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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
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This problem appeared in 1898 Scotsman by Mr W. Finlayson

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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. ...

A Cool Chess Player and Queen Skewers.

This is me showing off my super-duper looking Edinburgh Chess Club
jersey and club cup and coaster. By all means ‘checks al checks’ and
watch out for those loose piece, but always and I mean this, look cool.

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I posted this on Face Book to make them jealous but there I called the
‘cup’ a ‘mug’ very soon one wise guy quipped; ‘I can see two mugs!’ ...

The Pawns in a Goldfish Bowl Winner

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I asked you to guess how many pawns in the goldfish bowl.

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The answer was (and Russ will confirm) 71 pawns and the winner
was Contenchess who came closest when he guessed at number 72.
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Win 'Master Chess'

Last column I showed this picture with ‘Master Chess’ in the middle.


I have come up with a competition to win this book and anyone can enter.

All you have to do is.... ...
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    19 May '22
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    06 Jul '10

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