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October, 1957

Source: Idaho Chess Quarterly, October, 1957 Games in this issue


The official publication of the Idaho Chess Association.

President

Bob Campbell
481 East Sunset Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Editor & Treasurer

Dick Vandenburg
913 N. 22nd St.
Boise, Idaho

Games Editor

Eugene L. Cowan
Box 431
Driggs, Idaho

Committeemen

R.K. Hart
Box 344
Pocatello, Idaho

Sterling Vaughn
1187 Morningside Dr.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Roy Parker
Box 137
Nampa, Idaho

Where to play chess!

Boise -- meets 8:00 Wednesday nights at Y.M.C.A. building.

Nampa -- meets 8:00 Thursday nights at Lakeview Parkhouse.

Idaho Falls -- contact Russ Haynes, Rt. 4, Idaho Falls.

Rupert -- meets 8:00 Wednesday nights at Chamber of Commerce Office.

Twin Falls -- meets 8:00 Thursday nights at members' homes.

Pocatello -- meets Wednesday nights at Student Union Building of Idaho State College.

For information on any other town, contact the Editor.


Events during the next quarter!

Utah State Tournament -- in Salt Lake, November 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Oregon Open -- in Portland, November 23 and 24.

State Team Tournament matches - preliminaries and finals to be played during next quarter.


STATEWIDE FUNCTIONS

IDAHO LOSES ITS PRESIDENT!

Bob Campbell, President of the Idaho Chess Association, has just moved to Salt Lake City. A change of employment was the cause of the unexpected move. Our loss is Utah's gain and we certainly envy our neighbor's getting such a wonderful fellow and excellent player. Idaho Chess business for the balance of the year will be handled by Dick Vandenburg, your Editor and Treasurer.

The State Tournament will still be held in Rupert and local arrangements will be handled by Larry Walton, club President.


STATE TEAM TOURNAMENT PRELIMINARIES

Idaho chess clubs have gotten off to a slow start this fall and meetings are just starting in Twin Falls and Pocatello. In the only team tournament matches played so far this year, Nampa defeated defending champion Boise to gain the right to play in the finals against the South Idaho representative later.

Nampa and Boise played two matches to decide the issue. In the first, Boise folded up and were walloped by Nampa 5½-1½. The tables were reversed in the second and Boise won 4½-2½. The combined score gave Nampa the edge -- 8-6. The first match was played in Boise on September 11 and Nampa had the white pieces. The second was played in Nampa on October 10 when Boise had the white.

NAMPABOISE
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.Dr. David Groenig11.Dick Vandenburg0
2.A.B. Ellis½2.C.H. Stewart½
3.Jerry Stanke13.John Cosho0
4.C.E. Harris04.Wesley Jennings1
5.Roy Parker15.Nick Skirmants0
6.E.H. Horstman16.George Rasor0
7.John Williamson17.Dick Parker0
    

BOISENAMPA
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.C.H. Stewart11.A.B. Ellis0
2.John Cosho12.John English0
3.M.W. Wright13.Clinton Talbot0
4.Nick Skirmants½4.Roy Parker½
5.George Rasor15.Ralph Batie0
6.Norman Lee06.E.H. Horstman1
7.Frank Leonard07.C.E. Harris1
    

Nampa is now ready to take on all comers!


LOCAL CLUB ACTIVITIES

BOISE

Boise continued its meetings all throughout the summer and has had good attendance. The Club has maintained its ladder competition and the current standings are as follows:

1.C.H. Stewart1096
2.Dick Vandenburg1096
3.Wesley Jennings926
4.John Cosho877
5.Nick Skirmants850
6.George Rasor820
7.M.W. Wright780
8.Norman Lee754
9.Dick Parker698
10.Frank Leonard636

Idaho players who played in the 1955 State Tournament that was held in Boise will remember Mrs. Jacqueline Piatigorsky who did very well for herself by placing in the first five. Mrs. Piatigorsky, along with Mrs. Gisela K. Gresser, is now representing the United States in the Women's World Team Championships. Not only that, but the team won the world competition by defeating most of the other countries represented.

