The Quest to Bust MCO 9.

The Quest to Bust MCO 9.

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The Quest to Bust MCO 9.



On the 21 February 2015 Red Hot Pawn was 22 Years old. So….
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Three things I love more than anything else in the whole wide world.
A good bum on a woman, under promotion with a check and a Quest.

So whilst browsing through the January 1959 edition of Chess Review
I came across an article by Walter Korn (yes he who does MCO) about
readers comments on the recently published Modern Chess Openings 9.

Walter writes he gets fan mail from punters who claim some of the moves
in MCO are simply wrong and their next door neighbour has busted them.

Most of the suggestions and improvement are simple oversights by the
writers but some letters do spot genuine errors in analysis or blunders
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The article then continues with analysis sent in by readers of MCO.
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I do not have MCO 9. There are missed checkmates in it…..….This is a QUEST!
So before you can say “Nick Nacky Noo” I hot foot it down to McSweens Books.

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The swindling dog had it, but it was priced at £11.99.
Now a quest is a quest but £11.99 is nearly £12.00.

So I ripped out the page I was after (don’t worry I’ll put it back.)
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Then into ‘Mates’ to look at the game in question.

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The Quest is over. Beware of what you read boys. Analyse the Analysis.

OK. Next step, anyone here play a Bg6+ and Queen mate down the d-file.

FvG1 - S Taylor RHP 2013


One from the Black side. This sadly is a mistake laden game by White but I’ll note it up.
I feel there are a few things worth pointing out. Infact there are 54 reasons to note it up..

be hot - pikejohn RHP 2012


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Also in the 1959 Chess Review I found this bright little game.

Posch - Dorrer, Vienna 1958


So has anybody on here played a similar game in this pawn grab variation.

rpsjr - Wiabj RHP 2008

We join the game just after Black has snatched the d2 pawn.


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We end with the ever miserable trip to RHP’s Corridors of Shame.
A popular feature this, I often get sent games to appear in this bit.

The Theme this week is players missing mate and getting mated.

kenny campbell - donut RHP 2008


Same idea only this time by missing the mate Black actually sets
himself up to be checkmated. There must be a chess term for this.

percival86 - clarencecuasay RHP 2008



Right I’m off to glue that back page into McSween’s over priced book.

The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 163059
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