The October Check Is in the Mail

John Coulter of Lee, Massachusetts has won the John Collins 15C07.



September Results

Walter Muir

James Bougher  17W01  6-0

  Brian Higgins    17W05  5  ½-½

Swift Quad

Grant Peretz    16SQ03   6-0

   Rick Johnson   17SQ03   5 ½- ½

Trophy Quad

 Greg Green    15Q09    5 ½-½

John Collins

    John Coulter    15C07     5 ½-½

    Philip DeAugustino  16C01  5-1


Carl Dunn was born on Nov. 1, 1930 and died on Sept, 6, 2017 at age 86.  Carl was a past president of the Iowa State Chess Club.

Grant Peretz may be a newcomer to US Chess correspondence chess, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from his handling of this game.  White resigns, facing a hopeless endgame.

When Black sets up a piece of cheese on e4, White gladly falls into the trap.

“Eagle-eyed correspondence chess players take nothing for granted.”

-Irving Chernev

You sacked your Queen against me?  Well, I’ll sack my Queen against you.  And a draw is the logical outcome !?  It is in this barnburner.

A speculative Pawn sacrifice on Move 6 leads inevitably to a raging attack on a King lacking protection.

From the days before computers, this rough and tumble struggle from Russia is sure to cause your pulse to beat a little faster.

A rootin’ tootin’ sixgun shootin’ Evans Gambit—the key shot is 29. f5, sacking a Rook.

In admiration of Rick Johnson’s play, this game was submitted by his opponent.

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