The Chess Dress and a Date with an Old Mate.

The Chess Dress and a Date with an Old Mate.

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Something I’ll be wearing very soon (when it arrives) to go with
my new Edinburgh Chess Club Hat- See last blog Blog Post 515

A problem from a mid to late 1800’s ‘Scotsman Problem Page.’
(no date it was not on the clipping) The problem was the problem.

A few RHP games where the player sets their opponents up for a Knight Fork.
Also an example from a Tarrasch game where he walks into one on purpose.

A Date With An Old Mate. One of my favourite Red Hot Pawns games.
White makes nine captures on the trot and after the ninth capture resigns.

Blog Post 516

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10 Apr 22

I especially enjoyed solving the problem (correctly oriented) by Mr Gibson. Thanks, Geoff.

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I've been trying to solve a chess problem since 1883 and now you tell me it was accidentally upsidedown??

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I'm going through a large collection of Scrap Books full of late 1800's newspaper cuttings.
This is where I got the piece I mentioned in the latest blog (next one will have more.)

I have been reading the notes after printed problem.s Occasionally you see a
mention of the previous week's problem being 'cooked' (unsound )
No computers in them days to do a double-check and the mistake was deep
enough for the Setter and Problem Editor to miss it. (but someone that week spotted it.)

Next time I come across one I'll reproduce it.

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