The Sharknado of Colorado Chess

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Happy Shark Week! This previous Friday night, my good friend Anthea Carson asked me if I wanted to go up with her to Denver to play in Life Master Brian Wall’s new Friday night Taco Bell tournament on the 16th … Continue reading

April 2013 Tactics Time Column

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Click Here to read the April 2013 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Winter Springs Open Colorado Springs Panera Bread Tournaments Fort Collins Wild Boar and more! Players … Continue reading

News and Notes: Recent Newsletters, Tim Brennan Week

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It has been a while since I did a blog post, so I need to catch up! I have been posting most of my news lately in my newsletters, so I encourage you to sign up for that if you … Continue reading

July 2012 Tactics Time Column

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Here is the July 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column, which appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, the official state magazine for the Colorado State Chess Association (CSCA).  Click on the image below to read the column. Tactics Include: … 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

Nothing Is Over!

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There is a dangerous “mind virus” being propagated by Paul Anderson, and his ilk, here in the chess community of Colorado Springs. And I am not referring to the unsolicited “Evolution is a Myth” creationist propaganda that the Anderson clan … Continue reading

April 2012 Tactics Time Column

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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

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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

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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

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