A picture of me and my Chess Set at Pennan village in the remote
Scottish Highlands. It is where they filmed a lot of the scenes from
‘Local Hero’ and I’ve set up right next to the red telephone box.
Then three themed puzzles for you to solve. After that I’ve found
more examples of RHP players promoting a pawn without thinking
and finding themselv ...[text shortened]... der promotion to a Knight. Black can do it in 5 moves.
Nice photo. It seems I have a twin on the other side of the globe. I'm mildly shocked at how much we look alike, and the photo you posted months ago of your desk with your chess set is quite similar to mine.
That mating pattern with the black knight was published in Chess Life magazine as part of a tactics exercise about 2 years ago.
Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Chernev is a wonderful book. I must have got
10-15 chess columns out of it in the past 50 years. The Blog is in part inspired by that book.
I look for something (a study/problem/good OTB game or anything odd) and see
if there any RHP examples that match. Whilst looking I often stumble across some
incredible RHP games and I'm only too happy to rescue them from obscurity.
Of course some players wish I had left them unknown but most here do not mind
their leg getting pulled over a silly mistake. I sometimes wish I was not a fairly good
The gang here here shrug off a blunder. Sometimes I'm annoyed with myself for
making a daft move especially if it a blunder I cannot explain. 'Why did I do that?'
As I get older these lemons are creeping in more and more.
I'm curious to see my double. I'll PM you an address, send me a picture.