Michael Horvath of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida won a closely contested 2016 Class A John Collins Quad.
GAME OF THE MONTH
Michael Dreher celebrates a return to correspondence chess after a 27 year hiatus with a spectacular Knight fork in this Swift Quad win.
Jeff Bosch of Edmonds, Washington, scored a tie for first in a 2016 John Collins. He submitted the following win as an example of his play. White’s King goes on a fatal journey.
16C11 Barry Walker 4 ½-1 ½
16C11 David McCann 4 ½-1 ½
17C05 Allen Woollen 5 ½-½
17C09 Patrick Schilling 5-1
16C16 Michael Gross 5 ½-½
18SQ04 Michael Dreher 5 ½ -½
18W11 Brian Hey 5-1
18W13 Robert Irons 6-0
18W03 Patrick Walsh 5 ½-½
[Paul Keres’] great skill in dealing with complications was developed largely through correspondence play.
-Max Euwe, the 5th Classical World Chess Champion
Riley E. Lane of Columbus, GA Born Oct. 18, 1930 died April 17, 2017
Michael Gross of Vienna, Virginia, sent in this miniature from his win of a 2016 John Collins tournament which illustrates the importance of accurate record keeping.
When Black misses the best try of 16…Re4!?, White ends it mercifully.
This game could be the definition of a “fightin’ draw”.
Efficiency is the keyword here.
They should rename the Sicilian Defense to Sicilian Attack.
Two Bishops prove too much in this struggle.