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  1. e4
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    13 Feb '19 15:33

    The last bit of The History of Chess.

    A selection of RHP games starting from Karpov - Kasparov positions.

    A handy way to remember the order of the World Champions.

    (Thank you again Ghost of the Duke. )

    Some street signs. Want to make this a regular feature so any famous
    players whose name you see as a street sign then PM me the picture link.

    Blog Post 412
  2. e4
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    12 Feb '19 20:51
    Ghost-of-a-Duke you are a genius!

    The double K was miffing me. had an end like 'Sad From Kissing Kings.' but was toiling.
  3. e4
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    12 Feb '19 19:14
    Hi,

    A Mnemonic help you remember a list of things.

    'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.' aids you in recalling the colours
    of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

    What I need is a catchy Mnemonic for the chess world champions from Steinitz to Kasparov.

    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov,
    Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov.
  4. e4
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    06 Feb '19 21:24
    HI FatKidonaTrampoline,

    From the lad's 1952 completed games I have - 1003 have ended in checkmate.
    So It's not personal. He, like a lot of players here play on till checkmate.
  5. e4
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    29 Jan '19 20:16
    I was looking to see if I could find the game.
    I found this entertaining game with it's daylight robbery finish.

    okcorral - ivan Gonzalez RHP 2019

    Here:


    Black played 42...Nxf2 and White replied?

  6. e4
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    29 Jan '19 15:22

    Continuing with some more Chess History.

    Blog Post 411
  7. e4
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    29 Jan '19 00:151 edit

    Hi CreepingDeath,

    If you can join a club and play, play, play.

    All clubs will have a resident good guy who can give you one to one pointers.

    If you can get your hands on ‘Logical Chess’ by Chernev. You are developing
    OK but have no plan once you have castled. You appear to jump around from
    move to move, there is no rhythm, get ALL the pieces working together.
    (other will come up with other books - I can only tell you what worked for me.)

    On your move look at every check and I mean ‘every check’ even the daft crazy
    looking checks. That way you will get spot some of the good shots you miss.

    In time you will so used to doing this you will not miss any combinations like this one.

    CreepingDeath - gkatesrjr RHP 2019


    You had this position with White to play. Check All Checks.



    Another example where you missed a good shot involving a check.

    CreepingDeath - babadad RHP 2019



    You recently lost this game when you better for quite a while.

    Sun of Nail - CreepingDeath RHP 2019

  8. e4
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    27 Jan '19 03:063 edits
    Sam resigned Here.

    A. Giri - S. Shankland, Tata Steel 2019


    Although the Knight is lost. White cannot prevent this position...


    ...from appearing on the board and that is a draw. The White King cannot get to the b-pawn.
  9. e4
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    26 Jan '19 00:42
    Hi sonhouse,

    The books of his games, remember he wrote no book. are all N.N.

    He may have one or two games in there that were actually played and that is
    probably the case as some of the traps are being followed move for move today.
    But it has been generally agreed by all historians I have read that these games were analysis.
    (I would not call myself a chess historian, a keen amateur is about right.)
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