The Barry Bonds of Colorado Chess

Dean Brown has been reading my Tactics Time newsletter for a few months now, which is like injecting gorilla juicehead mental chess steroids into your brain!

When a chess player subscribes to my newsletter their tactical skill set after a few weeks is the equivalent of Barry Bonds going from this to this

Dean wrote to me on

Keep the TTs coming….they are fun and they may be positively rubbing off on my play.

Dean showed me proof of this with a stunning move that he made in this position.  White to move (answer below):

White to Move; Dean Brown (1470) - Jose Llacza-Magno (1676) 2011 Winter Springs Open

Just like Barry Bonds, some might argue with Dean’s methods and say that reading the Tacitcs Time newsletter gives him an unfair advantage over those who do not inject powerful chess patterns into their brains.

I agree that this is true, and Dean might be banned someday from the Chess Hall of Fame for his actions, but you can’t argue with results like these!

To people like Dean and Barry, the ends justify the means!

Here is the complete game:

[Event “Winter Springs Open”]
[Site “Colorado Springs, CO”]
[Date “2011.12.04”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Brown, Dean”]
[Black “Llacza-Magno, Jose”]
[Result “0-1″]
[ECO “B07″]
[WhiteElo “1462”]
[BlackElo “1676”]
[PlyCount “43”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nf5 Bxf5 8.
exf5 Nc6 9. Nc3 Ne5 10. Bf4 Nxd3 11. Qxd3 c6 12. Rad1 d5 13. Qh3 Qb6 14. b3
Rad8 15. Rd3 Ne4 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Rg3 Bc5 18. Rxg7+ Kxg7 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20. Qf6+
Kg8 21. Be5 Bxf2+ 22. Kh1 0-1

Here Dean played the forced mate in 6 with : 18. Rxg7+!! Kxg7 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20. Qf6+ Kg8 21. Be5 Bxf2+ 22. Kh1 0-1

Deep Rybka 4.1 x64 (rating 3150+) gave Dean the double exclam!

Very nice!!  Great Work Dean!!

Be sure to subscribe yourself, and start putting the fear of missing a mate in 6 into your opponents like Dean does!

Fine print disclaimer: Results Not Typical.  Not all newsletter subscribers will be doing brilliant mates in 6 against opponents 200 rating points higher than them.  May cause depression in your opponents.

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