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The Knights Are Better Here!


Green Gunnar

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 5, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July One Night Quick tournament.  The club meets every Tuesday night in downtown Colorado Springs.  We mostly run month-long events.  However, every now and then, a month will have a 5th Tuesday and we can schedule a one-night event.  They have to be at faster time controls to get all the games done in one evening, but it will bring out different chess players.

Since the faster events use a different rating for the players, the USCF does not require them to keep score like standard chess.  So, I put out the club's no-cost, non-carbon score sheets if anyone wants to keep score.  Also, I put out any lightly-used, carbon score sheets that come back when someone starts the header information or moves but then I have to repair the games.

I was raised to take what you want, but eat what you take.  No waste.  There are starving kids in Africa.  Well, this mindset has crossed over into my chess-club-supplies-management-theory.  So, I pick up the lightly-used score sheets that have been rejected by the very picky standard-players and hope the more casual quick-players will use them.

So far, the quick players have been just as picky, and the two, lightly-used carbon score sheets have been passed over for a year.  I thought no one would ever take them just because "some slime" was too good to cross out 1. e4 c5 and write the actual first moves of the game and save a tree.

NM Gunnar Andersen (left) scratches his head as he watches his brother get his first rated win.

Finally, NM Gunnar Andersen came down from his home in the clouds to play on Tuesday night with his brother.  He is very good and very fast with making chess moves.  So, keeping score too is not a problem for him at all, and he asked for some score sheets.

I went into Ebay mode and told him, "I have two lovely, lightly-used score sheets right here.  They have had only one previous owner, who only recorded their first move and no accident history.  They are carbon equipped so you can not only record your game but you can also provide a copy for the TD.  I bought them for 8 cents a piece, but I could let them go for free and hand deliver them.  This offer is good for one night only!"

Since NM Gunnar Andersen was nice enough to use the used score sheets, he was the only one who had carbon score sheets and turned in their games.  Therefore, he wins the honor of being the Game Of The Week.

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Green Gunnar

[Event "July One Night Quick"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2019.07.30"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Fox, Jeff"]

[Black "Andersen, Gunnar"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A39"]

[WhiteElo "1777"]

[BlackElo "2112"]

[PlyCount "56"]

[EventDate "2019.07.31"]

[TimeControl "1440+5"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2

Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd2 Nd7 11. b3 Nc5 12.

Bb2 a5 13. Rad1 Be6 14. Nd5 Bxb2 15. Qxb2 Bxd5 16. Bxd5 Qb6 17. Qc3 Qb4 18. Rc1

Qxc3 19. Rxc3 Ra6 20. Rb1 Rb6 21. f4 Rc8 22. Kf2 Na6 23. a3 Nc7 24. Bf3 Nb5 25.

Re3 Nxa3 26. Ra1 Nc2 27. Rxe7 Nxa1 28. Bxb7 Rf8 0-1

This Week In Chess

On July 30th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the July One Night Quick event (4SS, G/24+5).

Standings. July One Night Quick

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

1 Gunnar Andersen 2112 W10 W2 W5 W6 4.0 $16.00 1st

2 Jeffrey Fox 1777 W11 L1 W3 W7 3.0 $3.33 2nd

3 Michael Williams 1704 W9 W6 L2 W10 3.0 $3.33 2nd

4 Christophe Motley 1759 H--- H--- W10 W5 3.0 $3.33 2nd

5 Earle P Wikle 1837 W7 W8 L1 L4 2.0

6 Aleksand Bozhenov 1898 W12 L3 W8 L1 2.0

7 Joey Arispe 1299 L5 W13 W9 L2 2.0 $3.50 U1700/unr

8 Mark McGough 1668 W13 L5 L6 W11 2.0 $3.50 U1700/unr

9 Mason Andersen 500 L3 D12 L7 W13 1.5

10 Dean W Brown 1403 L1 W11 L4 L3 1.0

11 Ian Fleming 1245 L2 L10 W13 L8 1.0

12 William Leo Wolf 1300 L6 D9 U--- U--- 0.5

13 Annie Tate Cockrum unr. L8 L7 L11 L9 0.0

Categories: 2019

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