He Mate Me

He Mate Me

Apr 10, 2017, 3:47 PM |



Tim Brennan authors this week's newsletter with a game from the Denver Chess Club!


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The CSCC has rated the Greek Gyro Quick event.  Earle Wikle (on the right) went unbeaten to top the field by trouncing DuWayne Langseth (in the middle, taking it too easy) in his final round game at the Greek Gyro, which did not include Alex Freeman (on the left, clearly the best dresser).



2017 Colorado Closed




End Date
Event ID
Event Name
Dates and Section Count

201704094362GREEK GYRO APRIL 2017
Received: 2017-04-09   Entered: 2017-04-09   Rated: 2017-04-09   Sections: 1


This week's position comes from the former-expert of tactics himself, Tim Brennan.  It is black to move and mate.




You can view the diagram and answer here:





He Mate Me




[Event "Denver Chess Club"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2017.01.17"]

[Round "3"]

[White "Brennan, Tim"]

[Black "Zupa, Daoud"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B23"]

[WhiteElo "1864"]

[BlackElo "1999"]

[PlyCount "84"]

[EventDate "2017.01.03"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6 3. a4 Nc6 4. f4 d6 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. Nf3 e6 7. d3 d5 8. Ba2 dxe4

9. dxe4 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 b6 11. h3 Bb7 12. e5 Nh5 13. Ne2 Nd4 14. Nfxd4 cxd4 15.

Rh2 g5 16. g4 Nxf4 17. Nxf4 gxf4 18. Bxf4 O-O-O 19. Ke2 Bc5 20. Bc4 Kc7 21. Bd3

Kc6 22. Bg5 Rd7 23. Bf6 Re8 24. Bxh7 Be7 25. Be4+ Kc5 26. Bxb7 Bxf6 27. exf6

Rxb7 28. Kd3 e5 29. Re1 b5 30. axb5 Rxb5 31. b3 Kb4 32. h4 Rc5 33. Ke4 a5 34.

Rd1 Rec8 35. Rdd2 Kb5 36. g5 Rg8 37. Rdg2 Kc6 38. h5 Kd6 39. g6 Ke6 40. g7 Rc3

41. Re2 Rxg7 42. fxg7 f5# 0-1