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  1. 17 Oct '09 01:51
    A 9th century chess problem.

    A drawing off King Richard the Lionheart with his chess heads.

    me and another lad missing mates in one.

    My 1972 endgame technique.

    Two problems to solve.

    A game of chess with more missed wins than I've had hot dinners
    (and I hate salads).

    A mini book review and a picture of a beautiful sunset.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=373
  2. 17 Oct '09 02:43 / 1 edit
    9th c. ?

    King Richard the l "the Lion-Hearted" born: 8 September 1157

    The Isle of Lewis set is fake?
  3. 17 Oct '09 03:06
    King Richard was shown the problem a few hundred years
    after it was composed. I never said it was shown to him by Ali Adli.

    And the fabled Lewis Chessmen are NOT Chess pieces and they
    never came from the Isle of Lewis.

    Viking gaming pieces most likely robbed from a Viking grave
    in the Firth of Forth.

    Everyone knows they are not chess pieces, even the British Museum
    practically admit that and very recently they found gaming pieces,
    saga telling idols, what ever they are, in a Viking grave.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=172
  4. 17 Oct '09 11:38
    Richard the Lionheart was Richard I, not Richard III
  5. 17 Oct '09 12:42
    Who mentioned Richard the first?

    I'm talking about King Richard the 3rd Lionheart.
    A completely different character, one that history knows very little about.

    I see where you are getting confused.
    You think King is King as in King of a country.

    No no no. King was Richard's first name. His sister was called Queen.
    (their mom and dad were royalists).

    Unusual first names can be confusing.
    Robin: (a small sparrow like bird with a bright red chest).
  6. 17 Oct '09 14:58
    Fascinating information on "the Lewis Chessmen" , I had always believed that they where in fact chess pieces, and the only mystery surrounding them was how they were found.
  7. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    17 Oct '09 15:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    King Richard was shown the problem a few hundred years
    after it was composed. I never said it was shown to him by Ali Adli.

    And the fabled Lewis Chessmen are NOT Chess pieces and they
    never came from the Isle of Lewis.

    Viking gaming pieces most likely robbed from a Viking grave
    in the Firth of Forth.

    Everyone knows they are not chess pieces, ...[text shortened]... they are, in a Viking grave.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=172
    "Everyone knows"? I don't think that's so - most people believe they are chess pieces.
  8. 17 Oct '09 20:22
    Hi

    Sorry, 'Everyone knows' in this context means the people who
    run the BM and other historians. They are so scared to stick
    their grey bearded heads over the wall. It's so funny.

    I think they are worried they are going to have to refund all the
    people who bought one of these 'chess sets.'

    It took them 97 years to admit they had been fooled by the Piltdown Man.

    http://www.tiac.net/~cri_a/piltdown/piltdown.html

    This exposure has been running only 20 odd years. So don't hold your breath.