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Killer Bishop

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 23, 2020 at 4:10 AM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Removal Rapid Online.  It was a four round, Swiss system tournament (G/10+10).  We have been meeting online every Sunday night after the Coronavirus shut down the regular club.  We started at 8pm mountain time due to the grocery stores closing early.  However, with the stores going back to regular hours and having some of our younger players joining the events, we moved the start time up to 7pm.  Also, we shortened the time control a bit to get the event done in about 2 hours.

The online events have worked out pretty well.  I have seen some regulars from the club, some old-timers from the club's past, and even some out-of-towners.  Anyone is welcome to play.  All you need is a account and join the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  I post the tournament link on the calendar.

Last Sunday, we had a player from California join the event, Brian Morris. We got paired in the first round.  I got a virtual award for winning this game.  So, it is the only game I was motivated enough to look over for the week.

I didn't think I played that well.  I always felt like I was a step behind.  I thought Brian was seeing moves better than I was.  However, I wasn't in big trouble.  I just felt like I was going to draw.

The online computer was much nicer.  It scored me with a 97.7% accuracy and Brian was close with a 95.7% accuracy.  It gave me zero mistakes and blunders while Brian only had 2 blunders at the end when he was in time pressure that gave me the game.

And then, I got a notification that I had earned a new achievement award for this game!

I think the computer is programmed to be overly kind to lure you back to the site over and over again until you are addicted to getting a gold star for every crappy game you play.  It feels like the computer is Mr. Rogers handing out participation ribbons at a scholastic tournament, "Well done, Paul, you are special!"

If you can guess what my newest chess achievement is, I will give you a virtual gold star!  And don't feel bad if you can solve this one, I will give you a virtual participation ribbon just for trying!


Black to move

See the diagram and answer here:


Killer Bishop

[Event "CSCC Removal Rapid Online "]

[Site ""]

[Date "2020.05.17"]

[Round "1.5"]

[White "Honeybrook"]

[Black "cschessnews"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B06"]

[WhiteElo "1317"]

[BlackElo "1794"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]

[EndTime "18:30:18 PDT"]

[Termination "cschessnews won by checkmate"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bd3 d6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Qc7 8. c3

Nd7 9. Be3 Ngf6 10. Re1 O-O 11. Nd2 e5 12. Rad1 Rfd8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Nxf6

15. Bc4 Qe7 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. Bb3 Rd7 18. Qe3 a6 19. Nf3 Rad8 20. Rxd7 Rxd7 21.

Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 Qd7 23. Bb3 Nh7 24. Qc5 Qc7 25. h4 Nf8 26. g4 b6 27. Qe3 Nd7

28. g5 h5 29. a4 Nc5 30. Bc2 Ne6 31. Ne1 Nf4 32. Ng2 Nxg2 33. Kxg2 Bf8 34. b4 c5

35. b5 axb5 36. axb5 c4 37. Qd2 Bc5 38. Qd5 Qc8 39. f3 Qe6 40. Qxe6 fxe6 41. Kg3

Be3 42. Bb1 Bd2 43. Ba2 Be1+ 44. Kg2 Bxh4 45. Bxc4 Kf7 46. Kh3 Bxg5 47. Be2 Bd2

48. c4 Be3 49. Kh4 Kf6 50. Kg3 Kg5 51. Kh3 Bf2 52. Kg2 Bc5 53. Kh3 Kf4 54. Kh4

Bf2+ 55. Kh3 g5 56. Kg2 Bc5 57. Kh3 Ke3 58. Bf1 Kxf3 59. Bg2+ Kf2 60. Kh2 Be3

61. Bh3 g4 62. Bg2 h4 63. Bh1 Bf4# 0-1


This Week In Chess


On May 17th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the CSCC Removal Rapid Online event (4SS, G/10+10).


Place, Player, Score 


1 "#1DFSStar (2147)" 4.0

2 "#2cschessnews (1823)" 3.0

3 "#3NMBrianWall (1882)" 2.5

4 "#4waynehatcher (1753)" 2.5

5 "#5linuxguy1 (1582)" 2.0

6 "#6jfoxhoot (1514)" 2.0

7 "#7KingVed (1468)" 1.5

8 "#8msmcgough (1430)" 1.5

9 "#9HermitCrab0 (1514)" 1.5

10 "#10Navajo36us80917 (1079)" 1.0

11 "#11Honeybrook (1296)" 1.0

12 "-mrpicklez (1752)" 1.5

Categories: 2020

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