Twice Bitten, Twice Shy

Twice Bitten, Twice Shy

Jun 24, 2016, 3:33 PM |





The server for the CSCN website was acting up earlier this week.  So, I didn't get my Father's Day Issue out on time.  But, better late than never, some say.  Happy Belated Father's Day to all the chess dads!




Last week, I got past Earle Wikle in the Denny's Quick 3rd Friday, which inspired this week's newsletter and helped me go unbeaten.




A couple of Colorado TLA came out:




The events shown below are ones that have been or will be advertised in Chess Life or Chess Life for Kids:

DateEventLocationTLA inAffiliate

2016-09-03Colorado OpenLone Tree CO2016-08 CL T5016398

DateEventLocationTLA inAffiliate
2016-10-0452nd Annual Colorado Springs City ChampionshipColorado Springs CO2016-08 CL A5012031

This week's position comes from my email match with my dad.  It is Black to move.

2003 Email Match


See the diagram and answer here:


Twice Bitten, Twice Shy


[Event "12-11-9"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2003.08.14"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Anderson, Douglas"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A38"]

[PlyCount "112"]

[EventDate "2003.05.12"]

[TimeControl "0"]


1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nc3 Nc6 6.

O-O O-O 7. a3 d6 8. d3 e5 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bd2 a6 11. b3 Bd7 12. Rb1 Rb8 13. b4 b6

14. Qc1 Kh7 15. Qc2 Nd4 16. Nxd4 cxd4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Qe7 19. e3 dxe3 20.

fxe3 f5 21. Bc3 h5 22. Bb2 Bh6 23. Qe2 Qg5 24. Rbe1 Rbe8 25. Kh1 f4 26. gxf4

exf4 27. e4 f3 28. Rxf3 Bg4 29. Ref1 Bxf3+ 30. Rxf3 Rxf3 31. Qxf3 Rf8 32. Qg3

Qe3 33. Qxe3 Bxe3 34. Bc3 Rf1+ 35. Kg2 Rf2+ 36. Kg3 Ra2 37. Kf3 Rxa3 38. Kxe3

Rxc3 39. Kd4 Rb3 40. Bb7 a5 41. bxa5 bxa5 42. Bc6 Kg7 43. h3 Kf6 44. Be8 h4 45.

Bc6 g5 46. Bd7 Rb7 47. Bc6 Ra7 48. Ba4 g4 49. hxg4 h3 50. Kc3 h2 51. Bc6 a4 52.

e5+ Kxe5 53. Kb2 Kd4 54. Be4 Rh7 55. Bxh7 h1=Q 56. Bf5 Qg2+ 0-1

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