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Parable Of The Good Chess Player

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Game Of The Week

Good evening, my fellow chess players. 

One month and five days ago, in a moment of tragedy and trauma, the duties of this office fell upon me.  I asked then for your help, and God’s that we might continue Colorado chess on its course binding up our wounds, healing our history, moving forward in new unity to clear the chess agenda and to keep the chess commitment for all of our players.  United we have kept that commitment.  And united we have enlarged that commitment.  And through all time to come, I think chess will be a stronger sport, a more just activity, a hobby of greater opportunity and fulfilment because of what we have all done together in this month of unparalleled achievement:

1.  I have written a new chess parable:

A tournament director (TD) was going down from Colorado Springs to St. Louis, when he was attacked by a disgruntled chess player.  She stripped him of his clothes and beat him with a club!!  A Monk happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the TD, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Secretary in the Army, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Good Chess Player, as he traveled, came where the TD was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.  Then he put the TD on his own donkey, brought him to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup and took care of him.  The next day the TD had recovered.  ‘What!!?,’ he said, ‘you're not going to pay the entry fee too!!?’

2. I have created a new chess variant:

Covington Random Chess

  • No rules about how the pieces are set up
  • No rules about how the pieces move & capture
  • Winner is determined by who resigns first
  • Any dispute is settled by the TD claiming both players are wrong and punishing no one
  • All prizes are $3.00

3.  I have found this new chess tactic:

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

With chess players in the clubs far away, with chess players’ future under challenge right here at home, with our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace in the balance every day, I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office: the vice presidency of your association.

Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my association for another term as your Vice President.

Thank you for listening. Good night and God bless all of you.

Parable Of The Good Chess Player

[Event "August Swiss 90"]

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[Site "Colorado Springs"]

[Date "2018.08.21"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Parker, Justin"]

[Black "Bridle, Sam"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B08"]

[WhiteElo "1"]

[BlackElo "1826"]

[PlyCount "75"]

[EventDate "2018.08.07"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


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

Bg7 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. O-O g5 9. Bg3 Bg4 10. Be2 Nh5 11. Ne1 Nxg3 12. hxg3

Bxe2 13. Nxe2 f5 14. c3 Kh8 15. d5 Ne5 16. exf5 c5 17. dxc6 Nxc6 18. g4 Qb6 19.

Nf3 Ne5 20. Ned4 Nxg4 21. Nxg5 Nf6 22. Nge6 Rf7 23. Qe2 Kh7 24. Rad1 Rg8 25.

Rd3 Bf8 26. Rh3 Qa5 27. Qe3 Ng4 28. Qf4 Qe5 29. Ng5+ Rxg5 30. Qxg5 Qg7 31. Ne6

Qg8 32. f3 Ne5 33. Kf2 Rf6 34. f4 Nd7 35. Qg3 Rxf5 36. Nxf8+ Qxf8 37. Qd3 Kg6

38. g4 1-0

This Week In Chess

On August 21st, the Colorado Springs Chess Club continued the August Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30).

Standings. August Swiss 90

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize

1 Paul D Anderson 1989 W13 W2 W6 3.0

2 Brian Jo Rountree 1893 W11 L1 W7 2.0

3 Ayush Vispute 1362 L9 W8 W12 2.0

4 Justin Parker unr. L7 W14 W10 2.0

5 Peter Barlay 1931 W14 D6 U--- 1.5

6 Mark McGough 1855 W12 D5 L1 1.5

7 Michael Smith II 1635 W4 D10 L2 1.5

8 Scott Ch Williams 1246 H--- L3 W14 1.5

9 Laurence Rob Wutt 1948 W3 U--- U--- 1.0

10 Sam Bridle 1826 H--- D7 L4 1.0

11 Joey Arispe 1140 L2 D12 U--- 0.5

12 Grayson Ed Harris 1111 L6 D11 L3 0.5

13 William Leo Wolf 1515 L1 U--- U--- 0.0

14 Clinton D Eads 1268 L5 L4 L8 0.0

Categories: 2018

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