Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. e4
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    12 Feb '19 19:14
    Hi,

    A Mnemonic help you remember a list of things.

    'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.' aids you in recalling the colours
    of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

    What I need is a catchy Mnemonic for the chess world champions from Steinitz to Kasparov.

    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov,
    Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov.
  2. Subscriberlemondrop
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    12 Feb '19 19:35
    @greenpawn34

    you should ask Ghost of a Duke to chime in
    he is the reigning prose champion
    I think he'll provide a memorable mnemonic
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Dukeonline
    A Spirited Misfit
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    12 Feb '19 20:46
    @greenpawn34

    Tricky. (Especially the double K). How about in the form of a poem?

    Studious Lad,
    Come And Eat Boiled Sweets,
    Talking Poetry's Sad,
    Forget Kipling, Keats.
  4. e4
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    12 Feb '19 20:51
    Ghost-of-a-Duke you are a genius!

    The double K was miffing me. had an end like 'Sad From Kissing Kings.' but was toiling.
  5. SubscriberWOLFE63
    Tra il dire e il far
    C'e di mezzo il mar!
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    12 Feb '19 21:35
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    @greenpawn34

    Tricky. (Especially the double K). How about in the form of a poem?

    Studious Lad,
    Come And Eat Boiled Sweets,
    Talking Poetry's Sad,
    Forget Kipling, Keats.
    Nice!
    I'm not even going to try to follow that.
    Perfectly done, Sir. 😊
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
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    12 Feb '19 22:29
    Ghost is the most!
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    13 Feb '19 06:41
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    @greenpawn34

    Tricky. (Especially the double K). How about in the form of a poem?

    Studious Lad,
    Come And Eat Boiled Sweets,
    Talking Poetry's Sad,
    Forget Kipling, Keats.
    I'm glad I didn't post my effort.
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Dukeonline
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    13 Feb '19 11:15
    @wolfgang59 said
    I'm glad I didn't post my effort.
    I'm sure it would have been perfectly splendid sir.

    (For the double K I nearly went with Kangaroo, Koala).
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    14 Feb '19 06:27
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    I'm sure it would have been perfectly splendid sir.

    (For the double K I nearly went with Kangaroo, Koala).
    Kaptain Kweeg ?
    Kovfefe, Kafka ?
  10. Standard memberDeepThought
    Losing the Thread
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    14 Feb '19 06:34
    @moonbus said
    Kaptain Kweeg ?
    Kovfefe, Kafka ?
    King Kong.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    14 Feb '19 20:45
    @deepthought said
    King Kong.
    Krispy Kreme
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