The May Check is in the Mail

DavidMcCann

2014 John Collins to David McCann

David McCann learned chess from his father and played in his first OTB tournament at age 11.  Due to the demands of ministry he began playing correspondence chess in the late 1980’s.  He took a break from chess for several years while coaching his three oldest children in soccer. He returned to chess about ten years ago when his youngest son started getting interested in scholastic chess.   David found the most difficult part of getting back into chess was the change in opening theory. He annotates a key Caro-Kann game from the event below.

14C08

McCann 2117 11 5
Babcock 2204 10 11
Ott 2121 01 11
Strand 2021 00 00 00 0

 

Quote:  I also use the ChessBase MegaDatabase and the Playchess game database but ONLY for getting new ideas –human games are just too unreliable.     —  Leonardo  Ljubicic, 28th World Correspondence Chess Champion

MORROW MAKES SENIOR IM TITLE

WolffMorrow

Wolff Morrow has earned his Senior International Master title.  A graphic artist and computer technician from Denton, Texas, Wolff has set a few world records playing video games.  He has now earned a Senior International Master title by playing games like the following:

SEMI-SLAV DEFENSE (D43)

13C24    WON BY JAMES VAUGHAN

Vaughan

James Vaughan of Troy, Ohio won the 13C24 John Collins.

TROMPOWSY ATTACK (D00)

13C24

Vaughan 2250 1F 11 11 5-1
Soricelli 2204 01 ½0 11 3 ½
Angres 2054 00 ½1 11 3 ½
Hayward 2007 FF 0F FF 0-6

APRIL RESULTS

John Collins

James Vaughan  13C24   5-1

Wayne Wisdom  15C11  6-0

Tim Rutledge      14C14  5 ½-½

Walter Muir

David Wright    15W35  4-2

Marton Forbush 15W22  6-0

Fletcher Penney 15W15  5-1

Rufus Williams  15W40 5-1

Swift Quad

James Yonkers    15SQ12  4-2

David Stone    15SQ12   4-2

James Van Dooren gives a dissertation: How to play against a bad Bishop

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B50)

Paging Harry Houdini  – joy riding to victory, White errs on Move 29 and allows Black to engineer a miraculous escape.

DUTCH DEFENSE (A92)

White has a winning game plan:  accept all of Black’s sacrifices and then sacrifice some of it back

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B92)

Black plays control chess and wins a neat endgame.

NIMZOVICH DEFENSE (B00)

RUY LOPEZ  (C96)

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B90)

Comments

  1. What happened to The Check is in the Mail?
    It became unprintable again.
    Please restore the previous format, so I can print myself a copy.

    Thanks,
    Rod McCalley

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