Klaus Johnson Podcast

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Today’s podcast features Klaus Johnson. Klaus is a former President of the Colorado Chess Association, President of the Boulder chess club, Tournament organizer, and active player. Klaus’ Red Hot Pawn profile reads: In addition to RHP, I also play correspondence … Continue reading

April 2008 Tactics Time: Failure to Launch

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The April 2008 Tactics Time column features several positions where the player failed to find the winning move, and either suffered a loss, or ended up with a draw instead of a win.  These examples show the importance of finding the best … Continue reading

January 2008 Tactics Time: Attack of the Crab Monsters

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I resumed my duties with Tactics Time for the January 2008 issue of the Colorado Chess Informant, and went back to the original 9 puzzle format. Tactics include: removing the defender, mating nets, trapping, and pins. Problem 5 shows a … Continue reading

July 2007 Tactics Time Column: Finish Him

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The July 2007 Tactics Time column featured some new names, and players whose games had never appeared before. The first problem is a composed problem from one of Randy Reynold’s students when he helped teach at Todd Bardwick’s chess camp. … Continue reading

Paul Grimm Podcast Interview

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In this week’s podcast I chat with my great friend Paul Grimm. “The Grimm Reaper” and I talk about How he first got into tournament chess after a random encounter on the 16th Street mall in Denver “Operation Swindle Master” … Continue reading

April 2007 Tactics Time Column

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Randy Reynolds authored the April 2007 Tactics Time Column.  It is funny because every position is from a game of mine!  This is the first (and only) time every position was from the same person. Randy’s comments in the answers are … Continue reading

New Podcast, chess chat with Anthea Carson

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Today I did another Tactics Time Chess Podcast with Anthea Carson! We talked about Chess Simuls, Openings, Tournaments, Rules, Grandmasters, Bobby Fischer Documentary, Prisons, and lots of other fun chess related topics!  More details below… Anthea should need no introduction … Continue reading

January 2007 Tactics Time Column: Quiet Move

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Randy Reynolds also authored the Jan 2007 issue of Tactics Time, and did a fantastic job.  This time Randy abandoned the upside down answer key. The first puzzle features a nice “quiet move”, which is nice, since most tactics problems … Continue reading