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  1. 30 Dec '11 14:07
    Plus:

    A picture of a Chess sandcastle.
    What I did in a submarine in the 1980's.
    Three Queen sacs ending in a corridor mates.
    A Book Review (well kind of) Rocking the Ramparts.
    A New Opening Trap with Prof.Natterjack (give it a try)
    A fresh Assassin Pawn Mate.
    Pawn Fork Trick Blunders.

    Simply loads of stuff all backed up with RHP examples:

    Blog 4
  2. 30 Dec '11 16:07
    Iceland has had a record 31 cm of snow in one day today, if it lasts until the 4th January I'll build a snow chess piece then (it may not be a knight though, that is beyond my artistic ability). Happy New Year
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    30 Dec '11 16:09
    I began my chess life as a big fan of John Nunn, and patterned my black opening repertoire after him- sort of like an 8 year old who finds his Dad's liquor cabinet unlocked, with roughly the same result!
  4. 12 Jan '12 03:59
    Wowzers, check out the great finish to this game, which I believe is consistent with the theme of this thread.

    [Event "October 2010 Quartets X"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2011.07.04"]
    [EndDate "2011.12.30"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "gambit05"]
    [Black "steinbass"]
    [WhiteRating "2231"]
    [BlackRating "1870"]
    [WhiteElo "2231"]
    [BlackElo "1870"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "8537387"]

  5. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    12 Jan '12 05:28
    Awesome!!!
  6. 12 Jan '12 06:22
    Smooth finish!
  7. 12 Jan '12 13:21
    I was hoping to see a game where some unfortunate chappie had
    been caught with the Greenhorn Trap.

    However I was disapointed. Good alert wrap up.

    PS:
    Skeeter has just PM'd me.

    She says SmittyTime posted games are the best.
  8. 12 Jan '12 13:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    PS:
    Skeeter has just PM'd me.

    She says SmittyTime posted games are the best.
    you've got NO proof of this! you are just trying to get attention to your thread by using skeeters name!
  9. 12 Jan '12 15:03 / 3 edits
    I ran her PM through Rybka...It's her alright.

    Sentence structure = 75%
    Spelling = 90%
    Grammar = 25%
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jan '12 15:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I ran her PM through Rybka...It's her alright.

    Sentence structure = 75%
    Spelling = 90%
    Grammar = 25%
    How could she PM if she is banned?
  11. 13 Jan '12 01:14
    Easy.

    I set my system date back to two days before she was banned and there she was.
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    13 Jan '12 10:40 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    Wowzers, check out the great finish to this game, which I believe is consistent with the theme of this thread.

    [Event "October 2010 Quartets X"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2011.07.04"]
    [EndDate "2011.12.30"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "gambit05"]
    [Black "steinbass"]
    [WhiteRating "2231"]
    [BlackRating "1870"]
    [WhiteElo "2231"]
    [BlackElo g8xg7 30. Rd3g3 Kg7h7 31. Be2d3 f5 32. exf6 Kh7h8 33. Rh3xh6 1-0[/pgn]
    That looks like a master level game. Was the White player a chess master?

    P.S. 28...Rfc8 may save black for the black king would have an escape
    sguare. But seeing that is due to my RJ Hindsight.
  13. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    13 Jan '12 17:16
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    That looks like a master level game. Was the White player a chess master?

    P.S. 28...Rfc8 may save black for the black king would have an escape
    sguare. But seeing that is due to my RJ Hindsight.
    No, that wasn't a Master. That was one of my recent wins.

    It was relatively easy to see the mate in 5 with most of the pieces on excellent squares. More difficult and challenging are the sacs where you can't calculate the immediate outcome.
  14. 13 Jan '12 18:10
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    How could she PM if she is banned?
    He never said it was via RHP, he just said skeeter PM'd him.

  15. 14 Jan '12 02:34
    Alas I was just joking.

    Have I really got to put a after everything I write.