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Queen's Courtyard

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Game Of The Week

Well, I have finally gotten back to my expert trilogy I started in April ( This week I have the third and final installment of games from experts who I have beaten.

This week’s game comes from one of the pillars of the Colorado chess community, Buck Buchanan. His resume includes Assistant National Tournament Director, current Colorado Springs Chess Club Officer, former Colorado State Chess Association President, former Colorado Chess Informant Editor, and Monk (among many other things).

I used to think that the difference between experts and class players is that the expert talks like he knows it all while the class player just says stuff to sound smart.

But when I learned that Buck had never heard of the Queen’s Courtyard, I pulled it on him in this game and won. So, see if you are sharp enough to find the super secret…


Queen's Courtyard

[Event "CSCC Championship"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2000.11.07"]

[Round "4.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Buchanan, Buck"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E92"]

[WhiteElo "1524"]

[BlackElo "2034"]

[PlyCount "91"]

[EventDate "2000.10.17"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8.

Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 f5 12. Nd2 Nd7 13. f3 Bf8 14. Be3

Bb4 15. a3 Ba5 16. Rc1 Nf6 17. b4 Bb6 18. Bxb6 axb6 19. Bb5 Re7 20. Rc3 Kf8 21.

Ke2 Bd7 22. Bxd7 Rxd7 23. Rhc1 Ne8 24. g3 Rad8 25. R1c2 Kf7 26. h4 Kf6 27. Nb1

Rc8 28. Rc4 Nd6 29. R4c3 Nb5 30. Rd3 Nd4+ 31. Rxd4 exd4 32. Kd3 fxe4+ 33. fxe4

c5 34. Nd2 Rdc7 35. Nc4 cxb4 36. axb4 Kg7 37. d6 Rc6 38. e5 b5 39. Na3 Kf7 40.

Rf2+ Ke8 41. Kxd4 Rd8 42. Nxb5 Rc1 43. Kd5 Rc6 44. Ke6 Rd7 45. Rf8+ Kxf8 46.

Kxd7 1-0


This Week In Chess

Tuesday July 13, 2004

On 7/6, the CSCC had 23 members in attendance. In the USCF-rated (G90) games, Dean Brown hung on to beat Andy Chow, Gary Frenzel was victorious against John McIntyre, and Allan Ufer won 2 over Tom Mullikin. The rest of the group played in a blitz (G5), single round robin match. Here is how it finished:


Paul Anderson


Jeff Fox


Roy Roberts


Anthea Carson


Virgil McGuire


George Raikas


Richard Cordovano


Sebastian Olariu


Jeff Gilchrist


Devin Smith


Charles Martin


Chris McCarty


Isaac Martinez




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