An interesting Chess Tactic from the US Women’s Championship Playoff

There has been a lot going on in the chess world these days! The US Chess Championship just finished up over the weekend, the US Women’s Chess Championship finished on Monday in an exciting playoff match, and the World Chess … Continue reading

April 2012 Tactics Time Column

Here is the April 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column that appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant Magazine, which comes out 4 times a year. Fred Spell is the editor, and does an outstanding job. You can read the full … Continue reading

January 2012 Tactics Time Column

Below is the January 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column that appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, which you can read online for free here: http://www.coloradochess.com/informant/January%202012.pdf. Click the image to open the column in PDF format. Included are games … Continue reading

Reader Questions on Newsletter Chess Tactics

I got a couple of questions lately on some of the chess tactics in my newsletter e-mails, and thought I would answer some of them here, because chances are that other readers might have had similar questions. Yesterday for Mother’s … Continue reading

US Chess Championship Blunder

The US Chess Championship is currently being played at the beautiful Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.  The website is http://uschesschamps.com, and they even have live coverage with Jennifer Shahade and Ben Finegold giving “play by play”, analysis … Continue reading

The Four Stages of Learning Chess Tactics

    Today I want to talk about an idea related to learning called the the “conscious competence” learning model, and how it can be applied to your study of chess tactics.    From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_stages_of_competence) The conscious competence model relates to … Continue reading