Vol. II

No. 1




Glen Donley, ISCA President 1942-1956





Standing: John Campbell, Den~is Miller, Roger Blaine, Ga~ Deuser. Sitting: Cleo Mooday, Sam Shapiro.


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Official publication of the 1NDIANA STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION Volume II Number 1 January-February 1980



Judy Rippeth

ISCA Dues - $5.00 per year. including subscription to HCJ . Published six times per year. Official address: Haverford Ave. ~ Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 . 6010


Dave Deming

Bernard Esarey

From the President's Desk - Roger Blaine .......•.... 4 HONOR ROLL ....·. ..................................... 5 Logartsport: Former Chess Ca~ital - Rog~r Blaine ..... 6 Fischer Open ,............. 9 ~.:rinning Isn't Easy - Michael Fletcher 1'0 Organizers' Invitational - Roger Blaine •...•........ 12 I.U.-Dune1ands Radio Match ...•.........•............ 15 Purdue in Pan-American - Lor~n Schmidt ...........•.. 16 Laf~yette League - Loren Schmidt ..~....•............ 18 Shiloh Realty Tornado ~ 20 Indy 1-lelcomes Winter 21 E~counter Gambit - Mark R. Frank 22 Southern Indiana Open - Michael Turner 23 IndiaflaPlays Chess - Mitch Tobin ...........•...•... 26 Excitement on the Chessboard - Lester L. VanMeter ...32 Hoosiers at MOTCF - Bob Banta .••................. ;..34 Indiana Tournaments 1968-1979 - Roger B1aine 35 Inside ISCA: Secretary's Report - Gary Deuser 36 Greenfield High School Tourney - Eugene Wallingford.]7 Tournament advertisements ;.............•... 37 Tournament Clearinghouse - Gary Deuser 40 State Speed Tournament ........................•..... 41 Club Page ; 42 Interim Editors: AdviSing New Games Production Editor: Editor: Editor: Editor: Gary Deuser Roger Blaine Lester L. VanMeter Loren Schmidt Mitch Tobin Robert Banta


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Deadline for receipt of materials for the next issue is April 14, 1980 .

From the Presi dent's Desk

by Roger Blaine


The Hoosiec Chess Journal is thriving despite the absen~e of its editor and founder ... ter Van.l1ete~ This issue is the biggest ever and was a coopes erative effort of Gary Deuser, Loren S'chmidt ,Bob Banta , and myself. Loren has agreed to take ovp.r as Editor-in-Chief beginning with the next issue.

I SeA EmERS NATIONALHESS C LE.\GlJE! Owing to the improved financial situation brought about by the dues increase to $5, ISGA this ye~r waS able to consider bra..~ching out intc new kinds of serviCes to its members. In January the officers decided to invest $200 in a National Chesa League entry, a step which will not only benefit our strongest players but will work wonders in the area of publicity for che9s. The team will be known as the INDIANA PAWN CRUNCHERS, suggested by ISOA as treasurer Tim Hernly. (Mr. Chess' Pawn Crunchers is a name well known from our O·JTI Te~ Championships the past few years.) ?ne six-round season is tentatively scheduled to begin April 1) and continue for t~o S~~day afternoons each month I , April 13 & 20, May 4 & 18, and June 8 & 22. Our six players will be invited according to useF ratings, and an effort will be made to include players from all parts of the state. Playing location will b~ in Indianapolis. Te~ Captain is Loren Schmidt, Team Organizer is Tim Hernly, and Oertified 1irector for our playing site is G~ Deuser. Teams must split the costs of the telephone bill. (unless the call is made on a ,.fATS line), and the Indianapolis Chess Club has agreed to bear our share which we estimate to be around $120. Lafayette and Bloomington have also pledged donations. BASSREACh"ES ';3Err.:ORASTER I M Leonid Bass of Purdue University has been listed in the FebruaI"'J supplement with a rating of 21..03. He thus becomes Indiana' B first Senior Master since the dgparture of Robert ~rne nearly a decade ago. Congratulations Leel

Fifteen players haye entered the first ISOA Postal Championship, according to Director John Coffey. They are grouped, into four double round r-obans , and the top player from each will compete in II. championship section. Six of the contestants lI..!"e members of the Counter Gambit Chess Club at the Indiana State Reformatory gt Pendleton. AN IDEA ? From our crade subscript.:!,on wit.h the Wisoonsin Chess Nel,s, we received notic" of the "WON 1980 Cheas ToW'," OQII1 tJlInf;i lIfe &~Ch 'i"S'Gr=d PrL: on a t, t.o-wid ilC a. Top tot./ll 00l."61'1l n t 11 Wi \!)onoin tournaments will share in ,,!.141'nntDi14 lI!$OO prL:il!) .run(I,

1892 C.O. Ballard 1942 B.C. Jenkins, Circuit Judge, Gary 1943 Glen Donley, Logansport 1944 John Van Benton, Indianapolis 11 II I' 1945 II II 1946 " 1947 Donald O. Brooks, South Bend II II II 1948 1949 Marvin Rogan, Bloomington (student from N.Y.) 1950 Donald O. Brooks, South Bend 1951 Alfred Gruen, Indianapolis 1952 Emil Bersbach, Sedalia 1953 Roger Oren, Muncie 1954 Paul Fisher, Muncie 1955 Emil Bersbach, Kokomo 1956 Donald O. Brooks, South Bend 1957 Van Kostic, Chicago~(1958 John V. Ragan 1959 Donald O. Brooks, South Bend 1960 William Bachelder 1961 Vasa Kostic, Ch.i cago'". 1962 Donald O. Brooks, South Bend 1963 Paul Fisher, Muncie 1964 Edward Vano, Highland 1965 Theodore Pehnec, Elkhart 1966 Edwar-d Vano) Highland 1967 Bernard Parham, West Lafayette 1968 Edward Vano, Highland 1969 Paul Enright, Indianapolis 1970 Edward Vano, Highland 1971 Ken Collins, "!'Jest Lafayette 1972 Edward Vano, Highland II 11 1973 1975 1976
1974 John Petrison, Greenfield Larry Swindell, Anderson Lester Van Meter, Bloomington
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*van and Vasa Kostic '.;ere said to be brothers frDm Chicago, Ill., and so · ere .. not eligible for the Indbna State title although they :iniShed first in the tournaments. ~~yone h~ow~ng the top Indiana resident please supply tnis information to the ISCA P~esident. The State Championship "'[.as a e.Ld in Logansport until 1956, then moved to Indianapolis, according to Glen Donley. Locations bet·..:een 1957 and 1963 are uncertain. Pur due University at '~Iest Lafayette was tl:e host from 196i!, thru 1973, andthere3.fter it was held in Indianapolis (1971.), Lafayet-oe (1975), Anderson (1976), Indi~~apolis (1977-78), and South 3end (1979),


r'Preside~t Sessions IDG.0ISPO)J~, a Wabash :ti.,er town of 20,OCO, is not a name that. appears very often anymor-e in chess tourr.ameYlt ca l endar-s . Yet it was not only the site of "he !ndi.ana State Cha;r.pi)nsh:"ps in the 19lLO' 5 and 50'5, but also a f~~~us chess a half-cent.ur/ earlier!

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Tuesday, JeC. 13 J 1592: "He r r Lasker, who N.;:tS expec t.ed last even i ng , mi.s s sd the c;)~nectiQn at ?-:'ttsburgh and teleg:-aphed that. he '"Quld r e ach anspor c at 2:)0 thJ.s rnorm ug . His games '.-Ii t:1. Jack son 'Ii, Showal t e r :<ill co~menee at 8 o'clock this evening. Herr Lasker stands without a defeat in the chess wor-Ld and if ther-e is anyone ,.rho Can beat him in it isHr: .. Sno\-ial II




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WNLZ1, a retired merchant verJ energetic .'It age 79 J waS prepared for interview. He spent three days in the local libr.8.ry through old newspaper arti.cles ~ get the det'J.ils str8.ight. One of the first revelations was that Donley" co-j'ounded our Indt.ana State Chess '\ssociation in 19u2--which makeS us on17 three years yO~'lger ~han USCF!--and 5e~ed as President for fifteen years.

BUT 'N"h"!, I asked l-lr. Donley, did ;;hese g::'an1:.s of the chess ·..;orld Dick a small town 1.:1 the ru.dd.Le of .. Inda ana for their encoun t e r ? '1''"-e answe r ; ~ .""~ nat II L I~ '.' ... ... ~~ -<:I . oga.;, as "Sh: na t Lve s Call It, ',as 3. major s.GO~ on the Permsy Lvaru.a Railroad ll~e"r~m New lork to Ch.i.c ago , and a junc t.Lon for the ',;abash and Vandalia Ra.i.Lr-oads as "ell. T;,,, Johnson Hotel, right copos i t.e the ::'3.ilro3.d station, has since regrettably been ~orn down to ~~e way fer a parking 10t.
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. 'Iiednesday, Dec. Lli , 1892, p age 5: THE CHESS rOUR..l<lk'-':ENT. o i c tur-e of L-:'~Ke!'. - "Yesterda,7 ai~ernoon :-Ierr LaSker place::! a problem on th~ boams 9slt.uatlOn, suggested in one of his plays. He had tried Steinitz with the) .:lain: pro~_em, "the latter _abandoning it after 20 :J1..!..nutes' s tudy , VlX', Show~l t er- mace the pl~y In 1) nunubes . Four-t een s t r cng Indiana Chess ;\.530 cia.lon memcers furnJ.shed amusement for the Ge~n ~kster in a simulta.~eous chess match. Lasker won 13 and lost to H.C. Brown of Anderson. 'I LAST !ULq the modern ISCA began holding a banquet, but could we ever hope to mat en the 1592 .=.ffair? A par td.a.l, menu ',';-9.S given in the Daily Journal of Friday J Dec. 16, 1·592: Clam Chowde r - Bluepoint on the Half Shell - Lobster Young Turkey - Ham - Quails a buf'f ed a La Royale Roast Saddle Venison - Aspar-agus - Roquefort Cheese


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, Sundsy , Dec, 18, 1392: "Herr Laske r Laave s t'::ld.ay fur Philadelphia. He lS mucn L~pressed wlth the g:-eatness of ~.merica and the naony condi~;on ond :free~om of thD~ght. and speech of the na s s e s , He ',.;ill retu~ to :::ur~;e ·a.f~er a tr ~p to CalJ..r or-o i,a 1..'1 t:-,e spring." -

)l..) "017,n \l Kn':'ght aga iris t a Bishop, ',[ith :-/In '~h r, l'Ioat:. ,,1.\11)1'3, even of high r ank , '.ould 111 ~ JL' "h 11 loa not so much a matter of hard study r. I nd~ll~eilJ. 11 gfn111S." Local mercnant.s had r at ssd 'rflE CllE3S TO:JRNAl'1Em' - Everything
pr':lmises I). Th ;:,cata Chess T:lurney begins tomorrow t. 3!1(}"illl"et" of Kentuck'f, U.S. Champion, t!. rr :"!\llket" of Berlin telegraphed from ifo\<!




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e.o. BALLARDwon the State Chess Chamoionshio . tns.c '>lee.... and- Laskar ~ •• anc Si 1 • .. ~~~. ~ . hoxa l each won a game at Logansport. A third g311\e \-laS never played but chey counte~ :: aSl dr:-\1. !n the sp-:-ing o f 18)3 they resumed pl;ying in ~okomo and uasxer was,Orl.DUS there with 5 (':311\eSto 1 and one dr av , The to score is then listed' as :, to 2 '.-lith 2 dr avs Ln sources such d..J "'he .C' t.a L ~, I . •• ...._~:ss :[O:lt~.!-r. \~.I[r~ Donley exp ed tha t , the t......tOI,.,.T.S havi!1g a. bi~r o rllalry, tne Logansport paper Dever reported on the Kokoho g~T,es.)



,.. '18" )): , .rr:: i day, J T;n'7""J:"1J0,' LOGANSPO,{T CHESS CLUB - "3.C. St evens, presLderrt 01 the .1."dlana Ch cs s ASS,) t ron , "'ill olay28 si.mul t.aneous games in Lcganspc rt on 'Mon~J"" J'~nuary 7th. IT • INl)IA .. ~.POLIS N3,S (5=e :::ate?): N :NTE-lWATIONAL CHESS l"_·!,TSH- "On ac courit of the g~eat ~'1ter13st ::!a.,;':".f:sted by Indiana chess o Iave r-s a arcoos t t i.on has bee ,t " Id tne proposed ' .. . . v. , .'. - .. n mace 0 ••o internatioD3.l chess match bet'deen Lasker the Euro~e~ :::~,ru:-PlO~,' and Sho1~alter, United Scates Champi.on , f'or- a pr t.ze o~~ $1,000 an crus C1.LY. The Loca L players ar e 'ItL"C:.OI.1S:'0 accept, the proposition." < The proposed Ind':'anapolis match ·..;as never held .

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The newspaper-s con t a i.n no recor-d of chess act i vi t.Les from 1891..( to 19W2. Donley j born in Log-:l..J1.SP0I"'tn 1901, says he started i t:.ha game 3.S a boy :)f 16, by '.atchil'lg the t.ovn ' s old :nen p Lay . He suos cr-i.b ed to chess magazines and '.snt to t ou rnamerrt.s in Ch.i ca go and ev sn in Canada, placing quite high, as he recalls. There WaS no rating system in those days.
In l1.3y of 19l.t2 Donley gJt togecher ',.;Uh s ever aI o ther Indiana players to establish a State Champ i.o ns ni.p , .~t the first meetir;g of t.he new Indiana State Chess A3scciation, Donley '.O'.s elected President, Dale Rhead of Gary , Secretar'J, and Flauding of '!':'9asurer. These officers ·,lere each year through 19$5.
Fr-ed Por-t Land , same r-e-e Lec ted

STEmm loved to play pool and drink beer. The day o f his ex.hibition he spent, the errt i re afternoon in a pool hall and, in Donley's es t tma t i on , had 3. few too ;na.;lY beers. ite asked Jonl"y, 111tr'ould you rat.her have me get this done quick and then give 3. lecture, or drag it out to make them feel good?" An idle boas t , thought Don.l ey , cons r-Lng the o the:" , s physical condition at the time, but when sven came Steiner indeed "got it done quick, II beat them all and then lectured. Logansport no 10oga~ has an organized club, although Dvnley and his still play occasionally. They sot up a team and tied Fort ',hyne L, 1975 and "drubbed" Grissom Ail' Force Base in 1978, he recalls. :teo no longer maintains USCF membership nor goes to tournaments. "Novdays I wou.Ldn ' t pay one dollar to enter a tournanent , I don't like this trophy business," ne says '"ith a snort, r-ecal.Lirig all the f.ree state tourneys ·,.;here the p Laye r-s only competed for the honor. friends His main chess activity nOI" is teaching the local junior high school the game on Saturdays in the llbrar'J. He often takes them to school tournament-s in Lafayette, driving and paying their entr<J fees and meals. They neither use clocks nor take notation, Donley s ays , as "this pencil and paper business is too distracting. I just teach them to play the g ame ;: pupils ~n organizer of the Old School, indeed. I left Logansport that December night with the feeling that I had uncovered a real treasure, and .ith much g~eater oride in our Association. Much of our state's chess history has been unrecord~d and forgotten, but Glen Donley's Lnf'o rmat Lcn has done much to fill the void.

