KCC Minutes

Friday, May 04, 2007

Ari's Lecture Proposal:
(to be given in September)
Everybody's doing their job,
it's the politicians who keep screwing us up.
We don't normally associate chessplayers with politicians, however there have been a number of politicians who have also been into playing chess. Among some of the more notable people in this group are Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and Vladimir Lenin. Even some of the founding fathers of America played. This group included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. In this lecture, we will analyze a handful of games were one of the players was also a politician. Below, I have provided the scores to the games that I intend to analyze with you so that YOU can come prepared with your own analysis. I also intend to throw in a special surprise at the beginning of the event.

WARNING: I intend to make this lecture more in the spirit of Andy Soltis's "Chess to Enjoy" than that of a typical John Nunn book (but if you feel like bringing in homemade Fritz/Nunn type of analysis than feel free to do so). The Kenilworth Chess Club is fortunate to have two separate rooms to conduct its usual activities. If anyone has a problem with the theme or arrangement of this lecture than I strongly suggest that they "do their thing" in the smaller room, which has previously been done on multiple occasions under similar circumstances involving lectures. Even if there is a non-chess meeting that is initially taking place in that room, those people typically leave before 9:00 pm, which gives the club members plenty of time to avoid the lecture (and you can even find out ahead of time if there is going to be a meeting in that smaller room that night).
Napoleon I (Former Emperor of France) - The Automaton Schoenbrunn Vienna, 1809
1.e4 e5 2.Qf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ne2 Bc5 5.a3 d6 6.0–0 Bg4 7.Qd3 Nh5 8.h3 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 Nf4 10.Qe1 Nd4 11.Bb3 Nxh3+ 12.Kh2 Qh4 13.g3 Nf3+ 14.Kg2 Nxe1+ 15.Rxe1 Qg4 16.d3 Bxf2 17.Rh1 Qxg3+ 18.Kf1 Bd4 19.Ke2 Qg2+ 20.Kd1 Qxh1+ 21.Kd2 Qg2+ 22.Ke1 Ng1 23.Nc3 Bxc3+ 24.bxc3 Qe2# 0–1

Anderssen,A - Wyvill,M (Former British MP) London, 1851
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0–0 0–0 8.Nd2 d5 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.e5 Nd7 11.f4 f5 12.Rf3 c5 13.Rh3 Rf7 14.b3 g6 15.Nf3 Nb6 16.Bf2 d4 17.Bh4 Nd5 18.Qd2 a5 19.Bxe7 Rxe7 20.Ng5 Ne3 21.Qf2 Bb7 22.Bf1 Ng4 23.Qh4 Qd7 24.Rd1 Rc8 25.Be2 h5 26.Rg3 Qe8 27.Rd2 Rg7 28.c3 Ne3 29.cxd4 cxd4 30.Rxd4 Rc1+ 31.Kf2 Nd5 32.Rgd3 Qc6 33.Rd2 Qb6 34.Bc4 Rc2 35.Ke1 Rxd2 36.Rxd2 Qg1+ 37.Bf1 Rc7 38.Rd1 Rc2 39.Qg3 Ba6 40.Qf3 Bxf1 0–1

Urusov,S (A Russian Prince) - Kolisch,I unknown, 1866
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.d4 exd4 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Nc5 10.Nc3 0–0 11.Be3 d6 12.Rad1 Nxa4 13.Qxa4 Bd7 14.Qe4 Bc6 15.Nd5 dxe5 16.Qxe5 Bd6 17.Qh5 Re8 18.c4 Re4 19.Rd4 Re5 20.Qf3 Bc5 21.Rg4 Bxe3 22.fxe3 Bxd5 23.Qg3 Qe7 24.Rxg7+ Kh8 25.cxd5 Rxe3 26.Rgxf7 Rxg3 27.Rxe7 Rg7 28.Rff7 Rag8 29.Rxg7 Rxg7 30.Re8+ Rg8 31.Rxg8+ Kxg8 32.Kf2 1–0

Steinitz,W - Churchill,L (Former British MP) Blind Simultaan, 1870
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Qe7 6.d4 d6 7.Nxg4 Qxe4+ 8.Qe2 d5 9.Ne5 Nh6 10.Nc3 Bb4 11.Qxe4 dxe4 12.Bxf4 Nf5 13.0–0–0 Bxc3 14.bxc3 Nd6 15.c4 f6 16.c5 fxe5 17.Bxe5 Nf7 18.Bxh8 Nxh8 19.Re1 b6 20.Rxe4+ Kd8 21.Bc4 Bb7 22.Rg4 Ng6 23.h5 Ne7 24.Re1 Nbc6 25.d5 Nb4 26.c6 Bc8 27.Rg7 Nbxc6 28.dxc6 Nxc6 29.Bb5 Bb7 30.Rd1+ Ke8 31.Rxc7 Kf8 32.Rf1+ Kg8 33.Bc4+ 1–0

