The Chess Wedding of the Year

The Chess Wedding of the Year

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The Duck has got himself married!

A you versus the Count Dracula problem. There are a few known variations on this theme.
This one was part of a Christmas Quiz from The Scotsman Weekly’ 24th December 1927.

You are White, Count Dracula is Black. You are playing for your soul.

The Rules
If you lose then Count Dracula gets your soul.
If you win then Count Dracula gets your soul.
A draw and then Count Dracula gets your soul.

White to play.


I give a clue in the blog by way of an RHP game.

Then instead of a ‘Dates with Old Mates’ section I give a few of my disasters
(with, of course, the pretty lame and pathetic excuses of how and why I lost.)

Finally a recent master game from Reykjavik 2022 with a unique twist.

Blog Post 517

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From the blog post:

“If some players were half as good as what they think they
are, then they would half as good as what they really are.“

This seems to be saying that those players are realistic about how good they are. I had the impression that the quote read,

“If some players were half as good as what they think they
are, then they would be twice as good as what they really are.“

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Hi FMDavidHLevin,

Or something like that.

I did it from memory, so it is most likely twisted a bit. Your is properly closer.

Edward Winter has whole page of D.J. Morgan quotes including;

” Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.’'

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/morgan.html

(but I cannot see the one I used - it was on Quotes and Queries, maybe not him.)

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@greenpawn34
Delightful read, as always.

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Neither was I, just him and his Duck friends. My chess study is covered in feathers
and I'm finding duck eggs all over the place. I suppose that is better from where
I normally see them...on the scoreboard next to my name.

Result Rd;s. 1 2 3 4 5
G. Chandler 0 0 0 0 0

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