E>rery t-ourney ',.;as held in May, around the til1l8 of }lothers' Day. The ISCA. business meeting started about noon on Saturday wher; the p Layer s xou.Ld elect officer·s and decide the. Loca tion of the next year' sc curnemcnt.. Logansport ·.as chosen continuously throug!1 1956, as it vas 3. good compromise bet'-ieenthe p Layer-s living: in Indianapolis and those i.."l the northern belt of c i,ties from Hammond to One round of chess ·,;'3.S pLayed Saturday everri ng after the business meeting, and four (t ) mo r a on Su.'1day. Unfinished g'l:nes ·.e,e asuall;r ad ted. No clocks '.ere used until soraet.Ime in the 1950' s , Donley both played and dt.r-ec t.ed. With such a hectic schedule on Sunday, most of the players stayed Sunday night. at the nome of Dr. James Barnes on Eel r YMCA.. A fe101 years later it moved to the Bar-nes Hotel, 'rihich still s t.ands ~ut r~.2~S~een renamed the "Cap t.a i.n Logan Hot eL" af an Indian chief. The hotel charged no rent for the play:'ng room since nearly all the players slept there.
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Players were required to be r cs Lden t s of Indiana for thirty days. Student.s at End.i.ana co LLeges v e r e also eligible. No en tr-y fee was charged until some t ime in the 1'150' 3, 3.."1C USC: '''as ao t required. although many of players were members. There ver-e no trophies nor cash prizes ~ The veri felT expenses most-ly pos t age , were donated by local businesses. This was ISCA' s on Ly t.our-n.amen t each year. of the 19L.6 g:?thering ticipants, all dignified gentlemen in dark suits. Benton, that year's "Tinner (and only player ever years in a r'o,:!), and Don Brooks of South Bend. of the rest of the players.


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Chamoi.on in 1952 and 1955, xas the foremost advo cat e of cer t.a.;n changes in the tour~ey. About 1956, Donley says, Bersbach IS" reforms" were voted in. T~lereafter a $10 ent.ry fee »as charged and cash prizes of 3150 and $100 '''ere 'l'''arc.ed. The tournamerrt was also opened to out-of-scO\te players, Donley recalls '.i th some dissatisfaction, and the "out s Lder-s" took ho:ne all the Cash. Tte northern and sQutnar'n groups of players ba1a.."1Ced :ach other for ~~ny years, but in 1956 the Indianapolis de Lega tion far outnumbered the nor-therner-a snd vo t ad to move the taumll.llH!!M" to ohe capital city. So ended the role of Logansport in the' State I~V!Jnp1onship. "Lo gan ;" however, once ~d a verJ ac cLve chess club in its ')~m right. They hosted George Koltaoowski for a !.ecr..ure and blindfold exhibition, Newell Banks for' simul tanecua checkers and chess, and .U Hcrovt tz and fierman Steiner

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CHESS IN SOIJTHEAsrERNDIDHlf!\. -- South Dearborn High has entersd two t eams in the Greater Cincinnati Hi~h first time. Sponsored by Larr<J Hornbach, the p~ayers sophomores. On October 31 iJa'rid Hoes er , Chai.rm.a.n of erat-ion, gave a. lecture and siInul t.aneous e..'(.l1.ibition seven and drawing one with the school's first board,

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by Michael Fletcher U.S. Armed Forces Ch~~pion ~nd Indiona's newest ¥4ster At times a player can get the i.'1lp~ession that 'rictor! is easily ob t.a i.ned , :/Je have a good tour-namentor playa particularly good game; thereafter \-18 feel ;;e 3I9 good p13,ye.s, and that ,.nnning really isn't so hard. This is, o f course, 3. de Lus , I, .-ho have f'..nally (and p rocab Iy te:rrporarily) obtained a vene rac Le rating, Carl.s,~y, hopefull:r ,rith some authority, that ·,lirmL.'1gian't easy, and tha t I really don't understand a.."1ythi::::g about chess. Of course, it is easy to assume ot··"ise--witness trie following game. ever, a stodgy solidness r4S been creeping into my play, but I still like to revert to my "youth" cccas i.onal1y--5ee game 2. 2 g6? ~ oareless mistake which loses! h6 would have given Black reasonable defensive tries 3 Qcl! A, shook! Now my opponent began to think, but the dam had already burst.



~! this time I had sufficient command of endgames to win Iii th no difficulty. I-a, 6} moves.

Of course it gives chess players a feeling of di3bolical power to-plaY a good combination •. That is what makes chess fun--everybody should have fun! Witness the following game 'Ii'he're chess '"as for "fun": MASS~CHUSETTS CHAMPIONSHIPS-April79 Fletcher (2109) - Carlow (1875) French Defense: Tarrasch Variation
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ponent to get an ·",. It is sur-e to be '.-rong! 17 ' Re7 '16 Qd3 BeB 19 Rx:e6!! The "fun" move. It does gi'Te a certain pleasure to play such a move. It helps, of course, if the "saC" turns out to be correct.

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Thls game sterns fr·:)m a time ·..;hen an "A," player agai."1st a s t rong expert. Up to this point ~J opponent's overconfidence had allowed me to obtain a fairly strong position. He continued to play ·.nth the ir:;pression that I waS a "fish" soon to mak e a fatal blunder. rlli~ as sump tion on the part of hit'_er-rated playo;;rs is seen quite a lot, and exp Lai na ;;-..aIT'/ a strong player's "mysterious" loss to a ·"ea..:.cer coonent , c I shcu.Ld know--I have made that' :u.sta:i.;:" myself! Jne should ra~ember the sage advice of a Senior Master I once ~et: "You have to ;.ratch out against anybody who knows how to move the pieces!" '"ith this in mind, my opponent played 1 ... Ncu. ? Decentralizationl The corr~ct ccur-se '"as most ~ikely ~1-eu-f6 '.~ith the idea of playing Re6, hopet'u.l.Ly r-educirig the "pigs" to a Leas dominant role.
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Guarding the third rank and threatening zh , (not 3 ... gh U. Qg5+ Kh8 5 Qf6+ KgB' 6 Nf)) u. Nm, the u.. !1friendly 5 Qh6 beoomes of pr~J conoern to Slack. h$ 5 Qh6 NO'..,r Black has to worry that Wlli te will revert to n simple N-n-g5, so he p Lays Qd8 5 He could have tried .•. ReB but this '"ould be shot down by 6 Nf5! !





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was lost.

That was nice--but the only re8.~ son I won is that Blaokchose the wrong plan'. 'Mat if he had Dlayed correotly? One must oome to' the conclusion that most of the times we win are not due to our own "brilliant." play, but rather because of our opponent's mistakes. Winning.isn't easy, but losing



In n~· youth I tended towards coffeehouse maneuvers-these "cr.eaooes " while fro~ed upon today, garnered me' ~~ a tournament point! Lately, how-

No,; the Rook is. Immune, 7 Qd7 8 Rxh5! A 5 eeond '":)01 II as dead.Ly as the t first,. By this time I ',;as really ;;;etting used; to leaying rrry Rooks hanging! fe 8 Now tha rest isnrt too hard, 9 Qh6+ Kf7 Ke6 10 R..'17 + W6 11 Qx.f8+

Riehard Portnoy 1578 - Dan 1865

13 1l.
15 16


BxN p-Kh fix!) Px'p QxP NxQ


1 p-cih



6 7
0 9


P-Q.Bh N-QIl3 N-B3 B-Bh'




17 18 20
21 22

RI'xD fJPxP P.xl-'

P-QN11 K-R2 N-B;

B-K2 0-0


19 N-K7+

10 11 .NitB

R-Dl D-N5

B-K2 0-0 N-R!.


24 25


N-R4 P-N). KH-Kl R-Kl K-R3 R-K5 1'-84 R-K6 Rx:N
RxN mate




and ~ "dere 1.19 f c r "':.he s tr-ugg.Le , G2-r7f J ~'ihi2.-2 3. 167 -po int, und er-tio g 1.:1 ra cLag , '"r-?~sSI":'"L?_r't:":1g f:-om Sam ' s ; needlir.g .Jf hi=n ",1ith car-toons in



the Mic~:'~a 'Jhes3 5ulle:'in:Blaine

And 3. ·s'truggle



Gary pLayed an en t er-..

by Roger

roES spending the '.. eekend in a motel room '.lith five other men sound like your idea of fun? If not, don't turn the page yet! The Ramada Inn in Kokomo was the site of the first annual Indiana Chess Organizers' Invitational over GMund Hog Day weekend.
'Nhen the dust had cleared ~ter the six-man round robin, SAM SHAPIRO, 52-year-old histoI"; professor at Notre Dame, had von the tourney-3.nd ",ith it the be,3.utiful Indiana-shaped placque '.hieh will eventually bear the names of future winners. The last issue of HCJ contained a highfalutin-sounding "Proclamation," and this is what it was~out: to bring together some of the most ardent devotees of the game of chess, Who usually too busy organizing to do much playing, Invi ta tions had been extended to a few other or-gantsere who could not attend, but the' cast was narrowed down to these six: SHAPIRO, the energetic promoter of South Bend; JOHN CAMPBELL, Ball State professor, three-time ISCA pr-es i.dent , and organizer ofTi1numerable Muncie tournaments; CLED MOODA.Y, tireless Quarterly editor for six ye~~, twice presiden~, and organizer of the "Black [night" tourneys; GA..qy DEl1S:::R, ISCA se cr-e tary , three-tiIne president and "one-man she .. " of Indi:;;:n;;:polis; ROGER BLAINE of Bloomington, ISCA. president and USCF regional VPj a.nd Gosh~D~MILL~, who has become the prime pusher of Elkhart County. ----Kokomo waS chosen as the best geographic compro~se, and playing in the motel room '.'109 both economical and eminently sui table for the number or' play~ ers. Round Five, after Check-out time, waS played in a conference room secured by JOHN ROUSH at the office of his employer. Roush was a spectator for' the entire-evenr-as well as a helpful guide around Kokomo and official photo~ grapher. ROUNDONE got under way after the drawing for pairing numbers, and contained no upsets . MILLER tried to get fancy in a Petroff, but blew a piece, and the game, to ffi~ via an unsound sacrifice. DffiSER, black in a Benoni, bested I1)ODA.Yby .winning a piece in a middle-game trao, '..hile BLAINE steamrolled CAMPBELL as John's Idngside collapsed in the face of Bird! s Opening.

pr-i s i ng Car'o ...Kan .. 11, 5acri.r.'icing a piece t-'Jr a furious Ki..'1.gside at.tack . On the verge of ',linning, hovevsr , he missed the ri;;;ht ccnt inuatdon on move 2B and got into a frostrating endgame :.;hich left the :,rily pr-of'es sor- ',rith an unstoppable passed pawn , SAl'1 vas by 001": in the driver's seat ',lith three ~rj_ns against the three highest-rated opponents, '.•hile poor JOHNseerned to have a. firm 5l"ip on Last place 'tlith losses to the three lowes~

LARSEN'S OPENING Mooday - Slain 1 o} 2 e3 e


'05 b4


3 <10 I. Bb2







Nbd2 NeS NdI) Sd) Gc2 Ng5 Bh7+

8 10


3-i(J ?::~p R-81 The ilrnite Queen is Black gets his piece

20 21 22

17 18 19

~fY.P R-BJ 3-Bl


P-N5 RxP Px.R ::\-Kl PxP BAN +


over-burdened back.


12 13


ribd7 cS ho ?? Nxh7


23 24 26



P-Q5 3-rt6+ PxP+ K-R3 R-83

R:<3 rf-Ku K-Q2

lflissi.'1g pin the Queen.
29 )0 can

R:<:R ? ' •. R-K5 l threaten:L'1g




Somehow thinking that the other K.'light was goi:lg to recapture next. The alternative •. ,lC'lB .succumbs to NXf7+ and ~te next,

••. Q-R.l+! ',[nite's «ing cannot e s cape on the N-file because ••• :'-N5 ! would



Qxh7 mate




Q-N3 ~fxP

If ••• Q:<13, }1 Q-QN!.,. and .[hite get a perpetual CheCK.




2 J




4 S 7




10 rical

0-0 Bg5


Bh21+?'? backfires

e5 Ndll: ed Bd)

Nf6 ed Nel. dS Bd6: Nf6


tempting--but Kh2 : Ng4+


If ...Qd4:, 11 Bh7:+! I A symmet~ trapl 11 Qgu: ! SgU; 12 Bd6: ' Rd8: & resigned in 44.


1 2 1.

7 8


P-Kh P-Qh N-QB3 NxP


3u 35 36
37 38

32 33

Q-Bh '::l-Nh+ PxQ K-NJ




K-Q) K-Q4 K-Q5

In ROUND TWO, BLAI~~ waS White again but his Bird never got off the ground against SHM'~After dropping twa pawns Roger resigned in 18. DEUSER beat MILL;:""!.in a 6l.-move King ,l,: Pawn endgame, longest of the t our-nsy a:n;:rsecond f~ for Denni.a ' s Petro.ff Defense. CAMPBELL dropped too ma\1Y pieces and let the lower-ra.ted mODAY ',.rin easily as Bl.ack in a King's Indian. Score: Shapiro &: Deuser 2-0, BIa1:Ii'e& Mooclay 1-1, -Campbell & Miller 0-2 .. IlOOND THREE started early for mODA.! V9. BLAINE. Cleo wanted to get an early-start back home for the evening, and he got'his wish as Roger commited one of the Most incredible blunders in Indiana chess histo!7, overlooking a mate in two on :nove 13. MILLER downed CAMPBELL with Bishop'S Opening as John again dropped material, an~whil~ the £!i battle was on. Both SHAPIRO

P-QB3 B-Q3 N-K2

P-Qh PxP N-KBJ KP:c\I 8-K3

P-N5 K-Kh 39 K-QS

K-ph [x.?



11 12 lJ Ih


P-iOJ) P-K34


Black's strategy :ai13. He should have held his ~ing back ~~d tried for a draw. :lIi th the dark monarch so far '1fielci, ilJhi te penetrates and ~"ins. uO hI 42 ~-Q6 :C-K7 (..xP K-N6 P-87 N-N5+



P-84 Q-Kl

a ?i3ce.





