Choose Wisely

Choose Wisely

Jul 28, 2014, 3:55 PM |


On July 22nd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 4th Tuesday of the month event:  Thematic.  The opening chosen for the night was the Petrov's Defense.  Joe Pahk's untimely departure pushed Koji Del Conte into the top spot and gave him the 1st place tour points.

Tomorrow:  Player's Choice

The USCF sent out its reminder for the Pikes Peak Open:

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
2014-08-09 Manitou Springs CO: Pikes Peak Open Manitou Springs CO 2014-06 CL A5012031

A group from Tucson is planning on playing in the Millionaire tournament. If any of your Colorado players want to join our group and thus save $100 off each entry, please have them email Andrew Lebovitz at He's coordinating everything.

This week's position comes from the July Quad against Gunnar Andersen.  It is black to move:

See diagram and answer here:

Read The Newsletter!

1. Game Of The Week: Choose Wisely
2. This Week In Chess:  Thematic results
3. Tuesday Night Chess Tour 3rd Quarter standings

2014 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:

For additional events, see the following websites:

Denver Chess Club: DCC (
Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson, Chess Coach
Cell: 719-310-9635


Choose Wisely

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[Round "1.1"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Andersen, Gunnar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A21"]
[WhiteElo "2011"]
[BlackElo "2128"]
[PlyCount "127"]
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[TimeControl "1800"]
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. e3 f5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. b3 g6
6. Bb2 Bg7 7. Qc2 c6 8. Be2 Na6 9. a3 O-O 10. O-O Nh5 11. Rad1 Qe8 12. d3 h6
13. Nd2 g5 14. Rde1 f4 15. Qd1 Nf6 16. Nce4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Qe7 18. Nc3 Nc7 19.
Ba1 Kh8 20. Bf3 Bf5 21. b4 Qe6 22. exf4 gxf4 23. Be4 Bxe4 24. Nxe4 f3 25. Re3
fxg2 26. Kxg2 Rf4 27. Rg3 Rh4 28. f4 Ne8 29. Qf3 Rxf4 30. Qh5 Rxf1 31. Kxf1 Nc7
32. Qg6 Qxg6 33. Rxg6 Rf8+ 34. Ke2 d5 35. Nd6 Kh7 36. Rg1 b6 37. Rf1 d4 38. Bb2
Rxf1 39. Kxf1 Ne6 40. Bc1 Bf8 41. Nc8 a5 42. bxa5 bxa5 43. a4 Bb4 44. Na7 Nd8
45. Ke2 Kg6 46. Kf3 Kf5 47. Bxh6 Bc5 48. Nc8 Ke6 49. Bg5 Nf7 50. h4 Nxg5+ 51.
hxg5 Kf5 52. g6 Kxg6 53. Ke4 Kf6 54. Kf3 Kf5 55. Ke2 Kf4 56. Kf2 e4 57. dxe4
Kxe4 58. Ke2 d3+ 59. Kd2 Kd4 60. Kd1 Kc3 61. Kc1 d2+ 62. Kd1 Kd3 63. Nb6 Bxb6
64. c5 1/2-1/2