Revd Fr Guila - Pope Leo XIII (Head of the Vatican) Perugia, c.1875
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.Qe2+ Be6 9.fxg7 Rg8 10.cxd4 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Bxd4 12.Qh5 Qf6 13.0–0 Rxg7 14.Qb5+ c6 15.Qxb7 Rxg2+ 16.Kxg2 Qg6+ 17.Kh1 Bd5+ 18.f3 Bxf3+ 19.Rxf3 Qg1# 0–1

Rutherford,W (Former British MP)- Lasker,Emanuel GBR tour sim Great Britain, 1895
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Nc3 e5 6.d5 Ne7 7.e4 Ng6 8.Qc2 Be7 9.Bd3 0–0 10.Ne2a6 11.Ng3 b5 12.h4 Nf4 13.Bxf4 exf4 14.Ne2 Nh5 15.e5 g6 16.e6 fxe6 17.Bxg6 hxg6 18.Qxg6+ Ng7 19.Ng5 Bxg5 20.hxg5 e5 21.Rh7 Ra7 22.Qh6 Bf5 23.g6 Bxg6 24.Qxg6 Qf6 25.Rh6 Qxg6 26.Rxg6 Rd7 27.cxb5 axb5 28.Nc3 Kf7 29.Rg5 b4 30.Ne4 Ra8 31.Kd2 Ne8 32.Rh1 Ke7 33.Rg8 Rxa2 34.Rhh8 1–0

Wilson, Woodrow (Former U.S. President)- Langleben Buffalo, 1898
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.d4 e6 5.e3 Nc6 6.a3 a6 7.b4 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b5 9.Be2 Bd6 10.Nh4 Bg6 11.Bf3 Qd7 12.e4 e5 13.d5 Nd4 14.Nxg6 Nxf3+ 15.Qxf3 fxg6 16.Bb2 0–0 17.0–0 Nxd5 18.Qg3 Nf4 19.Rad1 Qe7 20.Rd2 c6 21.Rfd1 Rad8 22.f3 Bc7 23.Qf2 Qg5 24.Kh1 Rxd2 25.Rxd2 Rb8 26.Rd7 Bb6 27.Qd2 Be3 28.Qc2 Nh3 29.Nd1 Bb6 30.Qxc6 Nf4 31.Qc2 h6 32.Bc1 Qh4 33.Qd2 Rc8 34.Ne3 Bxe3 35.Qxe3 Rc2 36.Bd2 Rb2 37.g3 Rb1+ 38.Bc1 Qh3 39.Rxg7+ Kxg7 40.Qa7+ Kf6 41.Qb6+ Ne6 42.Qg1 Rb3 43.Qd1 Nd4 44.f4 Rxg3 45.fxe5+ Kxe5 0–1

Bonar Law (Former PM of the UK)- Harley London,1920
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 dxe4 6.Nxd4 Nd6 7.Re1 Be7 8.Qg4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Nxb5 10.Qxg7 Rf8 11.Bh6 d5 12.Qxf8 Kd7 13.Qxf7 Kd6 14.Rxe7 1-0

Krylenko (Soviet Commissar of Justice)- Lykum URS, 1925
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.0–0 d6 7.d4 Bd7 8.Qb3 Qe7 9.dxe5 Bb6 10.exd6 cxd6 11.Qd1 0–0–0 12.Na3 Bg4 13.Qd3 Nf6 14.Bd5 Rhe8 15.Qc4 Qd7 16.Nd4 Bc5 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Rb1 Kc7 19.Bf4 Bxa3 20.Qa6 Rb8 21.Qxa7+ Kd8 22.Rxb8+ Ke7 23.Rb7 1–0