CANYON COUNTY

When Dr. David Groenig moved from Caldwell to Spokane in September, Canyon County lost its top player. Dr. Groenig always gave the other club members a game to shoot at and really helped them when it came to playing other clubs.

Canyon County also continued meetings throughout the summer and maintains an active ladder tournament. The following standings are current:

1.C.E. Harris1111
2.Roy Parker1056
3.A.B. Ellis1034
4.John P. English1031
5.Jerry Stanke1022
6.John Williamson997
7.E.H. Horstman971
8.Ralph Batie971
9.Carl M. Solts960
10.Richard Stanke943
11.Bill Cleveland941

With the leaving of President Groenig, A.B. Ellis moved up from Vice President to President. Roy Parker is Secretary.

RUPERT

The Rupert Club is meeting as usual and has good attendance. Larry Walton was elected President for the third year in a row and Darrell Freeman was elected Vice President and Treasurer. Rupert plans on playing Twin Falls in the near future for the preliminaries of the State Team Tournament.


EVENTS IN NEIGHBORING STATES

OREGON OPEN ANNOUNCED

Word has been received from Portland that a tournament entitled the "Oregon Open" is to be held in Portland on November 23-24. The Tournament will take place at the Oregonian Hostess House, 1320 S.W. Broadway in Portland and will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 23. The entry fee will be $3.25. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, with special awards to be the B and C class players finishing highest in the standings. The tournament will be U.S.C.F. rated. The time limit will be 50 moves in two hours. It will be a five round Swiss System tournament. All Idaho players are cordially invited to attend.

PUPOLS DOES IT AGAIN!

Jim McCormick and Viktors Pupols both won the 1957 Seafair Open, held in Seattle August 3-4. Both players ended with an identical score of 4½-½ and identical median scores of 9.0. Actually, Pupols, tiring at the end of the tournament, thought he gave McCormick the title by agreeing to a draw in their game on the 14th move of the last round. Later, as it turned out, two of Pupols' victims later forfeited some games which boosted his median points since ½ point per game is awarded to the forfeiting loser. According to the Washington Chess Letter, the "Pupols jinx asserted itself again and we find out that Pupols cannot even give McCormick a tournament!"

Other high finishers were: 3. Charles Joachim, Olympia; Viesturs Seglins, Seattle, fourth; Terry Nelson, Yakima, fifth; Daniel Wade, Seattle, sixth; Don Johnson, Portland, seventh, and Charles Griffiths, Seattle, eighth.


GAMES SECTION

With this section we nearly exhaust our game scores. Send in your games -- even those that only have usable parts (openings or endings).

1957 Utah--Idaho Match Games

GIUOCO PIANO

White: Irvin W. Taylor (Utah)
Black: John Cosho (Idaho)

1P-K4P-K414Q-B3N-B4
2N-KB3N-QB315N-K6chBxN
3B-B4B-B416BxBQ-B3
4P-B3P-Q317BxNBxP
5P-Q4PxP18N-Q5Q-B2
6PxPB-N5ch19N-B4N-K4
7N-B3B-N520Q-N3P-B4
8P-QR3B-QR421N-K6chK-K2
90-0B-N322BxBPxB
10B-K3KN-K223QR-BN-Q2?
11BxPchK-B24R-B7K-B3
12P-R3B-Q225QxQPQ-K2
13N-KN5P-KR326QxPchResigns

* * * * *

QUEEN'S PAWN -- STONEWALL

White: Richard Owen (Utah)
Black: Harold Hughart (Idaho)

Notes by H. Hughart

1P-Q4N-KB323P-KN3B-Q6
2P-K3P-K324B-B4Q-R4
3B-Q3P-Q425QxQRxQ
4N-Q2P-B426P-KR4R-B4
5P-QB3N-B327K-B2B-K5
6P-KB4B-Q328K-K3N-R
7KN-B3Q-K229P-KN4R-B2
8N-K5PxP (a)30P-R5N-N3
9KPxPB-Q231P-N3N-Q2
100-0B-B232P-B4N-B
11Q-K20-033P-N5P-KN3
12N/2-B3N-K34P-R6N-R2
13BxPch (b)KxB35R-QBR-B2
14N-N5chK-N36P-N4K-B
15N/N5xBPNxN37P-R4K-K
16NxNBxN38P-B5K-Q
17BPxBRxRch39P-N5P-N3?
18QxRN-B240P-B6R-B2
19Q-B3R-KB41R-QRK-B2
20Q-N4R-B442R-KB?R-B4?
21Q-R3B-N443R-B2R-B
22B-K3Q-B2 Drawn (c) 

(a) This is bad now, opening lines of attack.

