Why some Chess Tactics Problems are like Playboy Magazine

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I recently had an interesting e-mail discussion with one of my customers, Matt S.  You can read excerpts below (emphasis added by me). Matt signed up for my free chess tactics e-mail newsletter, and tried out the sample of 25 … Continue reading

Jamie Moyer’s Secret to Success applied to your Chess Game

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  Last week 49 year old Jamie Moyer picked up a well earned win for the Colorado Rockies, the baseball team here.  My friend and super active chess player Dean Brown was there to watch it live.    None of … Continue reading

Dick Clark interviewing Bobby Fischer

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Rest in Peace to Dick Clark who passed away today.  You will be missed. I have always been a fan of his, and remember watching his shows like $25,000 Pyramid, Bloopers and Practical Jokes, and spending many years “Rockin” in … Continue reading

News and Notes: Chess Musical, Fantasy Chess, Chess Videos, Newsletters…

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Some quick tidbits…. Happy 49th Birthday today (April 13th) to “The Boss” Garry Kasparov! His historical match against IBM’s Deep Blue inspired me to get into chess! I was in Philadelphia attending the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conference when … Continue reading

My Favorite Chess Story: Calling in the Wolf

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Here is a chess story, that comes from my podcast, which you can listen to here: http://tacticstime.com/?p=29 The story starts 38 minutes into the recording if you want to listen to it. The synopsis is that: I was visiting my … Continue reading

Chess Tactics Training Guide

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Based on some feedback that I got from one of my customers, Dan in England, I wrote a Tactics Time User’s Guide.  You can read for free here.    In the book I give some tips on: How to use … Continue reading

Joe Fromme Interview

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Today’s podcast features Joe Fromme, with cohost Anthea Carson. Joe is the President of the Gentlemen’s Chess Club, an active chess player in Colorado, and tournament organizer.  He is a big Bobby Fischer fan, and created a new tournament called … Continue reading