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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! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Whipping BoyGreetings,   We are a week away from the FM Joe Friedman Simul at the Colorado Springs Chess Club (5/31, FREE, starts at 7pm)!  Randy Reynolds has donated a $25 gift card as one of the prizes for anyone who can beat the Master.  Also, Doug Cl...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/whipping-boyTue, 24 May 2016 15:53:06 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/whipping-boyO Is For Overload VGreetings,   The May Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30, $10, USCF-rated, prizes) continues at the Colorado Springs Chess Club tonight.   This week's position comes from Round 2 of the May Swiss 90 and may have just created a new idea in chess:  The Hel...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/o-is-for-overload-vTue, 17 May 2016 16:11:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/o-is-for-overload-vR Is For Removal VGreetings,   Happy Mother's Day to all the chess moms out there!   My mom attended every scholastic chess tournament in which I played.  With her undying support, I never lost a chess game.  I dominated the dojo!  Thanks mom.   http://...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-vSun, 08 May 2016 15:28:59 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/r-is-for-removal-vD Is For Discovery IVGreetings,   Tonight starts the Colorado Springs Chess Club's May Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!  This is a month long tournament with one game per night.   The club officers are hard at work promoting chess!  Peter...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-ivTue, 03 May 2016 15:30:43 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/d-is-for-discovery-ivBaby's On FireGreetings,   Congratulations to Sara Herman!  She was invited to play in the 2016 World Youth Chess Championships in Russia.  See more online.   Tonight is the final rounds (4, 5, and 6) of the April Quick 24 (6SS, G24d5, $10, Quick-rated)...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/babys-on-fireTue, 26 Apr 2016 16:03:50 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/babys-on-fireLog Jam SessionGreetings,   You are invited to our Quick 24 starting tonight at the Colorado Springs Chess Club (6SS, G24;d5, $10 entry, prizes, Quick-rated)!  There are 3 games this week and 3 next week.  Your entry fee gets you in for both weeks.  Even i...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/log-jam-sessionTue, 19 Apr 2016 16:06:25 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/log-jam-sessionBetter Call PaulGreetings,   This week's newsletter is the 12th annual Tim Brennan Week!  So, Tim picked the game and wrote the Game Of The Week article.  We also did a podcast for the article.  So, I can't wait until those royalties to start pouring in. Â...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/better-call-paulTue, 12 Apr 2016 15:44:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/better-call-paulDreams And FantasiesGreetings,   This week's newsletter features a game with DuWayne Langseth and myself.  We didn't record it.  So, our stories differ.  You can see his version in the game viewer on the home page and mine is included below.   Starting at 7p...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dreams-and-fantasiesTue, 05 Apr 2016 15:47:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/dreams-and-fantasiesWeasel LessonGreetings,   This week's issue of CSCN deals with how to get FREE chess lessons!   If you are not doing anything tonight, the CSCC is proud to host the newest chess lecturer, Brian Rountree, at 7pm.  There is no charge for the event, and B...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/weasel-lessonTue, 29 Mar 2016 16:04:58 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/weasel-lessonFor Score And Five MinutesGreetings,   The newest edition of the CSCN Newletter is out!  This issue deals with the rule that players must keep score the entire game with 30 second increment.   The CSCC is proud to host the newest chess lecturer, Brian Rountree, next...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/for-score-and-five-minutesTue, 22 Mar 2016 15:49:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/for-score-and-five-minutesThe Dark HorseGreetings,   The newest issue of CSCN is out!  This one includes the trailer and details to the chess movie coming out in April, The Dark Horse.   The CSCC affiliate has been renewed for another year.  Here are some events USCF thought I m...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-dark-horseMon, 14 Mar 2016 16:38:28 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-dark-horseThe Von RookGreetings,   The Colorado Springs Chess News website has begun a new season of newsletters for 2016!  The first issue celebrates the Denver Broncos 3rd Super Bowl title with a game that contains a new chess tactic:  The Von Rook.  You can re...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-von-rookSun, 28 Feb 2016 19:36:23 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-von-rookGame Of The Year XIIGreetings,My chess blogging season has come to an end for 2015.  Thanks to all my readers for spending this time together!I got a new phone: 719-459-9612As soon as I get my contacts moved over to the new phone, I will be texting the club reminder...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiiSat, 22 Aug 2015 15:25:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiiPeak PositionGreetings,Tonight is the start of the August Swiss 90 at the Colorado Springs Chess Club (4SS, G90+30, $10 entry, prizes, USCF-rated)!The CSCC has rated the July Swiss 90, the Friday IHOP Quick, and the Pikes Peak Open:http://www.uschess.org/msa/X...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/peak-positionTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:18:17 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/peak-positionReturn Of The OldtimersGreetings,Tonight is the final round of the July Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30, $10 entry, prizes, USCF-rated)!This week's position comes from the 3rd round of the July Swiss 90 between 2 returning club members:  Clark Stroh and Mike Filppu.  It is whit...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/return-of-the-oldtimersTue, 28 Jul 2015 14:31:15 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/return-of-the-oldtimersPawn Wave GuyGreetings,Tonight is the 3rd round of the July Swiss 90 (4SS, G90+30, $10entry, prizes, USCF-rated).  We also have a one game entry fee for $4.The IHOP quick has been rated:http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201507179912 The USCF has sent me...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/pawn-wave-guyTue, 21 Jul 2015 16:25:04 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/pawn-wave-guyTHE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF CHESS IN ANCIENT INDIAGreetings,Tonight is round 2 of the July Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry, prizes, USCF-rated).  Friday is the IHOP Quick (4SS, G/24d5, $5 entry, prizes, Quick-rated).The Scudder brothers won the 1st Colorado Bughouse championship! Rhett Langs...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-historical-origins-of-chess-in-ancient-indiaTue, 14 Jul 2015 16:03:40 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/the-historical-origins-of-chess-in-ancient-indiaGive Me More TimeGreetings,Tomorrow is the 1st round of the Colorado Springs Chess Club's July Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry, prizes, USCF-rated).  Be sure to get there early!  The Pikes Peak Or Bust Rodeo parade will be on Tejon St.  Parking is sure to be ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/give-me-more-timeMon, 06 Jul 2015 16:20:28 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/give-me-more-timeAlgebraic NotationGreetings,Tonight is the City Speed Chess Championship (RR, G/5; d/0, $10 entry, prizes, unrated) finale!  NM Josh Bloomer went unbeaten in the Qualifier and just has to get past 5 challengers in the Championship section to tie the mark for most ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/algebraic-notationTue, 30 Jun 2015 16:25:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/algebraic-notationGift From DadGreetings,Tonight is the City Speed Chess Championship (RR, G/5; d/0, $10 entry, prizes, unrated, 2-week event)!  NM Josh Bloomer is aiming for his 6th title this year.  Can anyone in the Springs knock him off the top of the Speed Chess mountain...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/gift-from-dadTue, 23 Jun 2015 15:12:50 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/gift-from-dad