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I AM SPARTAN! AROO!

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 14, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the IHOP August Quick event.  It is organized and directed by Earle Wikle and Peter Barlay, two of the Colorado Springs Chess Club's authorized TDs.  The last time they organized a monthly, Quick-rated tournament was in 2017.  It is great to have them back promoting chess in the Pikes Peak region....

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Green Gunnar

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 5, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July One Night Quick tournament.  The club meets every Tuesday night in downtown Colorado Springs.  We mostly run month-long events.  However, every now and then, a month will have a 5th Tuesday and we can schedule a one-night event.  They have to be at faster t...

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The Gambler

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 31, 2019 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July Mating Game.  This tournament has its origins back in 1991 with a different name, in a different time.  Of course, change is inevitable and, over the course of its 29 year history, the event has morphed into a two-week, four-round, dual-rated tournament (4SS, G/45;d/...

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P Is For Pin VIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 22, 2019 at 5:00 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 (https://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).   The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tac...

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Mind Games

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 15, 2019 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July Quick Six event.  It is a 2-week tournament with 3 games per week.  It is also Quick-rated.  These games can be a lot of fun since they are fast, don't effect your standard rating, and most often leave no record of your mental lapses.

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New Mexico Chess Champions: Josh Bloomer

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 8, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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By Matt Grinberg


Josh Bloomer won the 2017 New Mexico Open Chess Championship and was thus declared the New Mexico Chess Champion.  He took clear first place with 5.5 out of 6 and raised his rating to an impressive 2326.  His one draw was against Jesse Vicario of Las Cruces in the first rou...

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Surely Free!

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 3, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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One score less eight months ago, our chess clubs brought forth on this state, a new petition, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to play chess.


IN COLORADO, JULY 4, 2018

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The Millchessial

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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I have played 1000 USCF-rated games.


I knew the milestone was approaching and figured that I would publish the game.  However, there is a gap of time between when I record my game for my TD database and when I move it to my USCF database.  Due to...

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Final Nail

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 19, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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All good things come to an end.


My Father's Day tradition for the Colorado Springs Chess News website has been to publish a win from my dad during our email match together.  We started playing in 1996, before I ever went to the Colorado Springs Chess ...

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Overworked & Underpaid

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 9, 2019 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's June Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30) event.  This tournament is a month-long event with one game per week.  I like the one-game-per-week format because it is easier to direct and play.  Not easy, just easier, but I prefer playing.  I do not prefer being the tournament d...

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No GOATs Allowed!

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from round three of the Colorado Springs Chess Club's May Swiss 90 event.  It was played by Chris Motley and Mark McGough.  They have faced each other six times in the past year, mostly in Quick-rated tournaments.  They are even in Quick (+2-2=1).  This time they met with Turtle Time (G/90+30), a spe...

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O Is For Overload VIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 29, 2019 at 8:25 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 th...

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The End Of A Thing

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's May Swiss 90 event.  It is a month-long, slow-chess tournament.  Each week the players get one slow game.  It is the favorite of Turtles.


Turtles are chess players who can take an...

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R Is For Removal VIII

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 14, 2019 at 5:05 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 (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 dro...

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CSCC vs AFACC

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's (CSCC) team challenge against the Air Force Academy Chess Club (AFACC).  We haven't played in a team tournament since 2007 when we beat the Fort Collins Chess Club to win the Mountain States Chess Club Match Champions trophy:


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Bobby Has Left The Springs

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 24, 2019 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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One of the biggest chess controversies in Colorado Springs is whether or not Bobby Fischer ever played here.  On one side is the 1st Colorado Springs City Chess Champion (Francis Mason).  On the other side is the 22nd Colorado Springs City Chess Champion (NM Buck Buchanan). 


Francis Mason claims to have playe...

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I Like Quick

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 18, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's April Quick Six event.  We have 8 slow chess months and 4 special chess months each year on the club's calendar.  The slow months are G/90+30, month-long tournaments.  The special events are the Speed Chess Championship (January), Cabin Fever Reliever (April), July ...

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Guys In Costumes

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

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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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