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Searchin' In The Sun For Another Overload

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 14, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game choice comes from Glen Campbell, the pop and country singer who passed away on August 8th from Alzheimer's disease.  In honor of his contributions to music, I was listening to a couple of songs from him that I have in my collection.  My sister and her best friend from the 4th grade, Jennifer Macpherson, performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the 1978 Elmwood elementary school carnival entitled, "The Razzle Dazzle Carnival." 

Jennifer was a very witty child and won the name the carnival contest, which included the honors of having her name announced over the loud speaker by Principal Barnicle and various cash and prizes.  However, her vocals left something to be desired, and she failed to win the talent contest despite performing one of the catchiest songs of all time.  After hours and hours of listening to my sister and Jennifer rehearse in our basement, the song remains in my head and in my collection to this day.

The other Glen Campbell song that I have in my collection is "Wichita Lineman."  It was a gift from my sister since it was popular in the year of my birth.  I don't really know what a Lineman does, but it seems to me he has time to play chess during his job.

At one point in the song, the Lineman is "searching in the sun for another Overload."  I can relate to this as I have often had to search through chess games to find an Overload tactic for my newsletter.  In fact, this week I found a position which had 2 Overloads.

See if you can decide which one is better.  And I recommend taking this puzzle out in the sun!

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Searchin' In The Sun For Another Overload

[Event "August Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2017.08.08"]

[Round "2.4"]

[White "Rupp, Dan"]

[Black "Eskeldson, Derek"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B07"]

[WhiteElo "989"]

[BlackElo "1270"]

[PlyCount "62"]

[EventDate "2017.08.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. d4

Bg4 6. d5 Ne5 7. Bb5+ Ned7 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Bg7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. O-O-O Ne5 12.

Qe2 a6 13. Ba4 b5 14. Bb3 Nfd7 15. f4 Nc4 16. a3 Nxa3 17. e5 Nc4 18. exd6 cxd6

19. h4 Qa5 20.

Bxc4 bxc4 21. Bxe7 Rfe8 22. Rhe1 Rab8 23. Qxc4 Rec8 24. b4 Qa3+ 25. Kd2 Rxc4

26. Re3 Rxc3 27. Rde1 Rxe3 28. Rxe3 Qxb4+ 29. c3 Qxf4 30. g3 Rb2+ 31. Kd3 Nc5#


This Week In Chess

On August 8th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club continued the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G/90+30).

Standings. August Swiss 90

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize

1 Paul D Anderson 2001 W6 W5 2.0

2 Brian Jo Rountree 1856 W10 W4 2.0

3 Mark McGough 1876 W11 H--- 1.5

4 Aleksand Bozhenov 1994 W12 L2 1.0

5 Michael Smith II 1573 W13 L1 1.0

6 Derek Eskeldson 1270 L1 W11 1.0

7 Clinton D Eads 1229 L8 W13 1.0

8 Peter Barlay 1912 W7 U--- 1.0

9 William Leo Wolf 1322 U--- W12 1.0

10 Brian Henry Baum 643 L2 H--- 0.5

11 Daniel J Rupp 989 L3 L6 0.0

12 Scott Ch Williams 1233 L4 L9 0.0

13 Douglas N Clark 159 L5 L7 0.0

Categories: 2017

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