(b) It is not easy to see a justification for this sacrifice.

(c) After 43...P-R4, 44 PxPep is forced (his pieces are in zugzwang) & KxP with some winning chances.

* * * * *

DUTCH DEFENSE

White: Bryant Hansen (Idaho)
Black: Farrell L. Clark (Utah)

Notes by Clark

1P-Q4P-K322R-KNQ-B6ch
2P-QB4P-KB423R-N2Q-Q6
3N-KB3N-KB324QxQNxQ
4P-KN3P-QN325P-B3B-B3
5B-N2B-N226R-QNB-Q5
60-0P-Q327R-Q2NxB!
7N-B3QN-Q228RxN?B-K6
8P-N3P-KR329R/1-B2BxR
9R-KB-K230RxBP-R3
10Q-B20-031R-K2KR-K
11P-Q5! (a)Q-B32P-KR4PxP
12N-Q4!P-K433PxPR-R6
13N-B6? (b)BxN34K-N2R-K4
14PxBN-B435R-KB2P-N3
15P-QN4N-R336K-R3K-N2
16P-N5N-B437K-N4P-N4
17N-Q5NxN38P-R5K-B3
18BxNchK-R39R-K2R-R4
19P-K4P-B540R-QN2R-K
20PxPQ-N5ch41R-Q2?RxNP
21K-RPxP42Resigns (c) 

(a) A good strong thrust! White has a fine combination working.

(b) Undoubtedly a hasty move. N-K6 was indicated.

(c) Black's better position would have proved hard to cope with even without the loss of the pawn, but a tough struggle for sure.


More games from the 1957 Montana Open

SCOTCH GAME

White: Dr. David Groenig (Idaho)
Black: Gerald Moore (Montana)

Notes by Groenig

1P-K4P-K424N-N5? (b)P-R3
2N-KB3N-QB325N-R3B-B
3P-Q4PxP26N-B4B-K3
4NxPB-B427R-QP-N4
5B-K3BxN28N-R5R-N
6BxBNxB29N-B6chK-N2
7QxNQ-B330R-B2KR-Q
8P-K5Q-QN331R/2-Q2P-Q5
9Q-B3N-K232P-KN3B-Q4
10B-B40-033P-B4P-Q6
110-0 (a)P-QR334K-B2RxP!
12N-Q2Q-QB335RxRP-B6
13Q-Q3P-QN436R/2-Q2PxR
14B-N3B-N237RxPBxP
15N-B3QR-Q38K-K3 (c)B-B5
16QR-QQ-KN339N-K4R-Q4
17KR-KP-QB440N-Q6PxPch
18P-B4N-B441PxPB-N4
19B-B2N-Q542N-B5chK-B
20QxNQxB43NxPP-B5
21Q-Q3QxQ44R-KN2P-B6
22RxQPxP and Black wins 
23R-B3P-Q4   

(a) In keeping with this opening White has presented Black with no difficulties.

(b) PxPep is much better and gives White his only chance.

(c) Of course not RxB, P-Q7!!

