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The Planet Greenpawn

The Planet Greenpawn

Chess Blog

RHP mentioned in a non-chess book.

A few weeks back we look at a cock-up regarding a chess stamp with the wrong picture.
Look at this set of four chess stamps from Sierra Leone. Who is that on the top left stamp
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Answer at the bottom of the page.
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Recently I had a reason to be going through this book.....
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Help from all RHP players needed!

This book published in 1964....
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...starts most of it’s chapters with a chess rule or saying.

I’ve selected a handful and the quest is to find out which book
Len Deighton used when he wrote the book. Can anyone help? ...

The Great Chess Stamp Scandal

Where to begin this one....Best I think to start of with the book.
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I’ll quickly cover old ground which I’m sure 99% of the planet know.

Fleming uses a chess game in the book It has been established it is this
game Reshevsky - Botvinnik Moscow 1955. I’ll give that game in full at the end. ...

A Chess Jacket and the Salvio Trap

Look at them, these are our chess elite...
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....and they have been made to wear dull unimaginative jackets.

My Auntie Ethel, the one who disguised herself as a man in WWII
so she could fly Lancaster Bombers, always said; “Never complain
about anything, just improve it. ” I have a new jacket design in mind....

Playing Chess With The Devil.

Good evening. Tonight I want to tell you an extraordinary story.

Never mind how it all started. Let’s just say I was in the wrong place at
the wrong time and ended up having to play the Devil at chess for my soul.

We got to this position with Black (the Devil) to play.. ...

And apparently....
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The Great Chess Mystery...

...or this piece could be called how to write a chess blog (Part I)

First of all grab an old copy of one of these...
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....BCM July 1979. (that is J. J. Löwenthal on the cover.)

Look in the ‘Quotes & Queries’ edited by D.J. Morgan...

Chess in Comic Books and Films

A keen hobby of mine is trying to guess the names of my Comic
Book Heroes or Villains just by looking at the costume they wear.

Usually I get it completely wrong . For instance when I first saw this guy.
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I thought ‘That must be ‘The Housewife Scary Man’. (spiders...get it?) ...

The Revenge of Chess Computers

A prophetic cartoon from CHESS 1946
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“I take a poor view of that ‘mediocre’ remark of yours, Mountbatten.”

The computer was replying to this:
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It appears computers, like elephants, do not forget and we can blam...

The 100 move Chess Maze and The Simpsons

If you have just come out of a 3 month drunken coma then news to
you will be that Magnus Carlsen has appeared on The Simpsons.

I’ll put a link to the chess bit at the bottom of this page.
Meanwhile here are a couple of scenes from the show.

The episode is called: 'The Cad And The Hat' Homer is playing his dad at chess...
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