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  1. 10 Dec '14 19:34
    My latest idea to get loads of money.

    Blunders from Kasparov, Karpov, Euwe and the RHP player tiby99.

    Plus some advice on how to avoid them.

    A Queen selfmate that 25 RHP players (so far) have walked themselves into.

    Blog 4
  2. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    10 Dec '14 19:53
    I would like to see a link to the previous 45 schemes....
    =
  3. 10 Dec '14 20:14 / 1 edit
    The previous 45 all failed.

    Data Fly's idea (Scheme 14) of kidnapping one of the Royal Family was the worst failure.

    We ended up nabbing the wrong person, a poor house wife from Dover
    who looked a little bit the like Queen. We let her go after a few hours so
    she could go home and make her husband's tea.

    Scheme 21. Pretend I'm Carlsen, charge £5,000 for a simultaneous display,
    turn up covered in badages saying I'm sunburnt nearly worked.
    But I lost every game on every board and the organisers refused to pay up.

    Scheme 29. Sell a fake copy of Fischer's autograph for £10,00 worked!
    But we were paid in counterfeit money. The fact they were £8.00 notes
    did not register with Marinkatomb who we sent to collect the money and
    Paul Leggett is still in prison because he actually tried to use one.

    The list goes on and on. All miserable failures.

    I need a more capable gang instead of the inapt RHP players I am in with.
  4. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    10 Dec '14 20:32
    Scheme 45, is ok, if you can go back in time and convince Staunton to promote the birds set, you will be very rich today.
  5. 10 Dec '14 20:43
    I thought about that and actually bought a Time Machine from Nigeria on E-Bay.

    Apparently it was posted yesterday and will arrive last Month.
    I have to go back in time to pick it up so I'm looking about to buy another one.
  6. Standard member Duncan Clarke
    Student
    11 Dec '14 08:14 / 1 edit
    Scheme 11 (a) failed for me.

    I walked in to a chess congress a couple of years ago, claiming design rights over the Queens on all of the boards. I confiscated them, demanding £5 per Queen licence fee to use them for that day.

    That failed when they quickly produced a box of old plastic rooks and turned them upside down..
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    11 Dec '14 19:26
    Originally posted by Duncan Clarke
    Scheme 11 (a) failed for me.

    I walked in to a chess congress a couple of years ago, claiming design rights over the Queens on all of the boards. I confiscated them, demanding £5 per Queen licence fee to use them for that day.

    That failed when they quickly produced a box of old plastic rooks and turned them upside down..
    I was once persuaded that if there were no rooks
    off you could not promote to a second queen!

    (I was very young at the time ..)
  8. 11 Dec '14 21:24
    I had an idea of a Castlery (chess school)

    It involved ripping off nobody and would of probably run at a loss.
    (I was fine with that)I can take the hit.

    No takers. We get what we deserve.
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    11 Dec '14 23:01
    I'm sorry, I've been ... away. Did I miss anything?
  10. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    12 Dec '14 00:40
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I'm sorry, I've been ... away. Did I miss anything?
    If you like chess... you are allow to become rich with any one of the 46 schemes
  11. 12 Dec '14 09:08
    I got one.

    Get Rich Quick Scheme No.47

    Legally change your name to Bobby Fischer. Then write some half baked chess books. Like, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess 2 and My 60 unforgettable games. Some other book ideas, My Systems, Think Like A Tree...erm that wont sell, I know, Think like an International Master. One more The Art of the Immortal Game, any chess books that starts with "The Art of" is guaranteed sales.

    It's near Christmas, think of all the non chess players buying books for their chess playing friends/family. This scheme will work I'm sure of it.
  12. 12 Dec '14 09:23
    Watch out the FBI don't catch you:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_William_Fisher
  13. 12 Dec '14 14:22 / 1 edit
    Some good ideas coming up here.

    Scheme 50.

    Spend a few hours in make up and at a hairdresser and wear elevator shoes.
    Turn up at Kramnik's next tournament a day early saying you are Kramnik.
    Grab his appearance money and run away.

    (I bet there is a market for Famous Chess Player Christmas cards they would be
    very easy to knock up.......too late for this year but watch E-Bay nezt year.)
  14. 12 Dec '14 20:37
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    My latest idea to get loads of money.
    Surely the best Get Rich
    Don\'t even think about it unless you're female and cute!
    scheme for you is to bundle all your columns and sell them as a book...

    Go on, you know you want to.
  15. 13 Dec '14 03:38
    Hi Shallow Blue,

    That would mean playing out all those games again.

    The blunders...I see them in my sleep...one bad move after another.

    Nightmares!. I'm being chased through dark endless corridors by giant Questions Marks.