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October, 1959

Source: Idaho Chess Bulletin, October, 1959 Games in this issue


The official publication of the Idaho Chess Association.

President

R.K. Hart
Box 547
Pocatello, Idaho

Editor & Treasurer

Dick Vandenburg
2316 Regan Ave.
Boise, Idaho

Games Editor

Eugene Cowan
Box 431
Driggs, Idaho

Committeemen

Sterling Vaughn
1187 Morningside Dr.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Roy Parker
Box 137
Nampa, Idaho

N.E. Robinson
313 Davidson Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho


Where to play chess!

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

Canyon County -- meets 8:00 Thursday at Lakeview Parkhouse, Nampa.

Idaho Falls -- meets Friday nights at City Building above Police Station.

Twin Falls -- meets Friday nights 8:00 at Harry Barry Park Building.

Pocatello -- meets Wednesday nights at Y.M.C.A. Building.

Teton Valley -- meets regularly at member's homes. Contact Cowan.


Coming Events!

Eastern Idaho Open -- in Pocatello, October 24-25.

Central Washington Open -- in Yakima, November 7-8.

Utah Open -- in Salt Lake, November 11, 12, 13, and 14.

Idaho State Tournament -- in Twin Falls, January 16-17.

Idaho Team Tournament Matches -- preliminaries to be played before Idaho State Tournament.


Idaho Chess Bulletin -- price $1.00 per year, 5 issues. Send money to Editor.

Washington Chess Letter -- price $2.00 per year, 12 issues, send money to W.H. Raleigh, 4312 Woodland Park Ave., Seattle 3, Washington

TWO NORTHWEST PUBLICATIONS PROMOTING NORTHWEST CHESS


IT'S A TIE

Utah and Idaho played to a draw in this year's annual match played in Pocatello, Idaho at the new Student Union Building of Idaho State College on September 12. It was a hard fought match in which Utah came from behind to tie, 9½-9½. This year's Idaho team was considerably stronger than last year's and Utah was without the services of four of its first six players from last year. Even without State Champion Buckendorf, Idaho players were confident of victory but the Utah boys came through strong in the late rounds. The final game to be completed, Vandenburg vs. Chappuis, turned into a victory for Chappuis and brought Utah up to 9½ points. This game appears in the Games Section.

For the first time, Idaho players were listed according to their West Coast Ratings, although a couple of mistakes were made when comparing the various lists needed. Only one Idaho player was without a rating but ratings for the final three players haven't been published as yet. Utah had six rated players and would have had more except that a large contingent of the team came from Ogden where few are rated.

Next year's match will again be held in Pocatello the weekend after Labor Day. The series now stands at 4½-2½ in Utah's favor.

IDAHOUTAH
BdRatingPlayerTownResultBdRatingPlayerTownResult
1.2000Dick VandenburgBoise01.2034Gaston ChappuisS.L.C.1
2.1914Ted HartwellTwin Falls02.1990Farrell ClarkS.L.C.1
3.1910Lloyd KimptonTwin Falls13.----Erwin RaederOgden0
4.1904R.K. HartPocatello04.1899Ted PathakisS.L.C.1
5.1898Harold HughartBoise15.1782Fred DocekalS.L.C.0
6.1841Phil DolphBoise16.----W. PickeringOgden0
7.1849John AndersonAlameda½7.----Paul JeffsOgden½
8.1804Eugene CowanDriggs08.----Jim FisherS.L.C.1
9.1803C.H. StewartBoise19.1754Charles MetzelaarS.L.C.0
10.1802George RasorBoise010.----Charles JoyceS.L.C.1
11.1729Nick SkirmantsBoise111.----Melvin PrattOgden0
12.1772Mel SchubertPocatello112.----James MooneyS.L.C.0
13.----Reilly HookPocatello013.----Tage CarlsonOgden1
14.1660Bernice MillarIdaho Falls114.----James WalkerOgden0
15.1700Carlos LauritzenVictor015.----Edgar HallOgden1
16.1513Glen PeckPocatello016.----L.L. KizerOgden1
17.????Louis Sikos-TomayPocatello017.1480Carl ThorstensenOgden1
18.????Philip FungPocatello118.----George TracyOgden0
19.????Monseur AminiPocatello119.----John DavenportOgden0
        

COMING EVENTS

The extra sheet attached to this issue of the Bulletin gives information on the major tournaments coming up. The Eastern Idaho Open will be held in Pocatello, Idaho at the YMCA on October 24-25. It starts Saturday, October 24 at 1:00, five rounds, $3.50 for adults and $1.00 for juniors. The Central Washington Open will be held in Yakima, Washington at the YMCA on November 7-8. It starts at 10:00 Saturday, six rounds, $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for juniors. The Utah Open will be held in Salt Lake City at the YMCA on November 11, 12, 13, & 14. It starts Wednesday night, November 11 at 7:00. Six rounds, entry fee $6.00.


