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A Fool And His Pieces

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Game Of The Week


Despite all the exciting new activities going on at the club, one chess game was played. It was a grudge match between two long-standing enemies, Gary Frenzel and Jeff Fox.

It is no secret that these two have been hostile to each other ever since the time when Gary showed up for chess club at 8:01pm, and Jeff refused to let him in the building.

But Gary would not be denied his revenge over the board. He was like a man possessed, playing move after move well above his rating.

Of course, Jeff wasn’t himself either, as he found himself with a winning position staring himself in the face with virtually no time off his clock. But even without the time pressure, would Jeff be able to find the answer to Gary’s puzzling 36th move?

Black to move


A Fool And His Pieces

[Event "CSCC Ladder"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.03.25"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Frenzel, Gary"]

[Black "Fox, Jeff"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C01"]

[WhiteElo "1091"]

[BlackElo "1841"]

[PlyCount "87"]

[EventDate "2008.03.25"]


1. c4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nf3 Re8+ 8.

Be3 Bg4 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Qb3 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Nb6 13. c5 Nc4 14. Rae1

Qc8 15. Kg2 b6 16. cxb6 axb6 17. Bc1 Qa6 18. Bb1 h6 19. Rg1 Qc8 20. Qd1 Qd7 21.

Kh1 Rxe1 22. Qxe1 Re8 23. Qf1 Kh8 24. Bf4 Rg8 25. Qg2 c6 26. Bc1 Qe6 27. Bd3 b5

28. Qg3 Ne8 29. Bf4 Ned6 30. Qh4 Re8 31. Qh5 Qf6 32. Rg4 Re1+ 33. Kg2 Re8 34.

Bg3 Rg8 35. Be5 Qe6 36. Rg6 Qxg6+ 37. Bxg6 Nxe5 38. dxe5 fxg6 39. Qxg6 Nc4 40.

Qxc6 Nxe5 41. Qxd5 Ng6 42. Qxb5 Nf4+ 43. Kg3 Rf8 44. a4 1-0


This Week In Chess & Puzzles


On March 25th, the CSCC&P had 10 members in attendance. In an effort to improve attendance to the chess club, a variety of activities were offered in addition to chess, including music, exercises, and jigsaw puzzles.

Buck Buchanan entertained the members with some operatic singing he learned while a Hall Of Fame defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963-1975 ( He, and the other linemen, used to perform inspirational songs for elderly shut-ins during the off-season.

Renae Delaware provided the accompaniment on the accordion as they attempted a rendition of the inspirational classic from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. However, Renae accidentally purchased a parody, polka version of the sheet music, and they ended up performing “You’ll Never Walk Again.”

After the music, Dean Brown offered to read the group an article he wrote for the ASPCC. Dean had gotten involved with the group back in his political activism days of the 70s when he volunteered for some makeup and shampoo experiments large corporations were performing exclusively on chess players. The chemicals had the unfortunate side effect of slowly turning your hair white and retarding the growth of facial hair, which prompted Dean to devote his life to the prevention this kind of cruelty to chess players.

Dean began to read, “As a 34 year member of the ASPCC, 2000 Club co-champion (?!), and Memorial Tournament Secretary, I’ve been asked to introduce myself to the club,” before everyone decided it was too boring to continue.

At this point, I decided to offer my services to the group as a personal trainer, similar to Bob from the Big Fat Loser TV show, for some stretching and calisthenics in the adjoining room. I promised any takers to do for them what my regiment of ping-pong and chess has done for my physique. There were no takers.

However, Virgil McGuire opted for the Swedish spa treatment, as he cranked up the heat to a comfortable sauna temperature of 103 degrees and relaxed in the whirlpool.

The rest of the members played in the jigsaw puzzle contest. Here are the results:


Puzzler, Puzzle, Pieces, Finished


Kathy Schneider "Thomas Kinkade: The Aspen Chapel" 2000 1st

Young girl "Elmo" 1000 2nd

Ken Dail "White seal in snow" 500 DNF


Colorado Springs Chess Club 2nd Quarter Schedule

By Buck Buchanan


Here is the club schedule for the next quarter:




April - June 2008


The Colorado Springs Chess Club meets Tuesday evenings in the downstairs Game Room of the Acacia Apartments Building at 104 E. Platte, just north of Acacia Park. The playing site opens about 6:30 PM. Most activities begin registration about 7:00, with play starting at 8:00. On most evenings, club ladder games are also available, including USCF-rated G/90 games. For more information call Buck at 685-1984 or e-mail [email protected] .


Players should arrive no later than 8:00 to get into the building.


Please note: In addition to Tuesday evenings, club members are gathering for chess at these times:


Wednesdays: Poor Richard’s, 320 N Tejon, 6:30 - 10 PM - Rated tourney, G/90, 1 game a night


3rd Sat. of month (4/19, 5/17, 6/21) Agia Sophia coffee house, 2902 W Colorado, 8 PM






1 Speed tournament

April 5: Denker/Polgar Fundraiser, Elks Lodge 3400 N Nevada; 4-SS, G/30, USCF rated. See Buck.

8 Team tournament - 2-player teams, sum of ratings < 3400 - 4-SS, G/15

15 G/15 tournament, 4-SS

22 Josh Bloomer simul

29 Fischer Random tournament: 4-SS, G/15, not rated




May 3-4: Bobby Fischer Memorial, Manitou Spgs City Hall - 4-SS with community tournament Sat.

6 Speed tournament

13 Bughouse tournament

20 Lecture by Club Champ Shaun MacMillan

May 24 - 26: Territory Days Festival. Play for fun in our chess booth. Dress “Western,” See Buck

27 Quads - 3-RR, G/30 for USCF rated, G/20 otherwise




3 Speed tournament

10 June Mating Game begins: 4-SS, G/30, USCF rated, $5 entry fee

June 14 - 15: Southern Colorado Open: 6-SS, G/90, Manitou Spgs Masonic Lodge. See Dean.

17 June Mating Game concludes

24 Ladder games


Upcoming Events


4/1 $150 prize fund, knock-out, Speed tournament, CSCC

4/2,9,16,23,30 Poor Richard's Bookstore April Open, CSCC

4/5 Springs Denker / Polgar Fundraiser, CSCA

4/8 April 2008 G/29 Grand Prix Event, CSCA

4/8 Team tournament - 2-player teams, sum of ratings < 3400 - 4-SS, G/15, CSCC

4/11-13 2008 Boulder Open, BCC


For event details and additional events, see the following websites:


Colorado Springs Chess Club: CSCC (

Boulder Chess Club: BCC (

Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (

Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (

Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

Categories: 2008

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