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One Good Turner Deserves Another

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 23, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from Larry Turner.  Larry is a long-time, Colorado chess player.  His tournament results stretch back into the early nineties and, possibly, even further.  However, he doesn't get to play a lot of games, only racking up 164 regular-rated games since 1991.  In comparison, Dean Brown has 3,257 since 1992.

He does stop by the club when he can and drop off candy and chess books.  He is the chess equivalent of the Easter Bunny.  If all the members of the club have been good over the past year, we get a bag of candy and a new chess book for our library.  If any member has been harassing TDs or bullying other players on social media, we get a glass of straight vinegar.

This year's book has been especially popular.  When all our members showed up on the good list for the second year in a row, Larry brought us The Triangle System by Ruslan Scherbakov.  It has jumped to the top of our hot check-out list!

So, when I ran across this crazy, tactical position in Larry's only game this year, it seemed fitting to return the gesture and award him with the Game Of The Week.

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

One Good Turner Deserves Another

[Event "Cabin Fever Reliever"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2018.04.17"]

[Round "1.4"]

[White "Turner, Larry"]

[Black "Harris, Grayson"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E01"]

[WhiteElo "1745"]

[BlackElo "1034"]

[PlyCount "71"]

[EventDate "2018.04.17"]

[TimeControl "2700"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Nf6

6. c4 Bd6 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. Qa4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 O-O 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bxc6 Bd7 12.

Rd1 Qc7 13. Bxd7 Nxd7 14. Nb5 Qb8 15. Nxd6 Nb6 16. Qc2 Nd5 17. Nxc4 Rc8 18. b3

Nb6 19. Bf4 e5 20. Be3 Qc7 21. Bxb6 axb6 22. Rac1 b5 23. Ne3 Qxc2 24. Rxc2 Rxc2

25. Nxc2 f6 26. Nb4 Kf7 27. Rd7+ Kg6 28. Rb7 Rc8 29. Rxb5 Kg5 30. f4+ Kg4 31.

fxe5 Kf5 32. exf6+ Ke4 33. Kf2 Rf8 34. Rb6 gxf6 35. a4 Kd4 36. Nd3 1-0

This Week In Chess

On April 17th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club started the Cabin Fever Reliever event (4SS, G/45d10).

Standings. Cabin Fever Reliever

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize

1 Richard Buchanan 2010 W7 W5 2.0

2 Michael Smith II 1641 W9 W4 2.0

3 Larry Turner 1745 W10 H--- 1.5

4 Supreme King 1972 W6 L2 1.0

5 Mark McGough 1795 W8 L1 1.0

6 Gilber Gaxiola Jr 1317 L4 W9 1.0

7 Dean W Brown 1425 L1 D8 0.5

8 Ayush Pan Vispute 1179 L5 D7 0.5

9 Lawrence R Osborn 974 L2 L6 0.0

10 Grayson Ed Harris 1034 L3 U--- 0.0

Categories: 2018

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