DAKE WINS OREGON OPEN

The seven round 1959 Oregon Open was won by Arthur Dake of Portland with a perfect 7-0 score. Unrated Donald Turner of Salem, Oregon placed second with a 6-1 score. He lost only to Dake and beat such stars as Ric Jerome, Dick Schultz, and Robert Holzinger along the way. Young Frank Nettleton of Portland surprised everyone by placing 6th, 4½-2½. He defeated Dr. Dave Groenig, among others. Duane Meador had his difficulties and placed 16th, 4-3. Ric Jerome placed 15th with the same score and Dr. Groenig placed 10th, 4½-2½. Olaf Ulvestad, the usual winner of Northwest Tournaments he enters, could only garner 7th place, 4½-2½. He lost to Dake and had three draws. In winning this one, Dake proved again that he is still tops in this area of play.

##PlayerHomeScore
1.Arthur DakePortland7-0
2.Donald TurnerSalem6-1
3.John BellPortland5½-1½
4.Richard SchultzSeattle5-2
5.Clark HarmonPortland5-2
6.Frank NettletonPortland4½-2½
7.Olaf UlvestadSeattle4½-2½
8.Robert HolzingerSeattle4½-2½
9.Garry SingerTigard4½-2½
10.Dr. Dave GroenigSpokane4½-2½
11.John BraleySeattle4½-2½
12.James McNeesePortland4-3
13.Henrik LundhPortland4-3
14.Willy BrandalSeattle4-3
15.Rick JeromeYakima4-3
16.Duane MeadorVancouver4-3
17.Fred HowardSeattle4-3
18.Tom MakonsSeattle4-3
19.Danny TowneYakima4-3
20.Ray PinsonSalem3½-3½
21.Mal SkarstonForest Grove3½-3½
22.Albert BensonPortland3-4
23.Larry RudeYakima3-4
24.Oliver LaFrenierSeattle3-4
25.George ChronesPortland3-4
26.Gordan GraySeattle3-4
27.Vincent BricherCottage Grove3-4
28.Leon SagePortland3-4
29.Gary FeuerbergPortland2½-4½
30.Duane BowansCendon2½-4½
31.Lyman JohnstonEverett2½-4½
32.Bob BellamyPortland2½-4½
33.Charles GearyEugene2-5
34.John CorenbaumPortland2-5
35.Mike ConwaySpokane2-5
36.R.W. CairncrossPortland2-5
37.Buz EddySeattle1½-5½
38.Arthur AndrewsPortland1-6
39.Dwight EdwardsSeattle0-7
40.Paul GriffinPortland0-7

PUPOLS WINS SEATTLE SEAFAIR

Viktors Pupols won the (August) 1959 Seafair Open with a score of 5½-½. Second place was taken by Viesturs Seglins, also of Seattle, with an identical score but with less Solkoff points. In this mammoth tournament of 62 players in one section, the two top placers didn't play each other but had draws with other players. Jim McCormick of Seattle placed third, 4½-1½. Others with the same score of 4½-1½ were 4. Dave Grannis, 5. Dr. Dave Groenig, 6. Ed Diedrich, 7. Richard Schultz, and 8. Daniel Wade. Don Crawford, former Boisean, now of Olympia, placed 16th, 4-2. The tremendous size of this tournament presented problems as to how tournament organizers in that area can handle the crowds and still have the top players play each other. Seven rounds were suggested. We in Idaho feel that A and B Sections are the answer. The situation in Seattle may be different but having two sections provides good competition and pairings in each.


