The Check is in the Mail: September 2019

Jonny Owens (photo courtesy subject)

GAME OF THE MONTH

This was a titanic struggle that ultimately led to Owens’ first place finish,

AUGUST RESULTS 

Walter Muir

Raymond Grinsteinner  18W11  5 ½-½

Walter Muir

Alex Strobehn   19W03   6-0

Johnny Owens   19W01   4 ½-1 ½

John Collins

Jeffrey Anson    17C10   5-1

Palciauskas

            Allen Woollen  18V02   5-1

White’s mistake on move 18 leads to a fatal loss of material.

Black’s one promising kingside attack evaporates into a losing two-Pawn minus endgame.

OBITUARY

Robert Sigmond, born 1921, died March 16, 2019 at age 98.

Black owns the white squares in this Italian correspondence game.

Black sacrifices … and sacrifices …and sacrifices in this game from the 2016 Golden Knights semifinals.

GAMES FROM 19W01 WALTER MUIR

When White fails to find 14. hxg5, holding on to rough equality,  Black grabs hold and doesn’t let go.

The fight between the two leaders was exactly that: a fight.

Queenside Pawns run faster than Kingside Pawns.

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