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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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