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Game Of The Year VII

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 12, 2010 at 7:55 PM

End Of The Season

Sunday August 22, 2010


Well, another chess season has come to a close for me. It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (, but I will return after the football season ends.

Before I go, I wanted to clean up some loose ends. Of course, you can still send in news items or articles during the off-season, and I will email them along to the subscribers. Any games I receive will be stored at the Colorado Springs Chess News’ Yahoo! group ( You can also join the group to keep receiving chess games all year round.

So, before I finish typing my chess thoughts for another year, I want to thank all the people who sent in games and articles, all the people who took the time to tell me something nice about the newsletter, and all the people who take the time to read this.


Game Of The Year 


At this time, I usually look over the year and see how well I did. After 2 straight up years, I was probably due for an off year.  However, I am not so sure that was the case. 

While clearly my USCF performance was down with fewer wins, a lower winning percentage, and a decrease in ratings, my club performance was up with more wins, a higher winning percentage, and a record high in ratings. 

In addition, I had several firsts over the course of the year.  I got my first mark on a 2300+ rated opponent when I drew NM Ron Kensek (  Later in the year, I sold my first chess DVD and taught my first chess class (

I wrote three more articles for the Colorado Chess Informant:

Of course, since I only had one upset win in USCF-rated play this year, I figured that game had to be my highlight.  Plus, it was against my #1 ranked USCF opponent:  Buck Buchanan. 

While I have beaten Buck a number of times over the years (eight), this year's victory ties for the highest rating Buck had when I won.  Also, it is nice to stick another loss on the guy who has beaten me double the times as my next toughest opponent.


Rank, NAME, Games, Wins, Draws, Losses



3 DEAN W BROWN 25 18 2 5


Game Of The Year VII


[Event "June Mating Game"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2010.06.08"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Buchanan, Buck"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B08"]

[WhiteElo "2013"]

[BlackElo "1897"]

[PlyCount "148"]

[EventDate "2010.06.08"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Ng4 8. Bd2

e5 9. d5 Nf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Nd2 Nd7 13. f3 Nc5 14. Be2 Qg5 15.

Rf2 h5 16. Nc4 Rd8 17. Qd2 Qxd2 18. Nxd2 Bh6 19. Nf1 Kf8 20. b4 Nd7 21. Bd3 Ke7

22. Re2 Nf6 23. Rd1 a5 24. b5 cxd5 25. exd5 Bd7 26. a4 Rdc8 27. Ne4 Nxd5 28. c4

Nf4 29. Rc2 Ne6 30. Nc3 Kf8 31. Nd5 Rd8 32. Nb6 Rab8 33. Be4 Nd4 34. Rb2 Be6

35. Nd5 f5 36. Bb1 Bxd5 37. cxd5 b6 38. Ng3 Rbc8 39. Ne2 Be3+ 40. Kf1 Rc5 41.

Ba2 Rdc8 42. Nxd4 Bxd4 43. Re2 Rc2 44. Bb1 Rc1 45. Ree1 R1c4 46. f4 e4 47. Re2

Rc1 48. Ree1 Rxd1 49. Rxd1 Rc4 50. Ke2 Rxa4 51. Rc1 Bc5 52. h3 Rb4 53. g4 Rb2+

54. Ke1 Rxb5 55. gxf5 gxf5 56. Ba2 Rb2 57. Bc4 Be3 58. Rd1 Bxf4 59. Ba6 Be3 60.

Bc8 f4 61. Bf5 Bf2+ 62. Kf1 e3 63. Bd3 Bg3 64. Rc1 Ke7 65. Be2 h4 66. Rc7+ Kf6

67. Bg4 Ke5 68. Re7+ Kxd5 69. Bf3+ Kd4 70. Re4+ Kd3 71. Re6 Rf2+ 72. Kg1 Rxf3

73. Rxd6+ Ke2 74. Rxb6 Rf1+ 0-1


Last Week In Chess


On August 10th, the CSCC had 7 members in attendance. Most of the members played casual games in blitz time control (G5). So, there are no results.


Right Move Public Chess Club

By Paul Covington


Greetings to All:


I held off on sending a newsletter until I had something exciting to report:


News from my meeting with the Colorado Springs Chess Club (CSCC). The CSCC has been the main club in Colorado Springs for a very long time. We will be combining with them and using the name Colorado Springs Chess Club. More details follow.


