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Pawn Wave Guy

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the "Pawn Wave Guy."  He is also known as Life Master Brian Wall.  He is the wind beneath my chess wings.  He is the one who got me started writing about my chess games and has supported me with his material over the years.

Here are some of his Colorado Springs Chess News Statistics:

  • Game Of The Year XI (
  • 2nd Place in Wins (9; 1st place = 11, Douglas Anderson)
  • 4th Place in Games (15; 1st place = 20, Douglas Anderson, 2nd place = 16, Dean Brown & Jeff Fox, 4th place = 15, Brian Wall, Buck Buchanan, & Anthea Carson)
  • Silver Medal Contributor:  2004, 2005

He even has a photo gallery all to himself:

One of the reasons he has a photo gallery all to himself is that he plays in virtually every chess tournament in Colorado. So, when I show up to take some pictures, he is there.

Here is one from the Colorado State Bughouse Championship.  His partner was Renae Delaware, and they chose the team name, Code Red.  The name reminded me of the movie A Few Good Men.  I could imagine Brian sitting in the witness box shouting, "You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has Walls..."

One of the things I like about Brian is his brutal honesty.  It is not easy to handle when he is going over your chess game.  He often says, "I admire your courage to play on" when you get a losing position.  However, if you are willing to humble yourself, then...

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

Here is a position from our last encounter when I forgot the nickname of the guy I was playing.  Just when I thought I had gotten back into the game, the truth hit me.

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Pawn Wave Guy


[Event "August Panera Wednesday"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2014.08.27"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Wall, Brian"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A40"]

[WhiteElo "2009"]

[BlackElo "2232"]

[PlyCount "88"]

[EventDate "2014.08.06"]

[TimeControl "5400"]


1. d4 Na6 2. Nf3 f5 3. b3 Nf6 4. Bb2 g6 5. e3 Bg7

6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Be2 b6 8. O-O c5 9. c3 d6 10. Ng5 Nc7 11. Bc4+ e6 12. f4 Qe7 13.

Be2 h6 14. Nh3 e5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Bf3 e4 17. Be2 Nfd5 18. Bc4 Be6 19. Qe1

Nxc3 20. Bxe6+ Qxe6 21. Nc4 N3d5 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Qd2 Rad8 24. Rfd1 Qf6 25.

Qe1 Nb4 26. Qe2 Ncd5 27. Qf2 Nc3 28. Rf1 Nd3 29. Qc2 b5 30. Nb2 Rd7 31. Nf2

Rfd8 32. Nbxd3 exd3 33. Qd2 c4 34. bxc4 bxc4 35. a4 Ne2+ 36. Kh1 c3 37. Qa2 Qf7

38. Nxd3 Qxa2 39. Rxa2 Rxd3 40. Rxe2 Rd2 41. Ree1 c2 42. Rc1 Rd1 43. Kg1 Rxc1

44. Rxc1 Rd1+ 0-1


This Week In Chess

On July 14th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club hosted the July Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry). 10 players joined the event.

Here are the results:

Standings. 2015 July Swiss

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize

1 Mark McGough 11366481 1857 W10 W5 2.0

2 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1807 W7 W4 2.0

3 Paul Dou Anderson 12728345 2084 W6 H--- 1.5

4 Duwayne Langseth 11197175 1974 W8 L2 1.0

5 Aleksand Bozhenov 15525004 1908 W9 L1 1.0

6 Michael St Filppu 12915820 1706 L3 W10 1.0

7 Clark T Stroh 12761284 unr. L2 W9 1.0

8 Geo Krasnopolskiy 12730517 1609 L4 H--- 0.5

9 Dean W Brown 10224098 1595 L5 L7 0.0

10 Scott Ch Williams 15755696 1338 L1 L6 0.0

Categories: 2015

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