Remove the Guard Tactics

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I got a nice e-mail today from one of my newsletter readers… It was in regard to this position with white to move: From my most recent newsletter, which I sent out today.  You can read it here: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/KK.qI/h/Tactics_Time_Chess_Newsletter_.htm This was … Continue reading

Tactics Time Wins Gold in the E-mail Marketing Summer Games!

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The Tactics Time Chess Improvement E-mail Newsletter won first place for “Best Content” in the 2012 AWeber E-mail Marketing Summer Games! The criteria for the “Best Content” award was: The content of the email relates to the brand’s product or service … Continue reading

Invisible Defender Tactic

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   Before I get into this really cool story take a look at this position, and see if you can find the best move for white.  Answer is below.    I get a lot of great comments from people who see … Continue reading

Too Easy to Publish

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I got a nice e-mail yesterday from Richard Brown, who had played in the Pikes Peak Open over the weekend in Manitou Springs.  Here is the position in question, with White to Move, if you want to take a look … Continue reading

Question about the Pillsbury Mating Pattern

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Here an interesting question that I got from a reader of my free chess tactics e-mail newsletter, that might be helpful to others as well. From the newsletter “Pillsbury D’oh” regarding this position (Black to Move) Spoliers below, so don’t … Continue reading