July Mating Game

July Mating Game

Jul 11, 2016, 7:33 PM |





The July Mating Game (4SS, G/30;d/10, USCF-rated, $5 entry, prizes) continues at the Colorado Springs Chess Club this Tuesday with rounds 3 & 4!




If you don't want to miss round 3, plan to avoid the 76th annual Pikes Peak Or Bust Rodeo Parade on July 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo).  Arrive early!  Parking will be especially difficult this evening and the west side of Tejon will be the worst.  Good luck and let me know if you have already entered and cannot make it.



Here is a position from round 2 of the July Mating Game between Alex Freeman and Dan Rupp.  It is White to move.




2016 July Mating Game






See the diagram and answer here:





July Mating Game






[Event "July Mating Game"]


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


[Date "2016.07.05"]


[Round "2.6"]


[White "Rupp, Dan"]


[Black "Freeman, Alex"]


[Result "0-1"]


[ECO "B01"]


[WhiteElo "1023"]


[BlackElo "1706"]


[PlyCount "74"]


[EventDate "2016.07.05"]


[TimeControl "1800"]




1. e4 d5 2. d3 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bf4 Bg4 5. f3


exf3 6. gxf3 Bh5 7. Qe2 e6 8. O-O-O c6 9. d4 Bb4 10. Qe5 Bxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12.


d5 exd5 13. Bd3 Qa5 14. Bg5 Nbd7 15. Qd4 Qxa2 16. Nh3 Qa3+ 17. Kd2 Kh8 18. Rhe1


Bg6 19. Nf4 c5 20. Nxg6+ fxg6 21. Qh4 Kg8 22. Ra1 Ne5 23. Qh3 Qb2 24. Rab1 Nxd3


25. Rxb2 Nxb2 26. Rb1 Nc4+ 27. Kd3 Ne5+ 28. Ke2 Rae8 29. Rxb7 Nh5 30. f4 Nxf4+


31. Kd2 Nxh3 32. Bh6 Rf7 33. Rb3 Nf3+ 34. Kc1 Nhg5 35. c4 dxc4 36. Rc3 Rb7 37.


Bxg5 Re1# 0-1




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