WEST COAST RATINGS
by Robert A. Karch

This rating list is up-to-date as of the "Idaho Chess Bulletin", to April, 1959; and the "Washington Chess Letter" to April, 1959 -- both inclusive to those issues. Mr. Karch is now in Germany on a temporary assignment and his moving there has temporarily slowed down the ratings but another more recent list should be available for the next issue. This list was published in July, 1959.

These supplementary ratings to the annual January list carry only those names who have played in at least five rated games since the publication of the last list. Those that have played less than this number will have revised ratings but they are not published until the played number reaches five. This is to cut down on the tremendous number of names on each list and a player's rating won't change much through the results of one or two games. The list as it is has 442 West Coast names on it! This list is complete for Idaho and Montana with inclusion of many Oregon and Washington.

Albert, WallyMontana1851
Albertini, FrankIdaho1366
Anderson, Herb.Montana1752
Anderson, JohnIdaho1849
Austin, JulieIdaho1340
Barney, Cliff.Idaho1340
Barnstein, CharlesIdaho1623
Barto, JohnMontana1824
Blair, DeanIdaho1796
Bongiardina, J.Idaho1495
Bray, GaryIdaho1755
Britt, DonIdaho1645
Brunduld, CarlMontana1583
Burgmior, ChrisMontana1477
Cantrell, SuzanIdaho1585
CHAPPUIS, GASTONUtah2034
Christman, E.Idaho1210
Conway, MikeWashington1732
Cosho, JohnIdaho1777
Cowan, EugeneIdaho1804
Crumb, GeorgeIdaho1250
Cziep, AloisIdaho1791
DAKE, ARTHUR W.OregonMASTER
Dalley, DarrollIdaho1548
DeBruin, LesMontana1615
Dolph, PhilIdaho1841
Dunkin, LawrenceMontana1640
Eddy, BuzWashington1677
Ellis, A.B.Idaho1956
English, JohnIdaho1758
Folt, JamesMontana1829
Feuerberg, G.Oregon1803
Fredstrom, B.Idaho1657
Funderberg, B.Idaho1560
Gaffney, PatIdaho1396
Gerle, JosephMontana1728
GROENIG, DAVEWashington2065
Guth, EugeneIdaho1609
Hanseon, RalphMontana1770
Harle, AlbertIdaho1754
Harmon, ClarkOregon1889
Harris, C.E.Idaho1673
Hart, R.K.Idaho1904
Henry, BobIdaho1289
Hollibaugh, B.Idaho1822
Horstman, E.H.Idaho1659
Hurhart, HaroldIdaho1898
Jackson, W.C.Idaho1485
Jerome, RichardWashington1871
Johnson, AlMontana1678
Johnston, LymanWashington1569
King, Dan JessIdaho1622
Kunz, AlmaIdaho1654
Lajoie, EverettMontana1593
LAPIKEN< PETERMontanaMaster
Lauritzen, C.Idaho1700
Lundberg, H.Montana1783
McCORMICK, JIMWashingtonMASTER
McDonald, TedMontana1755
McKay, LarryMontana1934
McKellip, LewisIdaho1433
MEADOR, DUANEWashington2054
Meder, ZettaMontana1755
Murray, A.A.Washington1991
Nettleton, F.Oregon1744
Olson, O.E.Montana1660
Orr, C.O.Montana1599
Papp, EllakMontana1831
Parker, RoyIdaho1730
Peterson, BobIdaho1415
Petit, FredIdaho1577
Phillips, C.B.Montana1692
Quass, CarlIdaho1611
Rasor, GeorgeIdaho1802
Roddy, JohnMontana1834
Reid, DaveIdaho1658
Ricco, RonMontana1510
Robinson, NigelIdaho1739
Ruggles, Mart.Montana1753
Sala, StephenIdaho1769
Salverson, TedMontana1919
Schiess, EdIdaho1750
Schiess, ErvinIdaho1442
SCHULTZ, RICH.Washington2041
Shanley, PaulMontana1737
Sharratt, D.Idaho1421
Shiere, EllenMontana1602
Skirmants, N.Idaho1729
SMITH, ADAMMontana2042
Solts, CarlIdaho1610
Solum, LorenIdaho1584
Southern, BobMontana1737
Spangenburg, C.Idaho1616
Stanke, JerryIdaho1786
Stanke, Rich.Idaho1365
Stelmach, TheodoreMontana1662
Stewart, C.H.Idaho1803
Stone, MeredithIdaho1459
Stromberg, In.Montana1611
Thompson, Hort.Idaho1728
ULVESTAD, OLAFWashingtonMASTER
VANDENBURG, D.Idaho2000
WADE, DANIELWashington2046
Waterman, VicIdaho1599
Weare, JohnOregon1523
Wendel, GaryMontana1576
Wendel, Herb.Montana1579
White, GaryMontana1636
Williams, JimIdaho1546
Williamson, J.Idaho1595
Winterroud, S.Idaho1384
Yanda, J.E.Montana1664
ZEMGALIS, EL.WashingtonMASTER

