News and Notes: Gazette, Ribs, Missed Mate in One

One of the positions that I featured in my e-mail newsletter is in Stephen Dann’s Worcester Telegram and Gazette Sunday Chess Column today. You can check it out here: http://www.telegram.com/article/20140629/NEWS/306299941/ Congrats to Jackson Chen, who just made National Master this … Continue reading

News and Notes: Cabin Fever, SwissSys, Drinking My Own Bath Water

Tactics Time is featured in this week’s Sunday Chess Column by Stephen Dann, Worcester MA, Telegram & Gazette http://www.telegram.com/article/20130224/NEWS/102249740/ The puzzle is a really good one, which I really like.  Answer at the bottom.   This past week I was the … Continue reading

Chessbase 12, New Mexico, eBook, News and Notes

I traveled down to Rio Rancho New Mexico last weekend to play in the New Mexico Senior Memorial tournament with my buddy Paul Grimm.  This was Paul’s first full weekend tournament in about 5 years.  Rio Rancho is about 5 … Continue reading

Invisible Defender Tactic

   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