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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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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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Requited Queen

Posted by Paul Anderson on May 3, 2020 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

 

This week's game comes from the August Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30) at the Colorado Springs Chess Club.  It was a battle from long-time foes, Will Wolf and Chris Motley, or as LM Brian Wall calls them Wilf and Diet Wilf.  They have faced each other 21 times in the past year and 44 times in total. 


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Corona, No Lime

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 26, 2020 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

By Tim Brennan


Greetings Friends!


Hope you are surviving the global pandemic and your N95 masks are nice and snug!


Thank you, Paul, for inviting me back for anoth...

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Of Mice And Chess

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 19, 2020 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week

  

This week's game comes from the March Swiss 90.  It was a time before the plague had struck when dreams of the new chess season were fresh and bright.  The long and burdensome winter gave way to the sweet smells of springs and the soft caress of sunlight on one's face.  It was going to be a year of new expectations.

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Resurrection Sunday

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 15, 2020 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the CSCC Resurrection Online.   Due to the Coronavirus, the Colorado Springs Chess Club has been closed for a month.  We have been unable to meet together on Tuesday nights for over-the-board chess.  So, we decided to check out the online tournament capabilities.


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Game Of The Year XVI

Posted by Paul Anderson on April 8, 2020 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Start Of The Season

Sunday, April 12, 2020

 

The times are changing.  Historically, I put out my Game Of The Year at the end of my chess publishing season some time in August.  For 2019, I did not get it done.  I have been spending the off-season looking for some excuse why I did not publishing the 16th ...

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M&M Battle

Posted by Paul Anderson on August 30, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Game Of The Week


This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's August Swiss 90 event.  Both Mark McGough & Chris Motley finished their final round pairings quickly.  So, they decided to face off against each other for the 11th time this year.  The match-up is fairly close, with Chris holding a slight edge (+5-4=2).

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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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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)

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 tac...

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Mind Games

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

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week

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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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)

Game Of The Week


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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