2001: A Chess Odyssey – Lessons Learned Making it to Expert

This month of August has been a crazy one for me chess wise! On July 31, my rating was 1825.  3 days later it was 1952, and 8 days after that it was 2006! As I am writing this, my … Continue reading

April 2013 Tactics Time Column

Click Here to read the April 2013 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Winter Springs Open Colorado Springs Panera Bread Tournaments Fort Collins Wild Boar and more! Players … Continue reading

News and Notes: Cabin Fever, SwissSys, Drinking My Own Bath Water

Tactics Time is featured in this week’s Sunday Chess Column by Stephen Dann, Worcester MA, Telegram & Gazette http://www.telegram.com/article/20130224/NEWS/102249740/ The puzzle is a really good one, which I really like.  Answer at the bottom.   This past week I was the … Continue reading

US Chess Championship Blunder

The US Chess Championship is currently being played at the beautiful Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.  The website is http://uschesschamps.com, and they even have live coverage with Jennifer Shahade and Ben Finegold giving “play by play”, analysis … Continue reading

News and Notes: Chess Musical, Fantasy Chess, Chess Videos, Newsletters…

Some quick tidbits…. Happy 49th Birthday today (April 13th) to “The Boss” Garry Kasparov! His historical match against IBM’s Deep Blue inspired me to get into chess! I was in Philadelphia attending the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conference when … 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