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Flip The Script

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 23, 2018 at 7:10 PM

Game Of The Week

This week's game comes from the July Mating Game (4SS, G/45; d/10) at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It is a two-week event with two games each night.  Each player starts with 45 minutes on his clock.  So, it is medium, as far as chess speed is concerned.

The only player to score an upset during the first half of the tournament was Joey Arispe.  He has been coming to the club for almost a year now.  And it looks like he is improving.

Joey's best win was in February when he knocked off his highest rated opponent, Austin Harbach.

That was until the July Mating Game when he face Mike Smith II in the first round.  In violation of club rules, Mike resigned with Mate In 1 on the board.

Now, Joey was facing Scott Williams in the second round.  This time it was not going well.  Joey was going on the attack, but the counterplay was giving Scott a nice material advantage.  However, Joey hung in there and waited for the script to flip. 

Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Flip The Script

[Event "July Mating Game"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2018.07.17"]

[Round "2.3"]

[White "Williams, Scott"]

[Black "Arispe, Joey"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "C02"]

[WhiteElo "1254"]

[BlackElo "1216"]

[PlyCount "47"]

[EventDate "2018.07.17"]

[TimeControl "2700"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4

Bc5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Bb5 Nge7 8. O-O a6 9. Qa4 Bd7 10. Nxc6 Nxc6 11. Bxc6 Bxc6 12.

Qg4 Qb6 13. b3 O-O-O 14. Kh1 Bb5 15. Rd1 Bxf2 16. Nd2 Qe3 17. Nc4 Qxc3 18. Bd2

Qc2 19. Rac1 Qxa2 20. Nd6+ Kb8 21. Nxf7 Rc8 22. Nxh8 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 Be2 24. Rd2


This Week In Chess

On July 17th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club started the July Mating Game event (4SS, G/45;d/10).

Standings. July Mating Game

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize

1 Aleksand Bozhenov 1999 W7 W5 2.0

2 Mark McGough 1791 W8 W6 2.0

3 Joey Arispe 1216 W4 W8 2.0

4 Michael Smith II 1642 L3 W10 1.0

5 William Leo Wolf 1552 W9 L1 1.0

6 Derek Eskeldson 1341 W10 L2 1.0

7 Nick J Derosier 1312 L1 W9 1.0

8 Scott Ch Williams 1254 L2 L3 0.0

9 Braiden Denny 381 L5 L7 0.0

10 Ross Inman unr. L6 L4 0.0

Categories: 2018

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