News and Notes: TT2 paperback, Happy Bday, more!

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Today’s Sunday Chess Column by Stephen Dann, Worcester Telegram and Gazette features a position of mine from the Bobby Fischer Memorial played in May. It is from my game against Joshua Jex, and I am Black. Black to play You … Continue reading

Chess classes, titles and norms explained

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What I have learned recently is that there are “chess titles” and “chess classes”… With so many Colorado players crossing over the 2000 mark lately, there has been some confusion – for example if someone gets over 2000 – they … Continue reading

News and Notes: Vegas, Pawn Promotions, Hank Anzis, TT Bday

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Vegas Baby! I am heading to Las Vegas this weekend for the Las Vegas International Chess Festival and National Open.  I am meeting my “wing man” Francisco Baltier there.  Should be a good time! I have played in the National … Continue reading

Chess Life, Colorado Springs Open, News and Notes

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  I am featured in the current March 2013 issue of Chess Life in the “Faces across the Board” section on page 9.   I was the assistant tournament director at the Colorado Springs Open this past weekend in Manitou … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! Here in Colorado Springs, we are having a white Christmas for the first time in 25 years! In case you didn’t see it, you can read my Christmas e-mail newsletter here: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/EZZVs/h/Merry_Christmas_.htm.  It includes a really cool chess … Continue reading

Treasure Chesst | Guest Chess Blog Post by Edson J. Cortiano

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by Edson J. Cortiano now chess?  Yes, that’s right it’s a game played on a board covered with black and white squares. No, no, it’s not the same as checkers! Comparing checkers with chess is like comparing Santos Dumont’s 14-Bis … 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

Media Circus!

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Tactics Time has been getting a lot of press lately! On Sunday my website was mentioned in Stephen Dann’s Chess Column, which appears in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Newspaper.  Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts, after Boston. … 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