49 Upsets

49 Upsets

Mar 19, 2013, 2:10 PM |


Tim Brennan and I won the USCF-rated quads at the CSCC.  This keeps me 6 points ahead of Tim in the Tuesday Night Chess Tour with only 2 more weeks to go before the end of the 1st quarter.  With such a huge lead, I am counting my chickens before they hatch and claiming the $10 Starbucks gift card as a prize for my March Madness bracket group.  This may be Tim Brennan's only shot at getting the gift card, but you can steal it from him by joining the group for FREE (using the password below):


To accept the invitation, just follow this link. For reference, here's the group information.

Group ID#: 80663
Password: excel2013

You have to have a bracket filled in before Thursday's tip off!

Also, there is a new page about club benefits, including Supporting Membership and the Chess Tour:


I got a notice about an upcoming event:

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
2013-05-25 2013 Colorado Children's Rapid Chess Open (QC) Greenwood Villago CO 2013-05 CL T5016398

Read The Newsletter!
( http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/24817310-49-upsets )

1. Game Of The Week: 49 Upsets
2. This Week In Chess:  Quad Results
3. Game Viewer: Buck Buchanan v Paul Anderson ( http://cschess.webs.com/ )
4. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Standings
5. Colorado Closed by Buck Buchanan
6. Colorado Springs Open Games by Buck Buchanan (in pgn)

2013 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:


For additional events, see the following websites:

Denver Chess Club: DCC (http://www.denverchess.com)
Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (http://colorado-chess.com/)
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (http://www.wyomingchess.com/)
Kansas Chess Association: KCA (http://www.kansaschess.org/)

ps - Newsletter preview with pgn:

Game Of The Week
This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  I made the list as an easy way to find my memorable games, and the list includes USCF victories over opponents who were rated within 25 points of me or higher at the time of my win.

However, I now realize that this method has its flaws.  It excludes draws and losses (I wonder if all of Bobby Fischer's 60 games were wins).  It includes time wins in losing or drawn positions.  It includes too many upsets from a couple of higher rated players at the Colorado Springs Chess Club who had the unfortunate task of playing me over and over again.

My last upset, and only unpublished one, was my 49th upset.  However, it didn't feel like an upset, as I was only 7 points below Buck at the time.  Also, I didn't earn the win.  He had me in trouble.  I fought back to even and missed my chance for a win.  Then he made the fatal blunder in time pressure and had to resign.

I made a gamble in this position with a quick Knight move to f5, trying to prevent Qa4+ and use the Discovery on the c7 Rook.  The gamble paid off, as I got the win, but white had a better move we both missed...





[Event "June Mating Game"]
[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]
[Date "2012.06.19"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Buchanan, Buck"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B06"]
[WhiteElo "2000"]
[BlackElo "1993"]
[PlyCount "129"]
[EventDate "2012.06.12"]
[TimeControl "1800"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. c3 d6 5. Bd3 Qc7
6. O-O Nf6 7. Be3 O-O 8. Nbd2 e5 9. Re1 h6 10. Nf1 Kh7 11. h4 Bg4 12. N1h2 Bxf3
13. Nxf3 Nh5 14. g3 Nd7 15. Qd2 b5 16. Kg2 Ndf6 17. Nh2 Qd7 18. f3 Ng8 19. g4
Nhf6 20. Rh1 Ne7 21. g5 Nfg8 22. h5 Qe6 23. hxg6+ fxg6 24. gxh6 Bh8 25. Ng4 Nf6
26. Nxf6+ Qxf6 27. Be2 a6 28. Rag1 Qf7 29. Kf2 Qxa2 30. Bg5 Bf6 31. dxe5 dxe5
32. Bxf6 Rxf6 33. Qd7 Qe6 34. Qb7 Rd8 35. Rd1 Rd6 36. Rxd6 Qxd6 37. Rd1 Qc5+
38. Kg2 a5 39. Rd7 Rf7 40. Rc7 Kxh6 41. Qa8 a4 42. Qh8+ Rh7 43. Qf6 Nf5 44.
Rxh7+ Kxh7 45. exf5 gxf5 46. Qxf5+ Kg7 47. Bd3 Qd6 48. Qh7+ Kf8 49. Qh8+ Ke7
50. Qh7+ Kd8 51. Qe4 Kc7 52. Qg6 Qc5 53. Be4 Kb6 54. Kg3 a3 55. bxa3 Qxc3 56.
Qd6 Qc5 57. Qxc5+ Kxc5 58. Kg4 Kd6 59. Bd3 Kd5 60. Kf5 Kd4 61. Bf1 Kd5 62. Be2
Kd4 63. Bd1 c5 64. a4 bxa4 65. Bxa4 0-1

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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