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

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

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

Tim Brennan Podcast Interview

Today’s podcast features me, Tim Brennan Andy Pineda of Fort Collins asked me if I would be interested in doing a podcast, where he would interview me, which I thought was a fun idea. Andy and I talked about: How … Continue reading

Chuck Norris Chess, Denver CC, Chess Reality show, Online Cheating, Fritz Bug

My Friend Pete sent me this image, which kicked off a chain of Chuck Norris Chess Jokes.  I found a few more on the internet that people came up with. Chuck Norris did play chess, he solved it the first … 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

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

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

Reader Mailbag: What about studying endgames?

I received this really nice email from Bill Chandler of Denver, Colorado. Bill writes: Dear Tim, I have been very impressed with your “Tactics Time” newsletter and am very intrigued at your emphasis on tactics. I agree with you, that … Continue reading

Paul Grimm Podcast Interview

In this week’s podcast I chat with my great friend Paul Grimm. “The Grimm Reaper” and I talk about How he first got into tournament chess after a random encounter on the 16th Street mall in Denver “Operation Swindle Master” … Continue reading