A Fantastic Philidor Legacy

A Fantastic Philidor Legacy

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A Fantastic Philidor Legacy




That is me standing outside John Cochrane’s Edinburgh house on George Square.

The headline from the newspaper I am holding.

In 20 years from now when you go into Joe’s Dinner and ask where
were you when greenpawn printed that famous Red Hot Pawn game

They will put down their hamburgers, turn off the jukebox, dim the lights
and reminisce deep into the night playing over and over again the game…

andy m - DeepThought
Red Hot Pawn 2006

They will remember the planes being re-directed so the pilot and
passengers could land and play over the game. The crowd at the
European Cup Final was nil. Nobody went to the match because they
too were playing over game. Traffic stopped and cows went unmilked.


Oh No. You are not getting this game all at once. This one has to be savoured.
Each move is a sweet delicious full-flavoured morsel and must not be rushed

Talking of food. The guys at the Fast Food Stall where studying
this very game when I went there this morning for my breakfast.
fast food


The students were looking at it during their lunch break
Three Girls

(we now continue with the game.)
andy m - DeepThought, RHP 2006 (part II)

We rejoin this masterpiece at the point where White losses his Queen.


Once again we take a pause to fully appreciate this gem of gems.

More students, this time medical students, discussing the beautiful bones of this game.
Three guys


We now re-cap. White lost his Queen on move 5. Black lost his Queen on move 16.

But dear reader , the combination is not yet finished. It still has another 10 moves to go.

andy m - DeepThought, RHP 2006 (part III)


How do I follow that? I’m not going to tarnish this jewel of ingenuity
and inspiration by showing another game. This game gets it’s own Blog.

The guy from the 6’s2Hit an Edinburgh War gaming shop thought the same.
War Gamer

“Greenpawn," he said, " You cannot show any other game but this one.”

The thread accompanying this blog, where I will add a few of more games
following the theme. Recent Queens getting pinned on c3 and Philidor’s Mate.

HFRAtomHeartDude - Maalvi RHP 2014
TorGJen - Dommersnes RHP 2014
GuptaFari - rhubarb jam RHP2014

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