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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 Game 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-pawnMay Day!Greetings,Dean's retirement party was a rousing success!  You can see the photos on the website:http://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192003096 Full househttp://cschess.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=192003097 Thank you cakehttp:/...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/may-dayFri, 02 May 2014 05:55:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/may-dayAnthea Carson ResignsGreetings,Dean Brown has agreed to TD one last tournament for the Colorado Springs Chess Club:  Dean Brown Retirement Tournament, April 29, 20143 round Swiss system tournament.Time Control: G/30 d 5Site: Colorado Springs Chess Club, 104 E. Platte...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/anthea-carson-resignsSat, 26 Apr 2014 23:21:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/anthea-carson-resignsDean Brown ResignsGreetings,Dean Brown has announced that he plans to retire from tournament directing as of May 1st.  The Colorado Springs Chess Club has benefited greatly from his service over the years and would like to host his retirement party with his final ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dean-brown-resignsSun, 20 Apr 2014 03:48:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dean-brown-resignsTim Brennan ResurrectsGreetings,I have added a couple of new links to the articles I wrote for the April edition of the Colorado Chess Informant, which is on newsstands now!http://cschess.webs.com/apps/links/ The CSCC's 2nd Tuesday's "Quad" event has been rated:http://...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/tim-brennan-resurrectsMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:21:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/tim-brennan-resurrects1000 VictimsGreetings,This week's position comes from my 1000th victory!  I'd personally like to thank each and every victim who made my 1000 wins possible (see list in the newsletter).  Some of you were more giving than others, but I'll take any win I can ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/1000-victimsTue, 08 Apr 2014 13:43:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/1000-victimsBest-selling Chess Author, Tim Brennan, ResignsGreetings,I have good news and bad news.  It is with a heavy heart and a joyful smile that I pass along the news that Tim Brennan has resigned from chess, and the Wednesday and Thursday Panera tournaments have been rated (I will let the reader de...http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/best-selling-chess-author-tim-brennan-resignsTue, 01 Apr 2014 02:46:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/best-selling-chess-author-tim-brennan-resigns