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 2007 Tactics Time Column: Quiet Move

Randy Reynolds also authored the Jan 2007 issue of Tactics Time, and did a fantastic job.  This time Randy abandoned the upside down answer key. The first puzzle features a nice “quiet move”, which is nice, since most tactics problems … Continue reading

January 2005 Tactics Time: Forcing a Draw

The January 2005 Tactics Time features some great positions! Included are discovered and double attacks, deflections, mating nets, and two games where the losing side forces a draw (a really under appreciated, but important tactical motif!) Problem #8 is interesting, … Continue reading

July 2004 Tactics Time Column: Swindle Master

July 2004 Tactics Time Column The July 2004 issue of Tactics Time featured some interesting positions. In the first position Paul Grimm showed why he was known as the “swindle master”, and is a good argument for the “never resign” … Continue reading