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Recurring Miss

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 5, 2020 at 7:15 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Beware The Twelfth Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by NM Jonathan Dussik and DuWayne Langseth. 

DuWayne is a club old-timer and was trying for his first virtual gold medal from our Sunday night events.  Unfortunately, he missed the gold and had to settle for a second silver.  His only loss was to the National Master from Illinois.  Jonathan got his NM certificate in 2016.  He was improving so quickly that he missed the Candidate Master Title until 2 months after he got the NM title.

DuWayne had a shot to win when Jonathan hung a rook, but DuWayne missed it.  Since the online games only show an opponent's username and the sandbagger, rapid rating, DuWayne asked, after his loss, "Who is RecurringMiss?"

So, I looked it up. 

Our club events are open to anyone who can figure out how to join our online club.  I spent a half hour helping Andy Rea navigate the website when he was looking for the join button but missed it.  He used to play in the Springs in the early 2000s but now resides in Virginia.  He is the player from the farthest away to play in a Colorado Springs Chess Club's online event.

Jonathan might be the 2nd farthest.  He looks to be in Illinois now, but he started playing chess in Arizona.  I am guessing that he was a student of LM Joel Johnson, as Joel is his most common opponent (+13=6-16).  So, Joel might have told him about LM Brian Wall's email list, where I post news of the club, and how he might have found out about our humble club.

DuWayne had another good shot to win, but he missed it.  See if you can find the moves!

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Recurring Miss

[Event "CSCC Beware The Twelfth Online"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2020.08.02"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Dussik, Jonathan"]

[Black "Langseth, DuWayne"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B01"]

[WhiteElo "1824"]

[BlackElo "1434"]

[PlyCount "157"]

[EventDate "2020.08.02"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nc4 Qc7 8.

g3 Nb6 9. Bf4 Qd8 10. Ne5 Bf5 11. Bg2 Nbd5 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. Bd2 e6 14. O-O Be7

15. c4 Nf6 16. Be3 O-O 17. b3 Nd7 18. Nf3 Bf6 19. Rc1 Qa5 20. Qe2 Rfe8 21. Rfd1

Rad8 22. h3 h6 23. Kh2 Qa3 24. Kg1 e5 25. d5 cxd5 26. Rxd5 Be4 27. Rd2 Bc6 28.

Rcd1 b6 29. Nh4 Bxg2 30. Nxg2 Qe7 31. Rd5 Qe6 32. Kh2 Nf8 33. Bc1 Rxd5 34. Rxd5

Rd8 35. Ne3 Bg5 36. Rxd8 Bxd8 37. Nd5 Ng6 38. Bb2 f6 39. Qe4 Ne7 40. Ne3 Qc6

41. Qxc6 Nxc6 42. Nd5 Kf7 43. Kg2 Ke6 44. g4 b5 45. Ne3 bxc4 46. Nxc4 Nb4 47.

a3 Nd3 48. Bc3 Kd5 49. Ne3+ Ke6 50. Nf5 g6 51. Nh4 Bb6 52. Nxg6 Bxf2 53. h4 Bc5

54. b4 Bd4 55. Bxd4 exd4 56. Kf3 Kd5 57. Ne7+ Kc4 58. Nf5 Ne5+ 59. Kf4 d3 60.

Nxh6 d2 61. Nf5 Kd3 62. Ne3 Ng6+ 63. Kf3 Nxh4+ 64. Kf2 Ng2 65. Nd1 Nf4 66. Kf3

Nd5 67. Nf2+ Kc2 68. Ke4 Ne7 69. b5 d1=Q 70. Nxd1 Kxd1 71. a4 Kc2 72. a5 Kc3

73. b6 axb6 74. axb6 Kc4 75. b7 Nc6 76. Kf5 Kd5 77. Kxf6 Kd6 78. g5 Ne5 79.

b8=Q+ 1-0


This Week In Chess

On August 2nd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the CSCC Beware The Twelfth Rapid Online event (4SS, G/10+10).

Place, CSCC Beware The Twelfth (4SS, G/10+10), Score

1 "#1 RecurringMiss (1853)" 4.0

2 "#2 DuWayneL (1538)" 3.0

3 "#3 Czechmate1972 (1570)" 2.5

4 "#4 dzhierkiev64 (1672)" 2.5

5 "#5 jfoxhoot (1520)" 2.0

6 "#5 alaynew (1348)" 2.0

7 "#7 KingVed (1469)" 2.0

8 "#8 cschessnews (1635)" 1.0

9 "#9 msmcgough (1501)" 1.0

10 "#10 damon_achey (1289)" 0.0

11 "- tristancruz (925)" 1.0

Categories: 2020

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