The Planet Greenpawn

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The Best Chess Problem in the World...


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...was ruined by some idiot insisting he gets into the picture.

(inspired by Gary Larson)

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The best problem in the world has been ruined. Try this. White to play and win...

Chess Training!


My latest acquisition from a junk shop. This is the best way to sharpen up your chess.

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You have to solve the puzzle your are solving before the train does three laps.
However, depending on the difficulty level, you can increase the number of laps.
‘Noises Are Us’ do a super CD of train noises for you to play in the background. ...

Chess at the Ballet

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I am sure you have all heard of Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss (1891-1975). It was
he who wrote the music for the ballet ‘Checkmate.’ which was first performed in 1937.

One of the scenes is where the Black Queen fights the Red Knight.

The fight

The Red Knight wins he but cannot bring himself to put the Black Queen...

Lasker's 'The Chess Self Tutor'


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Bishops in a Bottle.

I recently picked this up for a 50p. I t was published in 1972 to catch the Fischer boom.

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Do any of you remember or still have a copy of this...

Snow White and Seven Green Pawns

Snow White and the Seven Green Pawns
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We start with a tricky problem by Lord Dunsany, White to play and mate in 4.
Look carefully, it is a legal position and there is only one reason why it can be.

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A Punk Rook and Fat Chess Pieces


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(picture sent in my 'Fat Lady' an old RHP member)
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A few weeks back someone posted a game in the Chess Forum that had about 6 or 7
consecutive captures. I looked for other games with more on the trot captures.

dare1 - You Have One Week RHP 200...

Chess Flags - A New Idea.


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It appears that Russia is under an international sporting ban and it looks like
Ian Nepomniachtchchi cannot play under the Russian flag during his world
championship match with Magnus Carlsen in November-December in Dubai.

Older viewers will remember the flag row from the 1978 Karpov - Korchnoi
match. Team Karpov objected to Korchnoi playing under a Swiss flag a...

How Come The Good Chess Players Are So Good?


Don’t look or work it out. You have 5 seconds.

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Imagine you can see a normal chessboard and;

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it is 6 moves, most people, me included, go for 5 moves...

The Tennison Gambit + RHP Gold Dust.


The Chess Playing Automaton.

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Automen duck

Yes but I can now reveal there was actually a man inside operating it!

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White Hot Rooks

Rook Candles!
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I bought four, lit them up and played chess in the dark with my son.
Nine moves in I castled, burnt my chin, jumped up scattering the
pieces all over the place and dripping hot wax on the chessboard.

After putting a plaster on my chin we lit up the Rooks and tried again. ...
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