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Revengers Insanity War

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 21, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the May Swiss 90 event at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It was won by my new hero, the Panda! 

For some reason, the Swiss Sys pairing program has to shorten players names, especially those who registered with a middle name.  In this case, it abbreviated Ayush Vispute's middle name to Pan. 

Ayush wanted me to know that was not his real middle name.  I took a stab in the dark and made a guess at what his name could be:  Panda.  It is an inside joke, as many of the abbreviations are quite comical.  Ayush noticed that Scott Williams looked like "Scottch" Williams, and I always think Brian Rountree is from Petticoat Junction, as his name is listed as "Brian Jo" Rountree.

I hope Ayush doesn't mind my nickname for him.  It makes him seem like a super hero to me.  Kind of like Ant Man, only with the power to eat bamboo.

Well, this super hero just took down the club's nemesis, Shirley Herman.  Shirley is the chess equivalent of Thanos The Mad Titan in Marvel Comic's "Avengers:  Infinity War."  She is on a mission to kill half of the chess clubs in the universe, abuse half the tournament directors (TDs), destroy half the volunteers, and make half the children cry.

We thought we were in the half to be killed when she was suspended from the Colorado Springs Chess Club  for a profanity-lace rant in 2016.  However, we may have gained a reprieve, as the Denver Chess Club's board voted to suspend  her on May 15th, and she is already on hostile terms with Club Chess!!, who she actively attacks on social media.

Now, she is going after volunteer TD, Earle Wikle.

In time, you will know what it's like to lose, to feel, so desperately, that you're right, yet to fail all the same.  Dread it!  Run from it!  Destiny still arrives!

However, it is my hope that I can assemble the revengers and come to Earle's aid.

Evacuate the playing hall!  Engage all suspensions!  And get this man a shield!

The first blow was struck by the Panda, but it may take more united action to end this threat to half the chess clubs.  God be with us!

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Revengers Insanity War


[Event "May Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2018.05.15"]

[Round "3.9"]

[White "Vispute, Ayush"]

[Black "Herman, Shirley"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B15"]

[WhiteElo "1185"]

[BlackElo "1174"]

[PlyCount "33"]

[EventDate "2018.05.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Bc4 Bf5 5. f3 e6

6. fxe4 Bg6 7. Nf3 Bb4 8. Qd3 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Nf6 10. Qe3 Bxe4 11. Ng5 Bxg2 12.

Nxf7 Qe7 13. Rg1 Kxf7 14. Rxg2 Nbd7 15. Ba3 Qxa3 16. Qxe6+ Kf8 17. Qf7# 1-0

This Week In Chess

On May 15th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club continued the May Swiss 90 event (4SS, G/90+30).

Standings. May Swiss 90

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize

1 Sara Herman 1995 W13 W6 D3 2.5

2 Daniel Herman 2056 W7 D4 W5 2.5

3 Brian Jo Rountree 1868 W19 W9 D1 2.5

4 Calvin P Dejong 1872 W16 D2 D9 2.0

5 Michael Smith II 1617 W12 W17 L2 2.0 $5.00 GOW

6 Mark McGough 1770 W18 L1 W14 2.0

7 Clinton D Eads 1310 L2 W18 W12 2.0

8 Derek Eskeldson 1302 H--- H--- W15 2.0

9 Paul D Anderson 2032 W14 L3 D4 1.5

10 Christophe Motley 1541 L11 H--- W20 1.5

11 Josh S Bloomer 2328 W10 H--- U--- 1.5

12 Lawrence R Osborn 905 L5 W16 L7 1.0

13 Joey Arispe 1192 L1 L15 W18 1.0

14 Scott Ch Williams 1243 L9 W19 L6 1.0

15 William Leo Wolf 1550 U--- W13 L8 1.0

16 Ayush Pan Vispute 1185 L4 L12 W19 1.0

17 Grayson Ed Harris 1010 H--- L5 U--- 0.5

18 Daniel J Rupp 973 L6 L7 L13 0.0

19 Shirley Herman 1174 L3 L14 L16 0.0

20 Dean W Brown 1598 U--- U--- L10 0.0

Projected Prizes: 1st $44.00; 2nd $29.00; U1800 $19.00; U1300 $13.00

Categories: 2018

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Reply BrianWall
11:39 PM on May 21, 2018 
Top 10 email - read it 10 times. Timeline - May 15 2018 My son Devon took GED tests all day. To celebrate we enjoyed Indian Buffet with Jeremy Good. After banning Shirley and beating Kevin Seidler I took Devon to see Infinity Wars. The next day Devon took more GED classes. Devon passed all tests with flying colors and signed up for Front Range Community College in Fort Collins in a week.
Reply BrianWall
2:28 AM on May 22, 2018 
Dylan Thomas spent all day just changing one word. This email was like a poem, each word, each move, was beautifully crafted.
Reply BrianWall
5:17 AM on May 24, 2018 
Displace one note and there would be diminishment, displace one phrase and the structure would fall. Salieri Amadeus