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Nationally known as The Chess Detective®, Todd's columns have been published by the United States Chess Federation in the national publications of Chess Life, School Mates, and Chess Life for Kids! magazines.

 

                                       

Archived Chess Detective® columns:

 

Thinking Like a Snake - Spring 2002

The Chess Detective - Summer 2002

May The Force Be With You! - Fall 2002

Perceptive Private Eyes Ponder Pawn Possibilities - November 2003

Hunting the King with the Exchange Sacrifice - May 2004

Solving the Mystery of the Weak Dark Squares - October 2004

The Mystery of the Wayward Queen - February 2005

"It ain't over til it's over" - April 2005

Picking up Endgame Clues - June 2005

The Hazards of Pawn Grabbing - October 2005

Follow Through on Your Swing - December 2005

Sacrifice to Reach the Endzone - February 2006

Sacrificing the Lady - April 2006

Zugszwang - August 2006

Good Knights & Bad Bishops - October 2006

Queen's Best Friend - December 2006

Never Resign - April 2007

Cutting off the King - June 2007

Sacrificing to Force Mate - August 2007

Always Be Careful Grabbing Pawn - October 2007

Fianchettoing the Bishop - December 2007

Outside Passed Pawn - February 2008

Sacrificing the Queen - April 2008

Sacrificing the Rook - June 2008

Capturing Order - August 2008

Double Check and Discovered Check - October 2008

Forcing Stalemate - December 2008

Knights Don't Like the Rim - February 2009

Forcing a Back Rank Mate - April 2009

The Bxh7+ Sacrifice - June 2009

Drawing out the King - August 2009

Drawing out the King problems - October 2009      Solutions

Pigs on the 7th - December 2009

Removing the Guard - February 2010

Removing the Guard problems - April 2010            Solutions

Tilting at Windmills - June 2010

Promoting a Pawn - August 2010

Promoting a Pawn problems - October 2010     Solutions (1)    Solutions (2)

Pinned to a Square - December 2010

Pinned to a Square problems - February 2011         Solutions

Clearance Sacrifice - April 2011     

Clearance Sacrifice problems - August 2011    Solutions

Hunting the King in the Center - October 2011

Hunting the King in the Center problems - December 2011   Solutions

Forcing a Draw - February 2012

Forcing a Draw problems - April 2012  #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Clearing a Path to the King - June 2012

Clearing a Path to the King problems - August 2012    Solutions   Correction

Opposite Side Castling - October 2012    Front Cover   Cover Trivia

Opposite Side Castling problems - December 2012         Solutions

Perpetual Check - February 2013

Perpetual Check problems - April 2013         Solutions

Interference - June 2013

Interference problems - August 2013             Solutions

Sacrificing to get to the King - October 2013

Sacrificing to get to the King problems - December 2013     Solutions

Trapping the Lady - February 2014

Trapping the Lady  problems - April 2014              Solutions

Every Pawn Push Weakens a Square - June 2014

Every Pawn Push Weakens a Square problems - August 2014      Solutions

Chess Blindness Leading to Resignation - October 2014

Chess Blindness Leading to Resignation problems - December 2014    Solutions

Opposite Color Bishops in the Middlegame  - February 2015

Opposite Color Bishops in the Middlegame problems - April 2015    Solutions

Winning Opposite Color Bishop Endgames - June 2015     Part 2

Winning Opposite Color Bishop Endgames problems - August 2015    Solutions

Smothered Mate - October 2015

Smothered Mate problems - December 2015  Solutions

Pins and Skewers - February 2016

Pins and Skewers problems - April 2016   Solutions

Temporary Sacrifice - June 2016

Temporary Sacrifices Problems - August 2016    Solutions

Deflection - October 2016

Deflection Problems - December 2016    Solutions

Raking Bishops - February 2017

Raking Bishops Problems - April 2017      Solutions

Rook Lift - June 2017

Rook Lift Problems - August 2017      Solutions (1)  Solutions (2)

 

 

 
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