City Championship Update & Pawn Sac Gets The Victory

City Championship Update & Pawn Sac Gets The Victory

Oct 29, 2012, 8:39 PM |


The Colorado Springs 2012 City Championship finished the third round with 3 players tied for 1st.  However, anyone with 2.0 also still has a chance to claim the title.  See calendar for details:

Here are the current standings:

City Championship Results, Round 3:

2.5 Buck Buchanan
2.5 Paul Anderson
2.5 Jeff Fox
2.0 Dan Avery
2.0 Brian Rountree
1.5 Alex Torres
1.5 Imre Barlay
1.0 Mark McGough
1.0 Peter Grigg
1.0 Koji Del Conte
1.0 Mike Madsen
0.5 Wesley Holmes
0.5 Wesley Smith
0.5 Dean Brown
0.5 George Robinson

I can't say I beat Imre.  I held on long enough to get the win on time.  I hated my position so I sacrificed a pawn on move 15 and had to play catch-up the rest of the game.

[Event "CSCC Championship"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[Date "2012.10.23"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Barlay, Imre"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B06"]
[PlyCount "128"]
[EventDate "2012.10.09"]
[TimeControl "5400"]

1. d4 c6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 d6 5. Qd2 Qa5
6. Bc4 Nd7 7. a3 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. Nge2 Ngf6 10. h3 a6 11. Ng3 h5 12. O-O e5 13.
dxe5 dxe5 14. f4 Qc7 15. f5 g5! 16. Bxg5 O-O-O 17. Be3 Nb6 18. Qf2 Nbd7 19. b4
Rdg8 20. a4 Bf8 21. Rfb1 Be7 22. Nce2 h4 23. Nf1 Rg7 24. c4 Rhg8 25. c5 Nh5 26.
Nh2 Ndf6 27. Nf3 Ng3 28. Nxg3 Rxg3 29. Kh1 Qd8 30. Bf1 Nxe4 31. Qc2 Nf6 32. Rd1
Nd5 33. Bf2 R3g7 34. axb5 axb5 35. f6 Bxf6 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Qf5+ Qd7 38. Qxe5
Qc7 39. Qxc7+ Kxc7 40. Bxh4 Ne3 41. Re1 Nxg2 42. Bxg2 Rxg2 43. Rg1 Rxg1+ 44.
Rxg1 Rh8 45. Bg3+ Kd8 46. h4 Bc8 47. Kg2 Ke7 48. Kf3 Be6 49. Bf2 Rh5 50. Rg5
Rh6 51. Bg3 Rf6+ 52. Ke4 Bd5+ 53. Kd4 Rf3 54. Bd6+ Kd7 55. Rh5 Rh3 56. Rh8 Rb3
57. Ke5 Rxb4 58. h5 Rh4 59. h6 Rh1 60. Kf6 b4 61. h7 b3 62. Kg7 Rg1+ 63. Kf6
Rg6+ 64. Ke5 Rh6 0-1

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Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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Dear Chess Leaders,

"Brooklyn Castle”  is coming to Denver beginning this coming Friday, November 2nd and I'm hoping you can both attend and help spread the word. Please pass this note along to your mailing lists, your fellow chess enthusiasts, students, teachers, school administrators and others you think will be interested in this inspiring film and let's see if we can get sell-out crowds.

Brooklyn Castle follows the successes and challenges of IS 318 in Brooklyn, NY, the most successful middle school chess team in the nation. While working to excel at the chess board, the students and teachers face another major hurdle as cutbacks to after school programs threaten the very existence of their program. It's an inspiring story of what it takes to be a champion, on the chess board, and in life.

The film opened in New York City to major press support from such diverse outlets as the Today Show and the Hollywood Reporter, Sports Illustrated and Teen Vogue. You might like to see the review in the New York Times. Teachers might also like this one from

Brooklyn Castle will play at: 

Landmark Chez Artiste Cinema
4150 E. Amherst Ave., Denver CO  80222
(If the link doesn't yet show Brooklyn Castle, check back; updates happen the first of the week)

And tell your family, friends, teachers, co-workers they'll love it. As one reviewer put it:
"... it honestly makes no difference if you don’t even know the rules of chess and have never visited New York; this is a story about human potential and the lingering possibilities of the American dream."

We appreciate the support. Here's to growing chess across America.

Robert McLellan

Robert McLellan
Director of Marketing
United States Chess Federation
Direct line: (865) 332-0382 or (818) 469-2063