April 2013 Tactics Time Column

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Click Here to read the April 2013 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Winter Springs Open Colorado Springs Panera Bread Tournaments Fort Collins Wild Boar and more! Players … Continue reading

More Questions, Comments, Concerns about the Chess Tactics Book

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I’ve been getting a lot of awesome feedback from people via e-mail, facebook, twitter, and reviews on amazon about the new Chess Tactics Book! Most of the feedback has been really great.  One person in Brazil asked me this morning  for … Continue reading

October 2012 Tactics Time Column

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Here is the October 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column, which appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, the official state magazine for the Colorado State Chess Association (CSCA). Click on the image below to read the column. Tactics Include: … Continue reading

July 2012 Tactics Time Column

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Here is the July 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column, which appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, the official state magazine for the Colorado State Chess Association (CSCA).  Click on the image below to read the column. Tactics Include: … Continue reading

October 2011 Tactics Time Column

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The October 2011 Tactics Time features a wide variety of weeknight Colorado Chess Events including the Wednesday night East Coast Deli tournaments in Colorado Springs, Tuesday night tournaments in Denver , The Thursday night Panera Bread tournaments in the Springs.  … Continue reading

How many Different Mates on Move 3 for White are there?

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There was an interesting post on reddit.com called “A counting exercise” that asked the question: How many different ending positions exist where white delivers a checkmate on his third move? To get you started: there are 4 different ending positions … Continue reading

April 2008 Tactics Time: Failure to Launch

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The April 2008 Tactics Time column features several positions where the player failed to find the winning move, and either suffered a loss, or ended up with a draw instead of a win.  These examples show the importance of finding the best … Continue reading

April 2007 Tactics Time Column

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Randy Reynolds authored the April 2007 Tactics Time Column.  It is funny because every position is from a game of mine!  This is the first (and only) time every position was from the same person. Randy’s comments in the answers are … Continue reading

October 2006 Tactics Time: Out of the Dark Ages

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The Colorado Chess Informant, and Tactics Time column had a bit of a “Dark Ages” in late 2005 and early 2006 until Randy Reynolds of Fort Collins told over as Editor of the magazine, and brought the column back to life.  … Continue reading

January 2005 Tactics Time: Forcing a Draw

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The January 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions! Included are discovered and double attacks, deflections, mating nets, and two games where the losing side forces a draw (a really under appreciated, but important tactical motif!) Problem #8 is interesting, … Continue reading

October 2004 Tactics Time Column

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 The October 2004 issue of tactics time included a lot of tactics involving the knight. As my good buddy Francisco once said “Knights are tricky”. This issue also features some good upsets, missed opportunities, and even an underpromotion! There are … Continue reading

July 2004 Tactics Time Column: Swindle Master

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July 2004 Tactics Time Column The July 2004 issue of Tactics Time featured some interesting positions. In the first position Paul Grimm showed why he was known as the “swindle master”, and is a good argument for the “never resign” … Continue reading