No deal, says Sam, not yet, anyKN) .is just teo vufner-ao.l,e ,


46 47 48 50



K-i\6 P-?6

K-Eu NxP

7..:cN K-B5
f.-Bu K-33







K-N3 K-3h K-N5 K-~fJ



ROUND FOUR: On Sunday '.-Ie were "raced ',,;ith the presence of l~~year old A,NDY DEUSER. "OHN C,I..,'1P3ELL, at 63 the oldest participant, roared back with great ferocity~tte expense of kndy's Dad. Only 19 minute~ had pa~~ed be~ fore GARY dropped a piece on the tenth move ?f the Benko Gambit. ~ Launched his third Bird ag'l.inst HELER, who got cold feet and wouldn't play his threatened :rom's Ganb.i t , Re5iiI't'..ras the tourney's only draw , MJODAY 'tried a speculati7e sacrifice in his Larsen's Opening against sa~PIRO, but it failed, letting SA\{ clinch first .. place. Score:" 5hc:.piro 4-0, Deuser & Mooday 2-2, ah.ine &'Miller l~~, CampoeU i.- 3. BENKOGOOIT Campbell-De\l.ser 1 P-Qu N-KB3 2 P..I~Bu P-QBu P-QNu 3 P-QS Q-QR3 U PxP 6 ?



P-KN3 Bx.P 11 9 PxP 10 aes : Resigns II • • •Ibr:B, II Q-NS+!


P-Ku Q-Rh Q-NJ

P-Q3 QN~Q2

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Qxf5 QC2 Qxc6


ba Kbl Nb3

RxaS Qh4



Qxh3 Qd3+ ?

Batter to try •.. Qf5+ and 31. .. RcB. 31 i(al Ra6 32 Qc8+ Kg7 Qd2 33 Nc5 Insufficient! 34 Rhl ! Res i gns


ROUND FIVE SaW the CAH?SELL-~AP;:RO game finish quickly at the Ramada before action shifted to the alternate site. S~'1 by now had let his guard down and before you could say "Jack Robinson," JOHN had won three pawns with White against the Griinfeld and got his second point. The other two battles were for second-place honors. ~-BLAINE was an interesting Exchange French. Bla.ine neutralized 'tillite's Kings ide attack but had to drop a pawn on the weak Q flank. A. neat mate threat gave Gary the game. ~ came <Jut on ':.op of MJOD,l.Y a Bishop's in Opening which transposed into an obscure line of the Pe~ The same rcrma t is planned Invitational later in the year.

FIRST INDIANA.ORG",'HZERS' DlVITATlONAL Rating 1 1. SAMUEL SHAPIRO, South Band 1890 2. GA...'l.YDElJSER, In dianapo lis 0 1723 Goshen J • DENNIS MI~ER, 1686 0 4. JOHN CAMPBELL,Muncie 1637 1 S. CLEO MJODAY, Crawfordsville 0 1$36 6. ROGER BLAINE, Bloomington 0 1697


KOKO.MO, F'ebruarJ 2 1 1: 2. 11 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 1 0 ~10

2-3, 6












2 2 l~



Indiana )

Futurity ed
Bd) NT3

and the Women'" ed Nf6

Campbell-Shapiro P-Q4 P-QBu N-QBJ N-B3



5 B-B4

P-Qu 8-N2 here.

Nc) White seeks to avoid the "ho-shum" mirror~image line which comes from c), Nd2, Qc2 etc. 6 7 Bg$ c6 0-0


4 S

by Roge:, Blaine On Sunday, February 2L, the Indiana University Chess Club of Bloomington took on Porter County's Dunelands Club in a long-distance match with moves transmi tted by Greg Bock of the I. U. Arr.ateurRadio Club and Sam Rej,singer's Ham Radio station in Valparaiso. Reception problems plagued the event at the beginning--first the agreed-on frequencies were jammed by other conversations, then it was discovered that ReiSinger's antenna was oriented east-west and could not be turned for north-south traffiC. Finally the games started an hour and a hill late. Things went smoothly for several hours, but the Dunelanders had to leave at 6:00 (7:00 Eastern tilne) because of a prior commitment. The initial delay thus proved costly--only one game had finished, and none of the other five had eVen reaChed first time controll The te,ams agreed to the; five pos i tions to Loren Schmidt for adjudication. "Loren obliged, and his decisions Came back a week later': two ;ins .. apiece and one draw, or 21-:;-21::,. "Aha I " I thought, "that meansI. U. wins h-21-:;! II But a few days later I got a phone call from Harry Vallangeon saying that Dunelands had WOn 3\'-'~! WHA:T HAD HAPPEHED? On Board ), Ra:ndall Nafbor-czvk WaB in dire straits and ex tr-ems time pressure "heD the runner came in fro",'the radio room saying that Bob Blaser's flag had fallen. But mean~r~le at Bloomington, the runner L~formed Blaser that Nalborczyk's flag had fallen! A misunderstanding had ta.ken place somewher-e along the 'precarious conmurn ca txons chain of Player-runner-operator-operator-runner-player •••and even stranger, nobody knew it until ten days later! Team captains Vallangean and I agreed to have that game adjudicated too, but Nalborczyk agreed to let us consider that he had lost on time. No wonder radio games can't be rated I BWOMINGTON





Q~N3 is more uaual

6 PxP

P-83 1

is called for.

Not paJing 7 axN 8 Q-Ru+ 9 Q.,u'il' 10 Q-BS 11 Q.xQP 12 PxN

attention RxB B-Q2 R-Rl N-KS



lli Q-K~




Res.igns after all too much.

}, forced Queen trade these pawn losses is just

fRENCH 1 eu




DEFENSE Deuser-alaine e6 dS

•.• Bgu was correct • . Now Black's Queen Bishop cannot reach i~s best aquare. Re8+ 6 hJ Nbd7 9 Ne2 Qc7 10 c3 .'16 11 Qc2 12 Be} Neu Ndf6 13 Nd2 Ill. 0-0-0 b5 IS g4 a5 16 Rdgl b4 Black' 5 Queenside pawns '..ill be too weak to 51lr"rive the coming exchanges. hg 17 gS 18 Blcg$ NxgS 19 Rxg5 Bru 20 t-hlu. Qxfu. Re1 .. ! 21 Rhgl 22 Rxel Q,xg5 Bd? 23 cb Either the c-pa.wn or the a-pawn goes.

0-1 1-0


~ (adjud. ) (adjud. ) (time) (adjud. ) (adjud. ) (adjud.)

Mike Zadorozny 19L3 llii.rk Hazlewood 1863 Bob Blaser 181u Roger Blaine 1712 P~chard Portnoy 1704 Glenn Fleming '16,2

Ed Vano 21L5 Joe Alford 1833 1-0 Randall Nalborczyk 1770 ~ !larry Vallangeon 17J..1 1-0 Bill Wentz 17U2 0-1 Paul Cox 1531 (avg. rating 1781) (~vg. rating 1794)



by Loren Schmidt

The Pan-American Intercollegia.te, held or the 'Nest Coast !or the first time since the eArly '50s, drew a dd sap coi.n i ng 42 t eams to Los Angeles. Eowever, for those t of us who Jid mBke the long journey, the touinament was well worthwtileJ for despite the small turnout.this was e8s11y the strongest Pan-Am since Columbus in 1975, and perhaps the s~rbngest ever. There were 21 masters and 35 ~x~erts, resulting in 15 tea~s rated over 2000 average, including 3 Over 2200: Yale (2344!), Colorado (2211), . and Toronto (220~). Penn was not far behind at 2191--but ~here was Purdu~? Despite boasting 2 2300+ olayers, our team of Leonid Bass (2341), Loren Schmidt (2335), David riosenau (lB05) and ,11..1 bert Chao (1772) could muster only 10th at 2068. Because of this tremendous strength coupled with low turnout, the top teams began to meet each other from th,8 very start. ?urdue's first big test came in Round 3 when, after downing Cal ?oly (1750) and Bri~h2~ Young (1920) by our typical 2t-lf count, we met To~onto on Table 2. When Chao was able to obtain a perpetual against his sxper~ on Board 4, the stage 'liasset for an upset, which came to pa ss when gass won a Rt:P ending v s , Rohland (USCF 2076, FIDE 2300) and Schm i.dt ' 6 posi tional nre saur-e on the Black side of an Alekhine's netted a piece" and eventually anoint: 2~-lt Purdue! " Ray Stone (rrSCF 2285, FIDE 2300)--Loren Sc~midt (2335) Alekhine's Defense: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 ~.d4 d6 4.Nf3 (The M.odern Variation, the mo st po puLa r an swe r to the ,<\'s these days.) Bg4 5.5e2 e6 6.0-0 Se? 7.c4 Nb6 B.Nc} 0-0 9.h3 Bh5 10.Be3 Nbd?!? (,\ move I hAve analyzed in olace 'of the more usual tries d5, N"c6,·and d e , The idea is to put pre~sure on 85 and later c5.), 11.ed cd 12.b3 d5 (~l.Ich better'" than ReS as given by Bagirov, EaLes and '}iilliams, etc. Slack gives 'Nhi te a majority in exchange for play agElinst the backwar-d QP.) '13. c5 En ('I'hemaUc-the N could protect db, while the a Can't.) 14.8f3 NeS 15.b4 BfG 16.Qd2 616 17.a4~Ne7 18~Rfcl Nf5 19.Ne2 (A concession, ss now the 3 on f3 and N on e2 can't take active z-o s ,) g6 ZO.Eg4 He7 2l.Rab1 h5 22.3f3 ~rf5 23.Bf4 Nbc! Le (Threatening to go to cG. White must now choose between b5. 'lihic'J. gives 3bck the a~file, and) 21L.Ebi3QbS 25.g3 i3f6 26.lic2 QdS (Ttreat: 9f6.) 27.Bg2 GfG 28.Rdl RfcS 29. h4 Gd8 3O.3h3 :-is? 31.Qd3 HcG 32.Rb2 b6! (An adv arrt eous ag opening of th.e Q-side.)33. b5 ab 3L..ab :fa5 35.c6 Neg (Now Black has two t'arg'3s : d4 and b5. wh i L e the "61 ss ed na wn t is not a serious threat without sunoo r-t.v ) 36~Rb3 Ba2 37. an ReaS 38.Qc3 (usa ~fb2) Nd6 39.Rb2 R2a3 1LO.C;,c2 41. Nc4 rtb3 iia2 42.~c3 Nd6 L.3.Rb2 R?.a~ L.4.Qc2 R3a4! (Finally the right idea.) 45.Gbl Ne4L.6.i!~2 ndG 47.3f2._RBa5! L.a.~f4 (Desperation: there is no reaso na o.Le defensive against Black's myriad threats RdL. 49.Rd4 Bd4-50.Ne6 fe 51.Qg6+ Kf8 52.Rc2 Qf6 53.Gh5 RaS (Safety first!) 51i.3d) Nf7 55.Eg6 ~e5 56.,\h6+ Ke7 57.~h7+ Kdo 5B.Bh5 (Black was threatening to milte with Ra1 .... Now Rh8 is tempting, but it allows Cb7.) Qe7 59.~Q6 (Another trap: _Rh87 60. Qh8 Nf3+ 61. BO EhB 6Z.c71) ReS 60. QiL. Sc5 61. Kg2 (If Lns t ead Re2, Qg7 62.KgZ RfB '.tins.)R:r8 6z.Qa4 Nd3 0-1, as i31ack -dns more material. .

After 3 r-ouncs , there ue s:« only 4 3-0 t aac s : Yale, Hi~nesota, Purdue, arid Ohio State. IVe met 9th rated Mi:masota (2090) and scored a 3-1 victory, setting liD a catch with '[ale. The Elis had beaten us last year- 3+-:t-en route to an 8-0 match score, but we wer~ hocef~l since both 3ass and I had held wi nru n.g po si, tions before he lost to 1M Rohde and I drj3w with.S>! Jon Tisd;,)ll. 3ut our chanc es Lo ok ed bleak at the outset, when I could only d~~w and 3ass dropped a P in a good position. :rowever, Chao then scored a smashing victory on Board 4 (below) ~nd Rosenau notched his first t point of the t our-nanenb against t-1ichelides (2372!) to tie the ~atch, breaking Yale's 12 ~atch streak. Albert Chao(l772)--A.riel Levi (2114) Sicilian Defense. (Notes by Chao): This win OVEr a player who outrated me by more then 300 points enabled I..:.S to dr aw wi th to'O-:-a!'.ked Yale, which L'iter f ad sd to t.hf.r, ) 1.e4 c5 2.1ff3 d6 3.3b5+ d Ed? 4. Bd7+ Qd7 5. c4 U, line used to make it difficult for Black to obtain the adv3ntagg.) nc6 6.d4 cd 7.Hd4 Nf6 8. Ne3 g6 9.h3 Eg7 10.3e3 0-0 11.0-0 ~acS 12.b3 (,'Ihiteu ses 7 moves (S-14) to defend against tactics, but cOffioletes development and has established the bind on d5.) ~fd8 13.Qd2 e6 14.Redl o3.6?(d5 would b~ the direct try to break the bind. I calculated that at least 15.ed ed 16.Nc6 be Nd5 18.Nd5 cd5 19.Bd4 would give m.e a c11;rhtly bett~r ending. Black finds an interesting,but inferior idea.) 15. Nf3 (Threat ening 16.3'06', winning the d-pawn. 15 •••• r::.c? is met by 16.He.4.) b5 16.Eb6 b4 17.Ne2 Ne4 18.(:c2 f5 19~ Bd8 RdB (Bl,gck has a ? and a strong B for the R, 'out it is not encu gn ,) 20.Rfel Qa7 2l.;U4 Re8 22.Re4! (the only way to reali~e the advantage in a critical nosition.) ,fe 23.Qe4 (Black has two very weak pawns.) Qd? 24.~d3 RdB 25.Ng5 Nd4 26.Hel ReB 27.Qe4 Be5 (Losing by force. 3y alternating a t t s ck s on the we ak pawns, 'i;hiteh:>s ou traanuevered the Black pieces. 3p.tter is Eh6 28.Nge6 Ef!. (NeG 29.Ne6 Kf7 ;;0.(f3+ Kg8 31.c;'d5wins) 29.(:;d4Re6 30•ReG (:'e6 31.Qf4 giving Black cirawinp;criances ,') 28.~;g6!! hg' .. 29.Qg6+ Bg6 (Kf8 loses to 30.1ih7+ Ke? 31.~g5+ Kf7 32.:1e5 de 33.Qt6. KgB 34.Gg6+ with Nf6 next.) 30.Re4 Nf5 3l.~h7+ (g4 also ~ins. LS) Kfa 32.Reb! Re6 rtf Nd4 33.Rf6+ ar6 34.Qd? ~e2+ 35.Kfl 3g5 36.0f5+.) 33.Qf5· Ke7 3~.Qf7+ Kd8 35.Ne6+ KcB 36.0d7+ Kd7 37.Ng7 (A be~utiful ~ombination which just hung together. In all fairness, ~e was~hav1ng a b~d tournament and I a good one.) Ke? 38.f3 1-0.


