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Game Of The Year X

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Monday, August 12, 2013

 

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. B...

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I Told Carlos Danger To Resign

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 3, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Tim Brennan, author of Tactics Time (http://tacticstime.com/).  Our feud over when to resign was recently reignited via email.  You may remember the controversy we sparked last year when Tim and I had conflicting articles...

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Katie Did Me In

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 29, 2013 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Katie Wise, one of the top juniors and females in Colorado chess.  I first played her in 2009 just after I hit expert [2002], and she was at her low of 1206.  Since then she has skyrocketed, while I have only made modest improvements on my peak rating [2058].

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P Is For Pin II

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 20, 2013 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


Last year, 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 kin...

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Thin Ice

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Anthea Carson NN   


I read a post by James Powers that Paul Anderson beats people up in the endgame. That made me feel better about my recent loss to Paul, in which I lost totally in the endgame. I was not losing coming out of the middle game, in fact I might have even had a slight adva...

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How To Tell If Your Opponent Is Not Cheating

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

   

To get the chess players in the right frame of mind to play top chess, the Colorado Springs Chess Club has added classical music as an overture to the evening's event.


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Ahead To Advancement

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Wednesday night, month long tournament in June.  You get one 3 hour game (G90) each week and the results are combined into a Swiss tournament.  One problem that has arisen is that with so much time between rounds (1 week) some players forget they entered the tournament an...

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O Is For Overload II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 23, 2013 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

  

Last year, 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 basi...

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3 Ms Of Chess: Material

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 16, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

When I started playing tournament chess, I read a pamphlet from GM Arthur Bisguier about how to improve at chess.  Since I had been crushed by him in a simul, I was more than willing to take his advice, even though I knew little about what a GM was.  He had a list of 10 principles to keep in mind when playing.  I t...

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R Is For Removal II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 8, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Last year, 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 kind...

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Bobby Fischer Challenge II

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

In 1963-64, Bobby Fischer went 11-0 in the US Championship.  Not only did he win the title of best chess player in the US for that year, he also did it without losing or drawing a game.  This feat is possibly the greatest achievement in organized sports.


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Double Full Metal Jacket

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Isaac Martinez, who is in a heated battle for the 2nd quarter Tuesday Night Chess Tour prize ($10 Starbucks gift card).  I ran away with the prize in the first quarter, but Isaac has his eyes on the prize this quarter, even knocking me off with my own opening in the Thematic Swiss and claiming t...

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Bobby Fischer Memorial

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Shirley Herman and her recent strong performance at the Bobby Fischer Memorial.  She has only been playing tournament chess for a little over a year and has already gained over 500 rating points.  Her results at the Bobby Fischer Memorial pushed her to her current peak rating and into the top...

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3 Ms Of Chess: Mate

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 5, 2013 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

When I started playing tournament chess, I read a pamphlet from GM Arthur Bisguier about how to improve at chess.  Since I had been crushed by him in a simul, I was more than willing to take his advice, even though I knew little about what a GM was.  He had a list of 10 principles to keep in mind when playing.  I tho...

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Payback Is Sagacious

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 5, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Closed Challenger.  It is now the third episode in my Challenger Trilogy:


  • Episode One:  I'm Gonna Play Like I'm 1999 (
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The Thrill Of Chess Victory

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Closed Challenger.  I spoke with David Hartsook after the tournament and he said, "This game was the turning point."  I think that everyone going into the tournament thought that Robert Ramirez, the number one seed, was going to be hard to beat.  And he was.

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I'm Gonna Play Like I'm 1999

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 23, 2013 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Closed Challenger.  This event is relatively new and is meant to supplement the long-standing Colorado Closed, where the top six highest rated chess players in Colorado are invited to battle for supremacy.  The Challenger broadens the invitees to the top twelve and offers the best chal...

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Tragic Flaw

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 10, 2013 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Pardon the interruption, boys and girls, but I'm Tim Brennan, and I will be hosting Paul's Newsletter today!


Sorry to disappoint those of you tuning in today hoping to continue reading Paul's new series on his most brilliant wi...

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D Is For Discovery

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Last year, 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....

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How To Beat Jeff Fox

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Jeff Fox [http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlTnmtHst.php?12641996].  He is a long-time chess player and a 2-time city chess champion of Colorado Springs.  He doesn't play nearly as often as Dean Brown does (

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