Meet Ups (and Meet Missed Mates)

Meet Ups (and Meet Missed Mates)

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Meet Ups (and Meet Missed Mates)

I have always thought the Byrds version of Mr Tambourine Man
was wimpy and sickly compared to the raw gutsy Dylan original.

And I was thinking these very thoughts when I logged onto
RHP and saw this: Thread 139945

Tom Tom

(I’ll leave in the spelling mistake so I’m not the only one
on this blob, sorry blog, who has a spelling error.)

The punters quick and eager to flock around to Tom Tom’s pad
started asking “North West of where?” .

If someone lives North West of Tom Tom then to get to him
they will have to travel South East and someone living directly West
of Tom Tom has to travel directly East.

So Tom Tom failed to give correct and proper directions. Yes?


You see Tom Tom was correct.
Here on RHP the chessboard is our world and if we put
a map of the world onto our chessboard.

The World of RHP

You will see it all makes sense. North West is the Black Queenside.
Tom Tom lives on a7 or b7. Now go and meet him.
green bar

What is it they say? It aint over till the fat lady sings.
(I wonder is she does a version of Mr Tambourine Man?)

kewo - fval RHP 2006

This is the position when the fat lady walked on stage. White to play,

Yes White is a Rook, two pawns and the exchange down
and has no threats.

And this is the position when the fat lady left.

Here is how the last sad song went.

Ideas in Action (and their Miscalculation) No.145
A popular feature this one.
A player has the right idea but screws it up trying to implement it.

gussie - tinbishop RHP 2007 White to play.

Two pawns down and holes around his King White goes for the win
of a pawn swapping off the Rooks and exposing Black’s King.

Big Ideas. This guy I like. Let’s see what happened.

This next one is good.
Same theme, it has a perpetual at it’s root.

White to play can take the Qe5+ - Qf6+ pep anytime he wants and this
perpetual hangs over Black's head for most of the game but White
refuses to take it despite being ½ a chess set down.

Then we witness a unique moment in Chess.
One player misses a mate in one and the very next move
that player is mated in one.

I won’t spoil it for you

jvecchio - gafford RHP 2007

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Comments (10)

  • Posted 3104 days 10 hours and 59 minutes ago
    Standard memberbssrinivasa
    what!!!! No article yet?! Come on, greenpawn, i was eagerly waiting for your new one today.. Big fan:-)
  • Posted 3107 days and 55 minutes ago
    Vecchio v gaffard ---Good stuff. I appreciated your comments - instead of criticising the players who probably did not see the opportunitiess you say "black turned down the offer" or "white declines" - refreshing because these guys are obviously not in the upper echelons of the chess world but thay are certainly having a lot of fun................
  • Posted 3108 days 22 hours and 15 minutes ago
    Standard membernimzo5
    Thanks GP for another great blog.
  • Posted 3110 days 4 hours and 34 minutes ago
    Standard membertharkesh
    thanks for digging out these games and annotating them in entertaining way...
  • Posted 3110 days 11 hours and 36 minutes ago
    Standard memberMurchu
    Ha ha, good fun. Probably worth adding a definition of what a perpetual check is though 😉
  • Posted 3111 days ago
    You lot are mad.

    And don't use my wee comments box for your squabbling.
  • Posted 3111 days 3 hours and 14 minutes ago
    Standard membercabandmush
    You do realise you've created a new type of chess notation?

    The King's Gambit becomes:

    Botswana to Cameroon,
    Sweden to Libya,
    err...French Southern and Antartic Lands to Sri Lanka
    (slight lack of land in some of the squares, so might need a workaround)
  • Posted 3111 days 4 hours and 7 minutes ago
    Standard membertomtom232
    Too bad people are too simple minded to think in terms of a whole hemisphere instead of just their own little country. Then they think they are witty when they comment about 'yanks.'
  • Posted 3111 days 8 hours and 4 minutes ago
    Standard memberDarax The Good
    I thought TomTom was from Scottland when I read that post the first time. Should have known that only a yank would say 'Northwest' on an international message board.
  • Posted 3111 days 10 hours and 59 minutes ago
    Veeeeeeeeeeery eeeeeeeenteresting 🙂
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