Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy

May 24, 2016, 3:53 PM |



We are a week away from the FM Joe Friedman Simul at the Colorado Springs Chess Club (5/31, FREE, starts at 7pm)!  Randy Reynolds has donated a $25 gift card as one of the prizes for anyone who can beat the Master.  Also, Doug Clark has donated a wooden chess board as another prize for any other winner.  I want to thank them for their support of this event.


Mark McGough is taking over the Quick world with his lightning fast moves at the Denny's Quick Friday, gaining close to 200 rating points!



This week's position comes from the Tuesday event where Mark McGough refuses to take his place at my whipping post.  It is white to move.


2016 May Swiss 90

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Whipping Boy



[Event "CSCC May Swiss 90"]

[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]

[Date "2016.05.17"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "McGough, Mark"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "D03"]

[WhiteElo "2047"]

[BlackElo "1854"]

[PlyCount "94"]

[EventDate "2016.05.03"]

[TimeControl "5400+30"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 Nbd7 5. Bd3

Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nbd2 b6 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. c4 dxc4 10. Nxc4 c5 11. Qe2 Nd5 12.

Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nce5 cxd4 14. Rc4 dxe3 15. fxe3 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Qg5 17. Ng4 f5 18.

h4 Qh5 19. Rc7 Bc8 20. Qf3 Qxg4 21. Rc6 Qxf3 22. Rxf3 Nb4 23. Rc3 Nxd3 24. Rxd3

Bb7 25. Rf2 Rfd8 26. Ra3 Be4 27. Ra4 Rd1+ 28. Kh2 Rd3 29. Re2 a5 30. g4 b5 31.

Rd4 Rxd4 32. exd4 Rd8 33. gxf5 exf5 34. Rd2 Rc8 35. Kg3 Rc2 36. Rxc2 Bxc2 37.

Kf4 Kf7 38. Ke5 Ke7 39. d5 Kd7 40. a3 a4 41. d6 Be4 42. h5 g5 43. hxg6 hxg6 44.

Kf6 Kxd6 45. Kxg6 f4+ 46. Kg5 f3 47. Kf4 f2 0-1