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It's Not Dyslexic Being Easy

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  I was not sure if I should have it on the list due to the time control.  The list of upsets started with dual-rated and standard-rated games only.  My quick-rated games were typically rated as another type of game.  Either they were USCF games that were dual-rated or CLUB games that were shorter than 20 minutes (G/20).  We used to have club ratings a long time ago.

However, Earle Wikle started a quick-rated tournament outside of the club site, and it was a purely quick event.  I noticed it was not being filtered out of my upset list.  Also, I thought that Earle's choice of time control (G/24;d/5) was actually longer than the G/30 wins that dominate my upset list.  Since both players can add 10 seconds to the game on each move, they can lengthen the game 10 minutes with a 60 move endgame.  So, 24 minutes became the fastest time for the list.

In addition to being a unique time control, I have had a hard time looking up this game in my database using the name search.  How hard is it to spell Anderson correctly.  If I can't find the game, how can I publish it?  I have always been rather poor in remembering people's names.  Plus, I have a friend on facebook named Arnar Gunnarsson from Iceland who only adds to the confusion.

However, I was able to shake off the confusion in this position and find the game-ending move.

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

It's Not Dyslexic Being Easy


[Event "IHOP Quick"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2015.04.17"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Andersen, Gunnar"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A26"]

[WhiteElo "1926"]

[BlackElo "2040"]

[PlyCount "63"]

[EventDate "2015.04.17"]

[TimeControl "1440"]


1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 f5

6. d3 d6 7. O-O Nf6 8. e4 fxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. dxe4 O-O 11. Ne1 Be6 12. b3 Qd7

13. Nc2 a5 14. Be3 Bh3 15. Qd2 Rf7 16. Rad1 Raf8 17. f3 a4 18. c5 axb3 19. axb3

Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Qe6 21. Qd5 Qxd5 22. Rxd5 Rd8 23. cxd6 cxd6 24. Rfd1 Bf8 25. b4

Rfd7 26. Bb6 Rc8 27. R1d2 Ne7 28. R5d3 Rc6 29. Bf2 Rc4 30. b5 Nc8 31. Ne3 Rb4

32. Nd5 1-0


This Week In Chess

On July 19th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a Quick event (6SS, G/24;d/5). 7 players joined.

Standings. July Quick

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

1 Paul D Anderson 12728345 1984 W5 W3 D2 2.5

2 Earle P Wikle 12126030 1896 H--- W4 D1 2.0

3 Jeffrey R Fox 12641996 1851 W7 L1 W5 2.0

4 Mark McGough 11366481 1714 W6 L2 W7 2.0

5 Brian Jo Rountree 12477167 1634 L1 W7 L3 1.0

6 Douglas N Clark 15941617 567 L4 B--- U--- 1.0

7 Daniel J Rupp 15768473 960 L3 L5 L4 0.0

Categories: 2016

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