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Game Of The Year XII

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Saturday, August 22, 2015

 

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. Befor...

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Peak Position

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 4, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from one of my four customary losses of the season.  I have typically published four losses each season.  It all started when former Colorado Springs Chess Club regular Dan Avery suggested that I should publish some of my losses.


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Return Of The Oldtimers

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event:  July Swiss 90.  It was a battle of former club regulars who had been absent for a number of years:  Clark Stroh vs Mike Filppu.


Clark Stroh was my first...

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Pawn Wave Guy

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the "Pawn Wave Guy."  He is also known as Life Master Brian Wall.  He is the wind beneath my chess wings.  He is the one who got me started writing about my chess games and has supported me with his material over the years.


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THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF CHESS IN ANCIENT INDIA

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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By Anthea Carson NN

 

A few years ago I wrote an article about the origins of chess. It started as just an idea for a hubpage article which didn’t mean much to me at the time but I thought, since they paid by the view for clicks on their advertisements,...

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Give Me More Time

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from one of my loyal readers:  DuWayne Langseth.  We first faced over the board on July 26th, 2005 at the Colorado Springs Chess Club in a G/15 Challenge Match.  I was rated 1997 at the club, and we gave DuWayne a 1670 rating.  I won.


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Algebraic Notation

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 30, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from a couple of newcomers to tournament chess in their first rated event:  The June Mating Game.


Playing in a chess tournament can be intimidating.  Not only do you have to know the rules of chess, but also you have ...

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Gift From Dad

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my email match (1996-2010) with my dad.  To honor my father, I publish one of his wins over me each year around Father's Day.


He is the reason I started playing chess as an adult.  He also encouraged me to play chess ...

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P Is For Pin IV

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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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 mea...

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Tactics Flow From Inferior Positions

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my look back at my 1st Quarter of being a chess Tournament Director.  I ran my first event in February and have held five events so far.  The events have ranged from an unrated, speed (G5) Round Robin to a month-long, standard-rated, Swiss tournament.


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O Is For Overload IV

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 2, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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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. I...

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How Bad Is The King's Gambit?

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the regulars on Tuesday night:  Brian Rountree and Mark McGough.  They are the primary reason we play G/90+30, and the main benefactors of the slower, one-game-a-night system.  Their published ratings are only 20 points apart, and they have split their 22 games against each other equally (7 wins, 8 d...

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Inaugural GOW Prize

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event.  Earlier this year, I started my career as a Tournament Director by running these events.  I quickly realized the value of collecting the score sheets since I have been publishing chess games on the web for over 10 years:  A free source of materi...

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The Hanging Rook Formation

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the email match with my Dad.  I have a tradition of honoring my Father by publishing his wins over me on Father's Day.  However, I didn't feel right honoring him by publishing his losses.  So, I decided to honor my Mother by publishing his losses.  She seems to enjoy his failures, especially aft...

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The Value Of A Score Sheet

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 5, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from board 1 of the money round from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's April Swiss 75.  It involved an Opposite-Colored Bishops Endgame, which are often drawn without careful play, and a time scramble controversy.


The time contr...

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Check The Checks

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game come from the April Swiss 75 on Tuesday night at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It was played between the youthful newcomer, Jordan Myers and the old-timer, Dean Brown.  They were close in rating.  So, a draw was not a surprise outcome, but as I looked at the game, it turned out to be a wild finish with both...

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R Is For Removal IV

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 20, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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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...

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Make It So

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 12, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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By Tim Brennan


Thanks Paul for inviting me back for another Tim Brennan week!


I thought I would do some news and notes style writing about some things on my mind.

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Double Desperado Double Fork

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 5, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's March Swiss 75.  In the third round, I played the youngest player in the event, Selah Williams.  We got paired because I was the house player and don't get a game every week, which hasn't been good for me other than I get to play some new people.

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Dominate The Dojo

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 29, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from my first scholastic chess tournament.  You would think that someone with 834 tournament chess games under his belt would have played that first scholastic game may years ago when his number of games could have been counted on one hand.  However, you'd be wrong. 

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