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Everything About You

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 23, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from my loss column.  I have a tradition of publishing four losses each year.  I hate looking at a chess loss, let alone publishing it, but forcing myself to do this keeps me humble.

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 (KJV)

The worse part is that I lost to Mike Smith.

I know what you are thinking, "Hey Paul, isn't that the same guy who dated your sister in high school?  Didn't you hate that guy?"

Well, the good news is that this is Mike Smith part II.  And like most sequels, he is much better than the original.  We have become good friends, and I told him the story about my sister.  He responded:

"Everybody hates Mike Smith!"

I guess this widespread bias against Mike Smith has made him a little bitter.  Every week he comes to the club and tells me all the things he hates.  It is like listening to the song from Ugly Kid Joe, "Everything About You."

"I hate New Mexico!"

"I hate white socks!"

"I hate the Kissing Knights logo!"

"I hate gift cards from Will Wolf!"

"I hate LM Brian Wall's shirt!"

So, I will leave you with this year's chess position I hate the most.

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Everything About You

[Event "April Quick"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2017.04.18"]

[Round "1.1"]

[White "Smith, Mike"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B06"]

[WhiteElo "1569"]

[BlackElo "1986"]

[PlyCount "61"]

[EventDate "2017.04.18"]

[TimeControl "1440+5"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 Bg4

6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Nd7 8. Bc4 Ngf6 9. g4 h6 10. h4 e6 11. g5 hxg5 12. hxg5

Rxh1+ 13. Qxh1 Nh5 14. Be2 Qb6 15. O-O-O O-O-O 16. d5 Qb4 17. dxc6 bxc6 18. e5

Nxe5 19. Bd4 Kc7 20. a3 Qa5 21. Bxh5 Rh8 22. Qe4 Rxh5 23. f4 c5 24. fxe5 d5 25.

Nxd5+ Kb8 26. Ne7 Qc7 27. Bxc5 Qxc5 28. Rd8+ Kc7 29. Rc8+ Kd7 30. Qb7+ Qc7 31.

Qxc7# 1-0

This Week In Chess

On August 15th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club continued the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G/90+30).

Standings. August Swiss 90

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize

1 Paul D Anderson 2001 W7 W3 W2 3.0

2 Brian Jo Rountree 1856 W12 W4 L1 2.0

3 Michael Smith II 1573 W13 L1 W8 2.0

4 Aleksand Bozhenov 1994 W9 L2 W6 2.0

5 Calvin P Dejong 1876 H--- H--- W7 2.0

6 Mark McGough 1876 W14 H--- L4 1.5

7 Derek Eskeldson 1270 L1 W14 L5 1.0

8 Clinton D Eads 1229 L10 W13 L3 1.0

9 Scott Ch Williams 1233 L4 L11 W13 1.0

10 Peter Barlay 1912 W8 U--- U--- 1.0

11 William Leo Wolf 1322 U--- W9 U--- 1.0

12 Brian Henry Baum 643 L2 H--- U--- 0.5

13 Douglas N Clark 159 L3 L8 L9 0.0

14 Daniel J Rupp 989 L6 L7 U--- 0.0

Projected Prizes: 1st $27.00; 2nd $18.00; U1300 $12.00

Categories: 2017

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