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  • Gentlemen’s Chess Club Correspondent, Grandmaster Tejas Bakre in Chennai

    Volume 41, Number 1 January 2014 / $3.00

    COLORADO CHESS INFORMANT

    COLORADO STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION

  • © 2014

    The Colorado State Chess Association, Inc., is a Section 501(C) (3) tax exempt, non-profit educational corporation formed to promote chess in Colorado. Contributions are tax deductible.

    Dues are $15 a year or $5 a tournament. Youth (under 21) and Senior (65 or older) memberships are $10. Family memberships are available to additional family members for $3 off the regular dues.

    Send address changes and memberships to Joe Haines. Send pay renewals to Richard Buchanan. See back cover for EZ renewal form.

    The Colorado Chess Informant (CCI) is the official publication of the CSCA, published four times a year in January, April, July and October.

    Articles in the CCI do not necessarily reflect the views of the CSCA Board of Directors or its membership.

    In This Issue 3. The President Speaks Randy S. Reynolds Blast From the Past Mark Derby

    4. Through the Looking Glass... GM Tejas Bakre

    6. 2013 Tri-Lakes Open Fred Eric Spell

    11. Perfection at the Tri-Lakes Open Joe Fromme, Jr.

    12. Recent Advances in the Reverse Modern Opening A00 Colin James III

    15. 2013-2014 Colorado Tour Standings Jackson Chen

    16. The Game of Nobles Tana Lorenz

    18. Tactics Time! Tim Brennan

    20. Clearing a Path to the King NM Todd Bardwick

    21. Maxwell AFB Airman Soars to Top of Chess World Jodi L. Jordan

    22. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’! Paul Anderson

    25. From India With Love Joe Fromme, Jr. From a Land Far Away GM Tejas Bakre

    26. Games From the 2013 Colorado Open Richard “Buck” Buchanan

    32. Colorado Chess Club Directory

    33. Upcoming Colorado Tournaments

    From the Editor

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everybody had a safe holiday season. It seems that chess event opportunities keep get- ting better and better for Colorado chess players. 2013 was a good year to find a tournament somewhere and it looks as though 2014 is going to be even more exciting for us.

    Those who have the inclination to do so have taken up the reins and are creating more tournaments then ever before. Bravo to all who have done so!

    Maybe with all these opportunities will come more out of state players as well as more Grandmasters. In 2012 GM Alex Yermo- linsky paid a visit to the Colorado Open. And in the past two years of the Bobby Fischer Memorial, GM Tejas Bakre has trav- elled to our beautiful state to play. Then in November of last year, GM Timur Gareev stopped by the Denver area to take a tour and play some locals in blindfold chess amongst other chess related activities. (You can read about his blindfold exhibition here: http://tinyurl.com/kuw9vz8.)

    2013 was a good year for chess in Colorado and 2014 looks to be an even better one for those of us who play the royal game!

    May Caissa be with you.

    Fred Eric Spell

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    January 2014

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    Informant Article Submission Deadlines:

    January Issue - December 1 April Issue - March 1

    July Issue - June 1 October Issue - September 1

    CSCA Board of Directors

    President: Randy Reynolds randy_teyana@msn.com

    Vice President: Brad Lundstrom bradlundstrom@yahoo.com

    Secretary: Joe Haines joehaines@comcast.net

    Treasurer: Richard “Buck” Buchanan buckpeace@pcisys.net

    Junior Representative: Jackson Chen tiger2chen@gmail.com

    Members at Large: Zachary Bekkedahl info@chessmatesfc.com

    Alexander Freeman alf8892@hotmail.com

    CSCA Appointees

    USCF Delegate: Richard “Buck” Buchanan buckpeace@pcisys.net

    Alternate: Dean Brown navajo36us80917@comcast.net

    CCI Editor: Fred Eric Spell spellfe@hotmail.com

    Colorado Chess Tour: Jackson Chen tiger2chen@gmail.com

    Correspondence Chess: Klaus Johnson csaemailcc@gmail.com

    Scholastic Chess: Zachary Bekkedahl info@chessmatesfc.com

    Webmaster & Tournament Clearinghouse: Rick Nelson rick@ramdesigns.com

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    The President Speaks

    At the end of 2013, I’m happy to see the great attendance we’ve had at our recent tournaments. The Denver Open in partic- ular had over 100 participants. We’ve also seen some great new tournaments organized and run. The creativity of our membership for running some truly unique tournaments is wonderful. Down- town Denver had a 4-round event at the 16th Street Mall Corner Bakery, which was a different environment for a week- end tournament but still an enjoyable way to play chess at a central location. Shirley Herman also ran the first Colorado twenty -four hour marathon tournament in a dec- ade at her place, drawing 25 participants.

