The October Check is in the Mail

image3Grayling Hill won the 20th United States Correspondence Chess Championship with an undefeated 8 ½-3 ½ score, a point ahead of second place Larry Parsons.  Tying for third were John Ballow, Wolff Morrow, and Ciaran O’Hare..

GAME OF THE MONTH

From the first move to the last, Black relies on his superior piece activity to overcome White’s spatial and material edge in an exciting game worthy of future anthologies.

SEPTEMBER RESULTS

Walter Muir

David Wright        16W08   5-1

Logan Ripley            15W28   4-2

Jerry Blankenship 16W01   6-0

Juan Lopez                16W11   6-0

Logan Ripley            15W28   4-2

Daniel Whitted      16W02  3 ½-2 ½

Edward Detrick     16W02  3 ½-2 ½

David Wright           16W32  4 ½-1 ½

Ronald Roberts     16W32  4 ½-1 ½

Bryant Vernon        15W27  4 ½-1 ½

Vernon Young         16W14  5 ½-½

Trophy Quad

Errol Acosta               15Q04   4 ½-1 ½

A suitable title for this fight might be “a good time was had by all”.

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B34) 

 

Black foresees the destructive Rook lift after 24…Kg7 25. Qg3+ Kh8 26. Qf4 Kg7 27, Re3

OWEN’S  DEFENSE (B00)

 

White has it pretty much his own way until the very end of the game when he faces an unstoppable h-Pawn.

NIMZOINDIAN DEFENSE (E32)

 

Bryant Vernon is nothing but methodical in this game.

ENGLISH OPENING (A21)

 

BOGO-INDIAN DEFENSE (E11)

White: Vernon Young  (0000)

Black: John Davis  (1274)

2016 Walter Muir

Black puts up an excellent fight for many moves only to fade in the end.

 

GAMES FROM THE 20TH USCCC

When White plants a Pawn on d6, it paralyzes the future target – d7

QUEEN’S INDIAN DEFENSE (E12)

 

 

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B77)

 

Black’s problems revolve around a magnificently posted Knight on e4  that has no where to go.

QUEEN’S PAWN GAME (E10)

 

Quote:  By correspondence you can play a better game — Roger Chapman

A White Knight’s fifth visit to the d4 square proves decisive.

SICILIAN DEFENSE (B64)

 

 

 

 

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