Game Of The Year XIII

Game Of The Year XIII

Sep 7, 2016, 7:25 PM |




Well, another chess season has come to a close for me.  It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (, but I will return after the football season ends.  Before I go, I wanted to clean up some loose ends.


Of course, you can still send in news items or articles during the off-season, and I will email them along to the subscribers.  Any games I receive will be stored at the Colorado Springs Chess News’ Yahoo! group (  You can also join the group to keep receiving chess games all year round.


So, before I finish typing my chess thoughts for another year, I want to thank all the people who sent in games and articles, all the people who took the time to tell me something nice about the newsletter, and all the people who take the time to read this.


Don't forget about the 52nd Annual Colorado Springs City Chess Championship (5SS, G90+30, USCF-rated, $10 entry, cash prizes and winner added to the club plaques) starting October 4th!  See our ad in Chess Life.


The CSCC has rated the monthly events for August.


End Date
Event ID
Event Name
Dates and Section Count

201608305432 AUGUST SWISS 90
Received: 2016-08-31   Entered: 2016-08-31   Rated: 2016-08-31   Sections: 2

Received: 2016-08-26   Entered: 2016-08-26   Rated: 2016-08-26   Sections: 1


This week's position comes from the Game Of The Year.  I am sure Earle Wikle is happy that my only upset of the year was published early in the season and didn't make the Game Of The Year.  It is White to move.




See diagram and answer here:


Game Of The Year XIII


[Event "August Swiss 90"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2016.08.09"]

[Round "2.1"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Bozhenov, Alex"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A45"]

[WhiteElo "2036"]

[BlackElo "1955"]

[PlyCount "120"]

[EventDate "2016.08.02"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bf4 c6 4. c3 d5 5. Nd2

Nxd2 6. Qxd2 Bf5 7. Nf3 h6 8. e3 e6 9. Be2 Be7 10. O-O Nd7 11. Rfc1 O-O 12. c4

Nf6 13. h3 Bd6 14. Bxd6 Qxd6 15. b4 dxc4 16. Bxc4 Rad8 17. Qb2 Nd5 18. a3 a6

19. Ne5 f6 20. Nd3 b6 21. Ne1 Kh8 22. Nf3 b5 23. Bxd5 cxd5 24. Rc5 Bd3 25. Qc3

Bc4 26. Nh4 Rf7 27. Nf3 Re8 28. a4 bxa4 29. Rxa4 e5 30. Raa5 e4 31. Nd2 Bb5 32.

Nb1 Rb7 33. Na3 Reb8 34. Nxb5 Rxb5 35. Raxb5 Rxb5 36. Rxb5 axb5 37. Qc5 Qd7 38.

Kh2 Kh7 39. f3 f5 40. Kg3 g5 41. Qb6 f4+ 42. exf4 e3 43. fxg5 hxg5 44. Qf6 Qc7+

45. f4 gxf4+ 46. Kf3 Qc2 47. Qf7+ Kh8 48. Qh5+ Kg7 49. Qe5+ Kh7 50. Qh5+ Kg7

51. Qg4+ Kh7 52. Kxf4 e2 53. Qh5+ Kg8 54. Qxd5+ Kh7 55. Qh5+ Kg8 56. Qe8+ Kh7

57. Qf7+ Kh6 58. Qf6+ Kh7 59. Qe7+ Kg8 60. Qe6+ Kh7 1/2-1/2


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