Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here in Colorado Springs, we are having a white Christmas for the first time in 25 years! In case you didn’t see it, you can read my Christmas e-mail newsletter here: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/EZZVs/h/Merry_Christmas_.htm.  It includes a really cool chess … 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

Chess Art, Batgirl and Robin, Fritz 13, Tebowing

  Congrats to Kathy Schneider who just reached an all time high rating after a great performance this past weekend at the Tourney at the Temple tournament in Pueblo.  Kathy garnered the Under1200 prize by winning 3 out of 5 … 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