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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 Game Of The Year XIIIGreetings,     Well, another chess season has come to a close for me.  It is time for me to move on to managing the website for my other hobby (http://spamfootball.webs.com/), but I will return after the football season ends.  Before I go, ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiiiWed, 07 Sep 2016 19:25:56 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/game-of-the-year-xiiiWhen It Rains, It PoursGreetings,           Tonight is round 4 of the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!       NM Josh Bloomer went unbeaten to win the Denny's Quick Friday!     End DateEvent ID Event NameDates and Secti...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/when-it-rains-it-poursTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:33:26 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/when-it-rains-it-poursBridle ShowerGreetings,       Tonight is round 3 of the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!       NM Josh Bloomer and Dean Clow won the Pikes Peak Open!       End DateEvent ID Event NameDates and Section Count  ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/bridle-showerTue, 16 Aug 2016 16:48:37 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/bridle-showerRussian GoldGreetings,       Tonight is round 2 of the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes) at the Colorado Springs Chess Club!       NM Josh Bloomer won the Denny's Quick last Friday!       End DateEvent ID Event ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/russian-goldTue, 09 Aug 2016 16:28:52 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/russian-goldMissed MatesGreetings,       Tonight starts the August Swiss 90 (5SS, G90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!        These events have been rated:       End DateEvent ID Event NameDates and Section Count   2016-07-30201607302372 BARL...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/missed-matesTue, 02 Aug 2016 15:17:41 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/missed-matesIt's Not Dyslexic Being EasyGreetings,       The July Quick (6SS, G/24;d/5, Quick-rated, prizes, entry $10) continues tonight at the Colorado Springs Chess Club!  You can still join for the 2nd half.       This week's position comes from my list of upsets.  I...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/its-not-dyslexic-being-easyTue, 26 Jul 2016 15:54:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/its-not-dyslexic-being-easyUnsigned, Unsealed, UndeliveredGreetings,       Tonight at the Colorado Springs Chess Club is the July Quick (6SS, G/24;d/5, $10 entry, Quick-rated, prizes)!     On a related note, I finally got my name in Chess Life!  You can see it on page 64, July issue.   ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/unsigned-unsealed-undeliveredTue, 19 Jul 2016 16:05:30 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/unsigned-unsealed-undeliveredJuly Mating GameGreetings,       The July Mating Game (4SS, G/30;d/10, USCF-rated, $5 entry, prizes) continues at the Colorado Springs Chess Club this Tuesday with rounds 3 & 4!       If you don't want to miss round 3, plan to avoid the 76th ann...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/july-mating-gameMon, 11 Jul 2016 19:33:29 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/july-mating-gameI Can't Drive 55Greetings,   Tonight starts the July Mating Game (4SS, G30;d/10, USCF-rated, prizes)!  It is a 2 week event with the first 2 rounds tonight.   The Colorado Springs Chess Club has rated a number of events recently:   End DateEvent ID Even...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/i-cant-drive-55Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:42:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/i-cant-drive-55Grimm's Lost GameGreetings,       Tonight is the final round of the June Swiss 90 (4SS, G/90+30, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!  Next month starts the July Mating Game (4SS, G30/d10, USCF-rated, prizes) for the first 2 Tuesdays and the July Quick (6SS, G2...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/grimms-lost-gameTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:12:29 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/grimms-lost-gameTwice Bitten, Twice ShyGreetings,       The server for the CSCN website was acting up earlier this week.  So, I didn't get my Father's Day Issue out on time.  But, better late than never, some say.  Happy Belated Father's Day to all the chess dads!      ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/twice-bitten-twice-shyFri, 24 Jun 2016 15:33:31 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/twice-bitten-twice-shyP Is For Pin VGreetings,       Tonight is round 2 of the June Swiss 90 (G/90+30, 4SS, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)!       I was robbed of a tournament victory!        You can view a lot of USCF game stats on this page (just type in your ...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/p-is-for-pin-vTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:06:36 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/p-is-for-pin-vAvoid All LossesGreetings,   Tonight starts the June Swiss 90 (G/90+30, 4SS, $10 entry, USCF-rated, prizes)! Last week at the Colorado Springs Chess Club, FM Joe Friedman gave a simul.  I told him that I promised the prizes to the first players to win, but...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/avoid-all-lossesTue, 07 Jun 2016 16:15:50 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/avoid-all-lossesLooking For Draws In All The Wrong PositionsGreetings,   Tonight is the FM Joe Friedman simul at the CSCC (FREE! Prizes for the first 2 winners) starting at 7pm (doors open around 6pm).   Brian Rountree wins the Tuesday night event and the Thursday night event in May!   End Date,Ev...https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/looking-for-draws-in-all-the-wrong-placesTue, 31 May 2016 15:26:13 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/cschessnews/looking-for-draws-in-all-the-wrong-placesWhipping 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-session