The tie laft us in the lead, and we were oaired down a gaLn s t ?lorida, 8th at 2090. They had lost only to Yale when their 4th board ;greed to a draw with his oDoonentls flag hav i rig drop ped 7 mo v e s eClrlier! Now they ';Ier~ on a comeback '}ihichwould Le sd them to the championship, as their experts swept 3 and 4, I was held to a draw.,and only aass could win: H-2l. Leonid Bass(2341)-Gregg Small (2147) King's Indian Defense: l.d4 NfS 2.c4 3.~f3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.3g2 c5 6.0-0 cd 7.N.d4 d6 (It has transposed into an English.) 8.Nc3 Nbd7?! 9.h3 Nc5 10.Be3 h6 11.c)d2 Kh7 12.Xh2 Bd7 13.f4 Qe8 14.Racl NeG 15.Wo3! Qc4? 16.f5! gf 17.Nd5 Qa6 IO.Ne? Ne4 19.0d5 Be5 20.Nf5 ~f6 2l.Qd2 Rg8 22.Bd4! R~5 23.oe5 de 24.Nh6! Kh6 25.Rf6 1-0. If Kh5 26.g4+ or Kg? 26 .Re6.



That loss brought us up against 7th rated Chicago (2092), len by 111 Ove Kroll and long-time mas e er Ed Friedmar.. 'l'hingslooked quf t e promising for a while, as I beat Friedman cUickly, Bass stood better, and RosenaU was up two Ps, but when Rosenau overlooked a brill~ iant ~acrifice and Bass ~a6 swindled out of a win in the ending. we had lost It-2t again. !..orenSchmidt (2335)-Ed Friedman (2125) Staunton Gambit: l.d4 f5 2.e4 f6 3.Nc3 tH6 4.8g5 g6 (Other moves· are 96,c6, NcG, and b6. But not d5?? 5.Bf6 ef 6.Qh5+ wins.) 5.8c4 Bg7 6.h4 C"I/hitelaunches a blitz.) c6 7.d5~ Nd5?? (This seems to lose Quickly. rhe only try is cd 8. Nd5 e6 as in Sch::Lidt-Toung, Pur-due 30-30, though 111111te has excellent chances.) 8.~d5 cd 9.Gd5 e6 lO.Qe4 Oa5+ (Olack hopes to survive by swapping· 'Qs, as if -d5, simply 11.Bd8 de 12.0-0-0.) 11.BdZ Qe5 lZ.Qe5 8e5 13.0-0-0 Ulhite's advan t age is clear: - b€ftter development, Black's bad E, and 3 "pawn islands" v e ; ',\'hite's should provide 2 a winning edge.) d5 l4.Bd3 O-O? (Castling into it! The absence of Os is no impediment to the attack.) 15.h5! Rf2!? (Loses the exchanget but at least a P h~d to go~) 16.hg hg 17.Nf3 Er6 ts .an Nc6 19.Ee3 Rfl 20.Rhtl Ed7 21.~g5 Rf8 22.c3 Ne5 23.Nf3 Nc4 24.Bh6 ReB 25.Xd2! Nd2? 26. RI6 Ne5 27. Rg6+ Kh7 28. Rg7+ Kh6 29. Rd7 Nc 5 30. Rhl-+Kg6 31.Rdh7 Rf8 32.R7h3 Rf2 33.Rg3+ KfS 34.Rf3+ RI; 35. gf Kf4 36.b4! Na4 (Nd;+ Kd2-e2.) 37.Kd2 e5 38.Rh7 Kf3 39. Rb7 a6 (e4 Rf7+) 40.Rf7+ Ke4 4l.Rf6 Nb2 ~2.Ra6 Nc4+ 43. Kc2 d4 44.c~ ad 45.Re6~ KdS 46.Re8 Na3+ 47.Kd3 Nb5 48. Rd8+ !<e5 49.Ra8 KdS 50.Ra5 Ke6 51.0.3 Kb6 52.Rb5+ 1-0. In the last round, we pounded Rhode Island (1996) 3-1 ~,.hen Ro senau won his first game. This moved us un to a tie for 5th place at 5t-2~ behind Florida (7-1), Cbicagm (who beat Yale in Rd. 8 to finish 6t-l~), Yale \6-2), and Toronto (6-2). easily 5th on tiebre8k over MInnesota, Columbia (2l00L Colorado, and RPI (1850!). Our individual scores 'Her!!Sass 61--11- (loss to Rohde and. d.raw with Kroll); Schmidt 6+-H C3 draws, losing the Board 2 orize on 1)ercentag~ to 'rlsdall (6-1) J; Rosenau l!-6t (h~ played ~ higher rated players, but was not at his best); Chao 4-4 (a fine result. cartlculRr1y the u nd e f ea ted 4-1 over the first 5 rounds t which allowed us our great start.) Our thanks to those who made our trip uossible with their donations, and thanks also to Raro1d Winston for some at the above inform~tion.

by setting rating limits On tha various boards 50~rd 1 was open, 2 w~s li~ited to 1599 and below,. 3 t; 1399 and below, and 4 to 1199 and below •. Thus, many unrateds joined teams 3oards.3 or 4, while strong players were e~c?urQged ~? rorm thelr_own te~ms rather than play 'Hl.tnotber club members. ~hen we got 10 teams at SlO each we decided to spli+ the, Le agu a a.n t o two five-te·Gm divisiO;s, 'I;hereround-robi~s were ?Layed--;-one ma.tch a week, 40/1 time control. The final s t anda ng lnd:l.cate how well balanced the Le a gu e '1<8S: P,l.NZSR DIVISION ') 1 ') 2 4 Tot8.1 1.Phenomenologic~1 Reductions xh ;'/2 1/3 3/10 2.Sus-oects -t!2 x/x ]:/2+ 7-12 1/3 3/9~ . 3.Platinu:n Dragons OjI O/lJ V'x 1/3 +12 B/7i4. Biochemistry all +/2 o/i x/» 1/4 HIS 5.Scar19t Knights 712 0/1 t/2 0/0 x/x 1/5






~1~-,.~2~~~~~. __~~~~~')~~~~,0~t~c~~1 1.Back Rank Mate x/x -i'!2 174 1/2+ 1/2t 3+/11 2.Pushers t/2 x/,x 1/2+ +/2 Y2" 2';'/S-j 3. ·h11alers % 0/17 x/x 1/2';' +/2 1+/6 4.Beer and Pretzels Oil';' 7./2 0/17 x/x 1/3 H/8 5.Bye 0/1';'0/1+ 011 +./2 x/x +/57 (~--Double forfeit on Sd. 4) The board prizes were then decided in an All-Star match sn the two divisions. Loren Schmidt of the Ph enema won 308rd 1. over Da vt d Rosenau of the Pushers' Jack Toung of the ?latlnum J)r9gons wo n Bo a rd 2 over Dan heeblood of ~ack Rank M-:,-te; alph Johnson of the Pushers wo n Bo ard d ) Over J,er.:;le Schmi~t of the Ph enom s ; Kevin Laster of ~p-ck rt.8l'lK ,-,ate won ;:081"d4 over Byron Johnson of the .::;,uspects. , Th e playoffs matched the winner of e=ch division ~galnst th~ 2nd place team of the other. (Me~nwhi1e )rd pla~e ,earns, 4th plpee ten!:lsand 5thplaee teams met,helr counterparts to decide 5-6, 7-8, Rnci 9-10.) !he result was an all-Long Division final, as the Pushers oeat the Phenoms 2~-lt and Back ~a~~ Mate smashed the Suspects 4-0. In the final, BP.M '!IOn the rem" teh )~_;. '2N~~11~ Suspects took 3rd by beating the Pheno~s the ' -,.- .,-. The l~~gue was so "Nell r ec eLv ed that we o La n on repeatlng ~t in fall; we 81so have scheduled ~ team SWl.SS for this spring. The nice thing about the league W?S that many Lr re gu Le r- club at t end ee s beg.~n to snow u o re~J13rly, and many continued their attend~nce ~ft2r ~ the season ~as completed. Perhaps the idea would work for your club--i t c ertE'inly did for ours!
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10 teams and 49 players took part in .the 1st Greater Lafayette Chess League this pest fall, and when the last pawn was drouned "Eack Rank Mate," composed of Albert Chao, Dan Fleetw~od. Rade Stranjevicht Kevin Laster, and sub Jim Leibert had won, defeating the Pushers in the final 3+-';'. The fOr:llatof the League .('IS rather interesting. Since we have a rather strange rating distribution at our club (2 masters, a rew As,·tons of ~s and Cs, few Ds and many unrateds), we chose to ma,ct.arl.ze partiCipation

"MATE IN FOUR" WINS EID0~~,GroN LEA.;JUE "Hate in Four,". conpcaed of gr-aduat,e • stude~ts V~e Za.dorozny, Euge~e Pidzarko, Ke~in Korb, and Volker Ponisch won ~h~. f~ ve-veek-Long Blaornington Chess League wi th ~-\ 1r...,.1. t ch poi.nt.s and lS~-L\;l.\'""l.d-~al games. They beat out the Anteaters for the Oper. Divisior. trophy, while Foster Quad ~nez C won ohe Unrated award and Dyer Middle School took the Junior Si~ henors, 11 teams compeoed in the non·rated lea.gue, and only nine of the 44 startin6 players were USCF rated.



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This tourney building, It and directed FR' ZE'tIiNNERS:

was held in Indianapolis at the Il~UI Union was sponsored by the Indianapolis Chess Club by Gar'_{ Deuser and Lester L 'ia..'1!oleter.


Gary Henderson \ves Smi th Dar';l Lak e s Delin Swanigan l'fa1t Thomps on '#i11i= C Ralph Steveh D DeBrota Solomon Ke nne dy Joh..'1 K ::;",'ir~'i Ke"rj_-n Sulli'..ran

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III $2.00 $6.50 $328 exp eris es 59.50 Prize Fund $268.50


and GOGEL Tie for First

2, Dusan Tutush 3, P.1charo Portn')y 4. walter Hallett S. Alan Griswold 6. Mike Lorimer 7. Chat Buzzelll B. Denni~ Troup

Feb. 5-26, 1980 • Bloomington - TD: Mike Turner
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1. Roger Blaine

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Charles Maddigan and Dennis Gogel tied for first place in the INDY WINTER TORNADO both with perfect 4 - 0 scores. The tournament was held'on February 23rd at the IUPUI Union Building and was sponsored by the Indianapolis Chess Club. It drew in a total of 79 players with 55 in the Open section and 24 in the Reserve section. The Reserve section was won clear by unrated James Carr of Indianapolis also with a 4 - 0 score. Gary Deuser was T.D. and was assisted by Roger Blaine. A full crosstable of this event will appear in the next issue of the HCJ.



by Mark Frank

Not lJ'ersacion.

wanting "It's

to lose a ~rie.nd before been a I... ·hile since I've

he made one, Oscar ac.tem!'tef'i to mak-e. conh e a r d an (\ffierican,'1 he said, t r y tng to


up for his seeming


The Bier Keller typi.fie,d t culture of g for Oscar: he cou orderFrench ~tne o r German beer, listen co French 0(' S-erman music. or converse i n french or German -; t ho se s i t r t ag near him. ~!o~t often, he !.olent there alone t.o drink a pine of Lowe~brau and listen to the accordion music. ~e wonder~d how his counterpart, Rebert, vaS gettin~ alone in Boston. Robert was spending the yea~ with Oscar's fami!y~ completing the even exchan~e arranged by the Youch in College Language Exchange Program--YCLEP. He sipped his oeer and thought about the tournament the next day, his first European i Re hoped a fe-..J Americans 'Would be there. It ..... July, as so i were common in Strasbourg. but few visited the bier kellers and fewer played chess.
he St r a sbou r l d "sv s s ;" Ame r cans

As Oscar surve~e.d the tournament chr3.['"t~ he saw the name P3.ul Steward; he though r he remembered the name from a tournament he had played in three years before in Baltimore. He saw Steward '.as playing on the board "ext to his, and that he was lihite. He also ~aw their racings we r e nearly identical. Oscar- won his game quickly, but not as quickly as the other Ame r i c an , Consequently, he had lunch alone, and then '.alked t:l1rough the cobblestoned 'l a ae e Dr a nc Lq ue shop. One shop had a f r agmen c of bone in the "indo" which "'as proclaimed "charred f i ngc r b one of Joan 0 f Arc." He thought it was sick and mac ab re . There were nume r ou s relics of saints and a feT.."I "souven i r s" of other f.amous people--a cup oh-ned by St. Francis, a splinter from Noah's ark, one of William TeLL's arrows. A little bit further dow~ 'the Lane, a sign caught his eye: "L' echiguier er pikes d' ALekin," Al ekh Lne ' s chess b ca rd and pieces. Ce r r a f n l y this was a "uct different mateer. No one could really be sure about a bone or a sp l Ln t e r of ~ood hundreds or thousands of years oLd, but Alekhine had died only thirty years before. The area ~as rich in chess historv--Baden-Baden wasn't far across the German border. Stll1 a Little sceptical, he entered the store. He casually inquired about a 16th century French coin. T~e old woman said it ,,,e s a "che r ~etit coin." "a dear Ll t t l e cain," but that she ,,"auld pa r t '"ith it if he really ~anted it. He chan.ed the subject to the chess Oet. She said it was 900 francs. "Rather stiff. with the falling rate o f exchange, but I certainly can afford it," he thought, Hig parents were, as they said in America, "loaded." He asked if the old woman was sure, could swe.r that tne set was authentic, She said it was found in Alekhln.e's hotel room in Baden~Baden at t e r " tournament, and was certainly authentic. He bought it and ran back for the next round. His hands quivered as he Set up the pieces. He didn't feel worthy. He thought of the brilliancies pLaved ~ith that set, the analYSiS, the ~orld champions and grandmasters beaten "itn It, if not in actual play, then in analysis. ~e .pLayed a Cerman of about his own strength: t.t was an odd experience, He ' seeing so much m()r"! than ever before tn the game. Me didn't see the mundane eXChanges, the obvious moves; he S-lw- long c.onti~l.!at.ions, forcing illOVes. He sa~ moves that 'Jere almost surreal in their subtlety. He felt 90rry for hig opponent, who Lost to a bishop sacri-


"Don t t men c t.on it; I knew "1hat it: "s like 'to d~atJ a game. like that ~" "It's like a loss, really, I let myself dovn , I let him down." "Him? 1-11,0'" Ttley ·""iked to the brightly lie street. "Al e khLne . r, Oscar explained about how he had discovered the set, how he had played so much be~ter. ... _ "You don't actually believe t ha tt s Al ekh tne s set, do you? Boy, they could sell yOU Joan's bane, Bill's bolt and all those other rakes for the ignorant masses!" ;':.lo, 0.0. 1 '..Jould,,'t touch any of those. aut Alekhine died more r ac en t Ly . It's not like buying something no one can prove one way or the other ... " r''What proof do VOU 'have?" "The o Ld Woman 'told me •.• " "I said, 'What: orooE do you have?'" "It looks old. ~er looks old." "P'r ob ab Iv it's been coated in sooe and lard. She probably bought it yesterday." "But I pi.ayed better, damn it!" "That was probably self hypnosis. Scientists have proven that the average player gains 200 rating po s '.,hen .• ," "Hey, it might not be that I played better because it "as Al ekh tne ' s set, Maybe it's A.l.ekhine's set because I played better:"



chis c.ircular argument~ Palll Stel'",lardaid, s
or breakfast?"

