Chess Blog, Books, & Scholarships
I have been playing in the Wednesday Panera tournament this November. My 2nd round opponent is a chess blogger, who I just discovered when he linked to a picture on my site. I guess I was too harsh in the post-mortem, as he wrote: "What particularly stung is a comment he made post-mortem to me of “That’s why you are a 1600 player”, which he didn’t mean in a negative way..."
In hindsight, I should have kept my mouth shut. He thought 25...Bf3 was drawing. I had not considered that move and made up some post-mortem garbage about how I would just do this and that and still win. However, Fritz corrected me and suggested that it was in my best interest to take the draw there.
So, I was quite impressed with Brian's analysis and felt like the fool. He was even wise enough to hold his tongue on his blog:
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs 17:28 (KJV)
[Event "November Panera"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Rountree, Brian"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. e4 Be7 4. Nc3 d5 5. e5
Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. a3 a6 8. Nce2 c5 9. c3 cxd4 10. cxd4 f6 11. Rc1 Nc6 12. f4
fxe5 13. dxe5 O-O 14. Nf3 Nc5 15. g3 Bd7 16. Bg2 Rac8 17. O-O Be8 18. b4 Ne4
19. Nfd4 Bh5 20. Nxc6 bxc6 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Rc5 Rfd8 23. Qc2 e3 24. Re1 Rd2
25. Qc4 Qd7 26. Nc3 Bf3 27. Rxe3 Bd5 28. Nxd5 exd5 29. e6 dxc4 30. exd7 Rxd7
31. Rxc4 Rd1+ 32. Kg2 Kf7 33. Rc5 Rd2+ 34. Kh3 Ra2 35. Rf5+ Kg8 36. g4 Rd8 37.
Kg3 g6 38. Rfe5 Rdd2 39. Re8+ 1-0
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Call me Jane is free today. This is the first novel of mine that is published that actually has a little bit of chess in it.
here's the link
Right now it's rising on the best seller list on amazon. Help me make it to #1 by downloading it today!
Thanks and don't forget about Tim Brennan's Tactics Time also available on amazon now.
Tactics Time! 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players
Tim Brennan has taken his $5 investment in my chess games database and spun hundreds in gold tactics problems for his new book on Amazon, just in time for Christmas:
From: "George Krasnopolskiy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hope you are well. I know you are involved in the chess community in Colorado and I would like to make you aware of an opportunity for high school students to go to college on a chess scholarship and study under Yasser Seirawan. Lindenwood University is recruiting chess players (of all levels) to play on our team along with Several IM including Anna Sharevich. I am part of the team and would be glad to talk details with anyone interested.
Enjoy the weekend,