INSTRUCTION

 

CHESS ACADEMY

of  DENVER

 

23rd  Annual

ROCKY MOUNTAIN

CHESS CAMPS

 

CHESS LESSONS

 

ARTICLES

 

Rocky Mountain News

Chess Column

 

Chess Life for Kids

 

CSCA Informant

 

EVENTS

Tournaments

for Kids

 

Simultaneous

Chess Exhibitions

 

BOOKS

 

Teaching Chess

in the 21st Century

 

 

Chess Workbook

for Children

 

 

Chess Strategy Workbook

 

BIO

        

National Master 

 TODD BARDWICK

 

Testimonials

 

GENERAL INFO

 

Chess Quotes

 

Chess Sketches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rocky Mountain News Chess Column

                                                       

The Colorado Chess Column is published in the Spotlight Section of the Rocky Mountain News and is scheduled for print on the first Monday of every month. The column has run continuously since September of 1993.

 

The Colorado Chess Column focuses on stories about Colorado players, local events and  tournament results, local chess stories, and general chess instruction. If you have a unique local chess story or a chess position to be considered for the featured chess column diagram, call Todd  at 303-770-6696 or e-mail him at tbardwick@yahoo.com.

 

To see the most recent columns, go to www.rockymountainnews.com and search using "Bardwick" as a keyword.

 

 

Archived columns:

 

Chess in the Movies

 

Independence Day - January 6, 1997

Dustin Diamond Chess Video - April 2, 2001   

Harry Potter - Wizzard's Chess position - March 3, 2003

Luzhin Defence - July 7, 2003  (Movie & Book)

Searching for Bobby Fischer - July 5, 2004

Yoda Quotes - June 6, 2005

Knights of the South Bronx - January 9, 2006 (Movie)

Humphrey Bogart - January 8, 2007

James Bond: From Russia with Love - November 10, 2008

 

 

Scholastics

 

2008 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 3, 2008

2007 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 6, 2007

2006 Denver Elementary School Nationals results - June 5, 2006

2006 Denver Elementary School Nationals - Curtis Crockett - May 8, 2006 (Picture)

2006 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 6, 2006

2005 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 7, 2005

2004 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 1, 2004

2003 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - February 10, 2003

2002 Colorado State Scholastic Championships - March 4, 2002

1997 All America Cup - January 5, 1998

2001 Super Nationals - June 4, 2001

 

Benefits of chess for kids - September 6, 1999

Regis High School Chess Team visits Moscow - July 3, 2006

Regis High School Chess - November 3, 2003

Colleges recruit top chess players - July 1, 2002

Colorado chess star goes to Stanford - May 5, 2003

 

2000 Rocky Mountain Chess Camp front cover (article)

Child Pyschotherapy and Chess - November 14, 2005

Coronado Chess Club Develops Character and Good Grades - September 3, 2007

 

Sports

 

Reggie Rivers - Denver Broncos - July 8, 1997 (Football card - Reggie Rivers)

Barney Chavous Denver Broncos - June 8, 1999  (Football cards - Barney Chavous, Rubin Carter)

Dre Bly - Denver Broncos - October 1, 2007

Klitschko Brothers - Boxing - February 2005 (Photo)

Brad Lidge - Houston Astros - July 4, 2005 (Baseball card, Brad & Todd)

Chess Boxing - July 2, 2007 (Photo)

 

1998 United States Championships

 

Carol Jarecki letter to Rocky Mountain News

 

Chess tourney draws crowd to first round - November 1, 1998

De Firmian, Krush take lead in chess tourney - November 3, 1998

De Firmian takes lead at chess championships - November 4, 1998

 

Four grandmasters begin semis - November 10, 1998

2 games in semifinals end in tie - November 11, 1998

 

De Firmian faces Benjamin in final match of chess tourney - November 14, 1998

De Firmian, Benjamin face off today for 1998 U.S. chess title - November 15, 1998

De Firmian wins first round of championship finals - November 16, 1998 (Photo 1, Photo 2)

De Firmian holds chess lead - November 17, 1998

De Firmian retains lead at chess championships - November 18, 1998

De Firmian is U.S. chess champ - November 19, 1998

Denver plays host game well - December 9, 1998

 

 

Rules & Lessons

 

Algebraic chess notation - December 9, 1994

Chess equipment - September 2, 2002

Chess and computers - August 3, 1998

 

Evaluating positions - September 8, 1998

 

Teaching chess to children - August 7, 2000

Dustin Diamond Teaches Chess - April 2, 2001  (Front cover, Back cover)

 

Teaching Chess - November 6, 2006

Blumenfeld's Rule - December 3, 2007

Opening memorization dangers - September 1, 2008

 

World Chess News

 

Kasparov vs. Deep Blue - June 2, 1997

Kasparov vs. The World - December 6, 1999

Kramnik unseats Kasparov - November 6, 2000

Bobby Fischer Denver Simultaneous Exhibition - September 6, 2004 (page 2)

Anand Charity Simultaneous Exhibition - September 5, 2005

Kramnik defeats Topalov - December 4, 2006

Anand retains World Title - December 1, 2008

 

 

Games

 

2004 Denver Chess Club Game of the Year - January 3, 2005

2003 Denver Chess Club Game of the Year - January 5, 2004

2002 Denver Chess Club Game of the Year - January 6, 2003

 

McCarty-Anderson -- 2002 Colorado Open - December 2, 2002

Barlay-Canney -- 2003 Winter Springs Open - June 7, 2004

Queen holds the power on the chessboard - November 5, 2007

 

 

 

Unique Colorado Chess Sites

 

16th Street Mall chess tables - February 5, 2001 (Photos - near Capital, near Rock Bottom)

16th Street Mall King and Queen at Stout Street - August 6, 2001 (Photos - King, Queen)

Longmont Chess Museum - January 7, 2002

Longmont Chess Museum - December 5, 2005

 

Miscellaneous

 

Colorado Chess History - December 6, 1995

Lowry Air Force Base chess - April 4, 1994

 

1995 was a year of chess records - January 1, 1996

Colorado chess records of the 19th Century - January 3, 2000

Colorado Chess Trivia - August 4, 2003 

 

Chess quotes from Denver business leaders - November 4, 2002

Chess thinking process helps local attorney - February 5, 2007

 

Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes - June 5, 2000

2002 Edward Levy Memorial - May 6, 2002

Frank Marshall's Most Beautiful Move - January 1, 2001

Paul Morphy - May 2, 2005

Immortal Zugzwang - July 7, 2008

 

Chess nerd stereotype doesn't apply - September 2, 1996

 

IM Michael Valvo - March 4, 1996

IM Stuart Rachaels - February 1, 1999

IM Igor Ivanov Denver Simultaneous Exhibition - February 6, 1995

Anand Charity Simultaneous Exhibition - September 5, 2005

 

Knight's Tour - December 1, 2003

Knight under-promotion composition - August 4, 2004

 

2004 Colorado Senatorial Primary Race Blunders - August 12, 2004

 

Scientific American - September 4, 2006 (Cover)

Benjamin Franklin - May 7, 2007

How Life Imitates Chess by Kasparov - June 2, 2008

Cirque Du Soleil - August 6, 2007  (Simul) (Robert in Costume) (Robert's Lesson)

 

Obituaries

 

Garth Courtois - August 5, 1996

Christine Hendrickson - August 1, 2005

John Howell - April 3, 2000

Bobby Fischer - February 4, 2008

 

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