CHESS NOTES

by E.L. Cowan

The following position was turned in by Clarence Rambo, of the Twin Falls, Idaho chess club. (He lives in Murtaugh, and with a few others commutes to the club site, about 30-40 miles, each night).

Black: Rambo

White: Lewis Trout

White to play and draw!

(If I were Black I would shoot myself! (Ed.))


FROM CHESS LIFE:

Arthur Bisguier, former Champion of the United States, won the 1959 (60th) U.S. Open Chess Championship, scoring 10-2. Second was Pal Benko, who lost to junior player Ray Weinstein, in an upset which cost him the title. Played at Omaha. Olaf Ulvestad placed 8th.

Pal Benko, formerly of Budapest, and who finished higher than Bobby Fischer in the recent Candidates Tournament, leading to the Challengers Tournament which leads to a match for the World Championship, won the "Western Open" of Milwaukee for the second time in a row. Robert Byrne and Martin Harrow finished 2nd and 3rd. (Played over the July 4 weekend, 114 entered) Benko defeated Olaf Ulvestad who finished 6th. Benko also won the 107 player "Greater New York Open" ahead of Lombardy, Weinstein, Bisguier, and Sherwin--last June.

Robin Ault, 17, of New Jersey, won the annual Junior Championships held July 18. Gilbert Ramirez tied Ault, but the San Francisco expert lost their individual contest and, by a special rule, placed 2nd even though he had more tie-breaking points. Omaha, Nebraska was the tournament site.

With the establishment of a "USCF Players Fund", the expenses of Bobby Fischer, his second, Bent Larsen, and Pal Benko have been met and our two representatives are playing in the 1959 World Candidates Tourney, being played in Yugoslavia from September 6 to October 31.


PROBLEM CORNER

No. 3, from the pages of "Chess Review".

White to move and mate! Solution next issue.

Send solutions to Dick Vandenburg, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho.

After that toughie last month I am giving you an easy one this time, at least it looks easy. If you can find the answer, please be sure to drop me a card. We had several winners last time and it was tough -- Robert Karch, Harold Hughart, Horton Thompson, and Don J.Peterson. Congratulations boys! For the rest of you unfortunates who couldn't work it, the solution to Problem No. 2 was----Q-R6. Surely you can all work Problem No. 3?


C.H. STEWART
--- An Intermountain Chess Legend ---

Have you ever lost a game to Charles H. Stewart, chess expert from Boise, Idaho? If not, then you probably have missed the opportunity of playing him. During his 50 plus years of playing chess in Idaho, and the intermountain region, he has met and defeated the best available competition.

Mr. Stewart's chess career began in Iowa in the year 1893. He, his brother, and several other local stalwarts began playing the "Queen's Gambit Declined" opening without the aid of books or instruction and proceeded almost exactly similar to many "book" variations of today.

He came to Idaho in 1903 but, in that early day, local players were scattered and most of his play was through correspondence leagues, chiefly the CCLA. For many years he was one of the top players in that organization and he won the 8th North American Championship as well as placing second in that annual tournament on four different occasions. He played--and won--correspondence games against Fred Reinfeld and also Harry Borochow, Los Angeles chess master. In simultaneous play against top players, he has a win against George Koltanowski and has drawn Newell Banks on several occasions. In Chicago, in 1915, he had the opportunity of playing the great Frank Marshall at the simultaneous exhibition.

In 1937, he played in the first Utah State Tournament and placed second, the victory going to L.N. Page, who is still active in Utah chess circles. Since that time he has consistently placed high in Utah Tournaments but that particular title has eluded him.

