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Honorary Medal

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Other Side Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Rhett Langseth and Alayne Wilinsky.

Rhett was nice enough to test out the online tournament's re-entry feature.  The question was:  Can players withdraw from the event and then re-enter the event when they are available again?  The answer is:  Maybe.

Perhaps it might work in larger events.  However, the computer limits the number of late entrants an event can have based on the number of players in the first round.  So, our small event may have exceeded our allotment of late entrants.  If the computer considers re-entries the same as late entrants, then it would deny a re-entry because all late entries had been used.  Or it just denies re-entries all together.  Who knows?  At least, it is clear there is no guarantee.

Alayne was nice enough to give Rhett the draw and the bronze.  She survived his tactical shots and had the better endgame.  However, she chose to repeat the position rather than push on for the win.  I can understand her choice since I thought I had a draw against Rhett until I moved into a Knight Fork and hung my Rook.

I felt bad when I beat Alayne in the final round and she lost out on the bronze medal by tie breaks.  I think I saw it was her birthday from my weekly visit to facebook, and after collecting my 6th silver medal, I realized I could have been more generous by not playing my usual, brilliant openings and give her a shot at her first medal in our Corona Chess Olympics.

So, the Game Of The Week's prize goes to Alayne Wilinsky for creating this position. 

White to move

See the diagram and answer here:

Honorary Medal

[Event "CSCC Other Side Online"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2020.09.20"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Langseth, Rhett"]

[Black "Wilinsky, Alayne"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A04"]

[WhiteElo "1888"]

[BlackElo "1356"]

[PlyCount "190"]

[EventDate "2020.09.20"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nbd2 g6 4. c3 Bg7 5. e4 fxe4 6. dxe4 d6 7. Qb3 e6 8. e5

dxe5 9. Bc4 Nd5 10. Ne4 O-O 11. Bg5 Qd7 12. O-O-O Nc6 13. Bxd5 exd5 14. Rxd5

Qe6 15. Rhd1 Kh8 16. Bd8 Qf5 17. Neg5 h6 18. h4 hxg5 19. hxg5 Qf4+ 20. Kb1 Bf5+

21. Ka1 Nxd8 22. Rh1+ Bh6 23. Rxh6+ Kg7 24. Qd1 Nf7 25. Rh4 Bg4 26. Qh1 Nxg5

27. Nxg5 Qxg5 28. Rh7+ Kf6 29. Rxc7 Rad8 30. Rcc5 Rxd5 31. Rxd5 Ke6 32. c4 Rxf2

33. Qe1 Qf4 34. Rxe5+ Qxe5 35. Qxf2 Bf5 36. a3 Qe4 37. Ka2 Qb1+ 38. Kb3 Bc2+

39. Kc3 Bf5 40. b3 a5 41. Qb6+ Ke5 42. Qxa5+ Kf4 43. Qc7+ Kg5 44. Qe7+ Kg4 45.

Qe2+ Kg5 46. Qe3+ Kf6 47. Qd4+ Kg5 48. Qd2+ Kf6 49. g3 Qa1+ 50. Kb4 Qe5 51. Qf2

Kg5 52. Qf3 Qd6+ 53. Kc3 Qe5+ 54. Kb4 Qd6+ 55. c5 Qd4+ 56. Kb5 Bd7+ 57. Kb6 Bc6

58. Qf8 Kh5 59. b4 Qd3 60. Qh8+ Kg5 61. Qh4+ Kf5 62. Qf4+ Ke6 63. Qg5 Qb5+ 64.

Kc7 Qd3 65. Kb6 Qb5+ 66. Kc7 Qd3 67. Qg4+ Ke7 68. Kb6 Qb5+ 69. Kc7 Qd3 70. Kb8

Qd8+ 71. Ka7 Qd3 72. Qg5+ Kf7 73. Qf4+ Ke7 74. Qe5+ Kf7 75. Qc7+ Kf6 76. Qf4+

Ke7 77. Qg4 Qxa3+ 78. Kb6 Qa6+ 79. Kc7 Qd3 80. Kb6 Qb5+ 81. Kc7 Qd3 82. Qg5+

Kf7 83. Qf4+ Ke7 84. Qe5+ Kf7 85. Qf4+ Ke7 86. Qe5+ Kf7 87. Kb8 Qd8+ 88. Ka7

Qd3 89. Kb6 Qb5+ 90. Kc7 Qxb4 91. Qd6 Qa5+ 92. Kc8 Qa8+ 93. Kc7 Qa5+ 94. Kc8

Qa8+ 95. Kc7 Qa5+ 1/2-1/2

This Week In Chess

On September 20th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held our Sunday Night Online Event.

Place, CSCC Other Side Rapid Online, Score

1 "#1 Czechmate1972 (1658)" 3.0

2 "#2 cschessnews (1608)" 2.0

3 "#3 Termenoil (1848)" 1.5

4 "#4 alaynew (1352)" 1.5

5 "#5 jfoxhoot (1590)" 1.0

6 "#6 KingVed (1457)" 0.0

7 "- Wazzat (1967)" 1.0

8 "- bazinga2 (1582)" 0.0

9 "- bestatcheckers7 (1594)" 0.0

Categories: 2020

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