News and Notes: Chess Comeback after 25 years, Broken Pawn, CJA

I played in the Loveland Open this past weekend which was a lot of fun! There were 60 players, from 6 different states: Colorado Wyoming Arizona North Carolina California Alaska!   Wow! Nice! Here is a nice tactic from one … Continue reading

Cheap Opening Traps, Fritz 13 fun, Inception, Exhibitionists

  For those who like cheap opening traps, here is one you might like to add to your tool box e4 c5 Nf3 d6 c3 Nf6 Be2 (Diagram) If black gets greedy and grabs the pawn with 4. …Nxe4?, then … Continue reading

Fritz 13 Chess Engine Announced

I received an email from the USCF the other day, announcing Fritz 13, and that you could preorder it now for delivery in mid October 2011. I have been a Fritz user since the late 1990s with Fritz 5.32.  While … Continue reading