Drawn by a mate of mine who I work beside.
He was doodling and I set him the challenge of drawing
a Pawn with shadow of a Queen.
In return I showed him how to screw the vending machine
and get free chocolate bars.
Another amazing piece of artistry this time created on a chessboard with 9 pieces.
Don't you just feel sorry for anybody who does not know this wonderful game.
A joint composition by B. Lindgren and H. P. Rehm 1980.
White to play and force Black to mate him.
Every one of Black's moves is forced.
Delightful. And now this:
Instructive Moment No.412.
kerbouchard1100 - El Gran Senor RHP 2011
I liked the finish of this game which appeared on the Chess Forum
quite recently. White to play.
22.Qxh6 hitting the loose Rook 22...Rxf2. 23.Be8.
Covering the flight squares and setting a screened mate in one.
Black totally wrapped in his own thoughts missed it because in the
above position there is no mate in one on. White is threatening nothing.
23…Rxd2 24.Qf8 mate.
The Chess world stalled during the 1914-18 World War and chess magazines
found themselves struggling to fill their pages so they turned to subjects
and games that otherwise may never have seen the light of day.
The provincial newspaper The Falkirk Herald published a few games
featuring a piece sac for Black v the Evans Gambit.
The British Chess Magazine got wind of it and it made the front page.
The Evans in a nutshell.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
Here (before Captain Evans discovered his gambit in the 1820’s)
White played 4.c3 to prepare d4 building up a centre.
Black then plays 4…Nf6 hitting the e-pawn and this is enough to
thwart White giving Black (theoretically) enough play.
So Evans reasoned 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3
White has lost a pawn but has played c3 with a gain of tempo and d4 comes next.
The three main choices for Black here. 5…Bc5 5….Ba5 5….Be7
5…Bd6 has also been played but I'm not struck on that one.
The November 1915 BCM discuss none of these.
Instead out comes 5…f5!
No games on RHP with this!! There soon will be after this.
I can only find one game on my main DB of 6 million games.
So I give you all three very entertaining games to feed you imaginations,
stir your dull wits and bring out the gambiteer that lay in the true soul of
every chess player.
These games I’m sure you will enjoy and as 99% of you are
totally crazy I bet you cannot wait to try it.
If you do and score a Black win then post it the thread that
I usually put up after I’ve done a blog.
First the only game I can find on my DB.
Joseph Henry Blackburne (who else but him) played it as Black in
a simultaneous display at Hastings in 1894.
Unknown - Blackburne
Now a game from BCM. They give no names.
It’s the weakest of the games as far as White moves are concerned,
never the less, it’s a stem to build upon. From tiny acorns…..
The second game and the White is alert to the dangers, he puts up
a much sterner test and this requires some sharp play from Black.
OK men. Get out there and sacrifice your grading points getting
me an RHP Black win and if the ghost of Captain Evans should appear in
your dreams shaking his old grey head and rattling his chains.
Tell him it was Swiss Gambit that put you up to it.
Edit: Research (I do that sometimes) has revealed the move 5....f5
was invented by a Mr Oscar Cordell.