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  1. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    22 Oct '13 04:57
    I'm looking for a pithy aphorism to complement "check all checks" that deals with looking for loose and hanging pieces. Any ideas?
  2. 22 Oct '13 07:39
    Originally posted by byedidia
    I'm looking for a pithy aphorism to complement "check all checks" that deals with looking for loose and hanging pieces. Any ideas?
    if its loosed its goosed 😞
  3. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    22 Oct '13 07:50
    Originally posted by byedidia
    I'm looking for a pithy aphorism to complement "check all checks" that deals with looking for loose and hanging pieces. Any ideas?
    I like "check'em and wreck'em"
  4. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    22 Oct '13 08:36
    K.I.S.S

    Keep It Safe, Stupid!
  5. 22 Oct '13 08:42
    What's the difference between loose and hanging?
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    22 Oct '13 10:47
    Originally posted by caissad4
    I like "check'em and wreck'em"
    Thumbs up!
  7. 22 Oct '13 11:39
    Originally posted by tvochess
    What's the difference between loose and hanging?
    it may be subtle, i suspect a loose piece may be protected but insufficiently, whereas a hanging piece has absolutely no protection, although the two terms are probably used synonymously.
  8. 22 Oct '13 11:41 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Thumbs up!
    Caissas check'em and wreck'em while interesting does nothing to address the op's original question, that being a pithy saying for loose/hanging pieces and simply reiterates the check all checks scenario. I feel the services of johnnylongwoody the Irish poet might come in handy.
  9. 22 Oct '13 13:55
    The unprotected should not be neglected. (pretty awful) 🙁
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    22 Oct '13 14:09
    Originally posted by byedidia
    I'm looking for a pithy aphorism to complement "check all checks" that deals with looking for loose and hanging pieces. Any ideas?
    en prise dis-ease.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    22 Oct '13 15:37
    The only one I can recall is John Nunn's "Loose Pieces Drop Off" - not as catchy as "check all checks", though.
  12. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    22 Oct '13 15:46
    A loose piece is unprotected. A hanging piece is unprotected and attacked. Can be taken right now.
  13. 22 Oct '13 16:00
    Defend all pieces
  14. 22 Oct '13 16:04 / 1 edit
    or one of my favourite turns of phrase from outside chess - test for give (ie test something to see if it will give way)
  15. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    22 Oct '13 16:07
    What is "test for give" from?