Chess Journalists of America Award Nominees

Paul Covingon sent me an email this morning with the subject “CJA” saying: Tim, http://chessjournalism.org/2014entries/entries.htm. TT is entered by New in Chess Congrats and good luck! Thanks Paul! I was also happy to see that the Colorado Chess Informant magazine … Continue reading

News and Notes: Cabin Fever, SwissSys, Drinking My Own Bath Water

Tactics Time is featured in this week’s Sunday Chess Column by Stephen Dann, Worcester MA, Telegram & Gazette http://www.telegram.com/article/20130224/NEWS/102249740/ The puzzle is a really good one, which I really like.  Answer at the bottom.   This past week I was the … Continue reading

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

July 2011 Tactics Time: Developing with tempo, overloaded piece, Checks on f7

The July 2011 Tactics Time features a wide variety of Colorado Tournaments including the King Hunt, Pueblo Open, Colorado Class, and Colorado Closed.  This shows how chess is really blooming in Colorado in 2011, and there is a real resurgence … 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

October 2010 Tactics Time: Quick Kill

The October 2010 issue of Tactics Time features some interesting tactics in the opening. Problem 1 features a very interesting opening trap against the dutch defense that I had never seen before.  The complete game is given in the answers, and … 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