The meeting night will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Acacia Apartments Building (104 E. Platte Ave) on the Northeast corner at the intersection of Platte Ave and Tejon Street (the parking meters are free after six).


The rent is $50 per month so that is a savings, and the club will have a combination of Annual Memberships and weekly donations (If a dollar or two donation stretches your budget too much then just come and enjoy playing chess).


We will continue to have informal tournaments and skittles games.


Rated games are also possible also. Most of the hard core (USCF) rated tournaments will be played on Wednesday nights at East Coast Deli, and on Thursday nights at Penara Bread on North Academy Blvd.


I will be able to continue to do the lessons on Monday nights at the Complete Games and Hobbies. These lessons will start back on Sept. 13 with Jenifer teaching the elementary aged and I will teach the teens and adults.


Teaching an intermediate or advanced set of lessons is also possible (based on attendance) on Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 at the CSCC meetings. Several teachers (that regularly attend the CSCC) have said they are willing to share the teaching on these Tuesdays.


The Club website is maintained by Jeff Fox. It is being updated. (Will be back online soon).


Paul Anderson publishes an independent newletter of news about Springs Chess. I plan to turn this email list over to him so he can send out the news to each of you (if you do not want to receive his newsletter please email me and I will pull your name and email before I hand it over to him).


The draw back in the past has been that the CSCC met in the basement. Now the club will meet in either of two rooms on the main level (not in the basement)... The Library or a Ball Room that has hardwood floors and lots of space. Lighting is good in both rooms and the attendance will determine the final location. So, COME ON OUT AND FILL UP THE BALL ROOM !!!!


This section is about the Right Move Public Chess Club closure and will wrap up the details surrounding the disbanding of that club.


1. David started the club and did a great job. He had help as many pitched in a helped with various tasks. Everyone who was able to help was and is appreciated. Thanks to all!


2. When David started the club he purchased the sets and clocks on his credit card. These are costly items. As of the end of July, the funds in the club's bank account was not enough to pay the entire bill still owed on the sets and clocks. I advised David to close the bank account and apply the money that was left under $200 dollars to pay off the cost of the sets and clocks. He did so. Therefore the club is completely and correctly disbanded. There is $0 (zero dollars) in the bank and no reserves. I have a $20 (twenty dollar) donation from the Meyer's family that was to be applied to the September rent at the Methodist Church and since we are not going to be meeting there, that will be returned to them the next time I see them.


3. The sets and clocks are in my possession at the present time. It was David's intent that they would be used to support a chess club. I plan to turn them over to the CSCC once the merger has proven to be successful....


4. Getting all details worked out to complete all this is not nearly as much fun as playing chess! I Thank everyone for their help, support, and cooperation during this difficult task.

I believe this concludes this chapter in the story of Colorado Chess. Email me with any question, concerns, or statements.... I will be the single point of contact for now but that will transfer to the CSCCs duly elected officers before long.


My email is: [email protected]

phone 719-310-7542 (business cell--on 24-7, answered when I am awake)


2010 IT'S A HOT TIME IN TOWN Results

By Jerry Maier


Prize Schedule:

1st Place Eric Montany $50.75

2nd Place Jeff Baffo $40.00

U1700/U1500 Tied Jose Llacza, Daniel Gonzalez $28.50 each

U1300 Elena Novik $20.00


5.0 Eric Montany

3.5 Jeffrey Baffo

3.0 Jose Llacza

3.0 Daniel Gonzales

2.5 Buck Buchanan [WITHDREW]

2.5 Alexander Freeman

2.5 Jerry Maier

2.0 Dean Brown

2.0 Don Austin

2.0 Elena Novik

1.5 Isaac Martinez

0.0 Kathy Schneider 


Comments From Email 


Andy Rea, Tue, 10 Aug 2010  


Re other official master titles NM National Master, a USCF title and, from ICCF International Correspondence Chess Federation ICCM of course, International Correspondence Chess Master and, yes, I share the skepticism regards CM, an Expert is not a Master no matter how one wishes it were so! I have gotten some laughs when I refer to myself as an NM... Not A Master! Andy Rea  


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