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Smothered Mates and Unsound Sacs


The theme this week appears to be never give up.

We often see frustrated players posting that their opponents will
not resign. There is nothing in the rules that states a player must resign.
And why should they? Point them here. ...

Chess Bunkers + Fischer & Tal + The 25 Year Itch

There will one or two reading this who went to school in the early 60’s.
Do any of you remember the Atomic bomb drills at school?

The janitor would blow a whistle and we would all crouch down
under our desks with our fingers in our ears and eyes shut tight.
Anyone who got caught peeking would get thrashed.

The school had a cellar and originally that was to be used in case...

The Puzzle + Beat Your Box + B v N Stats.

You pay a surprised visit to your granddad, bring him some peppermints
or something like that.
When he is sitting comfortably you grabbed his ancient wooden chessboard.

board complete

And with the aid of a hidden chainsaw you cut it in two thus...

The Chess Brain + A Strike + Hungarian Trap

The Chess Brain

This is a picture of some bod at the latest Olympiad.....

the bod


This appeared in a UK national newspaper ‘The Sun’.

Title here


Submarines, Popes, Blogs and a New Opening.

I’ve always liked submarines.
Each weekend during the war Dad used to come home
with a bit of a his submarine and hide it in the garden shed.

He plan was to nick a piece every week and eventually
end up with his own submarine. ...

Old Mag, Chess is not Fun, Bent Larsen.

No1 posted an OTB game with the Budapest gambit
and somehow it stirred a fading memory cell.

I'm a little squirrel me. I never throw anything away.
I have boxes and boxes full of chess junk.

I recalled a chess magazine that said Marshall ha...

How to Post a Game + Justice in Chess


Often see lad’s trying to post a game in the forum
and giving up. it’s easy.

Suppose you want to post a game played on RHP.

Get the chosen game and select ‘get pgn of this game....

Chess Musical + Pottery + Noah's Ark

It helps if you are carrying a small battered briefcase but it is
not a necessity.

I’m of course talking about scoring free tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe.

You approach the Festival Fringe desk which is usually manned
(or womanned) by some clot with a dopey smile and painted face. ...

Festival+Competiton + Typical RHP Game

The Edinburgh Festival is on at the moment.

A whole Capital City just goes daft for 3 weeks, it’s amazing.

Any comedian who wants to make a name for himself heads
for the Festival and this has been the launching pad of 100’s
of well known faces. ...
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    10 Oct '18
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