The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

Mar 14, 2016, 4:38 PM |



The newest issue of CSCN is out!  This one includes the trailer and details to the chess movie coming out in April, The Dark Horse.


The CSCC affiliate has been renewed for another year.  Here are some events USCF thought I might be interested in when they sent me the email conformation:


Here are some upcoming tournaments that may interest you:

2016-03-12 Manitou Springs CO Colorado Springs Open - Manitou Springs, CO
2016-04-16 Denver CO 2016 Denver Open
2016-05-21 Greeley CO Colorado Class Championships

To search for other upcoming events, see the Clubs & Tourneys page at You can also sign up for TLA Mail and receive emails about tournaments matching your interests. See the information below on updating your US Chess email preferences. 


Of course, the Colorado Springs Open finished up this past weekend, but you can view the results here, along with Earle Wikle's IHOP Quick event:


End Date
Event ID
Event Name
Dates and Section Count

201603139712 2016 COL SPGS OPEN
Received: 2016-03-14   Entered: 2016-03-14   Rated: 2016-03-14   Sections: 1

Received: 2016-03-05   Entered: 2016-03-05   Rated: 2016-03-05   Sections: 1


This week's position comes from the IHOP Quick event.  It is Black to move.


2016 March IHOP Quick

See diagram and answer here:




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The Dark Horse


[Event "IHOP Quick March"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2016.03.04"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Wikle, Earle"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B12"]

[WhiteElo "1950"]

[BlackElo "1954"]

[PlyCount "76"]

[TimeControl "1440"]


1. d4 c6 2. e4 d6 3. Bd3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 e5

6. dxe5 dxe5 7. Qe2 Qc7 8. O-O-O Nf6 9. f3 Be6 10. g4 Nbd7 11. Bc4 Nf8 12. Bc5

Bxc4 13. Qxc4 Bh6+ 14. Kb1 Rd8 15. Nge2 Ne6 16. Bxa7 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 b6 18. Nb5

cxb5 19. Qxb5+ Kf8 20. Bxb6 Qb7 21. Qxe5 Kg7 22. Bd4 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 Re8 24. Qg3

Be3 25. e5 Nd5 26. Nf5+ gxf5 27. gxf5+ Kh8 28. Rd3 Rg8 29. Rb3 Rxg3 30. hxg3

Qa6 31. a3 Qf1+ 32. Ka2 Qxf3 33. f6 h5 34. c4 Nb6 35. c5 Nc4 36. c6 Qxc6 37.

Rb8+ Kh7 38. Rf8 Nxe5 0-1