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Return Of The Oldtimers

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event:  July Swiss 90.  It was a battle of former club regulars who had been absent for a number of years:  Clark Stroh vs Mike Filppu.

Clark Stroh was my first opponent at the chess club on May 27, 1997.  We played three times in a rated event.  However, it was just club rated and not USCF-rated.  While Clark became a USCF member when I did, he never played in a rated tournament.  Then he stopped coming to the club.

Mike Filppu played at the club in 2007.  We faced five times, starting on February 13th and ending on June 26th.  He did become a USCF member and played in several rated events almost reaching 1800.  Then he stopped coming to the club.

This summer both players have returned, and they were eager to see who had accumulated more rust during their time away from the club.  Clark had the advantage of being white and built a big space advantage when he missed this nice tactic.  However, he continued to play solid and brought home the point.

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Return Of The Oldtimers


[Event "CSCC July Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2015.07.21"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Stroh, Clark"]

[Black "Filppu, Mike"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D43"]

[BlackElo "1706"]

[PlyCount "99"]

[EventDate "2015.07.07"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 Be7

6. Qc2 h6 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. e4 Nd7 9. Be2 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Be7 11. h4 Nf6 12. O-O-O

Bd7 13. Ne5 Qc7 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. f4 Bxe5 16. dxe5 c5 17. Rd6 Bc6 18. Rhd1 O-O

19. g4 Rad8 20. h5 Qe7 21. Qd2 Rxd6 22. Qxd6 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Be4 24. Kd2 Rc8 25.

Ke3 Bc6 26. Bd3 Kf8 27. f5 Ke7 28. Kf4 a5 29. g5 hxg5+ 30. Kxg5 f6+ 31. Kg6

Be8+ 32. Kxg7 Bf7 33. h6 Rg8+ 34. Kh7 Rg3 35. Bc2 fxe5 36. Rb6 Kf6 37. Rxb7

Bg8+ 38. Kh8 exf5 39. Rb8 Bxc4 40. Rf8+ Bf7 41. Bb3 Rxb3 42. axb3 e4 43. h7 f4

44. Rc8 Bg6 45. Rc6+ Kf7 46. Rxg6 Kxg6 47. Kg8 f3 48. h8=Q f2 49. Qg7+ Kh5 50.

Qf7+ 1-0


This Week In Chess

On July 21st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club hosted the July Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry). 11 players joined the event.

Here are the results:

Standings. 2015 July Swiss

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize

1 Mark McGough 11366481 1857 W9 W7 W3 3.0

2 Paul Dou Anderson 12728345 2084 W8 H--- W7 2.5

3 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1807 W4 W6 L1 2.0

4 Clark T Stroh 12761284 unr. L3 W10 W8 2.0

5 Geo Krasnopolskiy 12730517 1609 L6 H--- W10 1.5

6 Duwayne Langseth 11197175 1974 W5 L3 U--- 1.0

7 Aleksand Bozhenov 15525004 1908 W10 L1 L2 1.0

8 Michael St Filppu 12915820 1706 L2 W9 L4 1.0

9 Scott Ch Williams 15755696 1338 L1 L8 W11 1.0

10 Dean W Brown 10224098 1595 L7 L4 L5 0.0

11 Daniel Rupp 15768473 unr. U--- U--- L9 0.0

Categories: 2015

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