Magazine is back!
After 3 years being hosted by XOOM, I had to move the site due to XOOM's closure.
This new issue, hosted by Tripod, has new features, like the Poll, the GuestBook and
automated answers for the problems.
First of all I would like to thank all the readers of my magazine. I have received a
lot of emails answering the problems, to join PaChess Cup or just encouraging me to keep
I have tried to answer all of them but I couldn't do it since 1999 as soon as my old
email account broke down.
Above all I would like to thank the following chessfriends:
- Willy Van den Abbele
- Barry Bryant (USA);
- Marcelo Bruno (Brazil);
- Fred Flynn (Ireland);
- Fernando Albertoni (Argentine);
- Rick Weggen (Netherlands);
- Mark Ross (USA);
- David Manzanares (Spain).
Who took part of PaChess Cup I.
Unfortunately there were a few withdrawals. Nevertheless, a few results were
reported and I am proud to anounce that
Mr. Willy Van den Abbele
from Belgium is the new PaChess Magazine's World Champion!
In a friendly tournament it's hard to avoid peolpe from withdrawing.
However I must emphasize the sportmanship of the players who ended their games.
Without all the results, I had to adjudicate the tournament to Mr. Van den Abbele who won all his games. There's no "Final Standings" but
fortunately our Champion gave us some exciting games and that was the real objective of PaChess Cup, to have a
good time playing this wonderful ancient game by email.
Here's a gift from PaChess Cup I, an amazing game played by the two best players of the
tournament, I hope you enjoy it! (I will add comments soon).
[Event "Cup I"]
[White "Van den Abbeele, Willy"]
[Black "Bryant, Barry"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Nh5 5.Be2 d6 6.O-O dxe5
7.Nxe5 Qd4+ 8.Kh1 Nf6 9.Bb5+ c6 10.Qe2 Be6 11.Bc4 Nbd7
12.Nxf7 Qxc4 13.d3 Qd5 14.Nxh8 Bd6 15.Nc3 Qf5 16.Bxf4 Bxf4
17.Rae1 Ke7 18.Rxf4 Qxf4 19.Qxe6+ Kd8 20.Ne4 Nxe4
21.Qxe4 Qxe4 22.Rxe4 Nf6 23.Nf7+ Kd7 24.Re2 Rf8 25.Ne5+ Kd6
26.Nc4+ Kd7 27.a4 c5 28.g3 Nd5 29.Re5 Nb4 30.Rxc5 Nxc2 31.Ne5+ Ke6 32.Rxc2 Kxe5 33.Rc7
Rf1+ 34.Kg2 Rb1 35.Rxb7 g6 36.b4 a6
37.b5 Rb4 38.bxa6 Rxa4 39.a7 h5 40.Kf3 Ra1 41.Ke3 Re1+
42.Kd2 Ra1 43.h3 Kd5 44.h4 Ra6 45.Rg7 Kd4 46.Rd7+ Ke5
47.Kc3 Ke6 48.Rg7 Kf6 49.Rc7 Ke5 50.Kb4 Kd6 51.Kb5 Ra1
52.Rc6+ Ke7 53.Rxg6 Rb1+ 54.Kc6 Ra1 55.Kb7 Ra2 56.Rg5 1-0