October 2010 Tactics Time: Quick Kill

The October 2010 issue of Tactics Time features some interesting tactics in the opening. Problem 1 features a very interesting opening trap against the dutch defense that I had never seen before.  The complete game is given in the answers, and … Continue reading

January 2008 Tactics Time: Attack of the Crab Monsters

I resumed my duties with Tactics Time for the January 2008 issue of the Colorado Chess Informant, and went back to the original 9 puzzle format. Tactics include: removing the defender, mating nets, trapping, and pins. Problem 5 shows a … Continue reading

Anthea Carson Interview

Anthea Carson is a very active tournament chess player in Colorado, and is the author of the book “How to Play Chess Like an Animal”. In this Tactics Time Podcast Tim and Anthea talk about Anthea’s book “How to Play Chess … Continue reading