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Killer TD

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 31, 2020 at 2:45 AM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer Bishop Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was nice to see that the computer can run these events without having to be present.  I was unable to play in the event due to the surprise Memorial Day blizzard.

Of course, the computer can be unpredictable at times.  I had asked it to run a four-round event like we had been doing the past several weeks.  However, the computer called things quits after three rounds.  It could have been because of the lighter holiday turnout that didn't need more than 3 rounds to determine a winner, or it could have been because the computer is a ruthless TD.

When it comes to running a Swiss tournament, the computer will show no mercy:


  • No half point byes
  • No announcements
  • No warnings
  • Limited late entrants
  • One second late = no pairing
  • Starts your clock immediately
  • Bans Jeff Fox from round 1
  • Doesn't follow advertisement
  • Leaves early
  • Doesn't let you take prizes home

I would fire the bum, but it works cheap and shows ups on time.  At least, we get a couple of rounds in to find some wild positions like this game from round 2.

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Killer TD


[Event "CSCC Killer Bishop Rapid Online "]

[Site ""]

[Date "2020.05.24"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "mrpicklez"]

[Black "waynehatcher"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B09"]

[WhiteElo "1795"]

[BlackElo "1741"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]

[EndTime "19:03:39 PDT"]

[Termination "waynehatcher won by resignation"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. e5 Ng4 8. e6

fxe6 9. Ng5 Bxb5 10. Nxe6 Bxd4 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. Nf3 Nf6 13. O-O O-O 14. Nd5 Nc6

15. Nxf6+ Rxf6 16. Ng5 h6 17. Ne4 Rf8 18. Qd5+ Kg7 19. Bd2 Qc8 20. Bc3+ Kh7 21.

Ng5+ hxg5 22. Qxg5 Rf5 23. Qg3 Rh5 24. Rae1 Qf8 25. Qf3 Qf5 26. h3 Qd5 27. Qe3

Rf8 28. g4 Bxg4 29. Qg3 Bxh3 30. Rf3 Bf5 31. Kf2 Rh3 32. Qg2 Qxf3+ 33. Qxf3

Rxf3+ 34. Kxf3 Kg8 35. Rh1 Kf7 0-1

This Week In Chess

On May 24th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the CSCC Killer Bishop Rapid Online event (3SS, G/10+10).

Place, Player, Score


1 "#1waynehatcher 1754)" 2.5

2 "#2KingVed (1489)" 2.0

3 "#3jfoxhoot (1542)" 2.0

4 "#4mrpicklez (1742)" 1.0

5 "#5linuxguy1 (1526)" 1.0

6 "#6HermitCrab0 (1486)" 1.0

7 "#6CosmicNovaGalaxy (1298)" 1.0

8 "#8Navajo36us80917 (1119)" 0.5

9 "-MoxRuby (Unrated)" 1.0

Categories: 2020

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