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Oscar felt vindicated by his performance the next day. He won both games and tied tar Eirst with a French master. He earned enough money to almost pay for the sec. He had played accurate chess, beautiful chess, winning chess. He haj seen profoundly, he had analyzed ~ith calm, a strength he had never felt before. He had played a master's tournament. He knew his rating of 1920 vou l d soar. Elated, he '.Talked home from the t ou r name n t , purposefully detouring by the antique store. "Back to the scene of the crime, Lhe scene of my theft. That set wi'll be worth nrucn, much ",ore .•. " He Leaked in the window, walked <.;10S8r, peered in. There, exactly ·..rhere his pri~ed possession had been the day before, was anocher sec, another board and th~ same sign •• ,•






The nex e Silme wa s much s c r eng e r , Oac a r played an. English 190 p La ye r , (British Chess ,ederation rathss are a p r ox i mat e Ly e qc tva Lent to USCF ratings after they are oultiplied by 8 and then added to 600, Therefore, English 190 is rou.hly 2120 ~SCF. --.editor' 5 note) He ~L..yed the black pieces. He p Laved E"enly and well until about m~ve 20, ~hen tle gensed ~ lon~ and tncrlcare combLna~lon. He knew it was there. He had only us.ed 15 rrinu r e s until that 20th move, "hen he used Pl hours. He wa~ totally calm, however: he really didn't need to mo~e the pieces. The entire combination and all its offshoots fLo,,·ed through his mind Like a movie. Then -he , "awoke."and played L6 difftcult move s in LO minutes. leaving five mi nut e s for five moves. Oscar knew he had made all the moves he had s ee n , hut he had to channel the still-difficult game into a won adJo~rned pOlition. the English player, perhars senslni Oscar's indecisioD, offered 4 draw. O~c'r heard him.etf accept che d r av , He quickly "aid, "No !" '~Ilm s o r r v , I heard you acc ep c , and tIm sure th.e. tournament director here can back me up," said his opponent. Oscar looked up to see the director ri3ht there, "'ho nodded. Oscar didn't exaccly understand ",hy, but he did vaguely remember acce?ting the draw, 90 he shrugged ~nJ prepared to leave. "Tough game." said an Ameri-can vo t ce , "Care to have something to eat?" "1 gue s s , ,. said Oscar pensively ~ "I'm Paul Ste""ard~·t "Oscar Roberts. "Glad to meet ~ou.


Michael Turner TD

!here is an old adage that says: rltht1more the me e r i e r" and It was not truer than on January 19-20 "hen the Southe,n Indi~na Open was held, dra1Jing a record crowd of 75 eager chess p l aye r s ! Early r eg i s t r a t Lona began at 8:30 and didn't let up until L5 minutes p r t o r to tho start at the first round. Ln addition, I had almost tuen~y envelop •• stuffed with pre-registration requests. Becausa at the huge response, It "as a little difficult ge c r i ng off' the f i r s t round (something of ~hich I would like co take this time to apologize to anyone fo~ any inconv~aienc~ they might have suffered), but soon things were under control and the rest of the rounds ran smoochly, The arrival of seven 2000+ p l ay e r s , inc l u d Lng high-r~ted Cha r l e s Maddigan (2274) gue r e nt.eed an t n c e r e s t Lng and wel.l-foughc contest. the end results: fO\J,r"w;tJ.y tie: for first p l ac e proved this out. The intermediate r.a c t ng for the tournament was 1494 and seven new members played in their first rated tQurnamen~. The first round saw l t t c Le surprises. The top half easLly defeated the l ove r , There "as only ooe 10so by a high-rated player, David Reid lost a well-cont •• ted g3me to giant-killer Solomon Kennedy, whose name popped up in late~r rounds,
The second round saw SoLompn Xennedy ~oncinue Roger "Zoe" Blaine. Jim Ununer ,(1522) boO.t Robert (1571) upset We. Smith (1796). his winning streak by beating Blaser (1731) and '..Ialt Thompson



R",ti:'lg The rhird round closed the day with the top players holding
p La t e au . Jim Zirron"r surprised' club by beating Daniel Oltas maybe even h trns e Lf by including

the three point
in that exclusive




33. Peter Innis, BlOOmington 34. Philip Shields} ~1unci'3 35. C;arf Gottongi.'>t, Ind i.anapo


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The fourth rocnd brought the contenders cogether~ Maddigan played Gary Hend~rso~ (1936) in 3. t i gh c , \Jeil-fou7ht garr.e t h a c '01125 only decided by ~='.!d:!..6ln's expertise in the .ndga.~. Horvitz (2132) drew with Parham (2001) and Haas (2057) ~on against Ha z Lewoo d (1869). Jim ZLmme r' finally met his match when he "as paired with Hernly

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In this article, I'd like to catch ·up on two tournaments which have not received much attention--The Hoosier Open 1n Richmond and The Anteater Open in Bloomington. The Hoosier Open The first ~ameis from Round 2 and shows the power of a passed pawn. R. Howell (1690)-D. Gogel (2227) 1. e4 D 2. lif_} e6 J. d4 cd 4. Nd4 a6 5. J.:!£l:k1 6. Be2 Nf6 7. 0-0 Nc6 8.hl Bb4 9. .0 Qj 10. Rl BcS! 11. Q..\lE. 2QQ (91ack's pieces are well posted and white is already on the defensive) 12. BM..l ill lJ. ill ReB 14. Rfel 2.:.Q 1.5. lli Rfd8 16. 911. Ed4 (Black simplifies in order to increase his pressure against the c pal'.7l) 17. Rd41? r·ld4 18. Bdl, r.c7 (If 18 •.• Qc6 19. Bf6 gf 20. eSl f4 with good play for white) 19. Bb~~ 20. Bd8 Rd8 21. tj ~95 22. Ne4? ~ 23. ~ ~ 24. c4 Nf6 25. cb ab-20. ~-rff-z6. Bb5 ~b;-Z7. a4 ReB 2B. b4 Nd4) ~ 27. ~i1 Qj 28. lli a4 (Black quickly utilizes his passed d pawn before white gets reorganized) 29. Qaj ~Q JO. 2Qj HQ5 (Now its black's advanced d pawn vs . white's connected passers) 31. a4-~ )2. Bdl Nf4 JJ. full B.1.5 34. M..-?_ ill 35. ill _QN 3b. Qa8~ Jig2 37. g_} )B. _gj& d2 J9. full Q1.1 0-1. As Gogel and Maddigan both won in Round 2, Kevin Lee battled Dan ~;ax"'ell to a draw on b oa nd 3. D, Maxwe 11 (20J7) - K. Lee (t602) 1. £.~ Nf6 2. J.:!£l g2 J. a4 D 4. JiO. Nc6 5. d4 cd4 6. Nd4 lli2Q 7. liQJ d6 8. hl ~ 9. ~ 10. 0·-0 Q.;:Q 11. lli!Z ~ 12. ~ 5~4 13. f4 Bd? . ( or 1) ... Qc8) 1'+. ~ Rb8 15. h.1 2_j-16. £.5 e6 17. M Q.£.5 113. li£j (Bc5,followed by e5 and Ne4 looks good) ~ 19. BadS gQ£ 20. Rd2 Na4 (Black be g i ns his c ount er-p Lay o~ the Queen-:-side) 21. li1.Z M1 ~2. 806 23. f5!? (23. e 5 threa t e ru ng Ne~ and bLo ck i ng out the b La c k rb ; snop looks better) ti 24. II ~ 25. lk5 ~ 26. fuL5 RfB 27. 3d6 Rbd8 28. f£ ~ (Black wiggles out again and me a nwn i Le has completed his development) 29. ~ ~ 30. ~ Ehb 31. Q}~ )2. ~ BeJ+ JJ. Kh1? ReS )4. Kh2 hj 35. ~ ~h2 )6. Ki1 ~ 37. Bb4 Rc6 3B. Ke4 Rc2 39. full Rf2 40. R~3f8? (here simply Ra2. a tternpting to liquidate the Queen-side pawns is be'St"f" 41. ~ (now white forces the exchange of rooks and the excellent position of his King can be more easily exploited) Rd2 42. Bd2 Bh6 4). Bh6 (this makes the win difficult with Bb4 white's Kingcould walkin and mop up black's Queen-side) BlQ 44. &J.j 45. (See diagram,#l.

15. 21. but 26. 32.

Rad1 a4 16. aJ. gQ§. 17. Ne4 Me4 18. ~ Bf6 19. ~ Rfe8 20. Rfel h6 Re8 .. Re8 22. ~ ~ 23. ~Q.g_ 24. 1£.9. ~ (white has won a pawn, black's advanced queen pawn gives him the initiative) 25. ~ Q.fJ_l± W Re6 27. ill Q 28. full ru.L 29. g£} ill<. 30. 11&1 Re4 )1. D ~ ill c2 3}. ill (Ect is neces:;ary) WJ4. Btl. l:!b2 35. Ke2 ~ ;6 • .!ltl1k5 37. fuU f5 )8 . .ll2±. KLZ )9. l!..2 W 40. !Ss.4 w.:t 41. ~ Ke6 42. KbJ Rb2+1 43. Kb2 Kd5 0-1.

D. Gogel (2227)-R. Andrzeje'wskl (1952) t . l:!D.!if§. 2. c4 £.5. 3· !!Q.l ~ 4. g)_ 9.5 5. £i QQj 6. ~ e6 7· 0-0 fu!1 8. £1 0-0 9. fuiZ. bb10. gA!±. £Ql 11. Rfc1 ReB 12 • .QsU Brr-U. e4?1 Nd~14. ~ Nd4 15. Nd4Bd4 ;6. hl!ls§. , 17. !.'lQj f.5 18. !:!£J. l3e619. !!Qj_ ~(f5 puts ljIore pressure on whl.te' s




game and gives black a chance to exploit the positional edge he has achieved) 20. ~ I!.tl (Black's id.el!. is to exploit the seemingly weak Qp) : 21. Bd4 ed 22 .. ~ !:!g§_ 23. Qh.5 Re8 24. Rtl QQQ 25. Re4 fuLl 26. ill !h5 '27. 28. fhl.l ReB ·29. ~ Ril?? (f4 looks -like bLac k t s best e.g. )0, Qa7 Qh5 31. Qb6 Ne5 etc-:-)30. .aj J1. ~ )2. (now the passed queen pawn decides because of the crampin·g effect it has on black'.s pieces) RaZ JJ. ~ ~ J4. ~ ~ J5. ~ 1-0 (Black must lose at least a piece), . Also in Round J, Burton plays a nice attack against Postlethwait in a very economical game. Ii. Burton (1642) -T. Postlethwai t (1410) 1. l1!i Nf6 2 •. !!5 J. ti 86 4. !illi!&. Qj_ 5. !t1 fu.2 6. _f!gJ s!1 7, ed Bd6 8. Q.::Q 0-0 9. Btl ~ 10. ~ ~ 11. lliLO. 1?,j 12. fu.2 ~ D. !:!!!5 14. llLSiiTWhite's last piece 1s developed and all his pieces are excellently posted) lliiZ 15. J'iQ.1 fulL 16, Qh.5 g2. 17. Q.h!:!: ~ ie. il (to discourage black's freeing e5) ~19. ~. ~ (Bfa is necessary) 20. Eh1 hj 21. 22. Bf6 Bb5 23. Qh51 1~O,





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Ln Round 4. it's Maddigan v s., Gogel-winner take alII .. (2230)-0. Gogel (2227) 1. ~ ~ 2. ~ ~ J. 4. d4 ~ 5. Nd4 Nd4 6. QQ!± hl 7. rl d6 B. Be2 0-0 9. 0-0·c6 10. hl ~ 11. ill Rd8 12. ~ Ee6 13. ~ NeB (13 ••• a~iist. leaving the possibility of Nd7 open seems better) 14. lihl -'!.2 15: !!± ill 16. h1 123 (Black has gotten in , this important break, but now Ma~digan has meticulously prepared a surprise) 17. 1.5 ~ 18. (with this move. white ties up black',; pieces on the Q-side) full 19. 1M.l k§. 20. ~~(Black's counterpla'y on the queenside is stymied, his pieces are wi thout scope and. his weak dark aquar es are an easy target for whi te' e piece$) l&Z 21. fuu. h2 22; Ne4 ~·23. Nf6-t K!_ 24 • .IDi'.i ReB (White threatened 25, Bf7+ ~f7 26.- Qe7+ !(gF27. Rf)) 25. ~ J:..S. 2r.QKRf8 27. !LQj 9.M 2B. ID ~ 29. BfB.M§. ;0. !l1l5. 1-0. . Also in Round 4. (l.ndrzejews'i!:i unfolds a deep sacrificial combination to reach an advantageous endingimd proceeds to win {l mce gam.e against Lang. R. Lang (1896)-R. AndrzeJ~wski (19..52) 1. !!IJ.lli2. ~ £j ). d4 ~ 4. ~ ~ 5. ~ (5. gJ or eJ ar~ better) ~ 6.~ gj 7. £& ~ B. ~ (This is too passive.Nd5 is bet~er1 ll.!.Z 9. &1 m-io; .~ li£j 11.·12£ Q..:.Q 12. Q=2 ~ 1J. fui§. 14. .MilS. ful.ll ~1O. h!!: ~ 17. &t!! h6 18, ~ 19. 1l.1JU lli1!U (Diagrlim /14. the beginning of it deep combination revealin~ the inadequacy of white's developmen~) 20, W b.!U?l, l<1l.kl,