He has entered numerous Nevada Tournaments and was champion of that state twice in the early 1930's. He won the first Idaho State Tournament, held in 1947, and also won in 1949. He has won the Boise City Championship many times.

His recent career is, if anything, even more phenomenal. At an advanced age of over 80 years, he has traveled to tournaments throughout the region. He scored 3½-1½ in the 1957 Oregon Open, placed third in the 1957 Montana Open, placed 4th in the 1957-58 Idaho Opens, and 2nd in the 1959 Idaho State Tourney. He has won four out of five games in the annual Utah-Idaho matches during recent years.

The following correspondence game, played in 1930, is evidence of the devastating manner in which Mr. Stewart can tear an opponent apart over the chess board:

White: C.D. Cabould, Black: C.H. Stewart.
1 P-K4, P-K4; 2 N-KB3, N-QB3; 3 B-B4, B-B4; 4 P-B3, N-B3; 5 P-Q3?, P-Q3; 6 B-K3, B-N3; 7 QN-Q2, 0-0; 8 0-0, N-K2; 9 P-Q4, PxP; 10 BxQP, N-N3; 11 Q-N3, N-N5; 12 P-KR3, N/5-K4; 13 NxN, PxN; 14 BxB, RPxB; 15 N-B3, Q-B3; 16 QR-Q?, BxP; 17 K-R2, B-N5; 18 R-Q3, N-B5; 19 R-K3, Q-R3ch; 20 K-N3, BxN; and Black announces mate!

Then take the following position obtained in the 1926 game vs. J. Schmidt.

Black: Schmidt

White: Stewart

Schmidt, with the Black pieces, thinks he can afford to lose the Knight, stop White's attack, and get a second Queen. Stewart gave him that chance. Schmidt, with Black moves P-R7? and Stewart announces mate in eight! Can you find it? The continuation was Q-B7ch, K-R; QxNch, K-R2; N-B7, P-KN4; Q-R8ch, K-N3; N-K5ch, K-B4; Q-R7ch, K-K3; Q-B7ch, K-Q3; Q-Q7 mate.

And so goes the play of a man, dedicated to the advancement of chess, who has been promoting chess in this area for over 50 years. He is a true sportsman and a tribute to the game!


WITH THE CLUBS

IDAHO FALLS

We have a new member club in the Idaho Chess Association--the Idaho Falls Chess Club. We are glad to welcome Idaho Falls as an active member of the State Association and hope their club will flourish. It already has the largest membership in the State!

Meetings are now being held Monday nights in the City Building. The Club has a Senior Ladder Tourney going and a round robin Junior Tourney. First prize for the juniors will be an all expense trip paid to the 1960 State Tournament in Twin Falls. An excellent idea!

Officers for the year are N.E. Robinson, President; Edward Breiter, Vice President; Russ Haynes, Treasurer; and Arlan Anderson, Secretary.


TETON VALLEY

Gadzooks! Another new member. Teton Valley has also joined the fold. Eastern Idaho will be full of team matches this year.

The Club has started regular meetings in player's homes this month. The first meeting was held in Alma Kunz' fishing lodge.


CANYON COUNTY

The Club is winding up its annual Summer Chess Tournament. Present standings or those participating are:

1C.E. Harris3-0
2Jerry Stanke3-1
3Roy Parker4-2
4A.B. Ellis3-2
5D.J. King2-1
6John English1-0
7Wayne Moody1-4
8Ralph Batie1-6
9Vic Waterman0-2

Each two players play a series of games. A win is credited when one player is ahead at the end of an even number of games. Some series have gone to six games before a winner was determined.


BOISE

Boise has also been keeping its ladder tournament active during the summer. Present ladder standings are:

1Dick Vandenburg2142
2Phil Dolph2074
3Harold Hughart1902
4C.H. Stewart1888
5George Rasor1829
6John Cosho1816
7Nick Skirmants1785
8Norman Lee1684
9M.W. Wright1655
10Dick Parker1650

