For Score And Five Minutes

For Score And Five Minutes

Mar 22, 2016, 3:49 PM |



The newest edition of the CSCN Newletter is out!  This issue deals with the rule that players must keep score the entire game with 30 second increment.


The CSCC is proud to host the newest chess lecturer, Brian Rountree, next Tuesday at 7pm.  There is no charge for the event, and Brian will be signing autographs and taking picture afterwards.  He will be discussing one of his favorite openings, and we will hold a Thematic, Swiss tournament (unrated) after the talk to test out all his wisdom.  All are welcome.


Earle Wikle won the IHOP Quick this past Friday.


This week's position comes from the CSCC's Tuesday event.  It is black to move.


2016 March Swiss 90


You can see the diagram and answer here:



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For Score And Five Minutes


[Event "CSCC March Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2016.03.15"]

[Round "3.4"]

[White "Mekonnen, Alemayeh"]

[Black "Barlay, Peter"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C02"]

[WhiteElo "1547"]

[BlackElo "1902"]

[PlyCount "126"]

[EventDate "2016.03.01"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7

6. Bd3 Qb6 7. Bc2 cxd4 8. cxd4 Nb4 9. O-O Nxc2 10. Qxc2 f6 11. Nc3 Rc8 12. Qd2

Be7 13. Re1 fxe5 14. Nxe5 Nf6 15. Qg5 Rg8 16. Qe3 Rc7 17. b3 Rxc3 18. Qxc3 Bb4

19. Qe3 Bxe1 20. Nxd7 Bxf2+ 21. Qxf2 Kxd7 22. Ba3 Qa5 23. Qb2 Rc8 24. h3 Qc3

25. Qxc3 Rxc3 26. Bb2 Rc2 27. Rb1 Ne4 28. Ba3 Rxa2 29. Bf8 g6 30. Bg7 Ng3 31.

Kh2 Nf5 32. Be5 Rd2 33. Rc1 Nxd4 34. Rc7+ Kd8 35. Kg3 Nc6 36. Bd6 Rd3+ 37. Kh4

Rxb3 38. Rxh7 e5 39. Kg5 Rg3+ 40. Kf6 Rxg2 41. Ke6 Nd4+ 42. Kxe5 Nf3+ 43. Kxd5

Rd2+ 44. Kc5 Rc2+ 45. Kd5 Rd2+ 46. Kc5 b6+ 47. Kc6 Nd4+ 48. Kb7 Rd3 49. Bc7+

Ke8 50. Kxa7 b5 51. Rg7 Rxh3 52. Rxg6 b4 53. Bb6 Nc2 54. Ba5 b3 55. Rb6 Na3 56.

Rb4 Nc2 57. Rb7 Rd3 58. Rb5 Nd4 59. Rb8+ Kd7 60. Rb7+ Kc6 61. Ka6 Kd5 62. Bb6

Ke4 63. Re7+ Kf3 1-0