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  1. 22 Feb '12 15:56
    In the thread titled 'E.Winter' there is a link to an Edward Winter page
    panning the worst ever chess book.

    I did my own panning after seeing that article about 6-7 years ago.

    You will see other things. An upside down Rook as a Queen. (is it legal?),
    a man having a pee in the bushes and a picture of a very drunken me with the
    actor Ken Stott who plays Inspector Rebus. But don't go bother going there.

    I was going to do a kingshill game for the Blog and was looking around for
    another game to show the same ideas and plans that Kingshill used.
    When I looked at the Corner to remind myself that I too mentioned the worst
    ever chess book by coincidence I found the perfect choice.

    So let us take a look at how the No1. player kingshill does it.

    Twilsco (1637) - kingshill (2458) RHP Ch 2012

    The ideas and plans Kingshill used are common knowledge to most players.
    Even me.

    This Polish lad was in Bells tanking all the other lads.
    Eventually I sat down to join in on the fun.

    The Polish Guy v GP. 5 Minute game, Sandy Bells.

  2. 22 Feb '12 17:29
    In that first game i agree 9.a3 is a wasted move. more flexible and useful is 9.Qc2; defending e4 without committing any pawns or pieces yet.
    Then after 9.Qc2 Nc5 white should probabaly provoke h6 before putting the bishop on e3: 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 still leaving options open for white.
  3. 22 Feb '12 21:26
    thanks, beautifully written. once more you show a glimpse how some people think about chess.

    and congrats to the looks. even more for having played chess, not telling a joke...