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Paul Anderson 21 October at 08:05 Reply Report

I was looking forward to meeting my ace reporter in the third round, but it was not to be. Here is Dean Brown's report on the CSCC Championship:

"Dean William Brown posting Round 2 results of the Colorado Springs Chess Club's 2010 Championship: Paul Anderson (2) over Buck Buchanan (1), Dan Avery (2) over Dean Brown (1), Peter Swan (1) over Paul Covington (0), Jeff Fox (1) over Imre Barlay (0)."

Dan vs Dean:
Jeff vs Imre:

Here is my second round win:

[Event "CSCC Championship"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[Date "2010.10.19"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Buchanan, Buck"]
[Black "Anderson, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A42"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[EventDate "2010.10.12"]
[TimeControl "5400"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. f4 Nh6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Bd3
Bg4 8. Be3 Qb6 9. Qd2 Bxf3 10. d5 Bd4 11. Bxd4 Qxd4 12. gxf3 f5 13. O-O-O Nd7
14. Rhe1 Nc5 15. Ne2 Nxd3+ 16. Qxd3 Qxd3 17. Rxd3 fxe4 18. fxe4 cxd5 19. exd5
Rac8 20. Rc3 Rc7 21. b3 Nf5 22. Kb2 Kg7 23. Ng3 Nh6 24. Rf3 Ng4 25. Re2 Ne5 26.
Rfe3 Rxf4 27. Ne4 h6 28. Nc3 a6 29. Rd2 Rfxc4 30. Rxe5 Rxc3 31. Rxe7+ Rxe7 32.
Kxc3 Re4 33. Kd3 Rh4 34. Ke3 Kf6 35. Rg2 g5 36. Rf2+ Ke5 37. Rd2 Rh3+ 0-1

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to DuWayne for giving the impression that he said anything negative about Buck. It was myself that brought up the example of Buck. It was only due to extreme political pressure that I said the things I did (the transcript is included below). To the best of my recollection, DuWayne has never said anything derogatory about anyone at anytime. It is only right and fitting that, at this time, I come forward to apologize for casting a shadow of doubt on DuWayne's fine reputation. As a token of my repentance and to avoid the noodle thing, I offer these games from the Air Force Quads.

[Event "USAFA NoEF Quads #3"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[Date "2010.10.17"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Kondracki, Kurt"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A17"]
[WhiteElo "1959"]
[BlackElo "1868"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2010.10.17"]
[TimeControl "3600"]
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c6 5. a3 a5 6. b3 Bd6 7. Qc2
O-O 8. Bb2 Re8 9. d4 Nbd7 10. Bd3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Rac1 Qe7 13. a4 e5 14.
dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. f4 Bxc3 17. Bxc3 h6 18. Rce1 Ne4 19. Ba1 Rad8 20.
Re2 c5 21. Rf3 d4 22. exd4 cxd4 23. f5 Qc5 24. Rf4 Nf6 25. Rxe8+ Nxe8 26. Qf2
Qb4 27. Qc2 Qe1+ 28. Rf1 Qe3+ 29. Kh1 Nf6 30. Bb2 Ng4 31. Bc1 Qe7 32. Qe2 Ne3
33. Bxe3 Qxe3 34. Re1 Re8 35. Qxe3 Rxe3 36. Rxe3 dxe3 37. Kg1 Kf8 38. Kf1 Ke7
39. Ke2 Bxg2 40. Kxe3 Kf6 41. Kf4 g5+ 42. fxg6 fxg6 43. h4 Bh3 44. Be4 Bf5 45.
Bd5 Bc2 46. b4 axb4 47. c5 bxc5 48. a5 Bd3 49. Ke3 Ba6 50. Ke4 c4 51. Kd4 c3
52. Bb3 g5 53. hxg5+ hxg5 0-1

