,Andy 1939 0.0/2

91 Covington,Paul 1921 0.0/2

92 Miller,Glenn 1704 0.0/2

93 Anderson,Robert 1525 0.0/2

94 Bagstad,Gary 1751 0.0/2

95 Pahk,Eugin 1079 0.0/2

96 Hartsook,David 2077 0.0/1

97 Evans,Julian 2012 0.0/1

98 Jex,Joshua 2005 0.0/1

99 Zupa,Daoud 1973 0.0/1

100 Glassman,Arthur 1912 0.0/1

101 Cacas,Alex 1801 0.0/1

102 Bihlmeyer,Joe 1800 0.0/1

103 Jablon,Stephen 1784 0.0/1

104 Leotaud,Glen 1755 0.0/1

105 Johnson,Debra 1753 0.0/1

106 Johnston,Jim 1753 0.0/1

107 Perry,Silas 1733 0.0/1

108 Hornyak,Istvan 1705 0.0/1

109 Smith,Victor 1697 0.0/1

110 Kass,Michael 1671 0.0/1

111 Check,Jason 1655 0.0/1

112 Earlewine,Brad 1648 0.0/1

113 Vispute,Atharva 1647 0.0/1

114 Tonèek 1 1621 0.0/1

115 Cordovano,Richard 1554 0.0/1

116 Foster,Cory 1534 0.0/1

117 Filppu,Mike 1534 0.0/1

118 Corbett,Tom 1516 0.0/1

119 Aragon,Joseph 1413 0.0/1

120 Isacoff,Robert 1327 0.0/1

121 Swan,Peter 1267 0.0/1

122 Bram,Pret 1190 0.0/1

123 Miller,Joshua 1154 0.0/1

124 Timmons,Teanna 1145 0.0/1

125 Chase,Tyler 1116 0.0/1

126 McEnany,Rian 1004 0.0/1

127 Gulko,Boris 0.0/1

128 Brown,Richard 0.0/1

129 Richardson,Tom 0.0/1

130 Silva,David 0.0/1

131 Williams,Selah 0.0/1

132 MacRae,Ken 0.0/1

133 Johnson,Cole 0.0/1

134 Fortune,Barbara 862 0.0/2

135 Shook,Spencer 0.0/1

136 Tufts,Fletcher 1497 0.0/1

137 Anderson,Roger 1070 0.0/1

138 Varney,Michael 892 0.0/1

139 Nowak,Andrew 1613 0.0/1

140 Meyer,Philip 1406 0.0/1

141 Rocke,Michael 1712 0.0/1

142 Massey,Eric 1373 0.0/1

143 Langseth,DuWayne 1869 0.0/1

144 Yang,Sylvia 1854 0.0/1

145 Barkmeyer,Eric 1534 0.0/1

146 Nelson,Derek 1218 0.0/1

147 Wells,Roy 0.0/1

148 Myers,Justice 0.0/1

149 King,John 1438 0.0/1

150 PegLeg 0.0/1

151 Chen,Jackson 1685 0.0/1

152 Tia,Rudy 2103 0.0/1

153 Mitchell,Dean 1650 0.0/1

154 Hamblin,Jim 2044 0.0/1

155 Wallace,David 2032 0.0/1

156 Light,David 1649 0.0/1

157 Holbrook,Daniel 1634 0.0/1

158 Needham,Tom 1371 0.0/1

159 Anderson-Martin 3256 0.0/1

160 Delaware-Anderson 3250 0.0/1

161 Meliti-Meliti 3000 0.0/1

162 Morris,Gerry 1945 0.0/1

163 Gluckspulz,Sven 1851 0.0/1

164 Johnson,Klaus 1808 0.0/1

165 SpottedDowel 1631 0.0/1

166 Amarbayasgalan,Losol 1572 0.0/1

167 Hodel,William 1515 0.0/1

168 Covert,Alfonso 1236 0.0/1

169 Capablanca,Jose Raul 0.0/1

 


Inaugural GOW Prize

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=101794

 

[Event "CSCC May Swiss 90"]

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

[Date "2015.05.12"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Prutz, Dan"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E20"]

[WhiteElo "1165"]

[BlackElo "1524"]

[PlyCount "97"]

[EventDate "2015.05.05"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

 

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 O-O 5. a3

Bxc3 6. Bxc3 b6 7. e3 d5 8. Bd3 Ba6 9. b3 Nbd7 10. Nf3 c5 11. Qc2 Rc8 12. cxd5

Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nxd5 14. Rc1 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Nxc3 16. Rxc3 Rxc3 17. Qxc3 Qc8 18.

Nc6 Kh8 19. O-O Qa6 20. Rd1 Nf6 21. a4 Qc8 22. f3 Nd5 23. Qc1 Qc7 24. b4 Rc8

25. b5 h6 26. Rd4 Ne7 27. Rc4 Qb7 28. e4 Kh7 29. g4 Ng6 30. Kg2 Ra8 31. e5 a6

32. Kg3 axb5 33. axb5 Ra3 34. h4 Ra8 35. h5 Nf8 36. g5 Rc8 37. Qc2+ g6 38. gxh6

Qc7 39. f4 Nd7 40. Kg4 Nc5 41. Kg5 Rg8 42. Rc3 Qd7 43. Ra3 Qe8 44. Ra7 Nd7 45.

Qd3 Kh8 46. Rxd7 gxh5+ 47. Kh4 f5 48. Rd8 Rg4+ 49. Kh3 1-0

 

This Week In Chess


On May 12th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club hosted the May Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry). 6 players battled on 3 boards this evening.


Here are the standings:


Score, Player


2.0 Paul Dou Anderson

2.0 Mark McGough

1.0 Aleksand Bozhenov

1.0 Brian Jo Rountree

1.0 Dan Prutz

0.5 Justice Myers

0.5 Jordan Myers

0.0 Dean W Brown

Categories: 2015

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