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Grimm's Lost Game

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 28, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from my past.  I have recorded and saved every USCF tournament game that I have played (at standard time control).  In fact, it turns out that I have recorded more.

How is this possible?  Well, the USCF can and has lost games during the process of transmission from TD to the rating facility. 

I noticed this when I was looking at my statistics on the USCF website:

Since I started playing after the database began collecting a permanent record of every rated game, all my games should have been saved for posterity.  Well, at least, the results.  However, I noticed that my personal database of regular rated games had a couple more games than the USCF total.

I realized that I had saved a couple of games in my database that were forfeits.  The USCF may save a record of forfeitted games, but they do not count those games in the statistics.  However, I still had one more game in my database that the USCF had in theirs.

For a stat-guy like myself, this is like having a piece of fuzz on your face.  It is annoying until you fix it.

I was able to use the "Record by Year" search feature to narrow my search.  Fortunately, the tournament listed first was the one with the missing game.  I looked at the event, and I found that it have been rated without the 4th round.  So, everyone in the event lost their 4th round game.

Well, the fuzz was gone.  Now, I had to decide if I was going to delete the game like the USCF did?

It is hard for me to remove any game I have taken the time to enter into my chess database.  So, I decided to move it to my published games database and share it with the world.  Enjoy!

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Grimm's Lost Game


[Event "Winter Springs Open"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2001.12.02"]

[Round "4.1"]

[White "Grimm, Paul"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B18"]

[WhiteElo "1580"]

[BlackElo "1691"]

[PlyCount "94"]

[EventDate "2001.12.01"]

[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:20/3600"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7

7. Nh4 e6 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. Be2 Bd6 10. Qd3 Ngf6 11. Bd2 Qc7 12. O-O-O O-O-O 13.

Kb1 Bf4 14. c4 Nc5 15. Bxf4 Qxf4 16. Qf3 Rxd4 17. Rxd4 Qxd4 18. Rd1 Qe5 19. h3

Rd8 20. Rxd8+ Kxd8 21. Kc2 Kc7 22. b4 Nce4 23. Qe3 Qg5 24. Qf3 Nxg3 25. fxg3

Qf5+ 26. Bd3 Qxf3 27. gxf3 Nh5 28. g4 Nf4 29. Bf1 Kd6 30. Kd2 Ke5 31. Ke3 g5

32. a3 b6 33. a4 b5 34. a5 a6 35. Bd3 bxc4 36. Bxc4 Nd5+ 37. Kd2 Nxb4 38. Kc3

c5 39. Kd2 Kd4 40. Be2 e5 41. Bd1 c4 42. Ba4 c3+ 43. Kc1 Ke3 44. Be8 f6 45. Bg6

Kxf3 46. Bf5 e4 47. Be6 e3 0-1


This Week In Chess

On June 21st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a USCF-rated event (4SS, G/90+30). 14 players joined.

Standings. June Swiss 90

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

1 Paul D Anderson 12728345 2047 W6 H--- W2 2.5

2 Alexander Freeman 14201087 1756 W11 W7 L1 2.0

3 Mark McGough 11366481 1854 L7 X14 W9 2.0

4 Larry Turner 10303931 1812 W10 H--- D5 2.0 $5 GOW

5 Calvin P Dejong 15617641 1705 H--- X13 D4 2.0

6 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1791 L1 W10 D8 1.5

7 Dean W Brown 10224098 1513 W3 L2 D10 1.5

8 Shawn Micha Irish 12615700 1820 H--- H--- D6 1.5

9 Douglas N Clark 15941617 578 H--- X12 L3 1.5

10 Gerald Mena 12430450 1356 L4 L6 D7 0.5

11 Peter Barlay 14700831 1887 L2 H--- U--- 0.5

12 Pranav Maddali 15093864 1261 H--- F9 U--- 0.5

13 Srinivas Maddali 15469577 1225 H--- F5 U--- 0.5

14 Prajit Maddali 15490583 650 H--- F3 U--- 0.5

Projected Prizes: 1st $24, 2nd $16, U1750 $11, GOW $5

Categories: 2016

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