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  1. 30 Apr '17 07:32
    Did you notice those cute nude pics at the beginning of his blog? Hm... nice.

    https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordpress.com/2013/03/page/3/

    On this page there are several combination tasks, mostly from Catalan league.
    I solved all very quickly except No 2.

    Try them.

    And here on this page, just after some adorable nipples, you have easy tactical task from one Sveshnikov's game:


    White to move and win.
  2. 30 Apr '17 08:40 / 2 edits
    It must be very easy to you if I can figure it out after looking at four or five fruitless options. Once I noticed the knight on d7 things became clear.
  3. 30 Apr '17 15:45
    Double Check is the strongest check you give.
  4. 30 Apr '17 16:58
    I mentioned some nipples on the blog entry with that puzzle from a Sveshnikov's game and forgot to paste it.
    Here it comes:
    https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordpress.com/2013/03/page/2/
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 May '17 17:45
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Double Check is the strongest check you give.
    And there are two ways to double check but only one of them is mate.
  6. 20 May '17 01:33
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    And there are two ways to double check but only one of them is mate.
    The one I saw is mate in one after the double check.
  7. 21 May '17 23:50
    It is a checkmate in 3 is it not? The one I see is in 3 anyhow.
  8. 22 May '17 21:52
    Qn7 ck. & mate in 2.
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 May '17 14:59
    Originally posted by Hampstead
    Qn7 ck. & mate in 2.
    yep
  10. 30 May '17 02:12
    Originally posted by Hampstead
    Qn7 ck. & mate in 2.
    Qn7...??

    Is this the correct way to describe the move? Letters and numbers?
  11. 30 May '17 17:11
    Originally posted by chaney3
    Qn7...??

    Is this the correct way to describe the move? Letters and numbers?
    I thought I had a basic understanding of algebraic notation, so this is bugging me.

    Shouldn't the move be Qg7?
  12. 30 May '17 23:56
    Originally posted by chaney3
    I thought I had a basic understanding of algebraic notation, so this is bugging me.

    Shouldn't the move be Qg7?
    Yes...

    Qg7+
  13. 31 May '17 02:30
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Yes...

    Qg7+
    Thanks.

    Hey sonhouse, how did you miss that? C'mon man, get with the program.
  14. 31 May '17 09:30
    Hampstead was using english descriptive notation, but didn't capitalize the knight file designation (N). This was the standard in English speaking countries until the late 1970's.

    English Descriptive Notation:
    1. Q-N7 ch KxQ
    2. N-B5 dbl ch K-N1
    3. N-R6 mate

    Algebraic Notation:
    1. Qg7+ Kxg7
    2. Nf5+ Kg8
    3. Nh6# 1-0
  15. 01 Jun '17 03:57
    I didn't think anyone other than Spock on rerun used descriptive anymore.