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  1. e4
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    05 Aug '20 20:17
    Thanks DeepThought, I knew with all the moves in analysis I'd miss one.

    Knock-Knock
    Who's there?
    Ann
    Ann Who?
    Another Mistake!
  2. e4
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    05 Aug '20 19:15
    OOPS!

    Knock Knock
    Who's there?
    Green.
    Green who?

    Greenpawn...oops!...sorry wrong thread.

    Thread 186437
  3. e4
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    05 Aug '20 19:11

    A present from an RHP female (yes there are few of them here.)

    What not to do in a Charity Shop when looking for Chess Books

    We walk through a mate in two. (end with an RHP mate in two)

    Some Knock-Knock chess jokes (we need more - put them here)

    Then this White to play and win.


    And an RHP game with the same theme.

    A chess cartoon
    Blog Post 457
  4. e4
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    05 Aug '20 19:09

    Removed by poster

  5. e4
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    25 Jul '20 12:03

    The blog challenge I give myself, find a good OTB game then RHP
    examples is enjoyable. Often I stumble over wee gems for a later date.

    Saying an ending is a draw is easier and often more correct than declaring
    a middlegame drawn. I'm on safe ground if it is a technical draw which should
    be known or picked up along the way as you go along without ever studying endings.

    Technique can be taught and memorised. When you show a beginner how to mate
    with a King and Queen, that is technique. After mastering it they could mate Carlsen.

    As for seeing ahead. Here (white to play)


    You count the pawn moves, spot the skewer, then visualise the final mate.

    The final mating pattern which can appear on any edge square.


    You are seeing, at a glance, about 15-16 moves ahead.
  6. e4
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    21 Jul '20 07:55

    More pics of the street sign named after me. (someone has nicked it)

    Seven Red Hot Pawn endings showing the dangers of not pausing before
    promoting and how risky it can be playing for a win in a drawn position.


    Does Black play 1...h3 stalemate or go for the White a5 pawn?

    Blog Post 456
  7. e4
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    13 Jul '20 09:41
    Hi BitFlippingMuckraker

    Good vid, linked it to the Chess Forum Thread 186231
  8. e4
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    13 Jul '20 09:40
    BitFlippingMuckraker posted this on the Puzzle forum.
    Thread 186010

    It also belongs here. An excellent vid explained by someone who
    truly has an infectious passion for the game and this genre Enjoy.

    YouTube
  9. e4
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    13 Jul '20 08:162 edits
    It's certainly one to tell the grand kids. I blogged it here a while
    back and even found an RHP game with a similar set-up and finish.

    Blog Post 451

    I have added the YouTube link Humy gave to the blog. (Thank You)

    It is going to become one of the famous Queen sacs alongside Marshall's,
    Ed Lasker's (also a blitz/rapid game) and Fischer's game of the century.
  10. e4
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    10 Jul '20 19:52
    Hi DeepThought,

    As I said I was making random moves to show the full extent of the winning idea.
    I had no idea I had drifted into a quicker win allowing the Bishop to be taken.
    Good spot although hopefully the main lesson will sink in. I'll leave it as is.

    I took out the 'out' that was a rewrite from 'I'd poke an eye out before
    I make that move.' That was a bit drastic. An ear yes, but not an eye.


    If 11.c3 Bxc3+ looks very good. 11.Bd2 maybe a move but on 11...Bxd2+
    White has to play 12. Kxd2. I figured 11.Kd1 was best (it's what I would have played.) because White does get to play Qg4 with a tempo and maybe Bh6
    ideas though that is not on right away.

    11. Kd1 0-0 12.Qg4 Bc4 13.Bh6 Qxe5!
  11. e4
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    10 Jul '20 15:35

    Recreating famous book covers (just humour me.)

    The most successful opening trap on Red Hot Pawn.
    As I type this it has caught 2,399 victims and by the
    time you read it this figure will be well over 2,400.
    Four RHP games with a counter trap to the main trap.

    A book review (without actually buying or seeing the book.)

    Instead of a study, a study like finish from Ivanchuk and Shirov.

    Finally a game from 1881 which looks very much like an RHP game.

    Blog Post 455
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