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  1. 06 Jan '16 02:31
    Me with my presents. (I was dragged out bed a jersey
    pulled over my pyjamas and a Santa hat placed on my head,)

    A book review of 'The History of Chess in 50 moves.'
    Actually very few moves. It's 50 chapters.

    ***STOP***
    What do you think are the 3 most famous moves in Chess History?
    I give my three. Think of yours before you visit the blog.
    ***OK Continue Reading***

    A DVD. The wrong DVD!! and a book on the Scandinavian.
    So you get a selection RHP Scandinavians played badly.

    Then a mini quiz featuring 3 questions that cropped up
    on University Challenge. All three were answered incorrectly.

    Blog Post 284
  2. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    06 Jan '16 04:09
    You reversed the Arabian and Anastasia's mate.
  3. 06 Jan '16 04:33
    Well done byedidia, that was part of the other Quiz.

    I've decided to remove the other quiz and put them the correct way round.

    🙄
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    06 Jan '16 04:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    What do you think are the 3 most famous moves in Chess History?
    I give my three. Think of yours before you visit the blog.
    I had Qg3. For the other ones, I thought of Rd7 in Steinitz-von Bardeleben and Qf6 in the Immortal Game. But yours are more famous.
  5. 06 Jan '16 05:03
    Hi Big Dog.

    There is another contender and it's bugging me. (I'm sure I've forgotten
    this move before when I was once asked the same question years ago.).

    Lasker's 4.Bxc6 v Capablanca at St. Petersburg 1914.
    (that's not the one that is bugging me but it is another choice.)
  6. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    06 Jan '16 23:18
    Your first 2 picks were also 2 of mine, but I would have also gone for Deep Blue's "non-computer-like move" vs Kasparov in game 2.
  7. 06 Jan '16 23:21
    Hi 64,

    I know of the game and the move but I cannot quite recall what it was.

    (and anyway, I could not possibly have a computer move as the most famous.)
  8. Subscriber jb70
    State of Confusion
    08 Jan '16 08:58
    The first time I came across the BxRP manoeuvre to get a Bishop trapped was reading C.H.O'D.Alexander's book Fisher v. Spassky Reykjavik 1972.
    In his note to that move (29) he wrote...a beginner's blunder;everyone knows the danger of the Bishop being shut in...in these positions.
    Until I saw that I didn't know.
    I could write a book about things everyone knows that I don't.
  9. 08 Jan '16 20:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    There is another contender and it's bugging me. (I'm sure I've forgotten this move before when I was once asked the same question years ago.).

    Lasker's 4.Bxc6 v Capablanca at St. Petersburg 1914.
    (that's not the one that is bugging me but it is another choice.)
    How about Lasker's Bxh7 and Bxg7 against Bauer?
  10. 09 Jan '16 14:54
    Hi Shallow Blue,

    Yes that is another one to be considered.

    Lasker - Bauer, Amsterdam 1889.

  11. 09 Jan '16 23:37 / 1 edit
    Hi greenpawn. I had 24. Nb1 in Karpov–Spassky 1974 candidates:



    and 17. Rd8 from Morphy– Duke of Brunswick/Count Isouard.

  12. 10 Jan '16 03:38
    Yes these two another couple of candidates.
    Karpov's Nb1 appears in a lot of books.