Originally posted by jbacaKarpov signed a copy of his Best Games book for me back in the 1990's.
What chess swag do you have? Back in 04 During the Leko/Kramnik Match held in Switzerland
They offered the online audience paticipation in a chess trivia game and I won a signed chess board/set smaller set but made of wood nice. there were some nicer prizes as well, but thought at the time that it was fun to join in and of course winning something was cool
Originally posted by greenpawn34There's a switch for you: thirty one coins and one real chess piece. 🙂
"And I'm trying hard to suck up to GP so he'll put me in his will."
Think I'll leave one piece each to 32 different people.
They then can start buying or swindling the bits of each other
to see who ends up with the complete set.
(a good short story in there somewhere.)
Originally posted by greenpawn34Not too long ago, you talked about sacrificing a coin on f7. The set was incomplete, so you guys used a coin. I was referring to that.
Coins....I don't get it ??
The short story.
The 32 guys get a piece each.
4 of the 32 decided to start buying the single pieces from the other lads.
Soon four of them end up with 8 pieces each.
(there is your title 'Pieces of Eight'😉.
They decide to meet up on a remote island mansion and
the pieces are all re-united on a board. The com ...[text shortened]... laid on the table.
They take off their socks and one grinning guy has 6 toes on each foot!
Originally posted by greenpawn34I have 13 cats. How many toes does a cat have?
Ah........the Chessville rant.
I wondered where you were coming from/
I've also castled with a matchbox, that was at a University club
when they had three teams turn up on the same night.
So, how many toes are you bidding? I collect toes.
Originally posted by greenpawn34I've been experimenting with Kovacevic's 2. Bf4 move order, and only about 1/3 of the games actually end up being a recognizable London System.
"The author doesn't bother to look at g6 systems (in the Albin reversed)."
What! the g6 variation of the Alpin reversed is critical to the
future of chess. What an omission.
Every opening book should have at least two paged dedicated
to the g6 system of the Albin Reversed.
Buy as many copies of this book as you can to stop them from falling ...[text shortened]... the white pieces?
Put that thing on ebay and use the money to buy toys for the 13 cats.