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

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: Click the image to open the column in PDF format. Included are games … Continue reading

The Barry Bonds of Colorado Chess

Dean Brown has been reading my Tactics Time newsletter for a few months now, which is like injecting gorilla juicehead mental chess steroids into your brain! When a chess player subscribes to my newsletter their tactical skill set after a … Continue reading

Dangerous Passed Pawn on the 7th Rank Tactic

Here is another tactic that I got a question about via email. This problem appears in Tactics Time Newsletter #12. This game is between Alexander Freeman and Fred Spell, and was played at the East Coast Deli in downtown Colorado … 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

Paul Anderson Interview

This week Tactics Time had the priviledge of interviewing Paul Anderson.  Paul is a long time member of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, and writes a light hearted weekly newsletter where he shares games, news, videos and stories about chess. In this week’s … Continue reading

Fred Spell Interview

In this week’s Tactics Time podcast Tim interviewed Fred Spell.  Fred is a great asset to the Colorado Chess Community, serving as Editor of the Colorado Chess Informant and doing an outstanding job, being an active tournament player, organizing and directing outstanding tournaments, and maintaining his … Continue reading