Better Call Paul

Better Call Paul

Apr 12, 2016, 3:44 PM |



This week's newsletter is the 12th annual Tim Brennan Week!  So, Tim picked the game and wrote the Game Of The Week article.  We also did a podcast for the article.  So, I can't wait until those royalties to start pouring in.


The CSCC picked up a sponsor, the Amazing Randy Reynolds, for our upcoming simul with FM Joe Friedman!  So, I have started promoting our special event.  If you know of any companies who might like to donate prizes to the simul, let me know and I can add them to the promotion.  Last simul I organized with NM Josh Bloomer gave out 4 prizes and my bike lock after Josh got beat up!


I received an email reminder about the Denver Open this weekend!


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

2016-04-16    2016 Denver Open    Denver CO    2016-03 CL     A5016762


This week's position comes from a Tim Brennan win.  It is Black to move:


2015 US Open


You can view the diagram and answer here:


Read The Newsletter!

1. Game Of The Week:  Better Call Paul by Tim Brennan
2. This Week In Chess:  Cabin Fever Standings

2016 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:

For additional events, see the following websites:

Denver Chess Club:
Colorado State Chess Association:
Wyoming Chess Association:



Better Call Paul


[Event "US Open 2015"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2015.08.06"]

[Round "4"]

[White "Kaye, Dylan"]

[Black "Brennan, Tim"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A46"]

[WhiteElo "1534"]

[BlackElo "1800"]

[PlyCount "40"]


1. d4 b5 2. Bf4 Bb7 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6 5. Bd3 e6 6. h3 d6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. c3 h6

9. b4 g5 10. Bh2 g4 11. hxg4 Nxg4 12. Nbd2 h5 13. Bg3 Rg8 14. Re1 Be7 15. Nf1

h4 16. Bf4 e5 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. Bh2 e4 19. Nd4 exd3 20. Bf4 Nxf2 0-1