    We’ve also had one big name player visit our state a couple of times – Grandmaster Timur Gareev played a group of 15 local players in a blindfolded simultaneous exhibition on November 2nd. I watched the first hour or two of this, and it was amazing to see GM Gareev sitting in the corner with a blindfold over his eyes naming his chosen move for each board as Chris Peterson and Paul Baxter went around moving the pieces accordingly. I know I’d be hard pressed to complete just one game of blindfolded chess, let alone 15. And his winning percentage was im- pressive as well with 13 wins and 2 draws (to Tim Brennan and Gunnar Anderson). He also visited some of the chess clubs (scholastic and adult) in the Northern and Central part of the state a few weeks later, a real treat for those clubs. And thanks to VP Brad Lundstrom’s hard work, we had

    both newspaper and TV exposure for this.

    Coming up, we have some of our champi- onship events – the Colorado Closed, the Scholastic Championships, and the return of the Class Championships that deter- mine our choices for the Colorado/New Mexico team match in the summer. There are also many chess tournament choices coming up, including a blitz event at the Corner Bakery in January and the return of the Boulder Open in March. It’s truly a great time to be a chess player in Colora- do and I encourage everyone to take ad- vantage of these bountiful opportunities.

    As always, please feel free to approach me with any suggestions for how to make Colorado chess better.

    Randy Reynolds

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    Volume 41, Number 1 January 2014

    Blast From the Past

    Attached is a game from the 1963 Colora- do Open that was submitted by Mark Der- by of South Dakota to Richard “Buck” Buchanan. Mark writes:

    "Fifty years ago Dr. M.F. Anderson of Rapid City, South Dakota traveled to play in the 1963 Colorado Open. I took the game from the South Dakota Chess Asso- ciation game archive. Dr. Anderson was the South Dakota state champion in 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1952, and 1955-59."

    (Comments are by Matt Furze in the SDCA Bulletin dated September 1, 1963).

    Marvin Methven (1794) M.F. Anderson (1883)

    Colorado Open CO / Round 3 July 5, 1963

    1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 b5 The imaginative Ulvestad Vari- ation. MCO claims it is somewhat better for White.

    6.Bb3 Or 6.Be2 Nd4 7.Nc3 Nxd5 8.Nf3 Nf4, with equal chances. For White 6.dxc6 bxc4 7.Qe2 h6 8.Ne4 Qd5 9.N1c3 is bet- ter.

    6...Na5 6...Nd4 7.0–0, says MCO, may be White's simplest and strongest treatment. Black, however, wants to try something different.

    7.d3 Nxb3 8.axb3 Nxd5? - Dr. M.F. An- derson. He now has some anxious mo- ments for a few moves.

    9.Qf3 f6 10.Nc3 Bb4 11.Nge4 0–0 12.0–0 c6 Just in time!

    13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.Ng3 Be6 Black has equalized very well and has the bishop pair to his credit. His task now is to find a path to victory, if such exists.

    15.c3 Bc5 16.Rd1 Qc8 17.h3 d4 18.c4 Other moves leave White with both dou- bled, isolated pawns and an isolated pawn, in addition to the problems of defending them. 18.cxd4 Bxd4 19.Ra3 Qc2!! and White's position crumbles.

    18...b4 19.Bd2 And now the value of Black's last move becomes apparent. White is saddled with a bad bishop.

    19...a5 20.Re1 Rf7 21.Kh1 Rfa7 22.Reb1 a4 23.bxa4 Rxa4 24.Qd1 Qa6 Or ...Rxa1 25.Rxa1 Rxa1 26.Qxa1, which virtually draws. White’s next move is forced.

    25.Rxa4 Qxa4 26.b3 Qc6 27.Kg1 Ra2 28.Bc1 f5 29.Bb2 Be7 30.Qc1 Bh4 31.Ra1 White has been maneuvering to trade rooks these last few moves; he final- ly gets the job done.

    31...Ra8 32.Rxa8+ Qxa8 33.Qa1 Qxa1+ 34.Bxa1 Bg5 35.Bb2 g6 36.Ne2 f4 37.f3 Bf5 38.Nc1 Kg7 39.Kf2 Kh6 40.Ke2 Kh5 41.Na2 Be7 42.Bc1 Kg5 43.Bd2 Kf6 White gets a 2nd passed pawn, but Black's king can stop them, since his king can't leave the d-pawn. For instance, 44. Nxb4 Ke6 (Black must keep the two bishops as long as possible.) 45.Na6 Kd7 46.b4 Kc6 & with exacting play, the game is still a draw.

    ½–½

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