I first started “Tactics Time” as a column for the Colorado Chess Informant Magazine in January 2004, when I was also the editor of the quarterly state magazine. Each column contained 9 different tactics problems from real games played between Colorado players.
My favorite tactic here is the “Boden’s mate” in problem 6. This position is from my first rated game at the Denver Chess Club. I thought that I was totally winning this game, because I was up a piece, with a killer attack, until my opponent, Walter Gerash, said “Checkmate”. D’oh!
Other tactics feature Colorado players Pete Short, Brian Wall, Paul Grimm, Bill Chandler, Billy Willson, Ted Doykos, Josh Smith, Tyler Hughes and more!
I will be publishing back issues of my Tactics Time column about once a week.
Click on the image below to view the column in PDF format.