The NM Josh Bloomer "Going Away Simul" was a huge success! Thanks Josh for 17 years of great chess and good luck in Florida!
New photos from the event are posted:
1. Dragan wins DVD, Chess Parables, on far right in blue.
2. Mark wins cap, right side w/ bandage on head
3. Alex (standing) mocks Brian's position
Thanks also to the Gentlemen's Chess Club for donating the tournament chess set prize and Mongoose Press for donating The Complete Hedgehog prize.
Peace be with you,
Read The Newsletter!
( http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/17380105-going-away-simul )
1. Game Of The Week: Going Away Simul
2. This Week In Chess: Going Away Simul Results
3. Game Viewer: Josh Bloomer v Dragan Plakalovic ( http://cschess.webs.com/ )
4. Video: DVD bonus feature: A Giant Upset (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j92GwgWh05g)
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ps - Newsletter preview with pgn (for board diagram and video see The Newsletter):
This week's game comes from the "Going Away" simultaneous exhibition given by NM Josh Bloomer. Josh had 22 players (and a couple non-players) show up to say goodbye to a 17-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Chess Club.
I first played Josh in 3/10/98 when Josh was rated 1728 and I was rated 1703. It was frustrating to me that this kid was so hard to beat. I drew one and lost one that night. It wasn't until 5/25/99 that I finally beat Josh in some kind of "official game" (Team, G15, Club rated) when he was rated 1895 and I was rated 1728. However, he was about to take off ratings-wise while I was going to flounder around for a long time. It wasn't until 3/21/06 that I beat him again. This time it was a USCF event and Josh had already earned his National Master certificate while I finally had cracked the class A barrier. My final 2 wins came in 2/19/08 at the CABIN FEVER RELIEVER (USCF, G30) and in 11/15/11 at a club event (G15). The Cabin Fever Reliever win made Josh the highest rated player I have beaten and the victim of one of my chess video productions....
[Event "Going Away Simul"]
[White "Bloomer, Josh"]
[Black "Plakalovic, Dragan"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 Bf5 6. cxd5
cxd5 7. Qb3 b6 8. Bg5 e6 9. e3 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nc6 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13.
dxe5 Nd7 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. f4 Nc5 16. Qa3 Qb7 17. b4 Ne4 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Rac1
Rac8 20. Rxc8 Rxc8 21. Rc1 g6 22. Kf2 Rc2 23. Rxc2 Bxc2 24. Qa2 Be4 25. Qb2 Qc6
26. Qd4 a5 27. bxa5 bxa5 28. h3 Qc2 29. Qd1 Kg7 30. Qxc2 Bxc2 31. Bb5 f6 32.
exf6+ Kxf6 33. Ke2 e5 34. Kd2 Bb3 35. g4 Ke6 36. h4 Kd6 37. Kc3 Bd1 38. g5 Bg4
39. Be8 Be6 40. h5 gxh5 41. Bxh5 Bf5 42. Bf7 Bg4 43. Be8 Bf5 44. Bb5 Bg6 45.
Bd3 Bxd3 46. Kxd3 exf4 47. exf4 Ke6 48. Kd4 Kf5 49. Kxd5 Kxf4 50. Kc5 Kxg5 51.
Kb5 h5 52. Kxa5 h4 0-1