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The Ant eater Ollen . ~ h --In Round--l-.-nazelwood finds a quick K.O. agalnst ~sarey w en Esarey plays inexactly in the op&nin~. B. Esarey (1286)-M. Hazelwood (1879) 1. d4Nf6 2. £± g§. 3. r:!£..11..5 4. cd.t!gj 5· e4 !i.£..l 6. be &a 7. ~.9..5. . 8. ~Tc6 9. NeZ 0-0 10. 0-0 g£_ 11. cd 06 12. £Q1 13· ~ (muc~ better is 13. Qa4, which leads to a much better development fur whlte-the ~ pawn is tabov) ReB 14. ~ gQ2 15. ~ e6 16. Be6 Bc6 17. ~JRd8 (:lack.s advantage is obvious-he has won the two b i snops and has .. nc r-e a s ed h i s pressure against the white center) 18. fJ ~ 19. ReS Rc8 20. ~ Be2 21. hl Bdit 22. &!..l (the move white counted on for counterplay) ~ Round 2, Davies and 3anta slugged· it out on board ). (2t02)-R, Banta (1575) 1. e4 D 2. ill'.1 Nc6 ). d4 ;:d~. Nd~ Nf6 5. r:!£..1 d6 6. 3c4 e6 7. ~ a6 8. }U 9. hl M1 10. f4 ~ (trus i~ores the fight for the central squares) 11. fj ~ 12. ed Bd6 1). !5l illLl. '14. iiP..l1 (Diagram # 5. this lets black off easy 14. fe! lOOKS good e.g. 14 ... Nd4 15. ef+ Kfa 16. fg=Q+ Kg8 17. Qd4 Be6 t8. Rad t etc. or 14 ••• fe 15. Qn5+ g6 16. Of) Qf6 17. ab± or 14... Be6 15· Ne~ fe 16. Qh5+ g6 17. Q!J Qe7 18, ab± or 14 ... Na1 ef+ Ke7 16. ~~"Q Qg8 17, Bg'\. Ke8 18. Qe2H) .QJ;1. 15.9.hj Nr6 16. lli 0-0-0 17. RMl ~, tB. 19. f.e Be6 20. Ns4 fulj 2~. fuU f02. en: ill 2). 9&!± ~ .(thre~tening Qh6+) 24. Dh? ~ 25. ~ Nb4? (~ow it is black who mlsses his chance·25 ••• 3g)1 ~ Qe6+ Kb8 27. Rd2 Hf5 28. Qe3 Qh61 29· Qg3 Qfl+ )0. Bg1 Qc4 with good chances or Rhe8* or 27. Qe2 Hf5 2B. Qe2 Oh) ~9. Ne) Rdl 30. Rdl 3h2 n. Q.h2 QfJt )2. Kg1 Nh)+wins) 26.Nb~5 Ne6 27. Nao, Rdlj. 28. 1'1'06+ KdB 20, N~ ~ )0, Rd4+ 3d4 )1. R1l ~ J2. NcB KcB JJ. ga4t ~ )4. NUll- 35: ~ 1£.l!. )6. ~ ill }7. Of4 .. U!±. 38. gf W J9. Bd4 Re8 40. ill 1-0 0-1.

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Round J. Rogers wins a quickie against Spelt;;. L. Spelts (unr.)(1265) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Q..5 ). g_j Nc6 4. !i.£..l fj 5. de .t:!gj 6. Bf4 c6 7. e41 d4 e. llce?ollliD.! 9. Bd2 ~mate. Incidentally Nate Rogers must be congratulated on his excellent performance finishing with four points, a half point behind the winner ~ogel. Also in Round ) , Maddi~an plays a precise positional game and easily beats Ledford. S, Ledford llB52)-C. Maddigan (2230) i , QJ. 1.5 2. 3b2 ~ J. d4 Nf6 4. Nd2 e6 5, iigf} NbdZ 6. D Ne4 7. 3821 (a) is necessary to prevent black's next move) 8'04 8. 0-0 ~ 9. ~ ££] 10. RQl ~ 11. ~ 0-0 12. h1 1lli.5 1J. !:!.U j[gQ 14. lliU gj_ (now black opens the c file to get at the backward c pawn) lS·.£gQ hg 16. ill:. W 17. M1 Rac8 18. fJ B.£1 19. ~ RfcS 20. Rfel .a1 21. Nb2 !::!.sQ 22. li.Q...l Nb4 2). !:i£] 1kJ 24. Rb2 li1J1. 25. ££\J. RCl( 26. lif1 ';@_} 27. Kh2 0-1. J. Flowers t622)-J. Davies (2102 shows how many small second best moves add up to a lost game. Flowers plays the less aggressive move time after time and finds himself in a lost ending. 1. e4 £5 2. Nfl Nc6 ). d4 cd 4. Nd4 ~ 5. !:!ll.1 e6 6. ill Q£1. 7. Ii£] Nr6 8. 3{'2 3b4 9. n 9...5 10. Q.:Q Bcl 11. be 0-0 12. EE..5J.. ~ 1}. 8f6 gf 14 .• M.? ill 15. Reel Q.gj 16. f4- ~17. BfJ?T7Ihi te has a lead in development and na s ·.,.eakened black's kingside. He should play more aggressivelY to exploit these factors before black can develop. e.g. 17. Rf) de t8. Rh) Qg7 19. RgJ Ng6 20. h4 h5 /forced/ 21. Bh5 Qh7 22. Eg6 fg 2). h51 Qh5 24. fSI and the following variations reveal White's advantage A. 24 ... ef 25. ',ld5+ Kg7 26. Re4H: D. 24 •.• :U5 25. Qh6 g5 26. Rh ) threatening Rft or Rd1 C. 24 ••• ,,5 25. Re4 a5 26. Rh3 ~f7 27. g4 followed by Qh2± Diagram' #7) de 18. Be4 .f..5 19. ill 9.f.§ 20. lli;_5 l!.gQ 21. lDl1 Rb 8 22. lli;_5 23· ill RQ3 21~. !i£J fuU 25. Nb4 Q.D 26. Q£5 .&...1 27. g} Ne7 28. full n 29. L:fU B&J )0. Rf2 Rd8 31. Rfd? Ra} )2. Kf2 R;:.Z JJ. !'k1l'white has lost)' ed'ge and is already a pawn down--his only chance lies in active c ount er-pkay ·beginning wi th NeS) Rd2+ )4. Rd2 Rb2 )5. !i1J. fu12 )6. t!.U (again No5 or Ne5 would be better) full )7. !:!QJ Kgz JB. l:!£..5. (now blaok has a satisfactory answer to this) JkJ J9, ..lia!!-...!k1 (black has c c ns oLi d a t en and has a chance to exploit his . extra pawu ) 40. hl 1&Z 41. c4- ~ 42. Ra2 Ba4 4). "a4 Bel, 44. f6

N. Rogers






aggressive move (Black appears 59. 60. wins the f pawn amo!Jl'lt of' pawns 66. W 67.

45. ~ ~ J~6. W 51. ff1 f5 52. ~



~4 47 .. tl:!: 48. Ke" Nd~ ~9. MJ. ·N.;6 50. fe Re~+ ~ 53. ~ Kf6 54. ~-YWh~te.aoes play the most here and. develops couterplay) f.!± 55.' Kf2. l3.t\j 56. ~ ~ to be mak~ng good progress) 57. Ra8 Kd4 58. 8e2 ~ ht'lli 61 •. Ra7? ('.~hite misses his last chance 61. Rf8 and gives .himexcellent drawing cnanc e aj du e to the limited left)t .!:!hQ 62.• ill ~ 6). Kf4 Re4+ 64. 'ff). ~ 65. Ra~ Rh4 ~.lSQj 68, 'ill Nd4:':--69. W Ehl 70. Ka Rh6 0-1. -



Flowers-Davies afte r 16 after 13 Qh6



after 25 93


A. REB{]TT A.1


continued from page 4
IfanMeter then uses the example of the Anteater Open last summer. (HC'; No.2, July-Aug. 1979, p. 31) I beLt sve he "as referring to ,rathaniel Rog~rs, 1265, receiving tt".e "8" prize for his h-l SC~r!!'..hi19 Has Smith, 1661, •ind Har-o Ld 'Hagner, 1632, did not receive for their J1:i-l>:; cores. s Rogers lost Round land then '.on four in a row, a situation '.b.ich some call the "3".i5s Gambit," an "easy '"ay" to make 4 poant.s , In his last 1;"0 ' rounds he bea~ players rated 357 and 418 ~oints above hL~, .nd had" performance rating of 1756, 491 above his then-current rating. (Rogers' rating, inCidentally, was not provisional.) ~thachieved draws against an Expert and a Master, but also drew a 1126 and did not beat anyone rated hi.ghe r than h.i.~self. His performance was 1833--172 above his rating. Wagner, meanwhile, d~d not even ~lay ;Lnyoneoithin 100 points below him, and his perfo!11l.'IJ1ce ;;';L3 only lh93--139 points below his rating, MJ_~e Dorsett, the next highest-scoring player bela,", Ihoo ;;'ith 3-2, took the "D" prize. Hi.s parf'ormance was 1658--)52 above his ratin~. Without any prejudice to Mr, Smith or M.:r. Wag!;er, I '.;ould submit that no L"ljustice ''''as done and that the most deserving players got the prizes. To the playe, in such a position I say the same thing I -rou Ld 53.Y to an Expert '.ho loses aut on Third Prize because some Class 8 cut scor-es him, "Scr-ry but if you '"Mted the pr i.z e, you should have scored more points." It i3 in the field of class prizes, rather ion is preventing progress, Many ~rgMizers the traditional "strictly-class" prizes because are tQO compliCated and too unfamiliar. than Class names, that tradit~ are reluct:wt'T..c depart fr~m they think the alternatives

I .ould now like 'lanMster's editorial,

to t~~e the floor for a few .oris of rebuttal to Lester "Class "ames and Frizes" (HCJ, Nov.-Dec. 1979, p , 12-13). msnomer for 2000-2l99 players and They 'll"~ candidates for master· ho is ~9!7! 3ki~lful .... or·,.;ell:-informed as appropr~ate rcr players vno rank matter, isn't a "Candidate ,Expert"

Na.:nes. "a.."l)jeter feels ::'hat "EXpert" is a t!1at "Candidate Master" is :!Dre ,jescripti're. hood, to be sure; "!mt an "experttl is lIone L. a 30ecial [191:1"--i9 ~ot,hat ten just just b~lQ'" the hi;:hsst Leve L? ;"'~d for that ob vi.ous l,y 3. C a..dida te for experthood?

There ,",,;'s nothing ill-conceived aocu t the >lords themselves in the Descriptive Class Titles scheme. Hovever , the scheme cannot eclat L'1 a vacuum. It h.;).dto be grafted onto an body of practice--one '"hich;Llready had certain accepted lIleanL'1gsfor "upe,.t." Tradition is Impo t to people. For =-"lY years a player had ';.0 r~' the high rating of 2000 to earn the title of Expert, and then sllddenl,y Last May the U,SCF ?oliq 30ard declared that the '.oro loIouldbe used to describe 1800-1999 ?la:r~rs. Snraged Delegates felt that the once-respected ter:n of "!':lepert" had been cheapened and prostituted, and so rejected tne enti=s.De5C~i?~i7eTitle system. Certainly verJ f~ .. peop Le have such 3. strong at t.acnmen to letters b of the alpilabet such as "Class C," etc. Yet the al.phabetic'l.l system i~ not so sense1=3s as Va."lMater clai,ns. 'I'Iith the influx of low-rat8d players and the designation of nel{ lower classes, it WaSan easy matter to add new letters to the consecutave list--Class 0, Class E, and no,", in the new numer i.c a.L sys t em, Category 6. But VanM~t9r nevertheless insists "Thus if we had begun with differ~"lt labels (c3.ndidate master, expert, etc.) there .ould be no problems. Tradition r-e az-s i'bs ugly head again to stamp 8U.t progress (be it good OR bad)." NONSENSE I '''<l;Lt'.ould '''13 cill the ne. Category 6 under the descriptive-title system? "Candidate NoviCe" 7 "Juni.or Novice"? ar~?
~. Van Meter declares that the purpose of class prizes is "to GUARANTEE a pr-i se to a cer caf,n group of p Layer-s so as to encour-age them to participate." But the 1'8 is ;10 absolute., preexisting "purpose" to class prizes--the purpose is Whatever ';;he tour-nament, org3l1izer '.;ants it to be.

The "Class-or-beb'o" prize system, also known B the "Under XXIX"system, is not a new idea. Chess Life of Aoril 1968, p. 151, contained a report of a tennessee to urn amen t-;:;-:;hich "Class orizes were .svarded to each player (who did not .L'l a major prize) '.ho finished ahead of ~ lower-rated p.Iayer s . This woald seem to answer the burning question: Can a Class B player win the A prize? (Yes.)" The "Class-or-belo,"," system does fulfill 'Ian Meter' 5 purpose stated above. It differs from the traditional cIaS:3'-p,rize system in that the group which is guaranteed a prize is rated from ~ to 1799, for example, instead of 1600 to 1799. There is a ceiLL'1g to eligibility but no!l££!. A given class prize bears the same relationship to higher-class prizes ~s it does to the major prizes. Eveq',ne ..a ted 0 to inf in i vr eligible, T"p prizes: ~ha have not won a higher prize. tInder 2000: " 1999 u 1799 Under 1800: Under l6GO: " 1519 Etcetera. Unrated players in both systems, because of their unknown strength, are eligible only for the top ~ril;e3 and unrated prize. In most t.ournament.s , the same people would get the prizes '.hether the traditional or "Class-or-belo,," system is used. Lo,",-rated players are eligible to '.tin lIDre prizes, but are less tiel; to ',;in them because of their lower skill. the "Class-or-below" system absolutely avoi.ds" the evil of high-rated players recei'Ting a prize for a. mediocre performance when lo,",er-rated players '.ith higher scores must go '",ithout prizes, as I discussed in the Region 'I ~ol11M of last issue (!lCJ, Nov.-Dec. 1979, p , 31). VanMeter points out that players in ~3. 51('1ss tournament do not get equal pairings. T.his ~ be true, bu.t in his first example, a Class £,player loses to 311expert and gets J1:i-l~, "M1a another B-playe'r beats 3. D-playsr and gets the prize llit.h u-1. The player 'oit~tougher pairings and lower score loses out reg~riless of w~ch class-pri~e system is used. Unjust?, Maybe. pairings, better 3cors.

