Thin Ice

Thin Ice

Jul 12, 2013, 1:20 AM |


This week's position comes from the 2nd annual Anthea Carson Week at CSCN:

Anthea Carson vs Paul Anderson (Online Game Viewer: )

Black to move.


The July Quads, which are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, are rated.  Thanks to Tim Brennan ( for being our guest TD that night!

The Denver Open has been scheduled for later this year.  Do I still get to be co-champion?

The events shown below are ones that have been or will be advertised in Chess Life or Chess Life for Kids:
Date Event Location TLA in Affiliate
2013-10-19 Denver Open Denver CO 2013-09 CL A5016762

Read The Newsletter!

1. Game Of The Week: Thin Ice by Anthea Carson
2. This Week In Chess:  Quad Results
3. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 3rd Quarter standings

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
By Anthea Carson   

I read a post by James Powers that Paul Anderson beats people up in the endgame. That made me feel better about my recent loss to Paul, in which I lost totally in the endgame. I was not losing coming out of the middle game, in fact I might have even had a slight advantage.

We both had dark squared bishops. Due to several zugzwangs and some moves where I simply didn’t understand what was going on, I ended up with my pawns all on dark squares and my bishop unable to get to other side of the board to protect them...

Thin Ice
[Event "July Panera"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.07.03"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Carson, Anthea"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2013.07.03"]
[TimeControl "5400"]
1. d4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Bg4 4. Be2 Nd7 5. Nbd2
Ngf6 6. O-O e6 7. b3 Bd6 8. h3 Bh5 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Rc1 Re8 11. c4 Rc8 12. Ne5
Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Qe7 14. e4 dxe4 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Bb8 18. Rfd1
Rcd8 19. Qg4 f5 20. Qf3 Qc7 21. g3 Qf7 22. Re1 Bc7 23. Rcd1 Rd7 24. Qe3 f4 25.
Qc3 fxg3 26. fxg3 Qf5 27. Kg2 Rf7 28. Qe3 Ref8 29. Rf1 Qc2+ 30. Rd2 Qxd2+ 31.
Qxd2 Rxf1 32. Qe3 R8f6 33. Qe2 Kf7 34. Qh5+ Ke7 35. Qe2 h5 36. Ba3+ Kd7 37. h4
R1f5 38. Bc1 g6 39. Bg5 Rf7 40. b4 Bb6 41. Be3 Kc8 42. a4 a6 43. a5 Bc7 44. Bg5
Kd7 45. Be3 Bd6 46. Bd2 Re7 47. Bg5 Re8 48. c5 Bf8 49. Bf4 Bg7 50. Be5 Bh6 51.
Bd6 Rg8 52. Be5 Rgf8 53. Bd6 Rf2+ 0-1

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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