Bobby Fischer Memorial

Bobby Fischer Memorial

May 18, 2013, 4:51 AM |


This week's position comes from:

Shirley Herman v Tom Needham (Online Game Viewer: )

White to move.

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Thanks to Shirley Herman and Tim Brennan!  They answered my call for games from the Bobby Fischer Memorial.  I chose Shirley's game for the newsletter so I could give her a hard time about her facebook complaints on the USCF rules being followed.  I think the local TDs do a great job, as I have read some of the rulebook and think it is a mess to begin with.  You can find Tim's games in pgn at the bottom and maybe make them into a book for your own profit!

I took some pictures during the third round of the Wednesday & Thursday Panera tournament: Shirley v Justice Joe Pahk Jason v Mark Brian Rountree Alex v Anthea

Read The Newsletter!

1. Game Of The Week: Bobby Fischer Memorial
2. This Week In Chess:  Quad Results
3. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 2nd Quarter Standings
4. video:

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 (

ps - Newsletter preview with pgn:

Game Of The Week
This week's game come from Shirley Herman and her recent strong performance at the Bobby Fischer Memorial.  She has only been playing tournament chess for a little over a year and has already gained over 500 rating points.  Her results at the Bobby Fischer Memorial pushed her to her current peak rating and into the top 20% of female chess players nationwide.  Not bad for a chess mom who is just trying to support her 3 kids' hobby.

2013 Bobby Fischer Memorial - Round 4

I have only played her in Speed Chess (G5), but from what I can tell, she has a very attacking style.  She is always looking for sacrifices and could care less about how much material she has left, if the King is in her sights.  In this position, it is white to move and Shirley finds a nice tactic...


[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.05.05"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Herman, Shirley"]
[Black "Needham, Tom"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C55"]
[WhiteElo "943"]
[BlackElo "1371"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2013.05.04"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:0/0:3600"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Qe2 Bc5 5.
Bxf7+ Kxf7 6. Qc4+ Ke8 7. Qxc5 Nxe4 8. Qd5 Nf6 9. Qb5 Kf7 10. O-O Re8 11. d3 d5
12. c4 Bg4 13. Ne1 Nd4 14. Qxb7 Be2 15. Nc3 Bxf1 16. Kxf1 dxc4 17. f4 cxd3 18.
Nxd3 Nc2 19. Qb3+ Kf8 20. Qxc2 e4 21. Ne5 Re6 22. Nb5 Rb6 23. Qc4 Qd1+ 24. Kf2
Ng4+ 25. Nxg4 Qxg4 26. Be3 Rbb8 27. Bc5+ Ke8 28. Qxe4+ Kd8 29. Qe7+ 1-0

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pps - Tim Brennan's games from the Bobby Fischer Memorial

[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial IV"]
[Site "Monument, CO"]
[Date "2013.05.04"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Brennan, Tim"]
[Black "Andersen, Gunner"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A45"]
[WhiteElo "1857"]
[BlackElo "1952"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2013.??.??"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bh4 g5 4. f3 gxh4 5. fxe4 c5 6. e3 Qb6 7. b3 Bg7 8. Nf3
Qh6 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. c3 d6 11. Qf2 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxd4 14. Bb5+ Kf8
15. Rf1 Qxe3+ 16. Qxe3 Bxe3 17. Na3 Rg8 18. Nc2 Bg5 19. Bc4 Bf6 20. O-O-O Rxg2
21. e5 dxe5 22. Rd8+ Kg7 23. Ne3 Rg6 24. Nf5+ Bxf5 25. Rxa8 e6 26. Rxa7 Rg2 27.
Rxb7 Bg5+ 28. Kd1 Bc2+ 29. Ke1 Bd2# 0-1

[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial IV"]
[Site "Monument, CO"]
[Date "2013.05.04"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Finehart, Dan"]
[Black "Brennan, Tim"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1909"]
[BlackElo "1857"]
[Source "MonRoi"]
[EventDate ""]
[TimeSpend "16641"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 Ngxe5 6.Bg2 Nxc4 7.O-O d6 8.b3 Qf6 9.bxc4 Qxa1 10.Qb3 Qf6 11.Bb2 Qh6 12.Rd1 Be7 13.Nc3 O-O 14.Nd5 Bd8 15.Nf4 Rb8 16.Rd5 g5 17.Qc3 f6 18.Nd3 a6 19.h4 Be6 20.hxg5 fxg5 21.Nh2 Bf6 22.Qd2 Bxd5 23.Bxd5 Kg7 24.Ng4 Qg6 25.Nxf6 Rxf6 26.Bxf6 Qxf6 27.Ne1 Ne5 28.Nf3 c6 29.Be4 Nxc4 30.Qc1 d5 31.Bd3 Rf8 32.Qxg5 Qxg5 33.Nxg5 Rh8 34.Ne6 Kf6 35.Nc5 Nd6 36.Kg2 h6 37.f4 Rg8 38.Kf3 Rg7 39.g4 Nc4 40.Bc2 a5 41.f5 b6 42.Ne6 Rxg4 43.Kxg4 Ne3 44.Kf4 Nxc2 45.e3 a4 46.Nd8 c5 47.Nc6 Nb4 48.Ne5 Kg7 49.Nd7 Nd3 50.Kg4 b5 51.Kh5 c4 52.f6 Kf7 53.Kxh6 c3  0-1

[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial"]
[Site "Monument, CO"]
[Date "2013.05.05"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Langseth, Rhett"]
[Black "Brennan, Tim"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A06"]
[WhiteElo "1929"]
[BlackElo "1857"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d3 c5 3. c3 Nc6 4. Nbd2 e5 5. e4 f5 6. Qa4 Qd6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. Nh4
fxe4 9. dxe4 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Ne4 Qc7 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Nf3 Kh8
15. Neg5 Bg8 16. Qc2 Rad8 17. Rd1 Bxg5 18. Nxg5 Nf6 19. Rxd8 Nxd8 20. Bxg8 Kxg8
21. Be3 h6 22. Nf3 Ng4 23. Qe4 Nxe3 24. Qxe3 Re8 25. Re1 Nf7 26. Nh4 b6 27. Ng6
Qd6 28. Nh4 Qf6 29. Nf3 Qe6 30. b3 Qe7 31. c4 Qf6 32. Nd2 Nd6 33. Ne4 Nxe4 34.
Qxe4 Rd8 35. Qe3 Kf7 36. g3 Re8 37. Qe4 Qd8 38. Re3 Qd4 39. Qf5+ Kg8 40. a4 Qb2
41. Qd7 Rf8 42. f3 Qd4 43. Qd5+ Kh8 44. Kf2 Qb2+ 45. Kg1 Qc1+ 46. Kf2 Qb2+

[Event "Bobby Fischer Memorial"]
[Site "Monument, CO"]
[Date "2013.05.05"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Brennan, Tim"]
[Black "Divine, Josh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A84"]
[WhiteElo "1857"]
[BlackElo "1943"]
[PlyCount "36"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 f5 3. c4 Nf6 4. Bg5 d5 5. e3 Bd6 6. Nc3 c6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3
O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. Bxf6 Rxf6 11. Qb3 Rh6 12. h3 f4 13. Rfe1 Bxh3 14. Nxd5 cxd5
15. Qxd5+ Qe6 16. Qxb7 Bxg2 17. Ng5 Bxb7 18. Nxe6 Rh1# 0-1