Bobby Fischer Challenge II

Bobby Fischer Challenge II

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May 31, 2013, 3:15 PM |
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Greetings,

This week's position comes from:

James Powers vs Paul Anderson (Online Game Viewer: http://cschess.webs.com/ )

Black to move.

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The Wednesday Panera and Thursday Panera tournaments have been rated:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201305299972
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201305300192


Read The Newsletter!
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/26934445-bobby-fischer-challenge-ii

1. Game Of The Week: Bobby Fischer Challenge II
2. This Week In Chess:  Bughouse Results & Quad Results
3. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 2nd Quarter Standings
4. Chess Booth At The Colorado Renaissance Festival
5. video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLrcafDtkg

2013 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:


http://cschess.webs.com/apps/calendar/

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/)


ps - Newsletter preview with pgn:


Game Of The Week
 
In 1963-64, Bobby Fischer went 11-0 in the US Championship.  Not only did he win the title of best chess player in the US for that year, he also did it without losing or drawing a game.  This feat is possibly the greatest achievement in organized sports.


Last year, I created for myself my own Bobby Fischer Challenge (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/15855591-bobby-fischer-challenge) during the month of May.  It included two 5 round events (Wednesday & Thursday Panera) and a 3 round event (club Quad).  Therefore, I would have to win 11 games and take 2 byes.


I failed miserably, losing on my 2nd game.  I went on to lose 2 more and gave up on taking the byes to salvage rating points.  I finished the month with 11.5 out of 15 games.  However, the Bobby Fischer Challenge was 11 games and in my 1st 11 games, I lost 3 of them.



Bobby Fischer Challenge  2012
 

1    Anderson,Paul    1999     8.0/11
2    Carson,Anthea    1729    1.0/2
3    McGough,Mark    1805     1.0/1
4    Andersen,Gunnar    1786   1.0/1
5    Buchanan,Buck    2021   0.0/1
6    Barlay,Imre    1948            0.0/1
7    Del Conte,Koji    1791       0.0/1
8    Rountree,Brian    1778       0.0/1
9    Laganiere,James    1738    0.0/1
10    Lucas,Gene    1492         0.0/1
11    Brown,Richard    1461        0.0/1
 
This year, the month of May again had 5 Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays so that the Challenge would be similar to last year.  However, this year my personal best streak for winning USCF-rated games was now at 10, which occurred just after the Challenge from 6/19/12 to 10/3/12.  So, the goal was close at hand.

 
I failed again.  However, I did improve my results from last year.  This time I did not lose any games but did draw 2.  I did use my 2 byes to keep my Challenge to 11 games this year and to keep the rating points and prize money I had earned.


Bobby Fischer Challenge  2013
 
May Panera Wednesday  2013


1    Anderson,Paul    2015    10.0/11
2    Martinez,Isaac    1824        0.5/3
3    Buchanan,Buck    2000     0.5/1
4    Herman,Daniel    1516      0.0/2
5    Divine,Josh    1973         0.0/1
6    Powers,James    1842         0.0/1
7    Rountree,Brian    1819          0.0/1
8    McGough,Mark    1703           0.0/1
9    Brown,Richard    1576           0.0/1


This week's game comes from the May Wednesday Panera.  It was one of the hardest fought wins during my Bobby Fischer Challenge.  I missed a tactic early in the game.  Here is the position.  It is Black to move.  See if you can do better than me...

 

[Event "May Panera Wednesday"]
[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]
[Date "2013.05.15"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Powers, James"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A40"]
[PlyCount "150"]
[EventDate "2013.05.01"]
[TimeControl "5400"]
 
1. d4 c6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 Nh6
6. O-O O-O 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Bf4 Bg4 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 d4 12. Nd5
Kh8 13. h3 Bc8 14. Qd2 Ng8 15. Rfd1 Bxh3 16. Nxe7 Bxg2 17. Nxg8 Bc6 18. Nf6
Bxf6 19. exf6 Qxf6 20. Qxd4 Qxd4 21. Rxd4 Rfe8 22. Be3 Kg7 23. Rd2 Re6 24. Bd4+
Kf8 25. f3 a6 26. Kf2 f6 27. e4 Kg8 28. Re1 Rae8 29. Bc3 f5 30. e5 g5 31. Rd6
Kf7 32. Rxe6 Rxe6 33. Ke3 Rh6 34. Re2 Rh3 35. Kd4 Ke6 36. f4 gxf4 37. gxf4 b6
38. Bd2 Bb5 39. Re3 Rh4 40. Rg3 Rh2 41. Kc3 Bc6 42. Be3 b5 43. Rg7 a5 44. Bc5
Kd5 45. Bg1 Rh3+ 46. Kd2 h5 47. Rg6 Be8 48. Rd6+ Ke4 49. Rd4+ Kf3 50. e6 Rg3
51. Rd3+ Kg2 52. Rxg3+ Kxg3 53. Ke3 h4 54. Bf2+ Kg4 55. Bg1 Bc6 56. e7 a4 57.
a3 Be8 58. Kf2 Kxf4 59. Bh2+ Kg4 60. Kg2 f4 61. Kf2 Bc6 62. Kf1 Kf3 63. Kg1 Ke3
64. Kf1 h3 65. Ke1 b4 66. Kf1 Bb5+ 67. Kg1 b3 68. Kh1 f3 69. Bg3 f2 70. Bxf2+
Kxf2 71. Kh2 Ke2 72. Kxh3 Kd2 73. Kg2 Kc2 74. Kf2 Kxb2 75. Ke1 Kc2 0-1
 


Peace be with you,
 
Paul Anderson
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