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  1. 30 Jul '14 21:25 / 1 edit
    Was looking for something else found an old Rueben Fine book.

    Used it as the inspiration for a Blog.

    One lad in the 2014 Championship has caught two players
    with the same 4-5 move opening trap.

    (when does Round Two start? Or has it and I've dipped out.)

    Mention Rueben Fine and someone will mention his book on Endings.
    I found a few simple RHP blunders in KRP + KR endings.

  2. 30 Jul '14 22:42
    Forgot to mention.

    I have made the Wiki Chess Records page.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    31 Jul '14 01:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Forgot to mention.

    I have made the Wiki Chess Records page.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Records

    Which band were you in? The Three Pins?
  4. 31 Jul '14 05:53
    Yes the three pins.


    It was pointed out to me after the game what I had done.
    Three pieces can take the Knight giving mate - the three pieces are pinned to the King,

    Fame at last.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    31 Jul '14 23:58
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yes the three pins.

    [fen]2rqkrQ1/pp1nb3/5N2/1BP5/3B3P/5P2/PPP5/2K1R3 b - - 0 27[/fen]
    It was pointed out to me after the game what I had done.
    Three pieces can take the Knight giving mate - the three pieces are pinned to the King,

    Fame at last.
    Congratulations, lovely end position.
  6. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    01 Aug '14 18:04
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Records

    Which band were you in? The Three Pins?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world_records_in_chess#Largest_number_of_helpless_pinned_pieces

    Excellent stuff!
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Aug '14 12:10
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Records

    Which band were you in? The Three Pins?
    There are probably a lot of people who did not get this reference, but this was pretty funny! McKinley Morganfield would approve!
  8. 02 Aug '14 13:50
    Here are the rules:

    You lot supply the bad moves and I'll do the jokes.
  9. 03 Aug '14 19:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Here are the rules:

    You lot supply the bad moves and I'll do the jokes.
    I'm going my best!

    Btw, I loved your line about showing Carlsen's games. Not quite as good as the explanation for the wee green light, but made me literally laugh out loud.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 Aug '14 23:54
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    There are probably a lot of people who did not get this reference, but this was pretty funny! McKinley Morganfield would approve!
    Thank you.
    I hope Greenpawn didn't mind me muddying the waters.
    I'll leave the jokes to him now!
  11. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    23 Aug '14 20:47 / 1 edit
    I had this thread on my mind when I managed to get this position in the blitz room earlier (white to play):


    Luckily for me (white) my opponent resigned. There's an elegant forced mate but it's beyond my powers of visualisation, at least in the minute I had left.