The Blade Runner Has No Excuse

Mar 8, 2013, 12:26 PM |


Lots of stuff in this week's newsletter!  In addition to a new video and photo, CSCA VP, Brad Lundstrom, reveals the exciting details of the Colorado Class Championship on March 22-24th.

I also added a couple of photos from my visit to the Aurora Chess Club:

Brian Rountree (in stripes) struggles to figure out how to win a won game:

Read The Newsletter!
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1. Game Of The Week: The Blade Runner Has No Excuse
2. Game Viewer: Brian Rountree v Paul Anderson ( )
3. This Week In Chess:  Speed Tournament Results
4. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Standings
5. Colorado Class Championships by Brad Lundstrom
6. Video:

2012 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 (
Kansas Chess Association: KCA (

ps - Newsletter preview with pgn:

Game Of The Week
This week's game comes from local chess blogger, Brian Rountree.  With the initials B.R. and the uncanny knack of playing chess like a replicant, he earned the nickname "Blade Runner" during his track and field days. 


Unfortunately, he was possibly the world's slowest track star, often finishing well after all the other participants had left the event.  This left him alone, just trying to beat the clock, and could explain why he switched to chess instead, where time is irrelevant.

He has yet to beat me (+7=0-0) but is getting closer and closer each game.  He was killing me in this game, as I have been struggling with my defense this year.  However, he failed to bring home the point.

Here he showed his replicant nature and found the winning move for white:

[Event "March Panera"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.03.07"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Rountree, Brian"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B06"]
[PlyCount "114"]
[EventDate "2013.03.07"]
[TimeControl "5400"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Nc3 Bg7
6. Be2 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 Qb6 8. e5 d5 9. O-O Nh6 10. Na4 Qc7 11. Qd3 O-O 12. Bd2 Na6
13. b4 b5 14. Nb2 Qb6 15. Kh1 Nf5 16. c3 Nc7 17. g4 Nh6 18. f5 a5 19. f6 exf6
20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Bxh6 axb4 22. Bxf8 Rxf8 23. Bg2 Bg7 24. Rad1 Qa5 25. cxb4
Qxb4 26. Qd2 Qa3 27. Nd3 Ne6 28. Ne5 Qd6 29. Rfe1 f6 30. Nf3 Ra8 31. Rc1 Ra6
32. Qe3 Kf7 33. g5 Ra3 34. Qe2 f5 35. Ne5+ Bxe5 36. Qxe5 Qxe5 37. dxe5 Ra6 38.
h4 Ke7 39. Rc2 Nd4 40. Rd2 Ra4 41. Red1 Ne6 42. Bxd5 Rxh4+ 43. Kg2 Nf4+ 44. Kf3
Nxd5 45. Rxd5 cxd5 46. Rxd5 b4 47. Rb5 Ke6 48. Ra5 Rh2 49. a3 bxa3 50. Kg3 Ra2
51. Ra7 Kxe5 52. Rxh7 f4+ 53. Kf3 Ra1 54. Re7+ Kf5 55. Rf7+ Kxg5 56. Ra7 a2 57.
Ra5+ Kh4 0-1

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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