October 2011 Tactics Time Column

The October 2011 Tactics Time features a wide variety of weeknight Colorado Chess Events including the Wednesday night East Coast Deli tournaments in Colorado Springs, Tuesday night tournaments in Denver , The Thursday night Panera Bread tournaments in the Springs.  … Continue reading

April 2011 Tactics Time: Zugszwang, Bread and Butter Tactics

The April 2011 Tactics Time features a rare zugzwang puzzle from one of my redhotpawn games.  My opponent was trying to force the stalemate, and I had to be careful.  The wikipedia page for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang is quite interesting. Also featured … Continue reading

January 2011 Tactics Time: Missed Oppourtunities

The January 2011 Tactics Time features a couple of missed opportunities, where the player had a one or two move tactic on the board but did not see it. How does this happen?  One reason is because the person is … Continue reading