Bloomer's Blunder Win

Bloomer's Blunder Win

Mar 25, 2013, 7:00 PM |


I wanted to wish LM Brian Wall a Happy Birthday!  As your birthday present, we are changing the CSCC's Something Different Night to your birthday party.  Alex Torres has promised to provide the cake!

In addition, I have updated your song on the Brian Wall album (click view as slideshow to play the song):

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1. Game Of The Week: Bloomer's Blunder Win
2. This Week In Chess:  Swiss Results
3. Game Viewer: Dean Brown v Josh Bloomer ( )
4. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Standings

2013 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:

For additional events, see the following websites:

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Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (
Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

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Game Of The Week
This week's game comes from Dean Brown [].  He is a long-time chess player and tournament director for Colorado Springs.  His 705 rated events since 1991 has to be a Colorado record and possibly one of the tops in the nation.  In comparison, I have played 668 rated games in that time.

So, when such an experience player and tournament director has a problem with how the rules are being enforced, you would think that the powers that be would be eager to listen to his sage advice.

However, something was amiss.  Dean was uncharacteristically upset this past Tuesday night.  He was in a rant at the club about the actions of the board of the Colorado State Chess Association (CSCA).

I mostly report chess news for entertainment purposes and try to avoid saying anything controversial, as my loyal readers know, but I could only guess that the CSCA board's decision to allow masters to be exempt from rules that strictly apply to the lower classes was the reason behind Dean sending me his game against NM Josh Bloomer.

I think it had something to do with this position.  Black played 37...Rf5.  Unfortunately, Dean had stopped using his illegal score-keeping device and was not notified about the best move in this position.

[Event "CSCC March Quick"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.03.19"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Brown, Dean"]
[Black "Bloomer, Josh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C12"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "2013.??.??"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. exf6 hxg5 7. fxg7 Rg8 8.
Qf3 c5 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. O-O-O Rxg7 12. Nge2 Rc8 13. a3 Bxc3 14.
Nxc3 cxd4 15. Rxd4 Ne5 16. Qg3 Nc4 17. Re1 Qb6 18. Rxc4 dxc4 19. Nd5 Qd8 20.
Qe5 Rg6 21. Rd1 Kf8 22. Nf4 Qxd1+ 23. Kxd1 gxf4 24. Qxf4 Rd8+ 25. Ke2 Rxg2 26.
Qh6+ Rg7 27. Qh8+ Rg8 28. Qh6+ Ke8 29. Qe3 Rg1 30. Qxa7 b5 31. Qb6 Rd5 32. Qb8+
Ke7 33. Qa7+ Kf6 34. Qb6 Rf5 35. Qd4+ Kg6 36. Qe4 f6 37. h4 0-1

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