Happy Mother's Day to all the chess moms out there! It is a little known fact that Mother's Day began in Germany when Wilhelm Steinitz dedicated his World Chess Championship victory on the 2nd Sunday in May, 1886 to his mother. Since she had passed on and he won the match by playing the white side in the final game, it became a custom to share a white side victory to honor a deceased mother and a black side victory to honor a living mother.
So, this week's game is dedicated to my mother.
Here is a key position. It is black to move and make mom proud:
See the diagram and answer here:
My mom bought me the Captain America & Falcon dolls to play with as a kid. The Falcon made it into the latest Captain America movie, but he failed to make the cut in the Marvel Heroes vs Villains Chess Set, which is just out in time for all the super hero movies this summer. You can see the cast in the photos section:
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273474 The heroes
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273475 Heroes king side
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273476 Heroes queen side
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273477 White's view
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273479 The Villains
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273480 Villains queen side
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273481 Villains king side
http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192273482 Black's view
The Colorado Springs Chess News' Youtube channel just went over 400,000 views! Thanks to everyone who took the time to watch a silly chess video. You can see them all here:
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Read The Newsletter!
1. Game Of The Week: The Pawn
2. This Week In Chess: Speed Results
3. Tuesday Night Chess Tour 2nd Quarter standings
4. Chess video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN9ghN4GjlY
2014 Calendar Of Events for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:
For additional events, see the following websites:
Denver Chess Club: DCC (http://www.denverchess.com)
Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (http://colorado-chess.com/)
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (http://www.wyomingchess.com/)
Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson, Chess Coach
[White "Anderson, Douglas"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4
6. cxd5 Qxd5 7. Be2 e6 8. O-O Bb4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Qd7 11. a3 Ba5 12. b4 Bb6
13. d5 exd5 14. Bxd5 O-O-O 15. Bb2 Nf6 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Nc3 Bd4 18. b5 Bxc3
19. bxc6 Qxd5 20. cxb7+ Kb8 21. Qxd5 Rxd5 22. Rab1 Rd7 23. Rb3 Be5 24. g3 Rhd8
25. Rfb1 Rd1+ 26. Kg2 Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Rd7 28. Rb4 Rxb7 29. Rh4 f5 30. Rxh7 f4 31.
g4 Rc7 32. h4 Kb7 33. g5 Kc6 34. Kf3 Kd5 35. Kg4 Ke4 36. f3+ Kd5 37. h5 Ke6 38.
Rh6+ Ke7 39. Ra6 Kf8 40. Kf5 Rc5 41. Kg4 Bb8 42. Rh6 Rb5 43. Ra6 Rb6 44. Ra4
Rb3 45. Ra6 Kg7 46. a4 Rb4 47. Kf5 Rb6 48. Ra5 Rc6 49. Kg4 a6 50. Rd5 Bd6 51.
Rd4 Bc7 52. Rb4 Rc3 53. Rd4 Rc5 54. Rb4 Bd8 55. Kxf4 Bxg5+ 56. Kg4 Ra5 57. Rc4
Kh6 58. Rd4 Be7 59. Rc4 Rg5+ 60. Kf4 a5 61. Ke3 Bc5+ 62. Ke2 Kxh5 63. f4 Rd5
64. Kf3 f5 65. Rc1 Kg6 66. Ke2 Kf6 67. Kf3 Ke6 68. Re1+ Kd6 69. Rh1 Rd3+ 70.
Kg2 Kd5 0-1