* * * * *

BIRD'S OPENING

White: Gerald Moore
Black: Robert Edberg

1P-KB4P-Q429Q-N4R/1-K
2N-KB3P-KN330B-K5R-K3
3P-K3B-N231BxBchKxB
4P-Q4N-KB332P-Q5Q-N3ch
5B-Q3QN-Q233Q-Q4chR-B3
60-00-034P-B4K-B2
7N-K5P-B435QxQRxQ
8P-B3 (a)Q-N336P-QN3N-B6
9Q-KP-B537KR-KN-K5
10B-B2NxN38N-Q4P-R3
11BPxNN-K39QR-BR-QB
12N-Q2P-B340P-KN4?K-B3
13PxPPxP41N-K6N-Q7
14P-K4PxP42R-K2N-B6ch
15NxBPQ-R3?43K-N2PxP
16QxPP-B4 (b)44P-B5P-KR4
17Q-B3N-B345R-B4N-R5ch
18B-Q3B-K346K-NRxN
19N-K5Q-N347RxRchK-B4
20B-QB4BxB48P-N4N-B6ch
21NxBQ-B249K-N2R-Q
22N-K5N-K550R-Q6R-K
23N-Q3QR-K51K-B2N-N4
24B-B4Q-N352P-B6P-N4
25Q-QK-R53P-B7N-B2
26Q-N3Q-R354R/4-B6P-R4?
27N-K5R-K255R-B6chResigns
28N-B3P-R3   

(a) Transposing into the Stonewall variation (Queen Pawn).

(b) If QxN, B-N3.

* * * * *

CARO-KANN DEFENSE

White: C.H. Stewart
Black: Eugene L. Cowan

1P-K4P-QB322RxQBxQ
2N-QB3P-Q423RxBPxR
3PxPPxP24PxBR-B?
4P-Q4N-KB325R-QBR-N2
5N-B3N-B326RxPR-K
6P-KR3P-K327R-Q6chK-K2
7B-Q3Q-B228RxPRxP
80-0B-K229R-K5chK-Q2
9N-K2B-Q230RxRKxR
10P-B3P-K4?31P-N3R-Q5
11PxPNxP32B-N5chK-K2
12NxNQxN33P-QR4R-Q8ch
13B-KB4Q-R434K-R2R-QN8
14Q-N3B-B335B-QB4P-B3
15QR-KN-K5?36B-QN8P-QR3
16N-N3NxN37B-B4K-Q2
17BxNR-Q (a)38B-Q2R-N7
18R-K5Q-R339B-N4RxBP? (b)
19KR-KR-Q240BxPP-B4
20Q-N4Q-B3 and White won 
21R-B5K-Q   

(a) To cover Q3; Black should have castled sooner of course.

(b) Taking the KBP left no Queen-side resistance.

* * * * *

KING'S GAMBIT DECLINED

White: Eugene L. Cowan
Black: Gerald Moore

1P-K4P-K427K-Q2PxP
2P-KB4B-B428RxPK-Q2
3N-KB3P-Q329BxNPxB
4N-B3N-QB330QxNPchK-K2
5B-B4N-B331R-N6 (b)Q-R
6P-Q3B-KN532Q-N4R-Q
7P-KR3BxN33R-N3Q-R7ch
8PxB (a)N-KR434R-N2Q-R8
9N-Q5Q-R5ch35R-NQ-R
10K-Q20-0-036Q-N3Q-R4ch
11P-B3NxP37K-QQ-B4
12NxNQxNch38Q-N4Q-B7ch
13K-B2Q-B339K-KQxP
14P-KR4P-KR340Q-N3QxQ
15P-N4B-N341R/1xQR/1-QB
16P-R4P-QR442R-Q3R-B3
17Q-K2?PxP43R-N5P-B4
18B-Q2PxP44PxPK-B3
19BxP/3B-R445R/5-Q5R-Q
20B-Q5BxB46P-B4PxP
21KxBN-Q547K-B2R-B7ch
22Q-QN2P-B348K-B3R-KR7
23KR-QNR-Q249K-N4P-R4ch
24B-B4Q-Q50KxRPR-Rch
25P-QR5R-B2 and Black won 
26P-R6N-N4ch   

(a) Gerald criticized this but White wanted top open the KN file so that he would castle Queen-side.

(b) White's position should win, but he misplayed it while Black's careful play won.


From Chess World, December 1951, comes this example of a faulty Bird's Opening. Kemp vs. Watts -- the "shortest game on record".

1P-KB4P-K32P-KN4Q-R5 Mate!!