There ~ alternatives to class prizes, and t agr ee '.;ith the suggestions Lester made at the end of his edi::.orial: 'ward prizes for norms, use odd numbers aucb as 1900, 1700, 1500, e cc , for class li.lnits. (!landaU Na.Ibor czyk tried the odd-number-s idea and gave the .cLaases names, too, in his J1~l"rillvilla Witch Hunt of March 1978, High Mag!!, above 1750; Wizard, 1626-1750; Warlock, 1501-1625; Apprentice, 1376-1500; and ~on-Believer, 1375-oelo,",.) John Coffey has suggested another variation: base prizes on the difference between perfonna.~ce r'atL'g and published r:l.ting. I urge all o.rgani.aer s to consider using these alternative methods instead of slavishly Clinging to tradition.

until someone invents a perfectly fair :MY to do we llIUst cantitlUe to aSSUJ!l.e a. higher score a.s a




by Lester L VanMeter

1n t h Ls mon t h s c,o.!urnn y/e 'td!1 look at my qame ,ich iSCA Team Championship in Nov ernbe r 1979. inc game took place round ilatch between "xr , Chess! Pa"fn Crunchers" (Indianaoo!is) Club" (Cinc~nnar:~) .. Scho t z 1S a master in h i s nat-ive Sweden "unr s r e d' in the USCF at the time of this game. Le s t e r L Van'''eter - Ingemar Schutz white's lapse and

Schutz from the board two of the fifth and the "Cl eve l and Farm rated 2240 although he \;Ias


401 359 401 40r played to h~ve an exc i ting last round game. Perhaps a t.a sker , I though t Morphy and Capab Ianca would play 2 d4 Nf3. 4 Nr3xd4 401 Ng8 - f6 401 5 Nbl-d 401 402 d7 ·d6 6 f2-r4 402
This is a rather sharp try against

I e2-e4 2 d2-d4 3 1191-f3 I had only


c7-c5 c5xd4 Nb8-c6 1 e4 in order


now white has got his Kbishop to a good square. White even has a good threat to w i n wi t h 16 Nd5 in addition to the attack on biack's c-oawn. This respite in black's bui l c up gives wh i te time to real i zs a ;Jlan of coun t e r play to off·sec black's coming attack.

t~;s set up. ~or~ usual dre Bc4 or B95~ but I jon't ~r-ow toO ~uch about 895. I k,c.w • lot abou t Be 4 (a I thc~gh 1\0 t the
'i,_:;-i i~;rovic. a c r ack) and. thus I don't tru s t ~t .any~r)("~. l t t s only a draw if b l a ck Io.;.now'l ·....hiH ~e 15 do i no . T~l~ text ~as one of the ~riginal tries for white and was given up in che


e6 7 Be] Sel 8 Qf3 e5~ was First found.

~~riy sixties wh~n
i n to,

the variation

6 •..

it tMat I've of 8 ... e5 black :ould pia; 36 or 0-0 but white gets a ~ attack afrer 0-0-0 6 .... g7-go 407
howeve r . I f

eeoc Ie don't

know about

t r ao s oo s i t l on






f is h

Dragon is the best bee and seems to lead co equal i cv , but as no, all p lave rs play both Dragon and Giassical lines 1 feel
that it is




to know mQre than they. 404 b7xc6 407 408 Nf6-d7 407 010 e7)(06 414 10 Sc1-o3 412 rt seems very natural to have the bishop on thi s square. Against aan '~a)(well black answered 3 e5 'Hith 8 ... deS '3 Qd8+ Kd8 10 reS Nd5. That game was drawn after a 28 ~ove repetitionl 10 . . . . BfS-e7 414 Without hesitation he played the correct move! I suspected he might know it. R'efer to the game t.a rs en-Le i rt from Lone Pine 1979. which I vaguely knew . 11 Qdl-.,2 415 a-a 414 12 0-0-0 415 Nd7·f6 421 The battle 1lne s are dr-awn . I lVas a bit stow ;n getting my k~ngside attack going. Recommended here is 13 h3 94 immediately, rather than my move of Be2 which is no t to be repeated. In the above
mentionedgdme, Le i n played Nb6.

as 11m likely 7 Nd 4xc6 a e4-e5 9 e5xd6

15 . . . . Qa5-a6 16 h2-h3 424 Rf8-b8!? A rattler risky move which ha~ several good points. His basic plan is to "lay Qa] and then a7-a5-a4 to attack the pawn wh i c h w i II appear at b3, Thus he wants to keep his a-rook For supporting the a-pawn push. Another scod point is that by vacating f8 he '."i1 have a good square For posting 1 a piece to defend his k lnq s i de , In fact the manueuver Be7-fB-g7 suggests itself for both deFense of th~ dark squares around the ~ing and actack along the long d iagona I.
It s





rook dt


under Fire of the bishop without much chance of breaki ng it and genera 1 Iy t h is rook has no mobil i ty. 17 g2-g4 427 d6-d5 509 Por the first few minutes 0f his time ! was calmly awaiting deve lopmen rs '"ith my up cam i ng f5. unt iI I rea Iized tha tit was going to be a ~aNn sacrifice. tt did nOt deter me that! was sacing
d pawn as


s e emed

cha the'


f j na I I Y


13 3fl-e21 418 QdB-aS?! 423 A better method to take advantage of whi t e 's last ,"o... is 13 ... d5 intend ing e to put the Q-bishop in e4. Also quite good is Ng4. 14 Kcl-bl 418 8co-e6 425 15 BeZ·f3 419 Black's last two mOves were not aggressive enough to ~ake advantage of

ge~t:lng r~ady for h~5 open I ines to his king I was Quickly able move and I thought at
might glad ahead su r o.r l se .him.1 to see him using and

assault and l muit at any cost. to find my 19th the Lime that it
was especially lacs of time here

and so far since

the real struggle


I knew how he Mad gone down in

flames against Dennis Gogel in the third round when ~n cime pressure. My moves could be played q~ickly fer

reasons: a) he allowed me plenty of t lrne to think about them; b) if I didn't play them I would be los t. 18 f4-F51 429 g6xf571 519 Much too dangerous, but he doesn't see the danger! He expects to get his Bishop on the good attacking d is qona l bln7 and doesn't see how I will reo~anlze my pieces. An amusing variation Involved with 18 ... 8ca is 19 g5 Ne4 20 Be4 de4 21 Qd8+ Bd8 22 Rd8+ Kg7 23 f6 mate! My main plan on a Bishop move did Involve g5 when I can force open lines rather e as i 1 y. However, it takes a II ttie time for h4-h5xg6 so that h~ might get his attack going also. 19 Be3-d4! 430 By emphasizing the dark square weaknesses in Black's klngside formation with this move White aSSumes the Initiative which carries the day eventually. The cost In material for this Inlt l at t ve Is not important as with his Rook at aa I could give up at least a Rook. The shock value of this move led to his thinking 32 minutes and leaving hImself only 9 mIn. for his last 31 moves, It was this fact that red ~e to thInk . that I had to win as long as I wasn't mated. I could not understand his long tHink. To my way of thinking Ne8 WaS the only move and there was only one other move wo~th con5idering (Ne4). However , he a lso considered Nd7, o.b-],and Qa3. Why did I think that only NeB and Ne4 should be considered? White's plan of attack is to be on the dark squares with the Queen and Bishop as the main characters. The .Knight can only· help Out on the dark squares from the e-flle. The objection to 19 ... Ne4 Is 20 Be4 fe4 21 Qh6 f6 22 g51 and White will get too many open lines. On 19 ... Qb7 or Qa3 White plays 20 Qg5+ and then 21 b3 and he wi II have no trouble securing an attack. The answer to 19 .•. Nd7 Is 20 Qh6 f6 21 gF5 af5 22 Rhgl+ Bg6 23 Rg6+ hg6 2~ Qg6+ Kf8 25 BhS. 19 IH6-ea 551 20 g4xf5 432 This must be played in order to prevent 20 ... f4 when the lines cou Id be kept blocked. In fact the Idea of .f5-f4 should have been considered last move and' was probably best I Did you consider It1 Or did you simply belIeve my note? You must be crItical of what you study. Cha IIenge I t. Don't s Imp Iy quarrel over what's there, because It Is of ten what Isn' t there that Is Important. Neither of the players seemed to consider 19 ..• f5-f4 during or Immediatedy after t.he game. Apparently Black didn't wish to give up his pawn plus too easily. 20 Be6"f5 55 I 21 Rdl-el 433

He had expected 21 Rdgl+ Bg6 with White then playing h4-h5.xg6. Basically the same plan that he had ... ' was after mate, however, and simply wished to be in a position to eliminate one of the dark-square defenders at e 7 or e8. For examp le 21 ... Bf8 22 Re81 Re8 23 O.qS+ 9g6 24 Qf6' Is ma ta ; an Idea which wlli recur again. It is this type of Idea which answers against Rgl+ too soon as that would e IimInate the Qg5+ possibility. The te"t-move aTSO"has II defensive 0) value which I became aware of after my opponent's next

21 ... Qa6-a3 552 This defends his Bishop, allows the Queen access to the Kingslde for defense, and begins his main attacking idea. I thought in response for 27 minutes. One reason was simply to keep him nervous and perhaps heIghten his anxiety level. He Is In tIme pressure and he can't get ~way From the board. Plus I looked at several attractive ideas~ Nd5. Rhgl+ with or without Rxg6, and b3 with Or wIthout his taking my Rook. I learned quite a bit about the position and was able to make use of many of the ideas. One variation which shows the defensive value of that last Rook 100'( e I, 2.Z b3 Rb3+ 23 ab3 Qb3+ 24 Kcl Qa3+ 25 Kdl Oal+ 26 Ke2 Qa6+ 27 '<f2 Sh4 28 Kg2 and it' didn't seem like his attack was 'worth a pIece as my King has a good shelter at h2. 22 b2-b3 500 117-a5? 555 The rlnal error wh lch allows white a dec ls lve attack. We basically have th.. same. position as we did at move 21 except that. my king Is now secure. My Ideas in the prev(ous thought were not accurate because of his mate threat. He kad to play 22 ..• BcS I~ orde~ to get rid of my dark-square bishop. In that event there is no immediate win for white, but he mus-t eventually triumph due to hi s Inl tia 1,,' "'~<: b lack t s time shortage. I thought about just sitting for a while, but my idea was 50 clear that I Just wanted to get the game over with quickly. 23 Rhl-gl+ 504 8f5-96 555 24 Rglxg6+ $06 f7><96 555 The other capture allow, a really nice win: 24 •• hg6 25 Qh6 Nf6 (25 .. Bf6 26 Re8+ ReS 27 BfG will mate) 26 Nd511 cdS 27 8dS and black cannot defend g6 and f7. 25 Qd2-e3 509 A I lt t le finesse. My original calculation were based upon Nd5 in order to play 8d5+ but I noticed that this move enhanced the power of tha t Idea b,y a IIowi n9 my Queen two possible lnva s Ion points. Black's reply also enhanced the "sac." 25 Rb8-b7 558 26 Nc3><d5! 513 8e7-h4 5S8 S Inee he hadn' t taken my Kn Ight and he was 50 short of time, I swItched my thinkIng patterns. My main concern now was to take advantage of the bad features of his moves. Thus the text. I wIll admit that I thought that

27 Bd~-c5



he had to play 27_._ Qc'S 28 Qc5 Bel . when 29 Qc6 a l i owswh lte an easy ending. Since he didn'.t play it, I had an easy time of finding a win. No doubt some reader may find a better one. Hi srespon~e when I pointed out that his flag had f a llen was, "Oh thank you." Apparentl'y he was relieved that he didn't have to face his wretched position any more! 27 &a3 -a4 559 28 Qe3-e6+ 51 R Kg8-g7 559 2'3 Rel-e4 518 Qa4-b5 559 30 Bc5-d4+ 520 Kg7-f8 559 31 ~e4-f4+ 521 Ne8-f6 559 32 NdSxf6 522 1-0

Hello from Cali, Colombia, South America. Kay and I have t eac h Lng positions here. So far I will be teaching English, c but maybe I will be able to teach chess if my ability to speak Spanish comes around. The weather here is always summerlike, but never very stifling hot and the humidity is much less than in tndiana. In short it's very pleasant here_ There are t~o chess cafes here in Cali, ~hich are open every day. One rents a chess t ab Le and pieces for 8 pesos an hour (44 pesos- S1.00) _ There are no outstanding players here and tournaments don't appear to happen here too frequently. The main chess center is Bogota, where most of the strong players are naturally. Not much chess news filters down here, and 1 keep busy by studying my Informant Q27. I plan to continue to write articles for HC]. I hope all is well ·with Indiana ches s ,

INDIftJl.I. TQURNAI'1ENTS HENTiONED IN CHESS LI7E 'JR CH~SS I,rrS & .'\SiTI3T 1968-1979 by li-year ner i ods Gathered from "Tournament Life," "Chess Life Her'., ~, 'l'hQ,"o II o~_, IIO_H R =. "",,,"~"lg Reports ece~veCl , Compar::.son oet-..-een time periods is nc c necessarily accurate because ~f: d::.:cont::.nuance of "Racing R.eports Recei':ed" in 1973 and reduction of "Chess ire Here & '!'here" coverage since.. 1977. Concurrent events on t.he same weekend are counted as one tourna~ent. compiled by Roger BlaL"le
"If '. , -. ~ ~ -'~.~, ..L

freFischer 1. Indi~"lapo1is 2. HU:1cie J. Fort '.'layne U. South Bend-N.Dame 5'. Elkhart 6. Laf ayette-W. Laf. 7. Bloomingcon 8. MiChigan City 9. Hammond 10. Valparaiso 11. Richmond 12. Terre Haute 13. Evansville Cra'.vfordsvi11e 15. Greencastle 16. NeN Albany 17. CoIumbus 18. LaPorte 19. Gary 20. A.nderson 21. Merrill-ville 22. Linton 23. Chesterton 21... Goshen 25. Bluffton 26. Greenfield 27. K:lkemo 28. Madison 29. Nappanee 30. Bedford 31. ~!arion 32. Mitchell 33. North ManChester 34. Vincennes 12 18


1972-72 19-6-79 "Fischer ?OSLBoom" Fischer 29 10 11

Total 73 36

6 8



26 23 6 6 13

21 9



5 5'



13 ll.! 8 9

5' 4

8 J 6 3 3


21 21 21 13 12 12 6
6 6

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•••. by Bob Banta






;5 3 L.




