Recent Chess Cheating Scandal

Recently there was a really well written and well researched article about a cheating scandal that happened in Virginia during a scholastic tournament.  It is a very interesting read.  I sent a copy to all of the active tournament directors here … 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

College Football, Chess Merit Badge, Zupa, Testimonials

My good friend Pete Short send me this picture, which was featured today on http://sports.yahoo.com, and the following commentary: I love that Chess references are always used in sports. Here is an image from a Yahoo article titled “Checkmate?” about … Continue reading

Icelandic Gambit in Iceland, Back of the Bus, Upcoming tournaments

My post “Mt. Evans Gambit” inspired another chess player, “morgski” on Red Hot Pawn, to play an opening at a location of the same name! Red Hot Pawn blogger greenpawn34 documented this in his excellent blog, with the post “Sitting … 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

July 2009 Tactics Time: Hidden Resources, Absurd Underpromotions

The July 2009 issue of Tactics Time features probably the most absurd position that has ever been included in the column.  This would be from a RedHotPawn.com online correspondence game that my friend Pete Short played.  In that game white refused … Continue reading

Pete Short Interview

My long time great friend and chess wingman Pete Short joins me for this weeks podcast! Pete is a great story teller, and shares lots of hilarious tales of his chess adventures over the years.  Inside you will hear: “Clogs … Continue reading