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The Anand Blunder (a chess bloggers dream.)

Every Thursday and Sunday afternoon there is chess in Edinburgh’s
Princes St. Gardens. I go along most days to meet some old buddies
(and I mean old), catch up with the gossip and play a few blitz games.

Last Sunday a bunch of artists turned up to sketch Edinburgh Castle.
(I have since invented the collective term for artists is a ‘paint pot’.) ...

Live Chess Cartoons and Problems

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Not (sadly) an original, this is a live version of a cartoon that
I saw in the April edition of the 1992 British Chess Magazine.
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That was 30 years ago. Now the I look like the psychiatrist in the cartoon.

Also in that edition of BCM John Nunn is noting up the game between...

The Bronstein Trap and Steel Chess Kings

I bought a bag of small plastic babies for 20p and did this (it took me ages.)

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A term given to Kings that are getting hounded all over the board often picking up
material on the way with Rooks, Queens, Knights and Bishops shooting at the them. ...

Chess Opening Theory + (a chess joke)

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Now we know why The Duck suddenly got married.

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I drew that. I cannot draw feet so the people I draw are always in water.
Now looking at it I’m not very good at drawing hands either.....hang on. ...

Chess Mistakes (we love them really)

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Chess Review, August 1948
green pawns

This problem appeared in 1898 Scotsman by Mr W. Finlayson

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1N4br/4rp2/p2N2P1/8/1pP4b/kP2p1QP/P7/1K2R3 w - - 0 ...

The Chess Wedding of the Year

It is celebration time here at Red Hot Pawn. The Duck has got married!

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We wish The Duck and Mrs The Duck very many happy days together.

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Now a problem from ‘The Scotsman Weekly’ 24th December 1927...

The Chess Dress and a Date with an Old Mate.

I have ordered one, watch this space for soon to seen pictures of me wearing it
(with my chess hat!) and parading along a catwalk at a fashion show in Paris.


I was going through an old scrap book of chess cuttings from ‘The Scotsman’
dated from the mid to late 1800’s. I came across this printed a few weeks apart. ...

The Edinburgh Chess Club Hat

Tarrasch (bless his bones) said he felt sorry for anyone did who did not
know the game of chess. I feel sorry for you lot because you do not have... Edinburgh Chess Club Hat.

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My hat like music, money, love and more money has the power to make me happy...

How To Get A New Chess Book

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When ever I want a new freshly printed chess book I have a number of choices.

A) Buy it from a retailer. (sometimes I have to do this but books are expensive these days.)

B) Approach the publishers for a freebie to review. This occasionally works even if
you have nowhere to publish your review. For it to work just make up a blog page,...

The Zwischenzug

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A Zwischenzug is when a player seems to have only one move at their disposal,
usually a recapture, but instead of playing it they slip in another move which has
to be dealt with right away (often a check). Then they play the expected move. ...
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    27 Jun '22
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    06 Jul '10

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