Game Of The Year XII

Game Of The Year XII

Aug 22, 2015, 3:25 PM |


My chess blogging season has come to an end for 2015.  Thanks to all my readers for spending this time together!

I got a new phone: 719-459-9612

As soon as I get my contacts moved over to the new phone, I will be texting the club reminders from that number.

The final issue looks back on my results for the year, thanks all the players who put up with me as a new TD, goes over my favorite game of the year, and gives you a ton of PGNs from the Pikes Peak Open you can copy and paste into your chess engines.

Also, the USCF sent me some reminders about the Colorado Open and the DCC Fall Classic:

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
2015-10-24 DCC Fall Classic Denver CO 2015-10 CL A5016762
2015-09-04 2015 Colorado Chess Festival: Colorado Open & Colorado Quick Championships Greenwood Village CO 2015-08 CL T5016398

This week's position comes from the Game Of The Year.  It is White to move and find the next 2 moves.

2015 June IHOP Quick II

See diagram and answer here:

Read The Newsletter! 

1. Game Of The Week:  Game Of The Year
2. This Week In Chess:  August Swiss 90
3. Pikes Peak Open Games by Richard Buchanan

2015 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:

For additional events, see the following websites:

Denver Chess Club:
Colorado State Chess Association:
Wyoming Chess Association:

Game Of The Year XI 
[Event "IHOP Quick"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2015.06.19"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Bloomer, Josh"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D79"]
[WhiteElo "1984"]
[BlackElo "2085"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2015.04.17"]
[TimeControl "1440"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 d5 4. c4 c6 5. cxd5
cxd5 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Bg5 Ne4 10. Bf4 Bf5 11. Nh4 Bxd4 12.
Nxf5 gxf5 13. Bh6 Re8 14. e3 Nxc3 15. Qh5 Bf6 16. bxc3 e6 17. Rad1 Qe7 18. c4
dxc4 19. e4 Bg7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. exf5 e5 22. Qg4+ Kh8 23. Qxc4 Nd4 24. Be4 f6
25. Rb1 Rac8 26. Qd5 b6 27. Kg2 Red8 28. Qb7 Rc7 29. Qa6 Rc5 30. Qa3 Qc7 31.
Rbc1 Rc8 32. Rxc5 bxc5 33. Rb1 Qe7 34. Rb7 Rc7 35. Qxa7 Rxb7 36. Bxb7 c4 37.
Qa6 c3 38. Be4 Qc7 39. Qxf6+ Qg7 40. Qd8+ Qg8 41. Qc7 Qe8 42. Qxc3 Qd7 43. Qc5
Qe8 44. f6 1-0

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson, Chess Coach
Cell: 719-459-9612