The Planet Greenpawn

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The Tal Book WInner and Blind Swine Mate


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The story so far. Detective Paul Green (green pawn...gedditt!!) the handsome
all round athlete with a full head of hair was trying to solve the murders of six
members of the Red Hill Chess Club. He had narrowed the suspects down to ten.

Five men, four woman and a dog called Blue. All the victims had been strangled
in their sleep. (spoiler alert! The dog did it with his leash. It was a clever dog....

Tal Book Competition and Bullet Chess


To win ‘The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal’ all you need do is...

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...guess how many pocket chess set pieces are in the shot glass.

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There are three sets involved so no more than 48....

A Bonanza of Chess Blunders


Last week I promised I’d run a competition to win this book.

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Here are the rules. I put the book on E-Bay and who bids the most for it, gets it!

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I’ve not thought up anything ‘green pawnish suitable’ ye...

The Happy New Year 2023 Chess Blog


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Happy New Year and if your Birthday happens to also be on the
first of January then Happy Birthday as well. If you got married on the
first of January then Happy Anniversary. If you retired on the first....

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A quick look back at last year. (because I cannot think of anything else. ...

2022 Chess Christmas Quiz and Games


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They put a concrete chessboard outside Murrayfield Rugby Stadium
So I turned up with my blue (Scotland) and red (Wales) and chess set.

Murrayfield

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The Boden Kieseritzky Gambit.


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Before we have a look at this weeks puzzle play over this one.
jsully - bpermaculture RHP 2022


1. g7 Rf5+ 2. Kg8 {2...Kg6 3.Kh8 Rh5+ Rh7 and Rxg7 is a simple Black win.} 2... Rg5 {But now it is a draw.} 3. Kh8 Rxg7 {Remember that stalemate pattern.} ...

The Berlin Trap...From the English Opening.


What is the name of the famous railway station where I bought this book.

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Kings Cross
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Do not read any of these non-chess books that are full of useless trivialities.
(or as the publishers would have you believe, ‘it’s full of fascinating facts.’ ...

Did Hans Cheat v Magnus (My 400th Blog)


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The most famous game of chess must be Morphy at the Opera, Paris 1858.
Not the best game ever played, the most famous, the difference is important.

In the last few months another game has become famous, or depending on
your point of view, infamous and many points of view have been expressed
about the Carlsen - Niemann game played at St. Louis on the 4th September...

The Loose Brick in the Berlin Wall

The Loose Brick in the Berlin Wall
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From a 1919 Viz comic.

Guess The Famous Chess Player No. 19. Who is this?

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Not a Book Review and Blunder Castling.


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Happy Halloween

Recently I picked up these two books...

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