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

April 2012 Tactics Time Column

Here is the April 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column that appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant Magazine, which comes out 4 times a year. Fred Spell is the editor, and does an outstanding job. You can read the full … Continue reading

January 2012 Tactics Time Column

Below is the January 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column that appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, which you can read online for free here: http://www.coloradochess.com/informant/January%202012.pdf. Click the image to open the column in PDF format. Included are games … Continue reading

Joe Fromme Interview

Today’s podcast features Joe Fromme, with cohost Anthea Carson. Joe is the President of the Gentlemen’s Chess Club, an active chess player in Colorado, and tournament organizer.  He is a big Bobby Fischer fan, and created a new tournament called … 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

Chris Peterson Podcast

Today’s podcast features Chris Peterson Chris is very active in the Denver Chess scene, and currently helps organize events, and runs the Denver Chess Club website. Chris and I talked about: The Denver Chess Club Running a chess club and … 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

James “J.C.” MacNeil Chess Podcast Interview

Today’s podcast features James “J.C.” MacNeil. J.C. is a well known chess player in Colorado.  He first started playing at the Denver Chess Club in the early 1980s.  J.C. is a strong blitz player, and is known for being very … Continue reading

Icelandic Gambit in Iceland, Back of the Bus, Upcoming tournaments

My post “Mt. Evans Gambit” inspired another chess player, “morgski” on Red Hot Pawn, to play an opening at a location of the same name! Red Hot Pawn blogger greenpawn34 documented this in his excellent blog, with the post “Sitting … Continue reading

Daoud Zupa Podcast Interview

Today’s podcast features Denver Chess Club President Daoud Zupa. Daoud and I talked about: How he got interested in chess His extensive chess book collection, and favorite chess books His favorite tournaments that he has played in Interactions with Grandmasters … Continue reading

Andy Pineda Podcast

Today’s podcast features Andy Pineda, a super nice guy from Ft. Collins, that I recently met at the Wild West Tournament in Saratoga Wyoming. Some fun factoids about Andy (in his words) many of which we talked about in the … Continue reading