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Game Of The Year IX

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (1)

End Of The Season

Sunday, August 19, 2012

  

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 season ends.

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400th Victory

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's "Player's Choice" night in July.  Typically, the 1st Tuesday of the month is Speed Chess (G5).  The 2nd Tuesday is USCF-rated Quads (G30).  The 3rd Tuesday is Quick-rated Swiss (G20).  The 4th Tuesday is "Something ...

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Going Away Simul II

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 1, 2012 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the "Going Away" simultaneous exhibition given by NM Josh Bloomer.  Josh had to play 22 players going +16-5=1.  Two of the losses and the draw came from "Murder's Row," which included 7 class A players in a row.  Josh Divine was only able to get...

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Going Away Simul

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 24, 2012 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the "Going Away" simultaneous exhibition given by NM Josh Bloomer.  Josh had 22 players (and a couple non-players) show up to say goodbye to a 17-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Chess Club. 


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Wise Beyond Her Years

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 18, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)

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A dangerous heresy is circulating! I wanted to warn the chess playing public about a malicious doctrine that is infecting the Colorado chess scene. It is as deadly as the plague, and it has ruined the minds of every chess player who has fallen under its spell.


Be warned! Do not be...

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Nothing Is Over!

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (4)

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by Tim Brennan

 

[Today I viewed an article that Tim Brennan's website (http://tacticstime.com/colorado-chess/nothing-is-over/) is sending out.  I have to express my deep disappointment that he is continuin...

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The Dark Lake

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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by Anthea Carson NN


[Anthea Carson NN is an active Colorado Springs chess player and budding mystery author.  Her chess score sheet kept me in the dark for hours.  She is like the Nancy Drew of Colorado Springs.

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Waldo Canyon Fire Variation

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from Mark McGough.  Nero may have fiddled, but Mark and I played chess while Colorado Springs burned.  The Waldo Canyon Fire killed 2 people and destroyed close to 400 homes.  It is the worst wildfire in Colorado history and just happened to fall on the same night as the Colorado Springs Chess Club. ...

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Rook To Queen's Pawn Six

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Wednesday June Panera tournament.  It is one game per night for 4 weeks and uses accelerated pairings.  This seems to only throw off the flow of the games.  You get a tough round one game and then a couple of easier games and finally another tough one, at least, as far as the ratings are concerned.  Howe...

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How To Improve At Chess, Part II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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When I first started playing chess, it was by email to stay in touch with my dad and sister.  I won both games, but my dad enjoyed it enough to continue in a 53 game match.  He was a PhD in electrical engineering who had played in the Chicago Industrial Chess League when he worked for Bell ...

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Bobby Fischer Challenge

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 5, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my Bobby Fischer Challenge.  I had this idea that, since I was not playing in the 2012 US Championship and actually eligible for the $64,000, I would create my own Bobby Fischer Challenge.


In 1963-64, Bobby Fischer went 11...

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Old Lions

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (1)

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This week's game comes from the Wednesday Night Panera Tournament.  I did very well in this event, even achieving my peak rating of 2015.  However, the best part of the tournament was getting to play an old rival, Imre Barlay, in the 4th and decisive round.  After going 4-0, I was far enough ahead of the pack to lock in first ...

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Clue To The Mystery Of Chess

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 23, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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Since I have finished my discussion of tactics, featuring the DROP method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method), I figured that I would introduce my system on the strategy side of the game.  To make chess...

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P Is For Pin

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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Last time on the DROP method of tactics, I talked about Overload (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/14420236-o-is-for-overload).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tactics.  It is mea...

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How To Improve At Chess, Part I

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 9, 2012 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (2)

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I have been hanging out with chess masters Brian Wall and Josh Bloomer recently, staying up all night playing blitz.  Despite the painful and groggy next day, it has been a blast.  I even get a win once in a while.  Usually my wins come towards the crack of dawn when Brian is nodding off and Josh is dropping pieces. ...

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Taking Off My Armor

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (6)

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This week's game comes from fellow chess player and author of The Dark Lake, Anthea Carson NN.  We were talking about writing a chess blog, as we have that in common.  She wanted me to add this video from fellow chess player and artist, JC MacNeil.  She said, "He is looking for a chess set collector or ches...

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O Is For Overload

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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Last time on the DROP method of tactics, I talked about Removal (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/14228365-r-is-for-removal-).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tactics.  It is meant to remind you not to drop your pieces and help you g...

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R Is For Removal

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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Last time on the DROP method of tactics, I talked about Discovery (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12962454-drop-method).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tactics.  It is meant to remind you not to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to ...

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Tactics Tim

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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Hey this is Tim Brennan,

 

I am honored to once again be invited by Paul Anderson to be part of his "Tim Brennan week"...  It is like Discovery Channel's "Shark Week", only much more disappointing!

 

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Double Trouble

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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"For he that is not against us is on our part."

Mark 9:40 (KJV)


Here is a position from my game with an up and coming young chess player, Ja...

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