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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....
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
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.
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...
VeselinTopalov gave a simultaneous at the Edinburgh Chess Club
on Sunday the 29th April 2012.
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. ...
So let us look at those who have so far scored 100% in Round one
of the 2012 Red Hot Pawn Championship.
The Screaming Skull
The RHP Championship has now passed the 60 day mark and this wee...
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...
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...
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. ...
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.)…...
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
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.” ...
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 ...
Nimzo5 answered my plea for any pictures of you playing Chess.
Here he is playing Spassky in a simultaneous display.
Spassky v Nimzo
Zeno is a Rat.
Not 280120 I’m talking about Zeno the Rat.
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...
I have decided that I want pictures of chess players playing chess
at a railway station. I’ll start.