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10 Most Wanted Chess Players for 2013, Langseth game, & tournament announcements‏

Greetings,

Each year I check my chess database to see which chess players have taken the most rating points from me over the years, so I know who I am gunning for.
 
This past year Dean Brown and Gunnar Andersen joined the list while Rhett Langseth, Imre Barlay, and Jon Tindall fell off the list.
 
Pts, Win, Loss, Name, Ave Rtg, Last Yr
-134    20.5    6.5        ALEJANDRO    TORRES    1637    1
-81    0.0    3.0        INN    SOHN    1561    2
-66    1.5    5.5        JOHN    FARRINGTON    1644    3
-56    5.5    3.5        DUWAYNE    LANGSETH    1797    9
-52    48.5    9.5        DEAN    BROWN    1465    NEW
-48    0.0    3.0        KEVIN    SEIDLER    1902    5
-47    0.0    2.0        GUNNAR    ANDERSEN    1818    NEW
-44    0.0    2.0        NATHAN    MENSAY    1482    6
-42    3.0    4.0        DAN    CABRERA    1546    7
-40    1.0    5.0        KATIE    ROBERTS-HOFFMAN    1814    8


It is also nice to see who is giving me the most rating points over the years too.
 
Anthea Carson is the only player to join the list last year.
 
Pts, Win, Loss, Name, Ave Rtg, Last Yr
250    32.0    37.0        BUCK    BUCHANAN    2003    1
94    10.5    7.5        SHAUN    MACMILLAN    1937    2
79    6.0    2.0        MITCH    ANDERSON    2022    4
68    42.0    41.0        JEFF    FOX    1876    3
65    12.0    1.0        GERRY    SUNDERLAND    1562    5
64    5.5    2.5        VICTOR    SMITH    1785    6
56    6.0    18.0        JOSH    BLOOMER    2081    7
55    7.0    1.0        TONY    VERA    1511    8
55    20.5    5.5        ANTHEA    CARSON    1680    NEW
52    2.0    0.0        ANDY    HORTILLOSA    1936    9
52    6.0    1.0        ANTHONY    TELINBACCO    1814    10


DuWayne Langseth climbed up my enemies list by ending my chess year on a loss.  He wanted me to write an email about the game.  So, here it is, and I promise to leave the game on the website until next year.

I made a New Year's resolution not to make excuses anymore.  So, I am going to get it out of my system on this game.

The reason I lost was...

1. I was sick
2. I was late
3. I had to play on DuWayne's lightweight, helium-filled chess set
4. We got kicked out of the community room
5. I was going to take a bye but DuWayne joined the tournament just to play me
6. My new headphones made me miss DuWayne's draw offer
7. DuWayne castled by touching his rook
8. My MP3 player died and I had to switch to my backup with a Hard Rock playlist
9. His son kept spying on my game better than my son on his game
10. I was too busy making excuses

Actually, I should be nice to DuWayne.  My real New Year's resolution is going to be to gain 61 rating points while losing 61 pounds.  I call it the SWAP.

DuWayne is a workout expert, and we talked about trading expert advice to help each other.  I will get him over 2000, and he will get me under 200 (he has the harder job).

So, DuWayne, I hope you enjoyed your email and the rating points, but I can't give you anymore next year!

Click through the game at the home page:

http://cschess.webs.com/

[Event "December Panera"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[Date "2012.12.27"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Langseth, DuWayne"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D55"]
[WhiteElo "2044"]
[BlackElo "1975"]
[PlyCount "132"]
[EventDate "2012.12.06"]
[TimeControl "5400"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3
O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Rc1 Bb7 8. a3 c5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. dxc5 Qxc5 12.
Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 Bxd5 14. Be2 Nd7 15. O-O Rac8 16. Nd4 Nc5 17. b4 Nb3 18.
Nxb3 Bxb3 19. Ba6 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 Rd8 21. Be2 g6 22. Rc3 Rd2 23. Kf1 Bd1 24. Bb5
Rc2 25. Rxc2 Bxc2 26. Ke2 Kf8 27. Kd2 Be4 28. f3 Bb7 29. a4 Ke7 30. Kc3 Kd6 31.
Be2 Bc6 32. b5 Bb7 33. Kb4 f5 34. Bc4 Bd5 35. Bd3 Ke5 36. Kc3 h6 37. Be2 g5 38.
Bd1 h5 39. g3 h4 40. f4+ gxf4 41. exf4+ Ke4 42. gxh4 Kxf4 43. Kd4 Ba2 44. h5
e5+ 45. Kc3 Kg5 46. h4+ Kxh4 47. h6 Bg8 48. Kd3 Kg5 49. Bb3 Bh7 50. Ke3 Kxh6
51. Kf3 Kg5 52. Kg3 f4+ 53. Kf2 Bd3 54. Bd5 e4 55. Bc6 Kf5 56. Bd7+ Ke5 57. Bc6
Kd4 58. Kg2 Kc4 59. Kf2 Kb4 60. Kg2 Kxa4 61. Kf2 e3+ 62. Kf3 Bxb5 63. Be4 Kb3
64. Bf5 e2 65. Kf2 Kc3 66. Bg4 Kd2 0-1

Or view the game here:

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=75029

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The events shown below are ones that have been or will be advertised in Chess Life or Chess Life for Kids:

Date Event Location TLA in Affiliate
2013-03-02 Manitou Springs: Colorado Springs Open Manitou Springs CO 2013-02 CL A5012031



Peace be with you,
 
Paul Anderson
Chess Coach (http://cschess.webs.com/coaching.htm)
Cell: 719-233-1426
Facebook: paul.anderson.904750
Twitter: @cschessnews
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From: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Subject: one more tournament announcement

Here is my one remaining announcement for a CS Chess Club tournament in 2013.  Thee may be another coming for the Closed/Senior tournament (probably in April) when I get everything figured out about it.
 
Buck

Winter Springs Open, December 7 - 8, 2013

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 40/2 and G/60, d/5
Site: City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs.
June: open to all
July: U1800
August: U1400
Entry fee: $35 if rec’d by 12/5, $40 at site. $9 off EF for Juniors, Seniors, Unrated. Additional $5 discount for Supporting Members of the Colorado Springs Chess Club.
Prizes: Cash prizes per entries.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rounds: 10, 4; 9, 3.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd, Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
CSCA membership required ($15, 10 for juniors/seniors), OSA.
Colorado Tour Event.

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