We looked at this position during the day and I had them convinced it was a problem.
a friend spotted 1.Qe8 and then I tried to justify why the pieces were placed
as they were. The pawn on h3 etc... Then I realised it must be from a game.
Then my friend (a 75 year old) tried to log onto here with his 'smart' phone. we both
toiled to get on. (I do not have a smart phone, just a basic 20 year old Nokia so I was
not much help.) eventually we logged and tapped in Qe8.
A good day, we had 60+ visitors from 11am to 4pm. It was open day all over
Edinburgh and as the club is just round the corner from where Alexander Graham Bell
and Robert Louis Stevenson were born we caught a lot of over spill including a schoolboy
friend of Jonathan Rowson that use to play in the same school team as him
That was my knee jerk try just after posting the blog. Had to leave and do other things
and now leaving to help out at an Edinburgh Chess Club open day but have a copy of
the position and will solve it whilst waiting for visitors.
(and figure out why the pawn has to be on h3.)
We start with the worse chess cartoon in the history of chess cartoons.
Then we look at one variation, basically a pitfall that started with some after
game analysis in 1955 that found it’s way into printed analysis in 1958 and
then onto a board in a game between Bobby Fischer and Samuel Reshevsky.
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This is good. I know I have the main idea but not yet seen or found all the smooth moves. Going away for the day but I'll be thinking about this on the coach. Looking forward to the work out later tonight. When solved I'll give it to the kids I coach on Wednesday.
A cartoon (all my own work) and a new picture of me for your collection.
This time I’m lounging on the beach reading the latest CHESS magazine.
Within the magazine I spotted this. Le Tuan Minh - D. Paravyan, Internet Blitz 2023
(White to play)
White did not played Bf1 so what happened next?
This set a up mini theme and I give of couple RHP Stalemates from this year.
One of them came from a very interesting position and I had to bring in
Endgame Ernie to dig out the win because at first sight it seems there is not one.
Then a ‘you will never guess’ question. How many games played, so far
in 2023 do you think ended with a Knight checkmate? Have a guess?
There then follows A few RHP examples of Knights Mates from 2023.
I collected Mars Attack cards in the 60's The film Mars Attack (brilliant) was based on and inspired these cards.
I never managed to get the full set but when the net came along I downloaded all of the pictures and
use them occasionally in articles. Rick Kennedy like one.
But they were deemed too gruesome and were eventually banned (see above pic or google
'American civil war bubble gum cards' ) in the packet you got a piece of gum and confederate money.
Regarding 1960 -1970 comics. I did not collect them but kept a few with the artwork of Ken Reid.
Google 'Ken Reid (comics)' and click on images. His artwork was amazing. His 'World Wide Weirdies' were incredible.
I never knew till I started googling about looking for pics his entire work is out in two volumes.
That is something I will be after. His 'Queen of the Seas' series. Wow!