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The 0-wens

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my database of every tournament game I have ever played (500+ games).  I had noticed that this week's newsletter marks my 200th edition.  So, I decided to celebrate that milestone by publishing my 200th chess victory.  It seemed like a fun thing to do and an interesting problem in database management. 

I first tried using the filter feature on my Fritz 8, but it didn't seem to have an easy way to filter wins for a specific person.  I could filter my black wins and then my white wins and calculate which game was the 200th, but that seemed like too much effort. 

It was easier to sort my personal database by wins and look at which game showed up at line 200.  So, here it is my 200th victory.


My 200th victory was against Joe Pahk about 5 years ago.  He always played me tough.  Most games were like this one.  I would get a small advantage in the opening but have a hard time closing him out. 

He was a regular at the chess club for about 3 years.  And while he was improving quite rapidly, he left a couple years back.  He had gained about 400 rating points in his 3 years, during which time I gained about 100. 

So, you would think that some of his 400 points would have come against me.  However, I gave him nothing.  He is one of a handful of people that I matched up well against, The 0-wens.  Those are people who, for whatever reason, failed to get a mark on me in multiple attempts.

Here are my top 0-wens (minimum of 4 games):

Ufer,Allan 1048 0.0/10

Pahk,Joe 1249  0.0/8

Shotwell,Frank 1081 0.0/6

Sparks,Steve 1227 0.0/4

Spell,Fred Eric 1203 0.0/4

Delaware,Renae 1125 0.0/4

O'Dell,Ray 1111 0.0/4

Of course, these good match-ups are a two-edged sword.  I am an 0-wen on several people's list.  Here are mine:

Anderson,Renard 2242 7.0/7

Rea,Andy 2079 7.0/7

Ok, the 4 game cut off helped me out a bit as there are 6 people who have gone 3-for-3 against me, but I am sure I will get the next one.

The 0-wens


[Event "May Quad"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2006.05.23"]

[Round "1.3"]

[White "Pahk, Joe"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B10"]

[WhiteElo "1292"]

[BlackElo "1820"]

[PlyCount "84"]

[EventDate "2006.05.23"]

[TimeControl "1800"]


1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6

6. Bd3 Bg4 7. Be3 e6 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Bxg6 hxg6 11. Qd3 Nxg4 12. O-O-O

Nxe3 13. fxe3 Be7 14. a3 Qa5 15. Qb5 Qxb5 16. Nxb5 O-O-O 17. Rdf1 a6 18. Nc3

Rh5 19. Ne2 Rdh8 20. Nf4 R5h7 21. Rhg1 Kd7 22. Kd2 g5 23. Nxg5 Bxg5 24. Rxg5 f6

25. Rg6 Ne7 26. Rg3 g5 27. Ne2 Nf5 28. Rg4 Rxh3 29. e4 Ne3 30. Rfg1 Nxg4 31.

Rxg4 dxe4 32. Rxe4 f5 33. Re5 Rh2 34. d5 f4 35. dxe6+ Ke7 36. Kd3 f3 37. Ng3 f2

38. Rxg5 R8h3 39. Ke2 Kxe6 40. Nf1 Rh5 41. Rg3 Re5+ 42. Re3 Rg2 0-1

This Week In Chess


On June 7th, the CSCC had 9 members in attendance.  The participants played speed games, but no score was kept.  I am pretty sure I annihilated Alex Torres 20 times in a row and then lost 2, and he wouldn't let me hear the end of it.  So, here is my best guess at the results.

Wins, Player

23.0 Paul Anderson

10.0 Jeff Fox

5.0 Buck Buchanan

2.0 Alex Torres

1.5 Ray Lyons

0.5 Dean Brown

Categories: 2011

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Reply Bill Bell
11:52 AM on June 16, 2011 
I read your e-mail and newsletter when it comes, but I can't make heads or tails of what is happening in town. It's like you have to have been there to understand what you are saying. Just trying to be candid and helpful, because at this rate, I woun't be able to use your information to get connected with any sort of chess activities here in town. The USCF listings at least give a time, a date, a place, and other fairly clear details.

Thanks. If the type in these boxes were black, I could read it better, too.