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United States G/30 National Chess Championship: Francisco Anchondo

October 3, 2011


Francisco Anchondo demonstratated his usual tactical bravado in the fourth round of the 2011 National G/30 Chess Championship. His opponent, Eric Schiller, attempted to play a rather dull carro-kann but Francisco steered the game into a violent fantasy variation. I was glad to see such an exciting game take place in the open section and believe that Francisco Anchondo’s overall tournament performance should provide adequate proof that dynamic chess can be very successful at national championship events.

 [Event “U.S. G/30 Championship”]
[Site “Santa Clara, Ca”]
[Date “2011.10.02”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Anchondo, Francisco”]
[Black “Schiller, Eric”]
[Result “1-0”]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bf4 Nf6 6. e5 Nfd7 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3
Qa5 9. Bd2 Qa4 10. Nh3 c5 11. Qb1 a6 12. Nf2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Qxd4 14. f4 Nc6 15.
c3 Qb6 16. Qc2 Qd8 17. Bd3 h6 18. O-O b5 19. Rae1 Bb7 20. f5 Nc5 21. fxe6 Nxe6
22. Ng4 Qe7 23. Be3 Qxa3 24. Bg6 Ncd8 25. Nf6+ gxf6 26. exf6 Qa4 27. Qb1 Rc8
28. Bd4 b4 29. Qf5 Qd7 30. Bh5 bxc3 31. Qg4 Kf8 32. Qg7+ *

Eric Schiller vs Ted Castro

October 3, 2011

Eric Schiller had a rough time of it at this year’s U.S.C.F. National G/30 Chess Championship. Because he is a gentleman and a scholar, I felt bad about publishing one of his losses. I hope reposting this win over Ted Castro will improve his mood.

[Event “St. Amant Memorial”] [Site “San Francisco CA USA”] [Date “2003.11.22”] [EventDate “?”] [Round “2”] [Result “1-0”] [White “Eric Schiller”] [Black “Ted Castro”] [ECO “E14”] [WhiteElo “?”] [BlackElo “?”] [PlyCount “34”]

1.d4 {Notes by Eric Schiller.} Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6 4.c4 d5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.cxd5 {?! 7.Qxc6+ Bd7 8.Qb7 Ne4 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Nxc3 11.Ne5 O-O 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Qa6 1-0, Baumann Claude SUI 2070 – Parigini L, Ticino Switzerland 1993 7.Ne5 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Bb7 9.Nxc6 Qd7 } Qxd5 8.Ne5 Bd7 9.Nxd7 Nxd7 10.Bb5 Ndb8 {? 10…Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 Ndb8 12.O-O } 11.Qxb4 Qxg2 12.Rf1 a6 13.Bxc6+ Nxc6 14.Qa3 Qxh2 15.Bd2 Qd6 16.Qxd6 cxd6 17.Rc1 {White eventually won.} 1-0

United States G/30 National Chess Championship

October 2, 2011

California is set to host the U.S. G/30 Chess Championship on October Second, 2011. Having a U.S.C.F. National Championship in the Bay Area is a rare treat and many of my chess students are eager to win another national title. I will report live from the Santa Clara Convention Center and provide complete coverage of this exciting chess tournament.

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