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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 Dominate 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-iiiD Is For Discovery IIGreetings,The CSCC's 3rd Tuesday Quick Swiss event has been rated.  The event for the 4th Tuesday is a Thematic Double Swiss (G10, 3SS, Two Knights' Defense 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6, unrated, free).http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?20140...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-iiSat, 24 May 2014 14:11:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-iiMating ProblemsGreetings,The CSCC 2nd Tuesday's Quad event has been rated.  The 3rd Tuesday (5/20) event will be a Quick-rated Swiss (G20, 3SS, free).http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201405138992 This week's position comes from my 2nd round game at the M...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/mating-problemsMon, 19 May 2014 12:56:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/mating-problemsThe PawnGreetings,Happy Mother's Day to all the chess moms out there!  It is a little known fact that Mother's Day began in Germany when Wilhelm Steinitz dedicated his World Chess Championship victory on the 2nd Sunday in May, 1886 to his mother.  Since...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-pawnSun, 11 May 2014 03:58:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-pawn