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Puncher's Chance

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 17, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


Thanks Paul for inviting me back for another Tim Brennan week in the Colorado Springs Chess Newsletter!


Today I would like to share my experience playing in the Colorado vs New Mexico team match last ...

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D Is For Discovery VI

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 10, 2018 at 4:55 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 tactic...

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A Time Of Testing

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 3, 2018 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's March Swiss 90 tournament.  It was unusual in that I was not a tournament director (TD) in any way for this event.  My TD certification had expired.  Fortunately, we have a number of authorized TDs for the club, and Peter Barlay stepped in as Chief TD.

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Country Jam, Take Me Home

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 26, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from Mike Smith.  Mike has been a Supporting Member of the Colorado Springs Chess Club since 2017.  He typically plays on Tuesday nights and last year scored a perfect 50% with 27 wins and 27 losses (1 draw).  His most common opponent is Brian Rountree and yet he still renewed his Supporting Membership fo...

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The Threat Is Stronger Than The Execution

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's March Swiss 90.  The event is a month-long tournament with one game per night.  The club officers have scheduled eight of these types of events in the second and third month of each quarter.  In the first month of each quarter, the club holds special events.  January is Spee...

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Opponents

Posted by Paul Anderson on March 12, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Speed King II

Monday, March 12th, 2018


I am back for another season of chess news and games.  Last year, I suffered another down year rating-wise.   This makes two down years in a row.  I haven't had two down years in a row since 1999 and 2000. 

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