Colorado Springs Chess Club

104 E. Platte, Ballroom of the Acacia Apartment Building
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10.04.2013
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vor 2 Tagen
BONUS EVENT: If you don't make it into the match or finish early, you can play in our blitz arena at 7:30! AFA Overflow Arena 90 minute Arena; TC: G/5+0 Event: https://www.chess.com/play/arena/1398728
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vor 2 Tagen
SPECIAL EVENT: We are playing the Air Force Academy Chess Club this Sunday! Description: CSCC vs AFACC Rapid Online Club Match - 2 games; TC: G/10+10; Event: https://www.chess.com/play/match/902352
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vor 11 Tagen
CSCC Hall Of Shame Rapid Online 4SS; TC: G/10+10; Event: https://www.chess.com/play/tournament/2584395
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vor 15 Tagen
There are 2 events tonight: Match at 7pm and Blitz Arena at 7:30pm. You can join both. There are 2 tabs in the play screen.
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vor 16 Tagen
BONUS EVENT: If you don't make it into the match or finish early, you can play in our blitz arena at 7:30! Mines Overflow Arena 90 minute Arena; TC: G/5+0 Event: https://www.chess.com/play/arena/1353545
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Pick Six

Pick Six

cschessnews | 18.09.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday-night, online, rapid tournaments.  I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to play in this week's event since I was flying home from the Cal vs TCU football game on Sunday.  My cousin, Daniel Scott, is the starting safety for the University of California at Berkley's Golden Bears.  Go Bears! See image on blog:  https://cschessnews.blogspot.com/2021/09/pick-six.htmlCal vs TCU - Pick Six Daniel had the gam...
Hall Of Shame

Hall Of Shame

cschessnews | 09.09.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday-night, online, rapid tournaments. This week we played a club match against the Colorado School of Mines Chess Club instead of our usual Swiss events. I met them while I was playing chess at the Colorado Renaissance Festival as a monk over the summer. They were some of the better opponents I faced at the Ren Fest.  So, I wanted to put together the best fantasy picks to create my chess team.  I thought I sh...
I Chess Alone

I Chess Alone

cschessnews | 04.09.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday-night, online, rapid tournaments.  It was played by Koen Beaver and John Wagner.  Koen started with the club online in February and has played in 12 events.  John is new to the club and this was his first event.  He was very patient to wait 9 minutes for Koen's first move.   The computer will start the rounds immediately after the last game of the previous round ends, and sometimes you get caught away from ...
Ten Four

Ten Four

cschessnews | 28.08.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's 4th Wednesday August Rapid OTB.  After playing in several Blitz tournaments, Will Wolf requested a longer time control of G/10+4.  The increment of 4 seconds seemed strange to me.  From where does that come?  Is Will secretly a trucker? Actually, the the "10-4" lingo comes from Police codes that were created in the 1940s.  Here are the first ten: 10-1 = Poor reception10-2 = Good reception10-3 = Stop transmitting1...
Two For The Price Of Third

Two For The Price Of Third

cschessnews | 24.08.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday Night Chess events.  It was a bit of an unusual tournament.  I didn't get to play since I was at the Renaissance Festival again.  So, I can only guess about the peculiarities.   I can tell it started with 3 games and 7 players.  I thought the computer would shorten the event to 3 rounds when less than 8 players joined at the start.  Maybe it only happens when 6 players have joined because the 7th player wil...
40 Move Challenge, Part II

40 Move Challenge, Part II

cschessnews | 21.08.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from my database of 1,030 standard-rated, USCF games.  The database came to an abrupt halt on March 10, 2020 after my 42nd win over Mark "The Money-Man" McGough.  Then the club was shut down. Mark is the Treasurer of the Colorado Springs Chess Club and my most frequent opponent since 2010.  We have been working to get the Acacia Ballroom back open, but the Housing Authority controls the space and does not seem to be in any hurry to re-open.  I guess th...
Bad Habits

Bad Habits

cschessnews | 14.08.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday Night Chess. It was played by the top 2 seeds in the event, Brian Rountree and Jose Llacza. They both have Rapid ratings over 1900. How they got their rapid ratings so high is beyond me. I am languishing in the class B range with my online, Rapid rating. Of course, I have developed some bad habits with my chess-study during the pandemic. Mostly, I haven't done anything. I have had a hard time motivating m...
Game Ten

Game Ten

cschessnews | 07.08.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the book by David Edmonds and John Eidinow called Bobby Fischer Goes To War, How A Lone American Star Defeated The Soviet Chess Machine. I was travelling across the country this past week to my sister's 25th Anniversary party at the Cubs vs Nationals game (Cubs won!) and back to my Uncle's funeral in Pasadena. I figured that I would have little to no chance to play chess or go over games for a week. So, being the chess nut that I am, I had to bri...
Tweed vs Whipps

Tweed vs Whipps

cschessnews | 31.07.2021
Game Of The Week By Matt Grinberg Whitaker, though eventually awarded the International Master title by FIDE, is known not so much for what he did at the chessboard as for one singular thing he did away from the chessboard.  I first heard of him when "Chess Life & Review" ran a cover story about him in the December 1969 issue.  The story recognized his becoming a FIDE IM.  The story not only mentioned the IM title but also Whitaker's many major tournament wins in the 1920's and 30's, includin...
Silver Fox

Silver Fox

cschessnews | 27.07.2021
Game Of The Week This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's Sunday night online events.  We have been meeting online since April of last year when the pandemic closed our physical location.  The registration starts at 6pm, and the first round starts at 7pm, mountain time. The nice thing about these events is that they will run themselves.  The computer will handle all the tournament director tasks from closing the registration right at 7pm to making the pairings with only ...