GAMES SECTION

by E. L. Cowan

1959 Utah-Idaho Match

SICILIAN DEFENSE

White: Dick Vandenburg
Black: Gaston Chappuis

1P-K4P-QB432B-N7R-B5!
2N-KB3P-Q333P-R3? (f)RxRP
3P-Q4PxP34BxPR-R8ch
4NxPN-KB335K-N2P-R5
5N-QB3P-KN336BxPP-R6
6P-B3B-N237R-K2R-Q8
7B-K2B-Q238R-R2N-K5
8B-K3N-B339R-N4P-Q4
9Q-Q2P-QR340B-Q3R-Q7
10P-KN4R-QB41RxRNxR
11NxNBxN42R-NP-R7
12P-KR4 (a)P-KR443R-KRN-B6
13P-N5N-Q244P-N5K-K
14B-Q40-0 (b)45P-R4K-Q
15BxBKxB46P-R5K-B2
16Q-Q4chK-N47P-N6chK-N2
17R-KN (c)Q-R448P-B4? (g)N-K4!
18P-B4Q-QB449K-B3? (h)R-R6
19QxQNxQ50K-Q4NxB
20B-Q3P-N451KxP? (i)N-B7
21P-N4N-K352RxPRxR
22N-K2N-N253K-K6R-R2
230-0-0P-B454P-B5N-Q6
24NPxPRxP55K-Q5N-N5ch
25P-B5PxP56K-B4R-R5ch
26PxPB-B657K-N5R-KB5
27R/Q-KBxN58P-R6chNxP
28RxBK-B259P-QB6chK-N
29R-N5R-R360KxNR-QR5ch
30R/2-N2N-K (d)61K-N5R-R! (j)
31B-K4? (e)N-B3   

Notes by Vandenburg

(a) White had intended playing B-R6 but couldn't after allowing P-KR4.

(b) Castling into a certain attack.

(c) To prevent Black from playing P-KB3 and also taking the rook away from Black's bishop's diagonal.

(d) White has an excellent game. Black has wasted too many moves trading down.

(e) Breaks up White's strong position. White was under severe time pressure here, having to make 10 moves in about 15 minutes. The 40th move was made with 20 seconds to go.

(f) White saved the wrong pawn. It was foolish to allow Black an attacking pawn to save a weak one.

(g) White anticipated a pawn takes or push and completely overlooked the knight move.

(h) B-B?, then if PxP, B-N2ch; and if NxPch, BxN and then K-B3.

(i) RxP, RxR; 52 KxN seems obvious (ELC). Black wins and Utah ties Idaho.

(j) Black wins move 66.

* * * * *

GIUOCO PIANO

White: Harold Hughart
Black: Fred Docekal

1P-K4P-K411RxNchN-K2? (a)
2N-KB3N-QB312Q-K2P-QB3
3B-B4B-B413B-N5P-B3
40-0N-B314R-K0-0
5P-B3NxP?15RxNPxB
6P-Q4PxP16Q-B4chK-R
7PxPB-N317NxPQxP
8R-KP-Q418N-B7chK-N
9BxPQxB19N-R6ch!!Resigns (b)
10N-B3Q-Q   

(a) Usually best to move the K than to pin one's own piece.

(b) A pretty smothered mate is there for White--see it?

* * * * *

At the third board, Raeder lost a heart-breaker to Kimpton---proving the old saying: "Eternal vigilance is the price of breathing". (See also Fisher-Chappuis & Peterson-Sormer below).

QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED

White: Lloyd Kimpton
Black: Erwin Raeder

1P-Q4P-Q425RxPQ-K4
2P-QB4P-K326Q-K4Q-B3
3N-QB3N-KB327Q-Q5chK-R
4B-N5B-K228R/B-QQ-B7ch
5P-K30-029K-R2QxQNP
6N-B3QN-Q230Q-KN5P-KR3
7PxPNxP31Q-N3R-B2
8NxNPxN32R-Q8chRxR
9BxBQxB33RxRchK-R2
10B-Q3N-B334Q-N8QxRP
110-0B-N535R-R8chK-N3
12P-KR3B-R436Q-K5Q-K2
13R-BP-B337Q-N3chQ-N4
14P-R3N-K538Q-Q3chQ-B4
15B-K2P-KB439Q-KN3chK-R4
16N-K5BxB40R-K8Q-B5
17QxBP-B541R-K5chP-N4
18Q-N4N-Q742QxQRxQ
19KR-KPxP43R-K6P-N5
20RxKPN-K544R-K7R-N5
21P-B3P-B445R-N7PxP
22PxNPxQP46KxPP-R4?
23R-Q3QxN47P-N4ch!Resigns
24PxPQxP   

