The Queen Stab in the Back and Crossword

The Queen Stab in the Back and Crossword

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The Queen Stab in the Back and Crossword


Keeping up the three week old tradition of moving chess books covers.
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Let me know when you get bored....I have over 500 chess books.
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You get four clues and if you answer them correctly you will spell out
the name of a famous chess player in the shaded areas of the crossword.
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Shut up Duck you are ruining it. I’ll do it again.
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1 .across: Name of a chess piece found in the brook.
2. across: A backward pawn on an open file is called ....
3. across: The object of the game is check....
4 across: If you do not play d4 in the Sicilian you are play an .... Sicilian.
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I’ve been playing in the One Day Ladder Thingy Thing. So far been lucky
as have yet to land on a snake and slide down (Snakes and Ladders gedit.?)

I’ve climb up 9 pages from 20 games using my strategy of challenging players that
have a lot of games on the go at the same time. Whilst I just stick to my one game.

All the games have had their moments these are two recent efforts.

greenpawn34 - Rhymester RHP One Day Ladder 2016


The next one features a Classic Bishop Sac with a Drunken Knight. I’ll explain.

In a usual Classic Bishop sac you have this set up.


1 Bxh7+ Kxh7 then 2 Ng5+ Kh8 and 3 Qh5 Here is an example from last year.

jb70 - tjx24 RHP 2015


As I mentioned one must always consider the Kg6 defence.

ZAPZ - Checkagain RHP 2010


I’ll show the standard mating routine in the Kg8 line.

ZAPZ - Checkagain RHP 2010 (analysis)


But when we have a Drunken Knight which are White Knights on h3 or a3
things have a new twist. Witness the cold cunning of White in this game.

Mathurine - Annikki RHP 2011


Which sets everything up nicely for my other game in the one day ladder.

Octavm - greenpawn34 RHP One Day Ladder 2016


Queen Stabs in the Back are rare. You see 100’s of Queen stabs in the side.


Black plays 1.Qxd1 - millions of them for both colors but rarely.


Black has just taken a Rook on d1. That is a pure Back Stab.

I’ve only found two Black Stabs in the back on RHP, here is one.

MechE - Natural Science RHP 2004


The solution to the crossword.
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Next week it's Russian Word Search.

If you have anything to say or add then please use Thread 168049
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