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

October 2009 Tactics Time: Information Overload

The October 2009 Tactics Time features several problems with an Overload and Removing the Defender tactic.  These two tactics are very similar, with the main idea that the defending piece is forced to try and do two things at one … Continue reading

January 2009 Tactics Time: Never Quit

“Even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” ~Arnold Palmer The January 2009 Tactics Time features a large number of games from the 2008 Colorado … Continue reading