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My name is Paul Anderson (http://www.facebook.com/paul.anderson.904750), and I began the newsletter on March 1, 2004 as a way for me to receive and distribute any last minute schedule changes about local chess events and to put to use the analysis and publishing features of my Fritz 8.

However, I soon realized that I liked reporting on the results of my local club and adding some humorous comments about the games I was publishing.  So, during my chess season (typically February to August) the newsletter will contain at least a couple of articles from me (This Week In Chess and Game Of The Week). 

Every now and then, I will receive chess news, chess games, or other chess stuff from my readers, which I am more than happy to include, as I think it makes for a better newsletter.  It doesn’t matter where you are from or what the news is about (as long as it is about chess); you are welcome to contribute.

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Avoid All Losses

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 7, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event, a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition by FM Joe Friedman.  This is a special event where a very strong chess player will take on multiple opponents at the same time.  The stronger player will still win most of the games.  However, it gives casual playe...

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Looking For Draws In All The Wrong Positions

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the final round of the May Swiss 90.  It was down to Mark McGough and Brian Rountree for 1st place.  Mark needed a win to jump past Brian.  Brian just needed a draw to lock out Mark.


I kind of expected the game to...

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Whipping Boy

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event, the May Swiss 90.  I was paired against a familiar opponent, Mark McGough.  Mark is a regular on Tuesday night and my most common opponent since 2010.  It has been a good match-up for me, and Mark was about to break a milestone in the annuals of ...

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O Is For Overload V

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 17, 2016 at 5:45 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 tactic...

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R Is For Removal V

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 8, 2016 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 o...

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D Is For Discovery IV

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2016 at 5:35 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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Baby's On Fire

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Tuesday night event, the April Quick 24.  This is a new event for the club and was created by the partnership of Earle Wikle and Peter Barlay.  Earle is one of the club's TDs (tournament directors), and he likes to have as much time as possible and not effect his standard...

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Log Jam Session

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 19, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Tuesday night event at the Colorado Springs Chess Club:  The Cabin Fever Reliever (4SS, G30d10).  Orginally, this tournament was held in February and had a different name.  However, the club came up with a naming contest in 2002 when the current name was chosen.

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Better Call Paul

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan

 

It's Tim Brennan week again!


I'm honored to be invited back for my 12th year!


I wasn't sure wh...

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Dreams And Fantasies

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 5, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Denny's Quick event (G/24;d/5, 4SS) this past Friday.  It is similar to the IHOP Quick Earle Wikle runs except with less Country music.  I was late but managed to climb up to board one by the final round where I faced an old nemesis, DuWayne Langseth.


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Weasel Lesson

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 29, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  I have 57 games where I won when I was within 25 rating points of my opponent or below.  Since the game is a statistical coin toss when you are within 25 points, it doesn't matter whether you have the higher rating or lower rating.  You are equal in the eyes of the statistician.

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For Score And Five Minutes

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 22, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game come from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's March Swiss 90 event.  This tournament is a month-long, Swiss event with one round per week.  The time control is G90+30, which means that each player gets 90 minutes on his clock to play all his moves.  The +30 is an increment time control which adds thirty s...

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The Dark Horse

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 14, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Earle Wikle's IHOP Quick event.  He runs the event on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights.  It has four rounds that last about an hour each (G24d5).  The games are the longest you can play without effecting your standard USCF rating.  So, it is considered quick chess.

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The Von Rook

Posted by Paul Anderson on February 28, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Speed King

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

 

I am back for another season of chess news and games.  Last year, I set my record for peak rating (USCF 2102), and earlier this year, I won the Colorado Springs City Speed Chess Championship. 


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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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week

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)

Game Of The Week


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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