[Event "USAFA NoEF Quads #3"]
[Site "Colorado Springs"]
[Date "2010.10.17"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Alexander, Charles"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A16"]
[WhiteElo "1959"]
[BlackElo "1863"]
[PlyCount "150"]
[EventDate "2010.10.17"]
[TimeControl "3600"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 d6 4. e3 Bg7 5. b3 Ne4 6. Bb2 Nxc3 7.
Bxc3 Bxc3 8. dxc3 O-O 9. h3 b6 10. Qc2 Bb7 11. Bd3 Nd7 12. Be4 Bxe4 13. Qxe4
Nc5 14. Qc6 Qd7 15. Nd4 Nd3+ 16. Ke2 Ne5 17. Qxd7 Nxd7 18. Nc6 e6 19. Rhd1 Rfe8
20. Rd2 Nb8 21. Nd4 a6 22. Rad1 e5 23. Nc2 Nd7 24. Nb4 a5 25. Nd5 Rac8 26. e4
Kg7 27. f3 Nf6 28. Ne3 Rf8 29. g4 h5 30. g5 Nh7 31. h4 f6 32. gxf6+ Rxf6 33.
Nd5 Rf7 34. Rg1 Rcf8 35. Rg3 Nf6 36. Ke3 Nxd5+ 37. cxd5 Rf4 38. Rdg2 R8f6 39.
Rh2 Kh6 40. Rhh3 Rf8 41. Kd3 b5 42. a4 Rb8 43. axb5 Rxb5 44. Kc2 Rf8 45. Rh1
Rf4 46. Rhg1 Rf6 47. c4 Rb8 48. Rh3 Rbf8 49. Rgg3 Rb8 50. Kc3 Kg7 51. Rg2 Rbf8
52. Rf2 Rf4 53. Kd3 Rb8 54. Rb2 a4 55. b4 a3 56. Ra2 Rxb4 57. Rxa3 Rb7 58. c5
dxc5 59. Kc4 Rf6 60. Kxc5 Rb1 61. Kc4 Rfb6 62. Rc3 R1b4+ 63. Kd3 Rd4+ 64. Ke3
Rb7 65. f4 Rbb4 66. Rxc7+ Kh6 67. fxe5 Rxe4+ 68. Kd2 Rbd4+ 69. Rd3 Rxh4 70. d6
Rxd3+ 71. Kxd3 Rf4 72. d7 h4 73. d8=Q Kh5 74. Rh7+ Kg4 75. Qxh4+ Kf3 1-0

Subject: RE: [BrianWallChess] Paul Anderson responds intelligently to: I lose to a 12 year old again, 2010 DCC Autumn Cornucopia [1 Attachment]
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 20:00:26 -0600

...Anyway, I think you are wrong according to the USCF definition. Personally, I couldn't care one way or the other, but I did research the USCF position a couple of times for newsletters I wrote. I remember looking it up after Josh Smith and Tim Brennan responded to a newsletter with differing views:

Here is their wording, from the USCF Title System article
Norms and titles cannot be lost through poor performance or inactivity.
So, I gathered that title and ratings are independent from each other. Or as Josh put it, "Once a master, always a master."
Subject: RE: [BrianWallChess] Paul Anderson responds intelligently to: I lose to a 12 year old again, 2010 DCC Autumn Cornucopia [1 Attachment]
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:30:35 -0600
...Rather than pick on Buck, who is a good
friend of mine, and in my opinion, one of the most respected and
knowledgable chess players in Colorado, my assertion was a
general one. It is my understanding that attaining the title of
master does not give that player the title permanently. Rather,
that player is back to "expert" status when their rating falls below
2200. Now, I could be wrong, but that is how I've viewed the
matter for my 37 years of playing the game. Maybe someone
from the USCF can clarify here. The question does not have to
do with the new "category" classifications, but rather the title
of "master".

Paul, ten lashes with a wet noodle.

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:56:03 -0600
Subject: [BrianWallChess] Paul Anderson responds intelligently to: I lose to a 12 year old again, 2010 DCC Autumn Cornucopia [1 Attachment]
I love g/29 tournaments. My first was Larry Wutt's Liberty tournament in 1998
and my second was Fred Spell's Palmer Divide this year. That is the main
reason I like g/29 tournaments. I went 5.5/6 and sat in the same chair at
board 1 every game, except when Kurt Kondracki beat me back from lunch. It
also was apart of my recent unbeaten streak of 15 rated games. Kurt started the
streak and ended it.

I fall asleep listening to heavy metal. In my last round of the Palmer Divide,
Anthea's mp3 player died so I offered my phone, if she could handle my taste.
She found Led Zeppelin acceptable and started with Achilles' Last Stand (which
she had never heard). Our game ended before the song did and she unplugged her
headphones to give me back my phone. Of course, she didn't realized you have to
stop the song first, so everyone got to enjoy a little Led Zeppelin at the chess

While the end of my 15 game streak and loss to Kurt at the Air Force quads hurt,
I rebounded in my next two games and even won an argument over DuWayne Langseth.
DuWayne said Buck was not a National Master because his rating dropped, with
which I disagreed, as NM is a title not a rating. I argued that it was
comparable to a degree. You don't lose your Phd even if you forget everything
you studied. I told him I would supply proof, so here is it from two examples
in the MSA. Buck is listed as a NM since 1992 as he earned his certificate
when the archives were being collected. Brian is listed as a NM but without a
year as he earned his certificate before the archives were being collected. He
also went on to earn higher titles too.


Current Published
Rating (October Supplement) Published Rating
as of 2010-11-01
Regular Rating 2000 2010-10
(Current floor is 2000) 2010
National Master Certificate Earned in 1992

10923344: BRIAN D WALL

Current Published
Rating (October Supplement) Published Rating
as of 2010-11-01
Regular Rating 2225 2010-10
(Current floor is 2200) 2200
300 Games as a Master
(Original Life Master) Yes
National Master Certificate Yes
Highest USCF Norms-Based
Title Earned
(in events since 1991)
Life Master
Note: The Norms-Based Life Master Title does not include a 2200 floor. The
'Original Life Master' title, which requires 300 games as a Master, does
include a 2200 floor.

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