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Swiss Justice

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 18, 2015 at 7:20 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the club's new event:  March Swiss 75.  The new part is the time control.  It allows 75 minutes for each player to finish all their moves.  However, it also adds 30 second per move for each player.  So, the game can gain an hour additional time when the players reach 60 moves.

New club officer, Brian Rountree, is notorious for getting into time trouble in sudden death time controls.  He is a chess turtle.  He can spend hours on just one move.  So, he came up with this time control to help him avoid flagging after only a couple of moves.

However, it has not helped.  In his first game with the new time control, he flagged.  He is now thinking about switching the time control to G75+30 (game in 75 seconds with a 30 minute increment).

Of course, some turtles have seen a benefit.  Mark McGough is sailing through this tournament as if he was born for this time control.  He has slowly dispatched his first three opponents in a very methodical and deliberate fashion.

Here is his round 2 game where Justice Myers sets up Mark to bring down the hammer.


Black to move.


See the diagram and answer here:


Swiss Justice


[Event "CSCC March Swiss"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2015.03.10"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Myers, Justice"]

[Black "McGough, Mark"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D04"]

[PlyCount "38"]

[EventDate "2015.03.03"]

[TimeControl "4500+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 c5 3. Nf3 d5 4. b3 Nc6 5. dxc5 e6

6. Be2 Bxc5 7. Bb2 O-O 8. O-O b6 9. c4 Bb7 10. Nc3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Qe7 12. a3

Rfd8 13. Qc2 h6 14. b4 Bd6 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Ne5 17. Qc2 Nxf3+ 18. gxf3

Qg5+ 19. Kh1 Bxf3# 0-1


This Week In Chess

On March 10th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club hosted the March Swiss (5SS, G/75+30, $10 entry).  3 new players joined to bring the entrants to 14 players.

Here are the standings after round 2:

Score, Player

2.0 Earle P Wikle

2.0 Mark McGough

1.5 Anthea Jan Carson

1.5 Jordan Myers

1.5 Dean W Brown

1.0 Daniel Herman

1.0 Dan Prutz

0.5 Paul Dou Anderson

0.5 Justice Myers

0.5 Jesse Williams

0.5 Joshua Williams

0.5 Teah Williams

0.5 Selah Williams

0.0 Shirley Herman

Categories: 2015

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