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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 R 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-dearFalse Step ThinkingGreetings,The Winter Springs Open announcement is out!  Start making your plans now.The June Panera Wednesday and Thursday has been rated:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406255052 http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406265312 Th...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/false-step-thinkingMon, 30 Jun 2014 17:41:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/false-step-thinkingYou Shook Me All Night LongGreetings,The CSCC's June Mating Game has been rated:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406172262 This week's position come from the June Mating Game and is white to move:See the diagram and answer here:http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/you-shook-me-all-night-longMon, 23 Jun 2014 17:43:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/you-shook-me-all-night-longThe KingGreetings,The CSCC's annual June event, The June Mating Game, continues this week.  You can still join for just $5 and get 2 USCF-rated games (G30d5) and a 1/2 point for the previous rounds!  Supporting Members still get in free and the club add...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-kingMon, 16 Jun 2014 13:48:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-kingO Is For Overload IIIGreetings,This Tuesday is the beginning of the CSCC's June Mating Game (4SS, G30, $5 entry, prizes based on entries, Supporting Members get free entry).The Rated Blitz tournament has been rated.http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406027112 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/o-is-for-overload-iiiMon, 09 Jun 2014 15:15:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/o-is-for-overload-iiiR Is For Removal IIIGreetings,This Tuesday's event is Speed Chess (unrated, free).  The May Panera Wednesday and Thursday tournaments have been rated:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201405284882 http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201405295192 This week'...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-iiiMon, 02 Jun 2014 15:36:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-iii