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What Time Control Will Be Played In Heaven?

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 4, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game was a last minute pick in order to save Brian Wall from almost certain death.  If I didn't publish the game he gave me, he would receive a reprieve.  It was kind of like the Knight playing Death in 'The Seventh Seal:'


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So, I went with an old upset win of mine instead.  Well, not really an upset, it was more like a coin toss since we were rated about the same.  But I have decided to count these coin toss games as upsets, just to pad my stats. 

I played my early-chess, opening innovation:  the black-side queen's gambit.  Amazingly, it worked.  I got a pawn and the queens off right out of the opening. 

However, I wasn't very good at finishing games at this point and threw away all my advantage.  I was bailed out by the 30 minute time control.  I think my favorite time control is 30 minutes.  I get more upsets there than any other time control. 

In fact, after seeing 'The Seventh Seal,' I am convinced that 30 minutes is what time control is played in heaven.  The movie starts with a quote:

"And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."

Revelation 8:1

I am pretty sure it was silent due to a chess game.


What Time Control Will Be Played In Heaven?



[Event "May Quad"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2000.05.09"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "McGuire, Virgil"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B12"]

[WhiteElo "1546"]

[BlackElo "1551"]

[PlyCount "92"]

[EventDate "2000.05.09"]

[TimeControl "1800"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qa5 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. b4 cxd4 7.

cxd4 Qxd4 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Nxd7 10. Bc3 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 e6 12. f4 Ne7 13.

Ne2 Nc6 14. a3 a6 15. Nd2 Be7 16. g3 O-O 17. Rc1 f6 18. exf6 Bxf6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6

20. Nf3 Rad8 21. Nfd4 Nxd4 22. Nxd4 Rfe8 23. Re1 Ne4 24. Ke2 Kf7 25. Rc7+ Re7

26. Rec1 Rdd7 27. Rxd7 Rxd7 28. Ke3 Re7 29. a4 Nd6 30. Kf3 Nc4 31. Rc2 e5 32.

fxe5 Rxe5 33. b5 Re3+ 34. Kf2 Rd3 35. Nf3 axb5 36. axb5 Rb3 37. Nd4 Rb2 38.

Rxb2 Nxb2 39. Ke3 Nc4+ 40. Kf4 Kf6 41. h4 h6 42. h5 g5+ 43. hxg6 Kxg6 44. g4

Kf6 45. Nf3 Na3 46. Nd4 b6 0-1

This Week In Chess


On August 3rd, the CSCC had 4 members in attendance. Everyone played casual games (except me, I went for the jugular) in blitz time control (G5).  So, there are no results.


Results of 2010 Pikes Peak Open

By Jerry Maier


Prize Schedule:


1st Brian Wall $85.00

2nd/U2000/U1900 Tied Daoud Zupa, Karl Irons, Jeff Baffo $59.00 each

U1800/U1700 Tied Daniel Zhou, Bill Chandler $46.00 each

U1600/U1500 Tied Cory Foster, Daniel Gonzales $39.00 each

U1400 Split Michael Martinson, Russ Stark $16.00 each

U1200 Victor Creazzi $30.00 each

Upset Daniel Gonzales *$50


*Contributed by the Gentlemen's Chess Club


Determination of Upset prize based solely on the higher rated player's inability to score a win against the lower rated player. In this tournament, Daniel Gonzales rated 1343 drew Eric Montany rated 2145, a difference of 802 rating points!


4.5 Brian Wall

4.0 Daoud Zupa

4.0 Jeff Baffo

4.0 Karl W Irons

3.5 David Hartsook

3.5 Jackson Chen

3.5 Jeffrey Csima

3.5 Daniel Y Zhou

3.5 Bill Chandler

3.0 Brian Rountree

3.0 Dan Hoffacker

3.0 Bob Rountree

3.0 Ron Rossi

3.0 Cory Foster

3.0 Daniel Gonzales

2.5 Charlie Alexander

2.5 Timothy Martinson

2.5 Ted Doykos

2.5 Gary Bagstad [WITHDREW]

2.5 Norbert Martinez

2.5 Fred Spell

2.5 Dmitriy Fisch

2.0 Dennis O'Rorke

2.0 Anthea Carson

2.0 Ann Davies

2.0 Isaac Martinez

2.0 Jose A Llacza

2.0 Gene Lucas

2.0 Russ Stark

2.0 Michael Martinson

2.0 Victor Creazzi

1.5 Jiri F Kovats

1.5 Don W Austin

1.5 Peter Lee Swan

1.5 Alfredo Vigil

1.5 Jason James Lund

1.0 Alexander Freeman

0.5 Eric Montany [WITHDREW]

0.5 Annabelle Romero

0.0 Carl R Berg [WITHDRAWN]


Comments From Email


Ray Fourzan, Tue, Aug 03, 2010


Hi Paul, I saw the article about LM Brian Wall. I am guessing that LM means Life Master. Am I correct? I was in Dallas a couple of months ago and one of my opponents had CM in front of his name. I asked the tournament director what it meant and he said Candidate Master. When I started to laugh he said that it was for real and not a joke. Besides the three big ones (GM for Grand Master, IM for International Master, FM for FIDE Master), what other "Official" titles can you think of ? Ray Fourzan, (CCM, Candidate-Candidate Master)!??


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Reply ann
6:33 PM on August 10, 2010 
Loved it! Thank you . . . .
Reply ann
6:34 PM on August 10, 2010 
Loved it! Thank you . . . .
Reply BrianWall
11:37 PM on August 10, 2010 
That was close - Thanks
Reply deschner
3:03 PM on August 14, 2010 
What time control is it in Heaven?? I don't know. We Medical Retirees live in the State of Purgatory! Nah, it isn't so bad.
Also, when it comes to titles, don't forget ICE---Internet Chess Expert!

Regards....Martin Deschner, friend of Alaskan Brian Wall
Reply deschner
3:19 PM on August 14, 2010 
Did you see the end of the game? White wishes this was a card game, where he can say "Pass" or "Check".Moving is mandatory!-----as in the German z-word. (German Deschner should know this!)