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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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Guys In Costumes

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


There is a YUGE event this week that millions of people around the world have been looking forward to for years!  No, not the final season of Game of Thrones!  I'm talking about the 15th year of Tim Brennan Week in the Colorado Springs Chess Club Newsletter!

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D Is For Discovery VII

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 8, 2019 at 5:15 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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The Scandinavian

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 3, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, round 4.  It was played by Alex Bozhenov and Jesse Williams.  They have played 36 times before.  27 in the past year!  They are on pace to break my personal best of 87 USCF-rated games against Mark McGough.


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Father And Son

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 26, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, round 3.  It was played by Grayson Harris and Mark McGough.  They have met four times before with Mark getting the upper hand every time.  However, Grayson has been improving rapidly.


Grayson s...

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Scottch ROOM Attack

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 18, 2019 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, round 2.  It was played by Dean Brown and Scott "Scottch" Williams.  They have faced each other 14 times in rated chess.  Scottch needed this game to pull even with a +7-7=1 score.


Dean helped ...

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Forty Stripes Save One

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 11, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90, going on at the Colorado Springs Chess Club this month.  My opponent was Dean Brown.  We have played 65 rated games over the years.  He used to be my "whipping boy" until Mark McGough passed him up for the most losses from one opponent in 2016.

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White Pieces' Burden

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Speed King III


Monday, March 4th, 2019


I am back for another season of chess news and games.  Last year, I suffered another down year rating-wise.  This makes three down years in a row.  Ouch!  I have never had three bad years in a row before.

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Game Of The Year XV

Posted by Paul Anderson on September 19, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

End Of The Season

Thursday, September 20, 2018


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 (https://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will return after the football season en...

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Parable Of The Good Chess Player

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


Good evening, my fellow chess players. 


One month and five days ago, in a moment of tragedy and trauma, the duties of this office fell upon me.  I asked then for your help, and God’s that we might continue Colorado chess on its course bind...

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Rook Sac Guy

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Round 2 of the Colorado Springs Chess Club's August Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30) and Round 6 of this year's match-ups with Brian Rountree.  We have faced-off in February (regular), April (quick), twice in May (regular), July (quick), and now in August (regular).  He is my most common opponent in the past year ...

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There's Only One Way To...

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 13, 2018 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's August Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30).  It is the beginning of our turtle season at the club when we have five straight months of slow chess.


This game features Grayson Harris against Mark McGough...

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Mate To Two, Too

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 6, 2018 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July One Night Quick event (3SS, G/20; d/5).  The idea behind the tournament was to honor a motion made by members at our annual meeting and attract a different type of chess player.  Since we play slow chess (G/90+30) nine months of the year, it was a chance for quick pl...

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P Is For Pin VII

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 30, 2018 at 5:55 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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Flip The Script

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 23, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the July Mating Game (4SS, G/45; d/10) at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It is a two-week event with two games each night.  Each player starts with 45 minutes on his clock.  So, it is medium, as far as chess speed is concerned.


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Theoretical vs Practical

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Matt Grinberg


You probably think the title is a reference to theoretical chess versus practical chess.  Actually, I mean the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, developer of the theories of special and general relativity, versus the more practical physicist, Robert Oppenheimer, who was the ...

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A Horse With No Game

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the July Quick Six event (6SS, G/24+5) at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It was the creation of the club's Vice President, Peter Barlay. 


One of the jobs the officers do for the club is make the schedule each year....

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Mobility Move

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from Tristan Cruz.  He is a newcomer to the Colorado Springs Chess Club on Tuesday nights.  He started chess back in 2014 as a youngster.  However, he didn't stick with it and took a 4 year break.  Now, he is in Colorado and looking to establish his rating.

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A Tale Of The Scottch Tape

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Scott Williams.  He has been a regular on Tuesday nights since 2015. 


One of our scholastic players, Ayush "Panda" Vispute, gave him the nickname "Scottch," and I have embraced it.

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O Is For Overload VII

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 18, 2018 at 5:00 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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Cruz Control

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 12, 2018 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's June Swiss 90 event.  The tournament is one of two slow time control, monthly events the club does each quarter.  The first month of a quarter is scheduled for the club's special events, which are typically much faster time controls.


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