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Hi Men

Swapped a signed picture of Billy Bunker and a chipped
statue of Frogmorton for this.

Centre Counter

A New Coaching Tool + Bird's Defence

Hi Chaps.

How often have you been sitting on bus or a train and you
get into a conversation with a complete stranger about chess.

It happens to me all the time and one of the most often statements
they make is that they can never understand the rules about
Kingside Castling...

An Idea in the Ruy Lopez Exchange (Delayed)

In 136117
I was ask why I sometimes played the Delayed Exchange Ruy Lopez…

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Bxc6 dxc6

r1bqkb1r/1pp2ppp/p1p2n2/4p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 0 6
…and why wait till the Knight comes to f6 before swapping. ...

Six Mates From Skeeter The New No1.

To celebrate skeeter hitting the No1 spot.

Players Tables


The Three Stoogies

Hi Guys.

Had a spare 30 minutes to kill whilst waiting for Mrs Greenpawn to
conclude her losing battle with Mother Nature.
(she was putting on her make up).

I know where they got the term ‘make up’ from. ...

Captain Scott + Missed Brillo + Avatars

You know what it’s like.

You stand in the queue for ages at the Post Office to buy
a sheet of 2nd class stamps for 2nd hand Christmas cards
only get told they have sold out.

What kind of Post Office runs out of stamps? ...

4 Consecutive Checks Ending in a Mate


136069 mentions and displays a game
where a player gets out check by giving checkmate.

One example here will suffice. What I like about this one is
the check and the checkmate are written as the same move.
hxg5+ is answered by hxg5 mate...

Influentual Chess Moments....


Who and what influences the type of Chess Players we become?

A thread on here brought back a moment that I'm pretty sure
helped me set up my stall.

In 135047 the talk about Banned Big Ron has died awa...

Players Resigning in Drawn Positions

Hi Chaps.

Don’t’ bother looking at this.

3b4/8/5kp1/6pP/8/4K3/8/6B1 w - - 0 1
I wrote to FIFA to see if I could take the place of Magnus Carlsen
in the World Chess Championship. ...

Mate in 6 Easy Steps

Hi Chaps.

Solve this. It came from Leonard Barden’s Guardian column
on Saturday 13th November 2010.

Black to play and mate in 6 moves.
Hopless Harry ...
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    01 Nov '18
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    06 Jul '10