The July Check is in the Mail

WeilTimothy Weil of Denver, Colorado, has won the closely contested Walter Muir 15W10.   By wining one and drawing one against each opponent, Tim made certain of at least first place, and he did better, winning his event by 1 ½ points.

    GAME OF THE MONTH

White’s attack in this game is based on the superior activity of his major pieces.  Black’s Rooks and Queen make one move each but can’t help their King.

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B35)

Palciauskas

John McKearney   14P03   5 ½-½

Walter Muir

Thomas Segreto    16W06   5-1

Tony West                15W38   6-0

John Davis                16W05   6-0

John Collins

Brian Timms      14C03   6-0

Trophy Quad

David Rodriguez  14Q09  5-1

Swift Quad

Robert Irons   15SQ14  4 ½-1 ½

Gary Boye     15SQ14  4 ½-1 ½

steinitzstamp

Cuban stamp honoring Wilhelm Steinitz.

TOP CORRESPONDENCE PLAYERS

1 Menke, John IL 2496
2 Ingersol, Harry IA 2421
3 Tseng, Wilbur IL 2420
4 Buss, Michael IN 2419
5 Adams, Gary AZ 2406
6 Tracz, James OH 2403
=6 Bonsack, Laurence CA 2403
8 Miettinen, Kristo NY 2397
9 Kain, Anthony SC 2396
10 Torres, Chris CA 2388
11 Walters, Gary OH 2379
12 Woodard, Daniel NV 2373
13 Levine, Joel NY 2371
14 Sogin, David KY 2355
15 Daves, Dana NC 2344
16 Magat, Gordon NY 2343
17 Rodriguez, Keith FL 2337
18 Boege, Harold MN 2317
19 Ryan, Patrick NJ 2315
20 Lewis, Chris VA 2314
21 Horwitz, Danny TX 2313
22 Funston, David CA 2296
23 Corkum, Tim WI 2293
24 Cross, Gregory TX 2286
25 Procopi, John DE 2280

Quote:   The engines are strong enough now that a simple quad core machine can hold the draw in the Berlin even against a $100,000,000 super computer..

—  Wolff Morrow

White aims all his pieces at the queenside.  Black aims all his at the Kingside.  Who wins ?

LARSEN’S OPENING (A01)

White’s attack is just too strong for Black.

VIENNA GAME (C33)

Thomas Connelly notes that he could not calculate whether the double sacrifice was sound but his chess instincts told him to go for it.

NIMZOINDIAN DEFENSE (E32)

Here is a game from 165 years ago that has a modern flavor to it.

GIUOCO PIANO (C54)

An excellent example of the failure of defense against the success of attack.

A methodical execution….

RETI OPENING (A09)

In this game Black’s Queen Bishop is always better than White’s Queen Knight.

QUEEN’S GAMBIT DECLINED (D43)

When two evenly matched opponents are willing to swap pieces, a draw is a reasonable outcome.

NIMZOINDIAN DEFENSE (E54)

At the end, Black’s two Bishops just don’t have enough scope to dominate.

RUY LOPEZ (C95)

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