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The Torch + The Triple Hit

Do you know what this is…..?

The Torch



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Bait on b8.

I was playing through a game on another forum where a lad who was White
picked up a whole Rook with a Knight Fork on c6.

1r1q4/8/2N5/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
This was the pattern, and then went onto lose.

I advised him not to feel too bad (it happens) and made a small bet that I could find
an RHP game with the same trick using the same pattern and with the same result....

World Title Wrap Up + Why You Blunder.

Well it’s over. Vishy Anand has retained his world title after winning
the four 25 minute play off’s 1-0 and three draws.

Vishy and Boris


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Anand v Gelfand (The Instructive bits.)

Chuffed to tea breaks. That is the only way to describe it.

I am of course speaking about my latest acquisition from a junk shop.

Chess Coasters

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Chess Badges + Championship Games


Hi
Last night I spent a very pleasant evening hobnobbing with 3 Scottish Champions.
GM Keti Arakhamia Grant the current Champion, her husband Jonathan Grant
Who won the title a few years previous and IM Craig Pritchett who first won it
before some of you reading this were born (1977) and again as recently as 2005.

It was a Blitz Chess evening, all good fun...

The Duck

Hi

This picture of a coral Knight carved out by the sea....

A lump of rock

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Topalov + Endgame Ernie + The QNP

VeselinTopalov gave a simultaneous at the Edinburgh Chess Club
on Sunday the 29th April 2012.

Topalov Simul


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The Lewis Men and the Titanic

Hi

I see once again the tale of the Lewis Chess/Gaming Pieces is making
the rounds again.

I have been having fun on and off with this subject for 10 years.
The latest argument is about the Bishop. ...

6,200 RHP Championship Games

Hi

So let us look at those who have so far scored 100% in Round one
of the 2012 Red Hot Pawn Championship.

The Leaders
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It's Skull Crushing Week

The Screaming Skull






The RHP Championship has now passed the 60 day mark and this wee...

It's Viking Week! + The F-Pawn

It's Viking Week!
A Viking Ship




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Dive Bombers, Tanks and Pins.

King Arfur
Hi lads.

438 games have finished since the last blog where I gave the download.
Most of the games this week have came from the new batch.
The leader board. (the top 20) looks like this.

Top 20 Score...

Championship Games Download + The Bridge.

Man O War





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Cheapo Man + (RHP Championship No.5)

no 5 banner





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2012 RHP Championship - The Leader Board

Hi

For a wee piece of fun I have created a huge table showing how
the 1st round of the 2012 RHP Championship is shaping up.

The table is made up from 2543 games and is all the results up
to 12 o’clock (GMT) on Sunday the 26th February.
1326 White wins 64 Draws and 1151 Black wins...

RHP Championship 2012 Report 3 - The Stats


championship report 3




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2012 RHP Championship - Report Two


title




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2012 Championship. The First Win.


The Wall




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10 Missed Checkmates + A Suicide King

Hi

So far we have had guys playing chess on icebergs and on glaciers,
pieces carved from snow and glowing green Knights photographed
down pot holes.

Shallow Blue has topped the lot. ...

The White Pawn and The Green Knight

Hi.

See. I knew with a bit of shoving and nudging I could unearthed another
famous sculptor like Joe DiMaggio.

(He’s an idiot. He means Michael Angelo - Joe DiMaggio was a baseball player…….Russ)

Up to the plate. (I wonder why a baseball link just popped into my head.)…...

2012 RHP Championship + Birth of a Chess Book

RHP 2012





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Submarines + The Greenhorn Opening Trap

I’m still looking for an RHP guy to build me a chess piece out of snow.
Living on a part of the planet that has no snow is ‘snow’ excuse.
Build me a chess piece out of sand.

chess piece of sand

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Loads of Festive Fun - Christmas Blunders


Opening Title




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The Mystery of the Missing Chess Piece

Robin Johnson 529324 made two recent mistakes.

During an OTB league game v Frank O’Donnell played a few weeks ago,
his opponent, by accident or design (it matters not), placed a captured
Bishop behind the game clock.

Robin (white) looked at what was off the board, thought he was a
piece up and played a faulty combo...
The curse of Planet Greenpawn.

Remember this bit of spoofing from a few blogs ago:

“Global warming has dried up the River Floogle which used to flow into the Forth
so the water level of the Forth has fallen and now everytime there is a low tide
you can see these unexploded WWII bombs laying about all over the beach.” ...

The Baltic Trap + When h-pawns Dream

RHP lad davaniel paid a visit to Tallinn in Estonia.

Bored, he took a stroll along the Baltic coast when suddenly the brisk sea
air reminded him of the RHP blog.

Off he rushed to the local toy shop and bought a magnetic Chess Set
and set up the Baltic opening. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 ...

Halloween Tricks and Treats


Alexandra Kosteniuk




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The Assassin Pawn

Nimzo5 answered my plea for any pictures of you playing Chess.
Here he is playing Spassky in a simultaneous display.

Spassky v Nimzo


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Zeno the Rat + 8 Knights a Mating.

Zeno is a Rat.

Not 280120 I’m talking about Zeno the Rat.

Baffled?

It obvious you have not read ‘The Chessplayers’ by Charles L. Harness.
The story takes place in the K Street Chess Club and one of the member...

Five Books and a Film Review + Chess Spotting

Hi

I have decided that I want pictures of chess players playing chess
at a railway station. I’ll start.

Me
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