The 18th Annual Midwest Open Team Chess Festival (MOTCF) saw 42 teams converge upon the Ohio State Uni versi ty campus over th'e weekend of February 16-17. Ten' Indiana players played for four different teams in the festival. . The festival was won by a strong team, from the University of C inc inna ti with a perfect score of 5-0. Mr. Che 55' Pawn Crunchers were one of four teams to tie for 2nd place with scores of 4-1, The team composed of Loren Schmidt. John Petrison, Tim Hernly and an Ohio player named Tannehill went undefeat.ed against strong competition as they won thrBe match~s and drew the other two. . The other Ind iana teams (Zot' s Antes ters, Moe and the rr;ea tgrinders) both finished with scores of 2~-2t. Zot's Anteaters team was composed of Gary Deuser. Jeff Flowes, Roger ~laine and Jep~ie Schmidt (Loren's wife). Gary Dt?user turned in an admirable performance on first board with a score of 4-1, Moe and the Meatgrinders were unfortunately ground up by uneven performances. 'fhe team was composed of Keith Sweda and Bob Banta along with two borrowed Ohio players. They played the highest rated team It Came Frem Outer Cleveland (218J) as well as the lowest rated team Jaws 4 (932). The only highlight for the team was in the first round agai.nst It C~"ne From Outer Cleveland as Bob Banta (1724) drew Thomas Wozney (21 0). The remaining Hoosier, John Me Kenna of Fort ';'Iayne, joined an Ohio team. The festival was an endurance test for some of the Indiana players because of their having to ~et up in the miQdle of the night to get to Columbus on time. Also some of the players didn't arrive at their lodgings until the wee hours of Sunday morning. The Ohio State University Chess Club did an admirable job of directing the festival (which they have done continously since 1963). The festival was held in a NcDonald's restaurant' inside the Student Union which. from the looks of it, re semb l.e a a shopping mall. . For Indiana, this was the third straight year we have sent teams and we the .2!ll:l. out-of-state teams to participate. tet's hope next year we can send even more Indiana teams to this cOU1petitive chess festival in Ohio.





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~tin .1969 and 1970 there ',rere also mentioned many team matches and club I\I!)'!;,::.,/::ht:tes the G3.!11biteers 8hess Club, Hichigan C:.ty St.a s Prison. at t The "Fischer 300m!! in Indianapolis may a l so be called the HGoic!"'a~erCl' Boom" b~ca~se of the many ContinenLal Chess A.ssccia1;ion events in the 1972-75 era. Munc:te's e~rlJ' pre-eminence Was aL~os" entirely due to the oroar.izational bn:or,~s. of Joh..~,Camphell. Fort l,~aynels rise into the li",11le1ight :qaS occasioned bY.800 Rice:s ~~rst,Sunday Quads, whi Le Sam S'napiro, Gar! Deuser, and Joe Allora ca.rr:.ed the torch in South Bend, Indfanapc Li s , and Hammond in the postFiScher y~ars,





by Gary Deuser
Dear ISCA Membe~sl


by Eugene


The ~1ur:5ter Mustangs were crowned the champions of the first GC Invitational ~igh School Chess Team Tournament in one of the rougllest team tOurneys in a while. The tourname~~ was a five round Swiss that drew 136 players, from el~hteen different schools, on toe cold ~orning of JanuaLY 12th. Munster scored a remarkable five match and seventeen game po~nts against the hardest sclledule any ceam faced. Besides Munster r thLe~ ~eams from Howe and School 114 won -trophies. Howe liCIT won the runner-up ;t"ophy, Howe A. th~ th.ird place prize, and Hove IIBIt the best reserve trophy. School ,/4 won the best .Jurri o r tligh team t rophy . The r ou rnnmen t 'Was a great success for both. the sponsortng,school, Greenfield-Central H.S., and all the participants. The s~andlngs were as follows:




1. Munster

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The first item 1 would like to report is that the 1980 Indiana State Speed Chess Championship Tournament was awarded to the South Bend Ches:l Club. Sam Shapiro, S.B.C.C. organizer, was the only one to bid on st a t e 's speed t1tle t.ou rname nt . The tournament will be held on April 12th on the University of Notre Dame campus. Full details can be found on page 41 of this issue of the HCJ. In Novem ber of 1977 the Indiana speed tournaeerit- was last held in South Bend and drew a small turn out due to ovc r a foot of snow. Thi s year we're looking for a "snowstorm" of players to break ISCA's J3-player record for this event. Now, I'll report the results of the ISCA mail ballots. Answers to the ·yes· or "no" questions were as foliowsl

2. 3.

Howe "c" Howe "A"

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. II. 12.

Lawrence North "t;" Br e beuf Shortridge North Central P.S. 114 Kokomo "A" Pendleton He i g n t a "A" Arsenal Tech "A"

14. 15.

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TEAH ,MATCH ~Danville nAn 19. Centralville 20. Pendleton Heights "B" 21. Indianapolis Washington 22. I\rsenal Tech "B" 23. P.S. 1178 "1\"


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1121 "A"

3/10,'; 3/10 2'1/11 2';/ II

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.


1121 "11"

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"Yes"-18 e No r r h "l\" t<. La f aye t t e Har r t s on 'W' 16. Knightstown 17. Greenfield-Central "A"



I'.S, 117S "B" Dnnv I l l c "B" Alternate

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4) IS TOO S.,l,\LLN TitE HCJ. I "Yes"-3 "No"-17 It t5 unfortunate that more ISCA members did not respond, but those responses which were 'received we re qui te interesting. I want to relate a few thinE;s about the aoove four Questions and theD I'll tell about some of the written comments which were ·included. ;'uestion 21 almost unanimous, the officers thank the members for their support. On ~uestion3 #2 & #J I think it is alit tIe u nu sua L here that s.ome voted "yes" on ,t 2 and "no" on #) and others voted vice-versa, but no one voted "no" tb both 2 &: J. ISCA has entered a team in the rlational Chess League to be called the "IndiafL..3. wll Crunchers"-'fDr further details see Roger Blaine's Pa "Prom the President's Desk" colu~n in this issue. Although ~uestion #4 was listed as one of the "yes" or "no· questions, one gentleman expounded for 200 words on the advantages of the compact edition of the Oxfcrd End i sh Di c t i On'1rv and ad vi sed any myopic read e r-s to purchase a masnifying glass. Another point I'll me n t i on on '~uestion #4 is that it is unknown how many read ers dldn' t respond because they couldn't read the fine print?l The most frequent comments sent in under (t)"What do you like tD see most in t ne HCJ?" ani (2) '''dhatis there not enough of in the ~?" aues t ions 'IIere'l'ournaft.en1; sul t s , Tournament Announc eme nt s . Annotated rtC Ga!!le s , Lnt erv rewa wi t h top rated p lay er s , games in Engli sh de sc ripti ve notation, Stories, "Duff" games(I think that this wish is well satisfied by games by Pr-e i c ent "eger Blaine and I which a ppe a r in this Issue. s Please see page 13 Mooday-Blaine and page 14 Campbell-Deuser.), Pictures and more variety of player's games. Also, one gentleman requested HCJ print more "nudes." (AlthO\.;;;h e can't totally accomodate this desire, w see page J1 for a.Playboy cartoon.) Par the question, "',vhatis there too, much of in the ~?" se.. a I re(lpomj.em;s said "nothing" while other er comments were' unannotated games. input from lower rated players and too many t our nane rrt r~ sul ts , Another comment mentioned by several members here was games frbm "same people ever and over":and "too many games from a limited numbe r of players," Our thanks to all who took the time and trouble to respond. Most replies were mucrr,apprecia"ted "pats' on the back" while others were equally needed antl appreciated constructive criticisms.

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2nd Annual MIDWEST HOMEN'S OPEN- APR. 12-13 , Chess Hates Club, 517 Dempster, Evanston Illinois. 5-ss, L~0/90. EF $10 if rec r d by 4/10; lat~r $12. GUkRANTEED PRIZES $80 + Trophy; $40, $25, best under 1200 $20, unrate4 Trophy. REG: 9-9:45 a.m. No sm~king. ENT: Harold Winston, 145'0 E. 55th Pl. #830;'S, Chlcago, Ill. 60637. phone 312-947-0503.

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1980 - First Methodist Church, 8th & Lafayette, COLUMBUS, INDIANA. 4- round S3 40/1. Special pairings may be used. USeF ra t ~d and ISCA required of rated players. Entry fee $8 at site only. Prizes based on 35: $35 & trophy; 25 & trophy; 15. In lieu of class prizes, ~24, 22, 2? 18, .and 16 awarded to highest estlmated ratlng galns (performance rating minus rating).",Unrated $20, l-? Rounds 10-1-)-5. Reg ... ister 8r)0-9,00 a.m. Dlreators John Coffey, 713 Lafayette, Oo Lumbus fInd. 47201. .






IUPUI Student Union, 1JOO West Michigan Street, INDlANil.POLIS. 5 Round Swiss, 50/2. Entry fee $11 if recod by 3/27; $12 at door. Prizes based on 40 entries & at least 3 per class: $$ 125-75; cate~ories'1,2~3.4t5, Unrated each $)0; under l~OO (category 6}Q trophy. Limited smoking. REGISTER 9-9:45 a.m. Rounds 10-2-7 Saturday, 10-2:)O'Sunday. ISCA required. Entries to: Gary Deuser. 6010 Haverford, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

IUPUI Student Union, 1300 W. Michigan, Indianapolis. Entry fee: $9 ifrec'd bY' 5/7; $10 at door. USCF requi~ed, ISCA req~ired for Indiana residents. Prize$ ba sed on 40 players, at least 3 p~r class: $$100, 50, Category 2, 3, 4, 5, Unrated each $25; trophy to top under 1000. Register 8:30-9:15 a.m., rounds 9:30-l2:30-J:3b-6:Jo EN'l': Gary De~ser~6010 Haverford, Indianapblis, IN 46220.

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in SECTIONS OF 8 Pine Ridge Elementary School, Indiana 64 & Road 750 (Schnellville Road), 3 miles west of BIRDSEYE, Dubois County. 10 miles eas t of Huntingburg. Time 40/90. Love s t section may be modified according, to exact nUJl1b er-of players. ENTRY $8.50, ISCA members $7. $$ 30, 12.50 + 1 class prize of $10 in each section of B. REGISTER 9:30-10 a.m., ROUNDS 10, 1:30, 5. DIRECTOR: Roger Blaine, Chess Club, Activities Desk Box 29, lnd. Memorial Union, Bloomington, Ind. 47405. UNRATED BEGINNERS TOURNA!'1ENT, same time & place. Open to under 1200 or unrated. ENTRY $6 adult, $3.50 ill1der18, $2 under 14. Rounds 10-12-2-4. USCF membership awarded to anyone scoring 3 or m8re oat of 4 who has never been a member beforc; TROPHY to 1st.

APRIL 19, 1980

Entry fee $11 if~~I~~~p'gM~ ~, ':'r rec'd by 5/15; at s.~,~· !,~", door $13. PrizeS based on 40 entries: '\ $$120-60, Best rated under 1857 $35, under 1739 $30, under 1533 $25, under 1328 $20, under 1121 trophy, unrated $20. ISCA required for Indiana residents; USCF of course. Register 8-9:30 a.m. EST. Play in beautiful Orchard Room, scenic views on 3 sides, coffee shop adjacent! No smoking. BACKGM1}10N tourney Sunday night! ENT: Torn Dixon, Earlham Chess Club, Box E-289, Richmond, IN 47374.






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5-rd. Swiss, 2 sections. OPEN: 50/2. EF $18 .i t pas tmarked by 5/27; 1ate -VZ. $$ based on 45 (top 3 guaranteed) 250-150-100; Cat. I,ll, under 1600 ea~h $60-30~ ~ounds 1D-2:30-7:30,92. RESERVE: 50/1~. Open to under 1500 & unrated. EF $16 postmk. by 5/27; late $20. $$ based on 4~ (top 1 guar.) 150-75-50, Cat.IV, V, Unrated ea. 40-30-20, Cat. VI (under 1000) 25. Trophy to 1st, IV,V,VI. Rds.102-6, 9~1 :30. ISCA Required for Ind. res. ENT: Gary Deuser, 6010 Haverford, Indianapolis? .Ind. 46220. Limited smoking.


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TOURNAHENT CLEARINGHOUSE CALENDAR MARCH 15 Evansville Tornado (sorry, too late for ad) 15 & 22 High School Team Regionals 22 Dunes Country Spring Open 22 Anderson Speed Tourn<;lment Anderson 29-30 Circle City Open ~ lndianap~lis 1 Deadline: Bids on Class Championships 6 1st Sunday Quads - Fort Wayne 12 STATE SPEED CHi\MPIONSHIP- South Bend 12-13 Midwest Women1s Open - Chicago 13 National Chess League: Round 1 - Indy 19 Birdseye Open & Beginners - Birdseye 19 State High School & Jr. High Team Finals 20 National Chess League: Round 2 - Indy 1 Deadline: Bids on State Championship 3 Indiana High School Individual - Columbus 3 Indianapolis vs. South Bend Hatch - Peru 41st Sunday Quads - Fort Wayne 4 National Chess League: Round 3 - Indy 10 Indy Spring Tornado - Indianapolis 17-18 Hoosier Open - Richmond 18 National Chess League: Round 4 - Indy 3l-JUNE 1 Indy 500 Open - Indianapolis lIst Sunday Quads - Fort Wayne 8 National Chess League: Round 5 - Indy 14-15 Karpov Open - Seymour 21-22 Indiana Open - Muncie 22 National Chess League: Round 6 - Indy 1 Deadline: Bids on ISCA Team Championship 6 First Sunday Quads - Fort Wayne 12-13 Indianapolis-Scarborough Peace Games 19-20 Humphrey Bogart Memorial - Bloomington 77-7? INDIANA CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 7? 2-3 Peace Grand Prix - Indianapolis 31st Sunday Quads - Fort Wayne 23 Dunelands Tournament - Chesterton 30-3l-SEPT. 1 INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - ??


$2.50 University of Notre Dame La Fortune Center South Bend. Indiana 10 a vm • to 11 a.m. (at
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Saturday, April 12, 1980



There will be round-rob ,n pr liminn y at 11:00.a.m. The fi . e w Dr ~ inary section will advanc a to t h firull. AI I pl "YI' not making the finals may partidpat In tit '(:)L1 01 at. I finals. The final ~ill 6e a double round~rob1n~ wh 1 the consolation finals will be h single round-robin.



PRIZES : First- Trophy & Indiana State Speed Chess Champion Title Second- Trophy Third- Trophy First Place Consolation- Trophy ~$$$$$$$$$ CASH PRIZES IF MORE THAN 35 ENTRIES $$$$$$$$$$ PAST CHAMPIONS
J~ Austin Bennett David Deming J. Austin Bennett 1975 Dennis Gogel 1976 David Deming 1977-8 Spiro Bereveskos 1979 Loren Schmidt


1973 1974


ISCA Hembership Required ($5.00)

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Bernard Parham, David Haas, Richard Horvitz, Charles Maddigan

Greg Mongold accepts Last Prize from TD Mike Turner

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6010 Haverford Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 Return postage guaranteed

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