NM Josh Bloomer is back!  Plays Queen's Gambit Declined

NM Josh Bloomer is back! Plays Queen's Gambit Declined

Jan 18, 2013, 7:33 AM |


The Colorado Springs Chess Club elected Buck Buchanan, Dean Brown, and Paul Anderson as officers for 2013.  The new calendar of club events has been updated for 2013 (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/calendar/), which includes maps, times, dates, entry fees, and much, much more.

The officers chose to add a new page to the Colorado Springs Chess News website to help Supporting Members receive their tournament discounts and track their expiration dates (http://cschess.webs.com/csccsupportingmembers.htm).  Now TDs can easily verify the correct amount to charge Supporting Members without having to produce a receipt.  If any Supporting Member was omitted from the list, please contact me.

In addition, the club members were interested in creating a tour for the Tuesday night events.  The Colorado Springs Chess Club is now hosting the Tuesday Night Chess Tour:

Entry: Open to all for FREE
Dates: Every Tuesday night from 2/5/13 -12/17/13
Points:  Event participants earn 1 pt; event winners gain 3pt for 1st, 2pt for 2nd, and 1 pt for 3rd (points doubled for paid events)
Prizes:  $10 gift cards awarded 4/2, 7/2, 10/1, and 1/7 for most points during the previous quarter & Free entry to CS Open or USCF annual renewal awarded 1/7/14 for most points during 2013.

Don't forget the 2013 City Speed Chess Championship starting this Tuesday night ($5 entry, G5, prizes base on entries).

NM Josh Bloomer may be there to regain the title.  He has moved back to Colorado Springs and is beginning to knock the rust off of his tournament play.  Here is a position from his game last night at Panera.  Find the crushing move for white.  Click through the game for the answer.

Your Generated Chess Board


View the game on the home page:

[Event "January Panera"]
[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]
[Date "2013.01.17"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Bloomer, Josh"]
[Black "Lucas, Gene"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2013.01.03"]
[TimeControl "5400"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5
Nbd7 6. e3 Bb4 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. Qc2 Bd6 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12.
Bd3 Qc7 13. Rac1 Qb8 14. e4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bf4 17. Bxf4 Qxf4 18.
g3 Qd6 19. Rfd1 Nf6 20. Ne5 Nd5 21. Qc5 Qd8 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. Qc7 Kg8 24. Qxd8
Rxd8 25. Rc7 f6 26. Ng6 Rd7 27. Ne7+ Kh7 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Nxc8 Rc7 30. Nb6 Rc2
31. Nxd5 Rxb2 32. Nc3 b5 33. d5 b4 34. Ne4 b3 35. axb3 Rxb3 36. d6 Rb8 37. d7
Rd8 38. Nc5 a5 39. Ne6 1-0

Or view the game here:  http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=75575

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
Chess Coach (http://cschess.webs.com/coaching.htm)
Cell: 719-233-1426
Facebook: paul.anderson.904750
Twitter: @cschessnews
Youtube: cschessnews

From: rdelaware@hotmail.com
Subject: Casual Chess this Saturday

Happy New Year Everyone!
Wish you all the best for a Happy & Prosperous 2013!  Casual chess still takes place, so if you get a chance, come out to play!
Here is the info for this weekend's Casual Chess night:

When: Saturday, Jan. 19th at 8pm
Where: Agia Sofia Coffee Shop & Bookstore, 2902 W. Colorado Ave 80904. Located on the NW corner of Colorado & 29th (directly west of the firestation) 719-632-3322
Who: Anyone! Just be sure to bring your own sets & clocks! (Though this is not a requirement.)
Please remember to support them if you're able to! (Even if it's not at our casual nights!)

~ Renae

From: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Subject: Colorado Senior announcement

Tournament announcement
April 20 - 21, Colorado Senior Championship
Masonic Lodge, 455 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs CO
4-SS, time control G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Held in conjunction with Colorado Closed.  Open to all players age 50 or older.  CSCA membership required, OSA
Entry fee $30 if received by 4/18, $35 at site.  Make checks to CSCA. Cash prizes per entries
Register 8:30 - 9:30 AM.  Rounds 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM Saturday; 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Sunday
Entries to Richard Buchanan, 1 Sutherland Rd. , Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone (719) 685-1984; e-mail buckpeace@pcisys.net
Sponsored by Colorado State Chess Association

From: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Subject: 2013 Colorado Closed

Tournament Announcement
April 19 - 21, Manitou Springs: 2013 Colorado Closed / Scholastic Closed
5 - RR in 4 sections. Time control G/90 with 30 second increment
Masonic Lodge, 455 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs
Colorado Closed Championship: 6 highest rated invited players
Colorado Closed Challenger: next 6 highest rated invited players
Colorado Scholastic Closed: 6 highest rated invited scholastic players
Colorado Scholastic Challenger: next 6 highest rated invited scholastic players
Winners of Challenger sections qualify for next year's top sections if otherwise eligible.
Players are expected to play in all rounds of the tournament.
Entry fee $25.  CSCA membership required
Check in Friday 4/19, 6:00 -6:45 PM
Rd 1 Friday, 4/19, 7:00 PM
Rds 2-3 Saturday, 4/20, 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Rds 4-5 Sunday, 4/21, 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Prizes:  Championship sections 1st place $100, 2nd $50;  Challenger sections 1st $75, 2nd $40.
Inquiries and entries to Richard Buchanan, 1 Sutherland Rd, Manitou Springs CO
Phone (719) 685-1984, e-mail buckpeace@pcisys.net


From: csca-scholastic-chess@comcast.net
Subject: Colorado Scholastic Chess News - Other

Hello everyone,


I hope you all had a wonderful break and ready for some exciting chess the next couple of months.


Here are some scholastic tournaments you might want to consider playing:



Summit School of Chess #1



CSSCS #5 The Pre-State Endgame (with TEAM trophies added)

Colorado Springs


Denver Scholastic Chess Series #5


February 16-17,2013

Scholastic State Championship 2013



Online Entry



For those of you who will be attending the State Championship please note the following USCF rule that will be in effect:


21.12 While a player’s game is in progress, all electronic devices in his/her possession must be

turned off at all times. This includes music-playing devices and electronic noise-cancelling

headphones/ear-buds. The only exceptions to this rule are chess clocks, approved electronic

scorekeeping devices (see Appendix F), necessary medical devices, and any other device

approved by the Section Chief. Penalties for using or possessing any electronic device that has

not been turned off may include game forfeiture and/or expulsion from the tournament. Players

also must understand that once their game is complete, they are now considered “spectators”

for the remainder of the current round (see Rule 21.13).


For other updated rules to USCF Scholastic events you can download the PDF file at:



For those of you who may know of players who would like an INTRO-to-Full-Competition tournament chess, Kevin Cowin, one of our chess coaches has put in place a tournament on February 23rd at North High School. This tournament is being sponsored in part by Denver Public Schools and will be free to all participants. You will be able to go online to learn more about registering for this tournament in a couple of day at: Intro-to-Full-Competition


Please feel free to pass this information along to all you think may be interested.


Tom Nelson




---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Matt Grinberg" <matt.grinberg@erols.com>
Subject: RE: Twelve Chess Days Of Christmas



They keep moving it.  Presently it is at http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles444.pdf


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Matt Grinberg" <matt.grinberg@erols.com>
Subject: RE: Twelve Chess Days Of Christmas



Also my article on shortest mates was published on ChessCafe.com - http://www.chesscafe.com/ - see the third item down.