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My name is Paul Anderson, 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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On The Other Side

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 17, 2020 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Full Commitment Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Thomas Claman and Mark McGough.


I always start my weekly newsletter with the same introduction because sta...

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Full Commitment

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 11, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Andy Rea


[editor:  This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Illegal Landing Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Andy Rea and DuWayne Langseth and actually comes from one of the players!]


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The Illegal Has Landed

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 3, 2020 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Knight Pair Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10). It was played by John Brezina and Rhett Langseth.


I was looking for a game to publish this week and noticed that LM Brian Wall had published his 200...

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Beware The Knight Pair

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 26, 2020 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Memorable Upsets Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).   It was played by Brian Rountree and Laurence Coker.


One of the nice things about these online tournaments is that I am running into...

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My 60 Memorable Upsets

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from my list of upsets.  In fact, it is my 60th upset I have published.  I created the list early on when I had limited access to other player's chess games, and I wanted an easy way to pick one of my games to publish for the newsletter.


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Owen Nomore

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 13, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Recurring Miss Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Paul Anderson and Andy Rea.


I was happy to win this game because Andy has always had my number. 

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Recurring Miss

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 5, 2020 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Beware The Twelfth Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by NM Jonathan Dussik and DuWayne Langseth. 


DuWayne is a club old-timer and was trying for his first virtual gold ...

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Beware The Twelfth

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 29, 2020 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Blind Turtle Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Alex Bozhenov and Dean Brown.


I was surprised to see Dean in virtual medal contention and tied with my opponent, Jeff Fox, w...

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Two Blind Turtles

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 22, 2020 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Pin Is Mighty Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).   It was played by DuWayne Langseth and Brian Rountree.


I was looking online for some stats to share about the combatants in this game s...

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P Is For Pin IX

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 18, 2020 at 5:40 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 (https://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 to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to drop...

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Killer Bloodgood

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 8, 2020 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Matt Grinberg

 

Claude Frizzel Bloodgood - the name is enough to scare you even before you know about his life.  He was born in 1937 in California, but lived most of his life in Virginia.  There is some suggestion that he may have been playing in chess tournaments as early as the mid 1950's, but t...

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Black Hole Of Computer Analysis

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 2, 2020 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week 


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer Latency Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Brian Rountree and Alayne Wilinsky.  They have only faced once online, at least in a rapid time control.


Alayne...

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Killer Latency

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Overload Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Jose Llacza and Mark McGough. They have faced each other twice online.  Jose got the first game, and Mark evened the score with this game.


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O Is For Overload IX

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 21, 2020 at 9:45 AM 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 (https://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 to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to drop theirs....

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Killer Pawn

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 14, 2020 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event: CSCC Killer Curfew Rapid Online (4SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Vedant Margale and Dean Brown.  Vedant is ranked at 98 for the Top 100 - Age 10 by USCF.  Dean is his top USCF opponent in the past year and fifth all-time.

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Killer Curfew

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 7, 2020 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer TD Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  I chose this game as a protest against club Treasurer, Mark "The Money Man" McGough for shooting down my idea of giving out some prizes for the online events.


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Killer TD

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 31, 2020 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer Bishop Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was nice to see that the computer can run these events without having to be present.  I was unable to play in the event due to the surprise Memorial Day blizzard.


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Killer Bishop

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 23, 2020 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

  

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Removal Rapid Online.  It was a four round, Swiss system tournament (G/10+10).  We have been meeting online every Sunday night after the Coronavirus shut down the regular club.  We started at 8pm mountain time due to the grocery stores closing early. ...

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R Is For Removal IX

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 17, 2020 at 2:40 AM 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 (https://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 to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to drop th...

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D Is For Discovery VIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 10, 2020 at 7:20 AM 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 to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to drop theirs.

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