October 2006 Tactics Time: Out of the Dark Ages

The Colorado Chess Informant, and Tactics Time column had a bit of a “Dark Ages” in late 2005 and early 2006 until Randy Reynolds of Fort Collins told over as Editor of the magazine, and brought the column back to life.  … Continue reading

April 2005 Tactics Time Column: Opening Blunder

The April 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions! Included are a windmill style mate, opening blunder in which black wins a piece on move 6, Boden’s mate (which was missed in the game), and text book smothered mate that … Continue reading

January 2005 Tactics Time: Forcing a Draw

The January 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions! Included are discovered and double attacks, deflections, mating nets, and two games where the losing side forces a draw (a really under appreciated, but important tactical motif!) Problem #8 is interesting, … Continue reading

October 2004 Tactics Time Column

 The October 2004 issue of tactics time included a lot of tactics involving the knight. As my good buddy Francisco once said “Knights are tricky”. This issue also features some good upsets, missed opportunities, and even an underpromotion! There are … Continue reading

Tactics Time Newsletter!

If you love chess tactics as much as I do, you will want to sign up for my FREE Tactics Time Newsletter. Each newsletter contains: A Fun Chess Tactics Problem for you to solve taken from my Tactics Time database. An … Continue reading