October 2013 Tactics Time Column

Click Here to read the October 2013 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Summer Solstice Colorado Springs Panera Bread Tournaments Colorado Open and more! Players include: Will Wolf … Continue reading

Chess Cafe Book of the Year, Colorado Chess Informant, Book News and Notes

Tactics Time! 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players has been nominated for “Chess Book of the Year” on chesscafe.com.  You can see the full list of nominees here: http://www.chesscafe.com/Reviews/botyr1.htm. There are two rounds of voting.  First … Continue reading

July 2012 Tactics Time Column

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

Randy Reynolds Podcast Interview

Today’s podcast features Randy Reynolds. Randy has been very active in the Colorado Chess scene the past 10 years  He: runs tournaments and helps organize events teaches chess to children in schools and private lessons is the former editor of … Continue reading

Carson Crusher, Mall Rats, Musicals, More

My good friend Anthea Carson just posted a cool game on her facebook page.  See if you can find her killer move here, with white to move.  Answer at the bottom. Colorado added a new tournament this year, the Colorado … Continue reading

October 2011 Tactics Time Column

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

Why pick a pawn when you could pick a Bishop?

I frequently get questions about some of the tactics that I publish, both in my newsletters, as well as my column from the Colorado Chess Informant. Here is a letter I received today about my October 2011 Informant Tactics Time … Continue reading

Malkovich Chess, Losing on Time, Baffo on Timmy’s Chess

I will be playing in the Reno Western States Open next weekend.  Several of my chess friends will be there as well, including Troy Oberg and Francisco Baltier.  Should be fun!  I have played in Reno several times, and it … Continue reading

July 2011 Tactics Time: Developing with tempo, overloaded piece, Checks on f7

The July 2011 Tactics Time features a wide variety of Colorado Tournaments including the King Hunt, Pueblo Open, Colorado Class, and Colorado Closed.  This shows how chess is really blooming in Colorado in 2011, and there is a real resurgence … Continue reading

January 2007 Tactics Time Column: Quiet Move

Randy Reynolds also authored the Jan 2007 issue of Tactics Time, and did a fantastic job.  This time Randy abandoned the upside down answer key. The first puzzle features a nice “quiet move”, which is nice, since most tactics problems … Continue reading