by greenpawn34 on May 02 2021 00:13 | 4521 views | 2 edits | Last edit on May 02 2021 13:53
It appears that Russia is under an international sporting ban and it looks like
Ian Nepomniachtchchi cannot play under the Russian flag during his world
championship match with Magnus Carlsen in November-December in Dubai.
Older viewers will remember the flag row from the 1978 Karpov - Korchnoi
match. Team Karpov objected to Korchnoi playing under a Swiss flag a...
by greenpawn34 on Jan 22 2021 13:05 | 17108 views | 3 edits | Last edit on Jan 27 2021 15:48
Over the Board (OTB) Chess is making a great comeback with the Tata Steel event.
I was fed up with how easily Over the Board Chess has given way to online Chess.
Yes it is the fault of this poxy virus but having our top grandmasters stuck in their
bedrooms giving us close up zoom shots of their sleepy eyed unshaven faces whilst
they play click mouse chess wearing gaudy t-shirts or in their pyjamas is just not on.
by greenpawn34 on Jan 11 2021 16:52 | 16373 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Jan 13 2021 15:04
Turkish7 - AVIRAM77 RHP 2019 (Black to play)
5kb1/6p1/1p2p1P1/1P1pP3/8/2q5/r7/6K1 b - - 0 48
Looks like back in 2019 Aviram was preparing for the pandemic rules.
Black actually can mate with Qe1 or Qc1 but chose 48.Qa1 to socially
distance the Black Queen as far away from the White King as possible.
by greenpawn34 on Dec 30 2020 10:55 | 13523 views | 3 edits | Last edit on Dec 30 2020 22:53
It’s been 10 years so I thought I would knock together 10 years of the odd stuff.
No games, or positions, just a load of memories that some may not have seen or
others may have forgotten about. I will kick off with something new because it’s
quite brilliant. After that it’s a pretty long trip down a 10 year old memory lane.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed putting this thing together.
by greenpawn34 on Sep 23 2020 17:59 | 17430 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Sep 24 2020 11:02
Recently I had the pleasure of reading this:
You will understand that a nutshell review is all I can offer because
it is a murder mystery with a strong chess theme running though it
and going in too deep may spoil potential readers enjoyment of it.
by greenpawn34 on Sep 13 2020 11:05 | 15299 views | 4 edits | Last edit on Sep 14 2020 10:15
This virus thingy has sunk my plans for touring the Scottish Highlands
where I hoped to finally unearth the treasure of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
The map, I bought it from a Nigerian Prince, is marked with a bright red ‘X ‘.
It is going to make me richer than rich . I shall buy a small country and pick
myself to represent my country ‘Green Pawn Land’ in the Chess Olympiad...
by greenpawn34 on Aug 28 2020 14:17 | 20503 views | 4 edits | Last edit on Sep 26 2020 09:44
(photo from chessbase)
Mr. Leonard Barden, the record breaking Guardian Chess columnist
(64+ years and counting) celebrated his 91st birthday a few days ago.
I cannot stress enough the importance of a good chess column in the
pre-digital age. In the UK chess did not warrant T.V. or radio coverage
unless there was some other ‘non-chess’ news attached, for Instance;...
by greenpawn34 on Jul 01 2020 10:19 | 12409 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Jul 10 2020 19:59
On the 21st December 1983 Garry Kasparov gave a simultaneous display
against ten junior players at the London headquarters of Acorn computers.
This was not your usual board and pieces affair, it was a computer simul.
Each player had a BBC computer running an Acorn chess playing program.
The juniors keyed in their moves and Gary would appear to key in his reply.