Don't forget this Tuesday starts the CSCC Tuesday Night Chess Tour:
Entry: Open to all for FREE
Dates: Every Tuesday night from 2/5/13 -12/17/13
Points: Event participants earn 1 pt; event winners gain 3pt for 1st, 2pt for 2nd, and 1 pt for 3rd (points doubled for paid events)
Prizes: $10 gift cards awarded 4/2, 7/2, 10/1, and 1/7 for most points during the previous quarter & Free entry to CS Open or USCF annual renewal awarded 1/7/14 for most points during 2013.
Last week saw the end of several tournaments:
1. Buck Buchanan won the Colorado Springs City Speed Chess Championship
2. Imre Barlay and James Powers tied for 1st at the Panera Wednesday
3. I won January's Thursday Panera
You can view games from the Wednesday Panera at Fred Spell's website: http://eagleandking.com/4652.html
I have included my last round game from the Thursday Panera. I was hoping to play Josh Bloomer in the final round, but when he did not show up, I got paired with Gunnar Andersen. The match-up was a little scary because:
1. He is good (I was 0-2 against him).
2. He is lower rated (I lose more rating points).
3. He reads my stuff (and has seen what I play many times vs many players).
So, I decided to throw a curve-ball and got this position with black to move. I found the best move in the game and got my 1st win over Gunnar (not counting blitz).
[Event "January Panera"]
[White "Andersen, Gunnar"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3
e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. h4 Nc6 10. Ng5 f5 11. Bc4 Bb4 12. Bd2
Qd6 13. a3 Ba5 14. Nb5 Qd8 15. Qe2 Nf4 16. Qf3 Bxd2+ 17. Kxd2 Nxd4 18. Qxf4
Nxb5+ 19. Kc2 Nc7 20. Rad1 Qe7 21. Rhe1 h6 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Rd6 Rf6 24. Qd4
Rc8 25. Rd7 Nb5 26. Qd3 Rxc4+ 27. Qxc4 Qxd7 28. Qf4 Qc7+ 29. Qxc7 0-1
Peace be with you,
Chess Coach (http://cschess.webs.com/coaching.htm)
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