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  1. e4
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    18 Jun '19 16:41

    A couple of Armageddon blunders from the recent Norway tournament.
    Followed up with a couple of RHP games featuring the same positions,

    Then a wee (simple) piece or retro-analysis for you.


    That position is illegal. Add one just on white pawn, still keeping the
    King in check from the two White Queens to make it a legal position.

    I am not kidding when I tell you there are more than 12,000 stalemates
    in the RHP database so a 1911 puzzle from Thomas Raynor Dawson
    asking the solver to find and play a stalemate in 3 moves should be easy.

    I use three RHP stalemates to give clues. this is the main puzzle.


    White to play and force stalemate in three moves.

    Finally, inspired by another thread here, a couple of Red Hot pawn games
    where a player has blundered away their Queen only to blunder it back..
    Blog Post 424
  2. e4
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    21 Jun '19 19:38
    I showed that illegal two Queens checking puzzle to a few kids at the club.
    They got! (eventually) One adult (a good player) got in one minute.
  3. SubscriberPaul Leggett
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    27 Jun '19 13:47
    @greenpawn34

    I've been waiting for a Beatles fan to say

    Isn't it cool, Norwegian rules

    but it hasn't happened yet, so I did it myself.
  4. SubscriberWOLFE63
    Tra il dire e il far
    C'e di mezzo il mar!
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    27 Jun '19 17:14
    @paul-leggett said
    @greenpawn34

    I've been waiting for a Beatles fan to say

    Isn't it cool, Norwegian rules

    but it hasn't happened yet, so I did it myself.
    I, once had a Queen.
    Or should I say,
    she once had me...😌
  5. e4
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    27 Jun '19 17:25
    Looky here you two...I do the jokes.

    ...er....I cannot think of one at the moment...

    (but when the book of the blog comes out I'll suddenly think of Norwegian Wood.)
  6. Standard memberDeepThought
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    27 Jun '19 17:45
    @greenpawn34 said
    I showed that illegal two Queens checking puzzle to a few kids at the club.
    They got! (eventually) One adult (a good player) got in one minute.
    This adult got it ... eventually.
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