Stalin (Former Dictator of the USSR)- Jeziov URS, 1926
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.Be2 a6 7.0–0 e6 8.f4 b5 9.a3 Bb7 10.Bf3 Qb6 11.Be3 Qc7 12.Qe2 Be7 13.g4 Nc5 14.Qg2 0–0 15.Rad1 Rfe8 16.g5 Nfd7 17.Rd2 e5 18.Nf5 Ne6 19.Nxe7+ Rxe7 20.f5 Nd4 21.f6 Ree8 22.Bh5 g6 23.Bxg6 hxg6 24.Qh3 Ne6 25.Qh6 Qd8 26.Rf3 Nxf6 27.gxf6 Rc8 28.Rdf2 Qxf6 29.Rxf6 Rc7 30.Nd5 Bxd5 31.exd5 Nf8 32.Bg5 Nh7 33.Rxd6 e4 34.Be3 Rce7 35.Bd4 f6 36.Bxf6 Nxf6 37.Rdxf6 1–0

Silverman,J (Former British MP)- Eliskases,E Birmingham, 1937
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Nf3 d5 6.exd5 cxd5 7.Bb3 Bd6 8.0–0 0–0 9.d4 Be6 10.Ne5 Bxe5 11.dxe5 Qb6+ 12.Kh1 Ng4 13.Qe2 d4 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Ne3 16.Bxe3 dxe3 17.Rxf4 Nc6 18.Qh5 Qxb2 19.Bxf7+ Kh8 20.Qxh7+ 1–0

Bogolyubov, Stolzyk - Alekhine, Frank (Governor-General of Poland in WWII) Warsaw, 1941
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 Be7 6.Nc3 0–0 7.Rc1 h6 8.Bh4 b6 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Bd3 Bb7 11.0–0 c5 12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Ne4 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.f4 Nxc3 16.bxc3 f6 17.Qh5 fxe5 18.fxe5 Rxf1+ 19.Rxf1 Rf8 20.Rxf8+ Kxf8 21.Bg6 Qe6 22.g4 d4 23.cxd4 cxd4 24.Qf5+ Qxf5 25.gxf5 dxe3 26.Bh5 b5 27.Kf1 Be4 28.Ke2 Bxf5 29.a3 a5 30.Kxe3 b4 31.axb4 axb4 32.Kd4 Be6 33.Bg6 Ke7 34.Kc5 b3 35.Kb4 Bf7 36.Bf5 g6 37.Bd3 g5 38.Kc3 h5 39.Kd4 h4 40.Ke3 Kf8 41.Kd4 Kg7 42.Kc3 Be6 43.Kd4 g4 44.Kc3 Kh6 45.Kd4 Kg5 46.Be4 Bf5 0–1

Landsbergis (Former President of Lithuania)- Suetin Lvov, 1951
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0–0 Be7 8.f4 Qc7 9.Be3 0–0 10.a4 Nc6 11.Qe1 Bd7 12.Qg3 Rfd8 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.e5 Nd5 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Bd3 Rab8 17.Kh1 dxe5 18.fxe5 f5 19.exf6 Qxg3 20.f7+ Kf8 21.hxg3 Rxb2 22.a5 e5 23.Bb6 Rc8 24.Bxa6 Rc6 25.Rfb1 Rh6+ 26.Kg1 Rbxb6 27.axb6 Bc5+ 28.Kf1 Bxb6 29.Bb7 Rf6+ 30.Ke1 Bf2+ 31.Kd2 Be6 32.Rb5 Bd4 33.c3 Rf2+ 34.Ke1 Bxc3+ 35.Kxf2 Bxa1 36.Bxd5 Bxd5 37.Rxd5 Kxf7 38.Kf3 Ke6 39.Ke4 h5 40.Ra5 Bd4 41.Ra6+ Kf7 42.Kf3 Bc5 ½–½

Havel,V (Former President of Czechoslovakia)- Kok,B Prague, CZE 1990
1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.gxf3 Nc6 6.Nc3 e6 7.Qe2 Bb4 8.Bd2 0–0 9.0–0–0 e5 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.f4 Ned7 12.Rg1 c6 13.a3 Ba5 14.e4 dxe4 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Bxa5 Qxa5 17.Qxe4 Nf6 18.Qe7 Rab8 19.Bc4 Qf5 20.Rd4 c5 21.Rg5 1–0

Terrazas,F - Castro,F (Current Dictator of Cuba) Havana, 1966
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Bd6 4.d4 h6 5.e5 Bb4+ 6.c3 Ba5 7.Bxf4 g5 8.Bg3 Qe7 9.Be2 d6 10.exd6 cxd6 11.Qa4+ Nc6 12.d5 Bd8 13.dxc6 b5 14.Qxb5 a6 15.Qa4 g4 16.c7+ Bd7 17.cxd8Q+ Rxd8 18.Qd4 gxf3 19.Qxh8 Qxe2# 0–1