Question from Ugly Christmas Sweater Newsletter

I got a question/comment about this position in my latest “broadcast” email, which you can read here: about this position with Black to Move: Here is the answer I gave in the newsletter: Answer Here is the complete game: … Continue reading

Remove the Guard Tactics

I got a nice e-mail today from one of my newsletter readers… It was in regard to this position with white to move: From my most recent newsletter, which I sent out today.  You can read it here: This was … 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

Flashy Moves, Windmills and My Main Problem with Chess Tactics

I got some interesting e-mails lately from some of my newsletter readers. Instead of copy and pasting the whole e-mails and my responses, here are some of the snippets that you might find interesting… Regarding the classification of chess tactics, … Continue reading

July 2008 Tactics Time Column: Avoid the Obvious

There are some interesting themes and subtle moves in the July 2008 Tactics Time. Problem 1 is an excellent example of not making the obvious move.  Here black’s queen is attacked, but he doesn’t just make a knee jerk reaction … Continue reading