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Posted by Paul Anderson on May 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's (CSCC) team challenge against the Air Force Academy Chess Club (AFACC).  We haven't played in a team tournament since 2007 when we beat the Fort Collins Chess Club to win the Mountain States Chess Club Match Champions trophy:

Back then, we brought our top 8 players to face off against Fort Collins' top 8 players.  This time, the AFACC didn't have as many players and most were not USCF-rated.  So, we tried out a different format.  However, we still put our trophy on the line.  If their team could score more point versus the field of entrants than our team, they would take home the prize.

The AFACC team was made up of Erik Svoboda, Ben Oldemeyer, Hannah Schroeder, Daniel Soto, Hunter Street, and James Stefo.

The CSCC team was made up of our top 6 Supporting Members:  Earle Wikle, Mike Smith, Ayush Vispute, Clint Eads, Paul Anderson, and Mark McGough.

Fortunately, our Supporting Members were up to the task by scoring 16.5 points to out pace the higher-rated, unaffiliated players (12.0) and the AFACC (9.5).  Thanks to all who participated and made this special event a success.  See you in 12 years!

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:


[Event "CSCC vs AFACC"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2019.04.30"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Barlay, Peter"]

[Black "Svoboda, Erk"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C44"]

[WhiteElo "1735"]

[BlackElo "1400"]

[PlyCount "17"]

[EventDate "2019.04.30"]

[WhiteTeam "None"]

[BlackTeam "AFACC"]

[TimeControl "900"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5

Nd5 6. Qb3 Nde7 7. Bc4 d6 8. Bxf7+ Kd7 9. Qe6# 1-0

This Week In Chess

On April 30th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held a team challenge against the Air Force Academy Chess Club (4SS, G/15; d/5).

Standings. CSCC vs AFACC

# Name Rtng Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize

1 Aleksand Bozhenov 1891 NONE W14 W6 W2 D3 3.5

2 Earle P Wikle 1888 CSCC W17 W9 L1 W7 3.0

3 Paul D Anderson 1939 CSCC D16 W10 W13 D1 3.0

4 Michael Smith II 1576 CSCC W18 W15 L7 W13 3.0

5 Clinton D Eads 1071 CSCC W8 L13 W18 W14 3.0

6 Mark McGough 1631 CSCC W19 L1 W12 D9 2.5

7 Hunter Sco Street 1099 AFACC D13 W20 W4 L2 2.5

8 Peter Barlay 1735 NONE L5 W16 D14 W15 2.5

9 Christophe Motley 1526 NONE W20 L2 W19 D6 2.5

10 John Pletcher unr. AFACC H--- L3 W20 W17 2.5

11 Ayush Pan Vispute 920 CSCC L15 L14 W16 W19 2.0

12 Grayson Ed Harris 1181 NONE U--- W19 L6 W18 2.0

13 Matthew Washington 1754 NONE D7 W5 L3 L4 1.5

14 Ben Oldemeyer 1400 AFACC L1 W11 D8 L5 1.5

15 Daniel Soto 1652 AFACC W11 L4 D17 L8 1.5

16 Erik Svoboda 1400 AFACC D3 L8 L11 W20 1.5

17 William Leo Wolf 1311 CSCC L2 W18 D15 L10 1.5

18 Hannah Schroeder 1000 AFACC L4 L17 L5 L12 0.0

19 James Stefo 1050 AFACC L6 L12 L9 L11 0.0

20 Shiva Aditya unr. NONE L9 L7 L10 L16 0.0

Team Roster and Scores. CSCC vs AFACC

Code Name Score

1 CSCC Colorado Springs Chess Club (1569.3) 16.5

2 NONE (1617.4) 12.0

3 AFA Air Force Academy Chess Club (1266.8) 9.5

Categories: 2019

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