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

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

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

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

Chess Tactics Training Guide

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

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

The Dark Lake – Anthea Carson Podcast Interview

Today’s podcast features my most frequent guest, author Anthea Carson. Anthea is a super active chess player, chess mom, chess teacher and author.  She just published a new fiction book, called The Dark Lake, which is now available for download … Continue reading

News and Notes: Chess Comeback after 25 years, Broken Pawn, CJA

I played in the Loveland Open this past weekend which was a lot of fun! There were 60 players, from 6 different states: Colorado Wyoming Arizona North Carolina California Alaska!   Wow! Nice! Here is a nice tactic from one … Continue reading