1959 Boise City Championship Play-off Match Game

FRENCH DEFENSE

White: Dick Vandenburg
Black: Phil Dolph

1P-K4P-K3160-0P-B3
2P-Q4P-Q417Q-N4N-B4
3N-QB3N-KB318R-B3N-K2 (e)
4B-KN5B-K219Q-R5N-B4
5P-K5KN-Q220P-N4N-KR3
6BxBQxB21P-N5PxKP
7Q-N4 (a)0-022PxPN-B4
8B-Q3P-QB423QR-KBB-N2
9N-B3PxP (b)24RxNRxR
10BxPchKxB25RxRPxR
11Q-R5chK-N26P-N6N-R3
12N-KN5 (c)QxN27QxPB-B?
13QxQPxN28Q-B7chK-R
14PxP (d)N-QB329Q-K8 Mate 
15P-KB4P-QN3   

Notes by Vandenburg

(a) This enterprising line of the Classical Variation leads to immediate fisticuffs.

(b) The "Book" gives P-KB4 here.

(c) The impression was that winning the Queen, regardless of cost, would win easily.

(d) Now, White is actually down in material points and has a weak pawn position. Ulvestad looked at game and thought Black could win eventually by slowly eating pawns, etc.

(e) Ulvestad says this move was bad. PxP would better open up the game for Black's pieces.


Salt Lake City Round Robin Tourney, August 5, 1959

QUEEN'S PAWN GAME

White: James Fisher
Black: Gaston Chappuis

1P-Q4N-KB312N-N3Q-B2
2B-N5N-K513N-N4N-R4
3B-R4P-Q414N-K5NxB
4P-K3P-QB315BPxNB-K2
5N-Q2N-Q316Q-N40-0
6KN-B3B-N517N-B5QR-Q
7B-K2Q-R418NxKBP!RxN
80-0N-Q219RxRNxR
9B-N3P-K320NxKPB-B3
10N-K5BxB21NxQ (a) 
11QxBN-B3   

(a) And White won, move 48. An unusual opening leading to a brilliant stroke by one of Utah's promising young players.

* * * * *

RETI OPENING

White: Ben J. Peterson
Black: George Sormer

1N-KB3P-Q411P-K4N-Q5
2P-KN3P-QB412P-QR4B-K3
3B-N2N-QB313N-NP-QR4
4P-Q3P-K414N-B3Q-Q2
5P-B4P-Q515N-KN5QR-K
6QN-Q2N-B316RxN!! (a)PxR
70-0B-Q317Q-R5PxN
8P-K3PxP18QxNPchK-R
9PxP0-019Q-B6chK-N
10P-KR3Q-B220B-R6 (b)Resigns

Notes by Vandenburg

(a) Do you mean there is a combination in this placid game? Hold on to your hat mother!

(b) An excellent combination out of the blue. Chess is exciting!


Here is a quieter game, though it cost Dave Groenig a point just as if it were a melodrama. From the first round of the 1959 Idaho Open.

BIRD'S OPENING

White: Dave Groenig
Black: Duane Meador

1P-KB4N-KB326RxRQxR
2P-K3P-Q427Q-QB2N-N5
3N-KB3P-K328QxQBxQ
4P-Q4B-K229N-B2P-Q5
5B-Q3P-QN330NxPNxKP
60-0B-R331P-N3P-K4
7QN-Q2BxB32PxPBxKP
8PxB0-033N-B6B-Q3
9N-K5P-B434B-BN-Q4
10N/2-B3Q-Q335B-Q2K-B
11Q-KN-B336K-B2K-K
12NxNQxN37K-B3K-Q2
13N-K5Q-N438N-Q4BxQNP
14P-QR4Q-K39BxBNxB
15PxPBxP40K-K4N-B3
16P-QN4B-Q341N-N3K-Q3
17B-N2P-QN442P-N4P-B3
18P-R5R-B43P-Q4P-N3
19Q-Q2Q-K244P-R4P-N5
20B-R3R-B245P-Q5N-K2
21QR-BKR-B46K-Q4NxP
22RxRRxR47N-B5K-B3
23N-B3Q-Q48NxPP-N6
24N-Q4P-QR349N-B5P-N7
25R-BQ-QB50Resigns 
A tough end game.