- Tactics Time! 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players has been nominated for “Chess Book of the Year” on chesscafe.com. You can see the full list of nominees here: http://www.chesscafe.com/Reviews/botyr1.htm.
There are two rounds of voting. First is the nominations, which gets the list down to 3 books. The second round is the voting of those three books.
If you would like to nominate Tactics Time for “Book of the Year”, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you would like to nominate Tactics Time!
- The book is doing really great – as I am writing this it is #1 in both Kindle books, and Paperbook or Kindle books on Amazon! Be sure to check it out, if you haven’t already! http://www.amazon.com/Tactics-Chess-Everyday-Players-ebook/dp/B009TBYA7U
- The January 2013 Colorado Chess Informant magazine is out – it is a 52 page long full color PDF file, and packed with great articles. Brad Lundstrom wrote a beautiful tribute to Life Master Brian Wall. Joe Fromme wrote about his trip to Iceland to pay tribute to Bobby Fischer. Chris Peterson has some interested ideas (which I agree with) about how to improve chess tournaments. Jeff Baffo has some humorous annotated games. There is also a book review of Tactics Time that Grandmaster Alex Fishbein did. You can check it out here http://www.coloradochess.com/informant/January%202013.pdf.
- I am planning on going to New Mexico this weekend with my buddy Paul Grimm to play in the Senior/Memorial Championship. See http://nmchess.org for more details.
- Jennifer Shahade asked me to be a judge for the Best of Chess Life Online awards. That is a real honor! More details to follow.
- Some books reviews of Tactics Time – http://www.banquise.org/chess/book-review-tactics-time-1001-chess-tactics-from-the-games-of-everyday-chess-players/ and http://calwriter66.com/2012/12/28/a-new-approach-to-learning-chess/
- Funny article I read called “Don’t be that guy” regarding odd chess players – http://thechessworld.com/learn-chess/18-general-information/249-dont-be-that-guy-at-chess
- In case you missed it: Tactics Time Chess Newsletter: Norman Schwarzkopf tribute http://aweber.com/t/FTpYM