July 2012 Tactics Time Column

Here is the July 2012 Tactics Time Chess Tactics Column, which appeared in the Colorado Chess Informant magazine, the official state magazine for the Colorado State Chess Association (CSCA).  Click on the image below to read the column. Tactics Include: … 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

October 2009 Tactics Time: Information Overload

The October 2009 Tactics Time features several problems with an Overload and Removing the Defender tactic.  These two tactics are very similar, with the main idea that the defending piece is forced to try and do two things at one … Continue reading

January 2009 Tactics Time: Never Quit

“Even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” ~Arnold Palmer The January 2009 Tactics Time features a large number of games from the 2008 Colorado … Continue reading

July 2004 Tactics Time Column: Swindle Master

July 2004 Tactics Time Column The July 2004 issue of Tactics Time featured some interesting positions. In the first position Paul Grimm showed why he was known as the “swindle master”, and is a good argument for the “never resign” … Continue reading