Payback Is Sagacious

Payback Is Sagacious

May 5, 2013, 6:06 AM |


The US Championships are going on right now.  You can see the official tweets on my home page (even if you are not on Twitter) to stay current on the results until May 13th.

I took some pictures during the blizzard at the Wednesday Night Panera tournament:

Chris Peterson publishes my loss from the Colorado Closed Challenger on his Youtube channel.  So, I added it to this week's newsletter.  His videos with LM Brian Wall were the reason I got on Youtube way back when.

Read The Newsletter!

1. Game Of The Week: Payback Is Sagacious
2. This Week In Chess:  Swiss Results
3. Game Viewer: Paul Anderson v Chris Peterson ( )
4. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 2nd Quarter Standings
5. video:
6. video:

2013 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 (

ps - Newsletter preview with pgn:

Game Of The Week
This week's game comes from the Colorado Closed Challenger.  It is now the third episode in my Challenger Trilogy:

I wasn't planning on writing about this event so much, but the fates have conspired against me.  My one loss in the event was to Chris Peterson.  The one person in the event who publishes his games is Chris Peterson.  I used to like Chris Peterson.  Now I think of him like the '85 Dolphins, as he ruined my undefeated tournament.


Chris Peterson was in my head from the second I sat down at the board, as he promised to publish my loss on his Youtube channel (  I was over-thinking every move and wasting tons of time on phantoms.  When I decided to speed things up a bit, I came up with this atrocious idea.

The White Knight attacks the Rook and defends the Pawn.  How could it be wrong?  See if you have the same keen discernment as Chris did by finding the best move.

[Event "Colorado Closed Challenger"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.04.20"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Peterson, Chris"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D50"]
[WhiteElo "1999"]
[BlackElo "2120"]
[PlyCount "44"]
[EventDate "2013.04.19"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 Nf6 5. Bg5
cxd4 6. Qxd4 Be7 7. Nf3 h6 8. Bf4 exd5 9. Bxb8 Rxb8 10. Qxa7 Bg4 11. Nd4 O-O
12. e3 Ne4 13. Qa4 Ra8 14. Qb3 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Ra3 16. Qb2 Qa5 17. Nb5 Bf6 18. f3
Rxc3 19. Qd2 Rxe3+ 20. Be2 Rxe2+ 21. Kxe2 Qxb5+ 22. Qd3 Re8+ 0-1

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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