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My name is Paul Anderson (http://www.facebook.com/paul.anderson.904750), and I began the newsletter on March 1, 2004 as a way for me to receive and distribute any last minute schedule changes about local chess events and to put to use the analysis and publishing features of my Fritz 8.

However, I soon realized that I liked reporting on the results of my local club and adding some humorous comments about the games I was publishing.  So, during my chess season (typically February to August) the newsletter will contain at least a couple of articles from me (This Week In Chess and Game Of The Week). 

Every now and then, I will receive chess news, chess games, or other chess stuff from my readers, which I am more than happy to include, as I think it makes for a better newsletter.  It doesn’t matter where you are from or what the news is about (as long as it is about chess); you are welcome to contribute.

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Everything About You

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 23, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my loss column.  I have a tradition of publishing four losses each year.  I hate looking at a chess loss, let alone publishing it, but forcing myself to do this keeps me humble.


When pride cometh, the...

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Searchin' In The Sun For Another Overload

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 14, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game choice comes from Glen Campbell, the pop and country singer who passed away on August 8th from Alzheimer's disease.  In honor of his contributions to music, I was listening to a couple of songs from him that I have in my collection.  My sister and her best friend from the 4th grade, Jennifer Macpherson, performed "R...

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Remove The Attacker

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 7, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's August Swiss 90.  It will be a five round event this month and good preparation for our city championship coming up in October.


A couple of Brians met for the first time.  One is a reg...

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WARNING: High Performance Rating

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 31, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Doug Clark.  I told Doug I would publish his first USCF-rated win.  Well, after 45 games and two years, it finally happened.  Doug won!


In the fourth round of the July Quick, everything finally came together and h...

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Look For A Better One

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July Quick event (6SS, G/24+5).  It is one of our faster events.  We hold faster time controls in January (Speed = 5 minute per player), April (Dual = between 30 to 60 minutes & Quick = between 10 and 30 minutes) and July (same as April).  Ordinarily, the club ha...

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Pikes Peak Or Bust

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 17, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's annual tradition, the July Mating Game.  It is a 2-week event that typically conflicts with Colorado Springs' annual tradition, the Pikes Peak Or Bust Rodeo Parade.


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Life Is A Kind Of Chess

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 10, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Fourth Of July.  It is the first time I have played chess on the 4th.  Typically, the Colorado Springs Chess Club takes a break from chess when the holiday falls on a Tuesday night.  However, I was in charge of making the schedule this year and wanted to get everything in place by February. ...

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The One Percent

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 4, 2017 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event, The June Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30).  It was a four-round, month-long event with one game per night.  Typically, Brian Rountree gets his money's worth on time, as he is one of the last games to finish.  However, this night, he was the first game do...

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DuWayne's Crowning Glory

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado State Senior Chess Championship.  I was recruited to be the Tournament Director (TD) for the second day.  The event was a two-day, four-round, Swiss Tournament (4SS, G/90+30).  It was held in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th.  I had my choice of days as ...

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It's Not Late If It's Still Trending

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 19, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my email match against my dad.  It started in 1996 and lasted until 2010.  We played 53 games, and the score was even until 2003 (+12-12=9).  The final 20 games went in my favor and showed a marked improvement in my game (+10-3=7).  The match was the reason I started going to the Colorado Spring...

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The Knight

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 14, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week



Name: Knight

Alias: Horse, Jumper, Rider, Horseman

Number: 2

...
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The Demise Of Denny's

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the old Denny's tournaments. 


Back in July of 2007, the Colorado Springs Chess Club tested out the idea of offering more chess.  Rather than just one night per week and one location, we created a new night at a new lo...

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P Is For Pin VI

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


A couple years back, I came up with a method to organize chess tactics.  I called it the DROP Method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tact...

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O Is For Overload VI

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 22, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


A couple years back, I came up with a method to organize chess tactics.  I called it the DROP Method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tacti...

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R Is For Removal VI

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


A couple years back, I came up with a method to organize chess tactics.  I called it the DROP Method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).   The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tact...

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D Is For Discovery V

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 8, 2017 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


A couple years back, I came up with a method to organize chess tactics.  I called it the DROP Method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tactics. It is meant to remind you not ...

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Chess Nuts Boasting In An Open Foyer

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 29, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Matt Grinberg


Have you ever heard this old chess joke?


It was sent in by Dennis Cravens in response to the Christmas Tree Chess Problems.  It was also sent to me by Jim Bailey's wife Katy a while back....

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Chessnuts

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 25, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from last night.  I finally had a free Monday night and decided to check out a new chess club that had contacted me back in January.  Robin Fields sent me this message:


Chess Players,

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The Defibrillator

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 17, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game is my attempt to resurrect the Jim Burden Award for 2017.  LM Brian Wall created this award back in 2005 and promised us, "I will post all entries and announce the winner every April 1."  While Brian is one of the most creative chess authors and organizers, he is not the most discipline fellow.

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He Mate Me

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 10, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


Friends, Romans, Countrymen:


It is Tim Brennan here, and I am very happy to be back again for another annual installment of "Tim Brennan week" on Paul Anderson's excellent Colorado Springs Chess News ...

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