John Coulter of Lee, Massachusetts has won the John Collins 15C07.
GAME OF THE MONTH
James Bougher 17W01 6-0
Brian Higgins 17W05 5 ½-½
Grant Peretz 16SQ03 6-0
Rick Johnson 17SQ03 5 ½- ½
Greg Green 15Q09 5 ½-½
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.”
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.