October 2014 Tactics Time Column

Click Here to read the October 2014 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: First Northgate Open Denver Chess Club Rocky Mountain Team Colorado Open and more! Players include: … Continue reading

July 2014 Tactics Time Column

Click Here to read the July 2014 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Colorado Springs Chess Center Denver Chess Club Tribute to Bobby Fischer and more! Players include: … Continue reading

2001: A Chess Odyssey – Lessons Learned Making it to Expert

This month of August has been a crazy one for me chess wise! On July 31, my rating was 1825.  3 days later it was 1952, and 8 days after that it was 2006! As I am writing this, my … Continue reading

News and Notes: Paperback Book, Kids Book, Portuguese Book!

St. Patrick’s Day Newsletter In case you missed it, here is a link to my special newsletter that I sent out on St. Patrick’s Day: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/7BcWg/h/Happy_St_Patrick_s_Day_.htm I included some news about chess eBooks, and news about my book being possibly … Continue reading

Chessbase 12, New Mexico, eBook, News and Notes

I traveled down to Rio Rancho New Mexico last weekend to play in the New Mexico Senior Memorial tournament with my buddy Paul Grimm.  This was Paul’s first full weekend tournament in about 5 years.  Rio Rancho is about 5 … 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

Recent Chess Cheating Scandal

Recently there was a really well written and well researched article about a cheating scandal that happened in Virginia during a scholastic tournament.  It is a very interesting read.  I sent a copy to all of the active tournament directors here … 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

Too Easy to Publish

I got a nice e-mail yesterday from Richard Brown, who had played in the Pikes Peak Open over the weekend in Manitou Springs.  Here is the position in question, with White to Move, if you want to take a look … Continue reading