Chess Coincidences No.314 and No. 315.

Chess Coincidences No.314 and No. 315.

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Chess Coincidences No.314.is a picture of
me wearing a red polo shirt with No.3 on it.
(all is explained in the blog. think ‘Roulette.’ )

A cartoon, A chess site recommendation, A mini book review,
two puzzles, an RHP game with an very good OTB sister game.

Another lone which Bishop mate which should have inspired me
to find the same idea in a game I was playing against a computer.
This was chess coincidence No.315 (think chess playing idiot...me. )


White, as usual playing up the board, to play and win. (mate in 7.)

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Chess Coincidences No.314.is a picture of
me wearing a red polo shirt with No.3 on it.
(all is explained in the blog. think ‘Roulette.’ )

A cartoon, A chess site recommendation, A mini book review,
two puzzles, an RHP game with an very good OTB sister game.

Another lone which Bishop mate which should have inspired me
to find the same idea in a ...[text shortened]... ual playing up the board, to play and win. (mate in 7.)

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I wonder if the problem is sound with wNd1 and everything on the e- to h- files gone?

Edit: I'll probably computer test it tomorrow.

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Hi BigDogg,

I'd be interested as well. I saw it in a solutions section to a previous CHESS magazines
Quiz (which I do not have, or I do have but mislaid it)
So maybe the composer's name and other details were given in the original magazine.
If it is sound please post the game.

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@greenpawn34 said

Chess Coincidences No.314.is a picture of
me wearing a red polo shirt with No.3 on it.
(all is explained in the blog. think ‘Roulette.’ )

A cartoon, A chess site recommendation, A mini book review,
two puzzles, an RHP game with an very good OTB sister game.

Another lone which Bishop mate which should have inspired me
to find the same idea in a ...[text shortened]... ual playing up the board, to play and win. (mate in 7.)

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Stylish shirt you have there.

Zoltan Ribli is an interesting guy; he didn't hit his peak playing days until his mid to late 30's.

I agree regarding the traditional diagrams, the shadow idea in novel, but unnecessary.

A low-tech idea from one of IM Kostya Kavutskiy's students is to make copies of tactics diagrams, tape or paste them to 3x5 cards, and note the solutions on the back of the cards. When you travel, just take out the cards and you're ready to do some tactics training. Not quite as effective as using physical pieces, but very portable, and NO electronics needed. 🙂

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Hi mchill,

For years, certainly from the mid 70's to early 80's I rarely left the house without a
book of chess puzzles and Reinfeld's 1,000 combinations was a favourite. when I done
the last one I started again.. I probably went through that book, every diagram,
about 4-5 times. About 10 years ago, my last job enabled me to sit and do puzzles
again all day. Again it was the Reinfeld book, a new copy, the first copy had fallen to bits.
I know for a fact I went through the new one twice. Some I recognised, but some not.

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@greenpawn34 said
Hi BigDogg,

I'd be interested as well. I saw it in a solutions section to a previous CHESS magazines
Quiz (which I do not have, or I do have but mislaid it)
So maybe the composer's name and other details were given in the original magazine.
If it is sound please post the game.


Computer tested: This is a sound mate in 7 with same solution.

It's nice to get rid of all those unused black pieces.

With wN on d1, it's cooked. wR eventually checks on the a-file. N blocks, then Nc3 and RxN#.

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@BigDogg

Yes that looks much better. I think the original was did that way for effect.

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The candidates to find a challenger to play Ding Liren in December starts soon.

There is another chess coincidence in the making. Ding won the world title because
Carlsen did not want to play in the final. (Ding came 2nd in the 2022 candidates)
And Abasov is in the candidates because Carlsen did not want to play.
Carlsen qualified for the candidates by winning the world cup. Carlsen beat Abasov
in the semi-final of the world cup. Abasov took his qualifying spot.
The coincidence markers are they there...

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@mchill said
I agree regarding the traditional diagrams, the shadow idea in novel, but unnecessary.
Back in the Speccy days, there were already chess programs which had the option of displaying the game as a 3D board. With a 256x176 pixel resolution, this option was rarely worth it; but even on modern screens, IMAO it isn't. In fact, the only program I can think of where it was worth it was Battle Chess, and that not for chess reasons.

Which is interesting, because OTB I really do not like those flat travel sets very much. Maybe it's because moving your head can give you a new perspective on the position?

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I remember Battle Chess. Once you had seen 4-5 times it took too long.
The did have a standard display which I used when I played it.
Battle Chess was out for XP in a package along with a few other programs.

I don't like these flat travel sets. I use a plug in set that I was given to me in 1972/73
by B.H. Wood the editor of CHESS magazine for helping his cart a load of books and
boxes from his van into the tournament hall.

It went all over Europe and North Africa with me. the squares are faded a bit
(especially the f7 and h7 squares where I sac things.) I still have all the same pieces
and it still goes with me when I travel about.