25,000 moves on RHP, Loveland Open, Xtreme Chess

I just played my 25,000 move on Red Hot Pawn!  Red Hot Pawn awards players a different colored star next to their name based on how many moves they have made, and you get a darker star after 25,000 moves. … 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

April 2010 Tactics Time: Tormenting your opponent

The April 2010 Tactics Time column featured a new twist – all of the games were from Colorado players in games that were played on RedHotPawn.com. Problem 7 is another absurd position that really happened in a game, but looks … 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

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