The Chess Candidate Playing Cards

The Chess Candidate Playing Cards

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The Chess Candidate Playing Cards


Thought I kick off another blog with another moving cover.
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Staying on book covers what about this one which was discovered
by and duly posted on Kenneth Spraggett’s site. It’s a great find.
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White has been skewered whilst a masked controller looks on.
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*** The Candidates Playing Card Game ***

The candidates are here again. Eight players play each other twice and
the winner of the tournament gets to meet Magnus Carlsen in November.
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So print out the following set of cards, glue then to a piece of cardboard,
get an adult to cut them out for you and you now own a super-duper set of
Candidate Playing Cards. You make up the rules as you go along. Good Luck.
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*** The Swedish Immortal***

Arvid Sundin - Erik Andersson, Correspondence game 1964


This game quickly became titled as The Swedish Immortal and it was so
highly regarded that Sweden actually commissioned a stamp in it’s honour.
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The final position of the Swedish Immortal on a Swedish stamp.

RHP has it’s own....er....em....Immortals. How about?
the7tidlys - flyingcod RHP 2016


If ever there was Pause before Promoting lesson then this is it.

platoic - themban RHP 2011


This game gets the Red Hot Pawn stamp.
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It’s valid. Print it, get the same adult who helped you with the Candidate Playing Cards
to cut it out for you, then glue it to an envelope and send it .Let me know if this works.
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We end with another classic RHP moment from last year where one player
in a clear winning position has an idea and falls foul to a back rank trick.

Blanca - apsol RHP 2015



If you have anything to say or add then please use Thread 167855

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  • Posted 1041 days 3 hours and 9 minutes ago
    Standard memberptobler
    5 Qc6# in the7tidlys game...
  • Posted 1041 days 19 hours and 39 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Hi vivify,
    There are quite a few better moves for White in that game but I wanted to show the Qc4+ then if Rd1+ Qf1 idea. Some of the lads here lose or fail to win won games but refusing to give back material at the correct moment.
  • Posted 1042 days 7 hours and 5 minutes ago
    Standard membervivify
    In that platoic - themban game (the second promotion blunder) White could've simply taken the bishop rather than promote. Black would've been forced to capture the queen, and the Pawn would've promoted by capturing the rook, leaving the black's king helpless.

    But in all fairness, white didn't have this blog to read.
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