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How Bad Is The King's Gambit?

How Bad Is The King's Gambit?

May 26, 2015, 4:23 PM 0


Brian Rountree uses the King's Gambit to claim this week's GOW prize.  Also, Ray Fourzan invites Colorado players to a couple of El Paso tournaments in June.  And finally, J.C. MacNeil reminds me about the other Game Of The Week.  See the newsletter for details!

Here is Brian's King's Gambit position.  It is white to move:

2015 May Swiss 90

See the diagram and answer here:

Read The Newsletter!

Game Of The Week:  How Bad Is The King's Gambit?
2. This Week In Chess:  May Swiss 90 standings
3. Two Great Tournaments by Ray Fourzan
4. Denver Chess Club Game Of The Week by J.C. MacNeil

2015 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:

For additional events, see the following websites:

Denver Chess Club: DCC ()
Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA ()
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA ()

How Bad Is The King's Gambit?


[Event "CSCC May Swiss 90"]
[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]
[Date "2015.05.19"]
[Round "3.1"]
[White "Rountree, Brian"]
[Black "McGough, Mark"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C35"]
[WhiteElo "1761"]
[BlackElo "1782"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[EventDate "2015.05.05"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 d6 5. O-O
g5 6. d4 f5 7. Nxg5 Bxg5 8. Qh5+ Kd7 9. Bxf4 Qf6 10. e5 Qg6 11. Qxg5 Ne7 12.
Nc3 Qxg5 13. Bxg5 c6 14. exd6 Kxd6 15. Bf6 Rf8 16. Bg7 Rd8 17. Rae1 Ng6 18. a4
a5 19. Be5+ Nxe5 20. dxe5+ Kc5 21. Bf7 Bd7 22. e6 Be8 23. e7 Rc8 24. Rxf5+ Kd6
25. Ne4+ Kc7 26. Bxe8 Rxe8 27. Nf6 Nd7 28. Nxe8+ Rxe8 29. Rxa5 Nb6 30. Rf5 Nd5
31. Rf7 h5 32. c4 Nb6 33. Rf8 Kd7 34. Rd1+ Kxe7 35. Rxe8+ Kxe8 36. b3 Ke7 37.
Kf2 Ke6 38. Kf3 Kf5 39. Rd8 Ke6 40. Kf4 Nd7 41. Rxd7 Kxd7 42. c5 Ke6 43. Ke4

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson, Chess Coach
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