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Game Of The Year XI

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Friday, August 22, 2014


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 seas...

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P Is For Pin III

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 18, 2014 at 5:15 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 tactics. It is...

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Owen Eighteen

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from one of my many losses this year.  I have had a tradition of publishing 4 losses each chess season.  I noticed that, with 3 newsletters left this year, I only had published 3 losses this year.  So, I needed one more to keep the tradition going.


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Choose Wisely

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


At the beginning of the year, I had a dream where I was given a choice:


  • Never lose to a higher rated player
  • Always win against a lower rated player


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The Tortoise And The Other Tortoise

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


Once upon a time there was a tortoise who, boasting how he could play chess better than anyone else, was forever teasing the other tortoise for its slowness. Then one day, the other tortoise answered back: “Who do you think you are? There’s no denying you’re good, but even you can be beaten!” The tortoise squealed with...

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We Are All Pawns, My Dear

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 12, 2014 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Anthea Carson NN



Isaac Martinez on guitar


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False Step

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 30, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Wednesday Panera event.  I got paired with Ken MacRae in the final round.  I had never played Ken before.  So, I didn't know what to expect.  I just knew he must be doing as well as I was in this tournament, and I should not take him lightly.

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You Shook Me All Night Long

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's annual June event:  The June Mating Game.  It is one of several 2 week events at the club, which means that players can join during the middle of the event.


This time LM Brian W...

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The King

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Name:  King

 

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O Is For Overload III

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 9, 2014 at 3:30 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 ...

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R Is For Removal III

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 2, 2014 at 4:45 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...

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D Is For Discovery II

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 24, 2014 at 3:40 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...

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Mating Problems

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 20, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the May Panera Wednesday tournament.  I got to play David Silva, who just recently moved to Colorado Springs.  It is always a pleasure to play someone new, as I tend to stay more focused and play better chess.  I want to put a good face on Colorado Springs chess and impress our newcome...

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The Pawn

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 11, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

Name:  Pawn


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The older I grow, the more I value Paw...

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May Day!

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 2, 2014 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my horrendous results in April.  I had won 18 out of 20 games in the 1st quarter of 2014 for a winning percentage of 90%.  However, those stellar numbers were going come to a screeching halt.  In April, I won only 6 of 11 games for a winning percentage of 55%.

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Woman TD Resigns

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 27, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

It has come to my attention that a short-time, female Tournament Director (TD) has quickly decided to retire from organizing and running chess events, starting immediately.

 

While I never actually got to play in her tournament, I can say tha...

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Dean Brown Resigns

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 20, 2014 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

It has come to my attention that long-time, Tournament Director (TD), Dean Brown has decided to retire from organizing and running chess events, starting May 1st.


He was the TD at my 1st chess event, the February Flatulence, in 1998 and was t...

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Tim Brennan Resurrects

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 By Tim Brennan


Thanks Paul, for inviting me to be part of your "Tim Brennan Week" again!


As Mark Twai...

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1000 Victims

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my 1000th over-the-board (OTB) chess victory!


I started playing at the Colorado Springs Chess Club on May 27,1997, and it has taken until this game to rack up 1,000 wins.  I may not have been the fastest chess pl...

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Tim Brennan Resigns

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 30, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Tim Brennan has resigned.


It is sad to see him resign after doing so much for Colorado Chess.  He served as editor of the Colorado Chess Informant and created the Tactics Time column and Tactics Time Ki...

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