You can call me… Carlos Danger!

I have had a crazy week of chess here in Colorado!  I played rated games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday I played at the Panera Bread on Powers Blvd in Colorado Springs.  I was paired against a young boy that I had never played before.

Here is a picture that Paul Anderson took


The reason that I am not smiling is because I have just lost my Queen for nothing!

TimBlunderIn this position I am Black.  I had already won the exchange and a pawn.  It is White to Move.

I started to go on cruise control.  My last move was Bh3 to attack the pinned White Bishop on g1.  But I missed that White can play 13. Bb5+! and now I lose my Queen for nothing.

The funny thing is right that before this game was played my friend Paul Anderson sent me an email in which he told me:

You are the Anthony Weiner of Colorado chess – you just don’t know when to resign!
If you don’t know, Weiner is a politician who is know for getting caught sending naughty pictures and texts to various women.


To make a long story short, even though I lost my queen in the opening, I kept playing, and went on to win the game!

I remembered the teachings of my friend Francisco Baltier, who likes to say “NOTHING IS OVER!!!” quoting Rambo.

Life Master Brian Wall even has an award called the Jim Burden – Francisco Baltier award that he gives out each year on April Fools day, where he gives the award to a player who loses his queen, and still wins the game.

I should be the 2014 winner with no problem!

Paul sent out an email yesterday where he published the game, and lots of Anthony Weiner jokes.  It is quite funny!

You can read it here:

Thanks Paul for the tribute!

Here is the complete game.

[Event “August 2013 Academy Panera Bread”]
[Site “Colorado Springs, CO”]
[Date “2013.08.01”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Lee, Jason”]
[Black “Brennan, Tim”]
[Result “0-1″]
[ECO “D03″]
[WhiteElo “1236”]
[BlackElo “1836”]
[PlyCount “62”]
[EventDate “2013.??.??”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5 Ne4 4. e3 Nxg5 5. Nxg5 e5 6. Nf3 e4 7. Nfd2 Bd6 8.
f3 Qh4+ 9. g3 Bxg3+ 10. hxg3 Qxh1 11. fxe4 dxe4 12. Kf2 Bh3 13. Bb5+ c6 14.
Qxh1 Bf5 15. Be2 Nd7 16. Nxe4 O-O 17. Bd3 Bg6 18. Nd6 Nf6 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Ke2
Ng4 21. Qh3 h5 22. Nc3 Rf2+ 23. Kd3 Rf6 24. Nce4 Rxd6 25. Rf1 Re6 26. Rf3 Rae8
27. Nc5 Rxe3+ 28. Kd2 Rxf3 29. Nxb7 Ree3 30. b3 Rf2+ 31. Kc1 Re1+ 0-1


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