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R Is For Removal VI

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 14, 2017 at 4:15 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 tact...

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R Is For Removal V

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 8, 2016 at 4:45 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 o...

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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 Pawn

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

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Name:  Pawn


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

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3 Ms Of Chess: Mate

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

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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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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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The Blind Leading The Blind

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2011 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Chess has the power to bring people together.  I have seen the oddest couples come together over the chessboard.  It can unite the peace-loving liberal with the hard-driving conservative and move them past their petty squabbling and into the realm of truth and beauty, at least for a little while. 


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Break On Through

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 5, 2010 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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The first game I ever published was a win against my dad (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2929905-the-miracle-on-wood).  I called it the Miracle On Wood, as it ended on the same date (16 years later) as the USA Hockey upset over the Soviets.  It ...

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The Miracle On Wood!

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1)

The Mission

 

The Colorado Springs Chess News website is dedicated to providing a source for sharing information about chess in the Colorado Springs area. You can receive a FREE newsletter by email or save the address to your favorites and check back when you like. You can send in your own articles or games to be published or just leave a comment in our guest book.

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The Gift Of Chess

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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DuWayne Langseth started playing chess in 1972 and has been playing at the Colorado Springs Chess Club since the early 1990s. He teaches chess at a couple of scholastic clubs (Antelope Trail and Discovery Canyon). He has helped his son, Rhett, tie for the state title this year in the grade 7-9 category.


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Favorite Combination

Posted by Paul Anderson on February 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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Since I am still trying to figure out my new system of putting out newsletters, I picked an easy game to publish.  It comes from question 9 of my old Grimm interview.  The diagram did not paste very well into the blog so I figured I would just add it as a video.  But I also ran across a nice PGN viewer!  So I also added the last 2 games into the Games link.  Check ...

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