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Land Of The Lost

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 19, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  It was one of my earliest and the first against my most common foe, Jeff Fox.  While he is tied for 1st with Buck Buchanan in USCF-rated games, he leads the pack when you add in club-rated games, just shy of dead even (74 games, 36.5 wins to 37.5 losses).


USCF Rank, Name, Games, My Wins, My Draws, My Losses



3 DEAN W BROWN 25 18 2 5


Of course, this game is so old that I don't even remember playing the Trompowsky. And when I tried to play it against him last night, I couldn't remember the move order and got trounced. 

Since I've written about Jeff so often, I thought I would see if I had a picture of him so that you can put a face with a name.  Thankfully, Anthea Carson NN is learning to make videos for her blog, and one of her earliest attempts was a game between her and a much younger, slimer Brian Wall. 

This was during the dark times of the Colorado Springs Chess Club when we had to play inside a cave and the pieces were made of stone.  But, fortunately you can see Jeff Fox in the background when he had a lot more hair.



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Land Of The Lost


[Event "June Borborgyms"]

[Site ""]

[Date "1998.06.16"]

[Round "4.3"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Fox, Jeff"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "1670"]

[BlackElo "1874"]

[PlyCount "53"]

[EventDate "1998.06.09"]

[TimeControl "1800"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 g6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 d6 6. Be2 O-O

7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 f5 9. c4 Re8 10. Nc3 f4 11. e4 Bg4 12. d5 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Ne5

14. Be2 Qd7 15. Re1 a6 16. Rb1 g5 17. f3 h5 18. h3 Bf6 19. Kh1 Kg7 20. b3 g4

21. Bf1 gxf3 22. gxf3 Kh6 23. Bg2 Bh4 24. Rf1 Rg8 25. Ne2 Bg3 26. Qd2 Rg6 27.

Nxg3 1-0


This Week In Chess


On April 19th, the CSCC had 5 members in attendance.  The participants created a new club event, which we are calling "Risers' Blitz".  With 5 players, here is how it works.  There is a top board and a bottom board and a player with a bye.  The games are G7.  The losers each round will move down, and the winners will move to the top.  The first player to earn 5 wins will claim the inaugural "Risers" crown.  A draw favors the player who just moved up.  Here are the results:


Wins, Player


5 Mark McGough

4 Jeff Fox

3 Alex Torres

3 Paul Anderson

1 Kenton Lloyd


Results From The 2011 Spring Is Sprung Open

By Jerry Maier


Prize Schedule:

1st $50.00 & Chess Set 1 Julian Evans

U2000/U1700 $41.00 each: Brad Lundstrom , Dragan Plakalovic

U2000 Chess Set 2 Brad Lundstrom

U1700 Chess Set 3 Dragan Plakalovic

U1600 $32.00 & Chess Set 4 Tom Mullikin

U1200 $14.00 each: Kathy Schneider, Liz Wood

U1200 Chess Set 5 Kathy Schneider 

Categories: 2011

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Reply Paul Anderson
11:37 PM on April 19, 2011 
I am getting hammered in our newly created event. I made one trip up the boards, but then right back down. Mark McGough has jumped out to the lead and only needs two more wins.
Reply Paul Anderson
12:27 AM on April 20, 2011 
Mark holds on to take the "Risers' Blitz" crown.