Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 27 May '14 13:36
  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    27 May '14 14:19
    Awesome 😀 any accounts of that happening on RHP I wonder lol
  3. 27 May '14 15:12
    I fid a quick look to see if I had a Peter playing a Marvin.
    Plenty of Peters, many more Marvins but none played each other.
  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    27 May '14 16:01
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Blog 4
    At long last you found out why sometimes people just vanish from RHP...
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 May '14 20:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Blog 4
    What happened to Dan Dare????
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 May '14 07:59
    How many bargain bins did you have to rummage through to find that little gem? 😀
  7. 28 May '14 10:57
    It was on the top of a pile of old comics in a shop in North Beriwck.
    They were 50p but the back cover was torn so I haggled.

    I was there organising a boat trip for me and Mrs Greenpawn to go for
    boat trip to the Isle of May...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_May

    ...which is now a bird sanctuary because Mrs G. has never seen a Puffin.
    (I wonder what they taste like.)

    This is island is also covered in Viking tombs (some have been looted)
    and it was from one of them the (ahem...) 'Lewis Gaming Pieces' came from.

    On the return trip I'm planing on pushing Mrs. G. overboard.
    She is a strong swimmer she should back it back to shore OK.
    I can then claim a partial refund.
  8. 28 May '14 15:53
    I could not help noticing that in the fifth picture, whilst Peter King seems to have a fairly standard set-up as Black, Marvin Knight seems to have ingeniously placed most of his pieces on the c1 square. I am not sure from which opening this position could have arisen, but presumably this is the blunder referred to in this salutary tale for us all.
    I am also intrigued by the observation that Peter Knight appears to be playing with over-sized garden chess pieces in the living room, and wonder to what extent this may have given him a psychological advantage over his opponent.
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 May '14 22:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It was on the top of a pile of old comics in a shop in North Beriwck.
    They were 50p but the back cover was torn so I haggled.

    I was there organising a boat trip for me and Mrs Greenpawn to go for
    boat trip to the Isle of May...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_May

    ...which is now a bird sanctuary because Mrs G. has never seen a Puffin.
    (I ...[text shortened]... She is a strong swimmer she should back it back to shore OK.
    I can then claim a partial refund.
    Wow, you've been hunting Viking chess sets! Have you played the Viking version of chess (forget the name). You have a king and some pawns surrounded by enemies and you have to escape to the edge of the board. It looks really simple but it is REALLY hard!! I've never won a game but i'm told it is possible. I'll try and find a link, you can play it online...

    EDIT: Yes it's called tafl. I can't seem to find a working version as everything is in java which my computer doesn't like. Here is wiki though...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games

    Good game. Quite like Go actually, but probably a bit harder.. 🙂