April 2005 Tactics Time Column: Opening Blunder

The April 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions! Included are a windmill style mate, opening blunder in which black wins a piece on move 6, Boden’s mate (which was missed in the game), and text book smothered mate that … Continue reading

January 2004 Tactics Time Chess Column: Boden’s Mate Surprise

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 … Continue reading