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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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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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Every Loss Is A Lesson

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 5, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the beginning of my chess career.  The time was 1998, and I had been playing tournament chess for 2 months with 11 games under my belt.  I traveled to Pueblo for my first out-of-town event, run by Ken Schwartz and Roy Heath.


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Wall's Comet

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 27, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

It just could be the end of the world as we know it!


Life Master Brian Wall has made the cover of a national magazine, American Chess Magazine, as co-author with NM Lior Lapid and put Colorado on the chess map.

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My Unbelievable Bracket

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from round 2 of the March Swiss 90 between Mike Smith and Dean Brown.  Mike is a newcomer to the club, but he was able to pull off the upset over the oldtimer.  I think Mike harnessed his inner Wagner and played a little chin music for Dean, as he wiffed with his Louisville slugger.

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Stone Cold

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 11, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Chess Is The Word

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

 

I am back for another season of chess news and games.  Last year, I dropped from my peak  (USCF 2102) and had my first down year in 5 years.  While it is disappointing to have an off year, I am going to pin the blame on the distractions I ...

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Game Of The Year XIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 7, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 

Well, another chess season has come to a close for me.  It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (http://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will return after the football s...

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When It Rains, It Pours

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 22, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event:  August Swiss 90.  It was the 3rd round, and I was facing Mark McGough as Black on board one.  Mark and I have played so much chess together since 2010 that he has become the player I have beaten the most in rated chess (see

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Bridle Shower

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from 2015.  It was my first year as TD (tournament director), and the first year we had moved the G/90+30 time control to Tuesday nights.  It was not easy adjusting to both of those changes.


I used to play G/90;d/5, which i...

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Russian Gold

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 9, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Tuesday night event at the Colorado Springs Chess Club:  August Swiss 90.  We had 8 players join the tournament.  So, as TD (tournament director), I had 4 games to choose from for the Game Of The Week. 


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