Avoid All Losses

Avoid All Losses

Jun 7, 2016, 4:15 PM |



Tonight starts the June Swiss 90 (G/90+30, 4SS, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!

Last week at the Colorado Springs Chess Club, FM Joe Friedman gave a simul.  I told him that I promised the prizes to the first players to win, but if he could avoid all losses, he could keep the prizes.  Well, he didn't lose a game but decided to donate the prizes to the players.


2016 FM Joe Friedman Simul



NM Brian Wall won the Denny's Quick on Friday night.


End Date Event ID Event Name Dates and Section Count

201606038682 DENNY'S QUICK JUNE 2016 - FIRST FRI
Received: 2016-06-04   Entered: 2016-06-04   Rated: 2016-06-04   Sections: 1

The July Quick event will be listed in the July Chess Life:


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

DateEventLocationTLA inAffiliate

2016-07-19Colorado Springs Chess Club July Quick (QC)Colorado Springs CO2016-07 CL A5012031

This week's position comes from the FM Joe Friedman Simul.  It is white to move.


2016 FM Joe Friedman Simul



See diagram and answer here:


Avoid All Losses



[Event "FM Joe Friedman Simul"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2016.05.31"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Friedman, Joe"]

[Black "Brown, Dean"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E00"]

[WhiteElo "2221"]

[BlackElo "1509"]

[PlyCount "57"]

[EventDate "2016.05.31"]

[TimeControl "0"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3

Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 Bb7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. Rfe1 d5 11. Ne5 Nd7 12.

cxd5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 exd5 14. Rad1 c6 15. e4 Qc7 16. exd5 cxd5 17. Qd4 a6 18. Rc1

Nf5 19. Qd3 Qd7 20. Bxd5 Rfd8 21. Rcd1 Bxd5 22. Nxd5 Qe6 23. Qxf5 Rxd5 24. Qxe6

Rxd1 25. Qxf7+ Kxf7 26. Rxd1 Ke7 27. f4 Rd8 28. Rxd8 Kxd8 29. Kf2 1-0


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