Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com How Bad Is The King's Gambit?Greetings,Brian Rountree uses the King's Gambit to claim this week's GOW prize.  Also, Ray Fourzan invites Colorado players to a couple of El Paso tournaments in June.  And finally, J.C. MacNeil reminds me about the other Game Of The Week.  See...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/how-bad-is-the-kings-gambitTue, 26 May 2015 16:23:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/how-bad-is-the-kings-gambitInaugural GOW PrizeGreetings,Dan Prutz scored a 359 point upset and won the 1st GOW prize.  Gunnar Andersen and Alex Bozhenov avoided each other and went unbeaten in the IHOP Quick to claim 1st place:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201505156312 Here is the ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/inaugural-gow-prizeTue, 19 May 2015 16:58:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/inaugural-gow-prizeThe Hanging Rook FormationGreetings,Happy Mother's Day to all the chess mom's out there! Ok, I am late, but it is not like you are getting your kids to the chess tournaments on time.This Tuesday (5/11) the Colorado Springs Chess Club will have the 2nd round of the May Swis...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-hanging-rook-formationMon, 11 May 2015 22:03:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-hanging-rook-formationThe Value Of A Score SheetGreetings,The Colorado Springs Chess Club starts its May Swiss 90 this Tuesday (G/90+30, 4SS, $10 entry, prizes)!Last week saw the finish of several tournaments.  I had to make my first TD ruling in the April Swiss (read about it in this week's n...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-value-of-a-score-sheetTue, 05 May 2015 00:42:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-value-of-a-score-sheetCheck The ChecksGreetings,Tonight, the Colorado Springs Chess Club finishes up the April Swiss 75 (G/75+30, 4SS, $10 entry, prizes) and will hold an IHOP Quick (G/24;d/5, 4SS, $5 entry, prizes) this Friday.This week's position comes from last Tuesday's battle bet...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/check-the-checksTue, 28 Apr 2015 16:54:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/check-the-checksR Is For Removal IVGreetings,The CSCC finished the 2nd round of the Tuesday April Swiss 75 (G/75+30, 4SS, $10 entry, prizes) and the Friday IHOP Quick.  NM Josh Bloomer took home the top prize on Friday.  Here are the ratings:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.ph...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-ivMon, 20 Apr 2015 19:45:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-ivMake It SoGreetings,The Colorado Springs Chess Club started the April Swiss 75 (G/75+30, 4SS, $10 entry, prizes) this past Tuesday.  There is still time to join and get 3 games of rated chess!  Also, this Friday will be another Quick chess night at IHOP, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/make-it-soSun, 12 Apr 2015 19:44:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/make-it-soDouble Desperado Double ForkGreetings, The Colorado Springs Chess Club finished up the March Swiss 75 with Earle Wikle, Daniel Herman, and Mark McGough tying for 1st place.  The April Swiss 75 (G/75+30, 4SS, $10 entry, prizes) starts this Tuesday.  Here are the ratings fo...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/double-desperado-double-forkSun, 05 Apr 2015 09:00:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/double-desperado-double-forkDominate The DojoGreetings,The Colorado Springs Chess Club finishes up the March Swiss 75 (G/75+30, 5SS, $10 entry, prizes) this Tuesday.  We also rebooted a TD, Earle Wikle, with a new quick event on Friday nights:  IHOP Quick.  The first event has been rated....http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dominate-the-dojoSun, 29 Mar 2015 22:01:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dominate-the-dojoSwiss JusticeGreetings,The CSCC finished the 3rd round of its March Monthly Swiss (5SS, G/75+30, $10 entry, prizes).  With this new event, the doors are opening around 6pm, and the round are getting started close to 7pm each Tuesday.  Mark McGough has benefi...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/swiss-justiceWed, 18 Mar 2015 17:30:17 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/swiss-justiceD Is For Discovery IIIGreetings,I was invited down to the Colorado Springs Open last weekend to see a movie with LM Brian Wall.  I go to, maybe, one movie a year.  So, I was excited to see a movie with a large group of chess players who follow Brian like the disciple...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-iiiSat, 14 Mar 2015 05:29:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-iiiPlay Long And CheckmateGreetings,This Tuesday (March 3rd) the CSCC is hosting a Monthly Swiss (USCF-rated, 5SS, G75+30, $10 entry, prizes based on entries, $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members).My first rated event as a TD, the February Flash, has been process by the...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/play-long-and-checkmateMon, 02 Mar 2015 00:19:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/play-long-and-checkmateThe RookGreetings,This Tuesday (2/24) the CSCC is hosting the final 2 rounds of the February Flash (4SS, G24d5, $10 entry, prizes base on entries, $5 discount for club Supporting Members).  It is only Quick-rated and you can still join this week and get ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-rookMon, 23 Feb 2015 23:31:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-rookI Told Brian Williams To ResignGreetings,I am back!  Just like Jason from the grave, I am never gone for long.  The good thing about being a chess player is that you can survive my return or Jason's.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjqklUV_c4IThe CSCC held its annual Cabin Fev...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/i-told-brian-williams-to-resignFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:51:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/i-told-brian-williams-to-resignGame Of The Year XIGreetings,On August 19th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 3rd Tuesday of the month event:  Quick Swiss.  However, the players agreed to change the Swiss tournament to a Round Robin tournament after Jeff Fox's suggestion and extended the...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiFri, 22 Aug 2014 10:09:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiP Is For Pin IIIGreetings,On August 12th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 2nd Tuesday of the month event:  Quads.  However, the players chose to change the time control from G30 to G24 after a suggestion from Earle Wikle.  I survived all my games to c...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/p-is-for-pin-iiiMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:37:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/p-is-for-pin-iiiOwen EighteenGreetings,On August 5th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 1st Tuesday of the month event: Speed Chess. Newcomer, Derick Arellano, only dropped one game to claim the 1st place points.Tonight: USCF-rated Quads (G30, RR, free)I received some ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/owen-eighteenTue, 12 Aug 2014 15:09:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/owen-eighteenChoose WiselyGreetings,On July 22nd, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 4th Tuesday of the month event:  Thematic.  The opening chosen for the night was the Petrov's Defense.  Joe Pahk's untimely departure pushed Koji Del Conte into the top spot and g...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/choose-wiselyMon, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/choose-wiselyThe Tortoise And The Other TortoiseGreetings,On July 15th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 3rd Tuesday of the month event: Quick Swiss.  USCF members are entered into a free, Quick-rated, Swiss tournament.  Jeff Fox and Imre Barlay  edged the field to earn the 1st place...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-tortoise-and-the-other-tortoiseFri, 18 Jul 2014 15:16:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-tortoise-and-the-other-tortoiseWe Are All Pawns, My DearGreetings,On July 8th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held its 2nd Tuesday of the month event: Quads.  Players are grouped into 4-man Round Robin tournaments.  Gunnar Andersen, Kurt Kondracki, and Koji Del Conte all scored 2 points to claim the...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/we-are-all-pawns-my-dearSat, 12 Jul 2014 03:58:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/we-are-all-pawns-my-dear