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Blessed Bishops v Rogue Rooks


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As usual we start with the results from last weeks quiz. The answers are:

1) Karpov and a Swedish submarine.
2) Rice pudding and the Ruy Lopez
3) Lasker and a horse called Brenda. ...

Using ChessBase with Red Hot Pawn


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Try this, Composed by A. Wotawa in 1935 White to play mates in 5 moves.

8/7r/R5p1/6p1/5pPk/5P1p/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
Not too hard once you see the idea. I’ll give you a wee clue. ...

'The Queens Gambit’ and Najdorf.


I've not yet watched the ‘Queen Gambit’ but I have been swamped by the adverts for it.

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My first thought was I’m sure I have seen the girl who plays Beth Harmon before.

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She’s the girl who played the Martian woman in Mars Attacks...

Double Rook Sacrifices. (The RHP Way)

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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. ...

New Chess Terms


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.
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The RHP Chess Blog 2010 - 2020


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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. ...

Christmas Chess Quiz (and other stuff)

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Hi All, a Merry Christmas and without any further ado:
warning

Fill in the missing words from these book covers.

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My 60 Memorable Games ...

The Chess Retirement Cake


I recently retired from work. The gang baked me and gave me a chess cake!

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Not too clear, hang on I’ll put a yellow folder behind it.

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That’s better...

James Aitken, Scottish Chess Player.


Hi, I’ve been off air for a while as I have undertaken the task of entering
all 45(!) chess score books of James Aitken into the BritBase Database

The games start from the year 1931 and end in 1983.

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Yes that is a picture of me...

The Mysterious Art of Zugzwang.


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A Rook on 7th
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The first Super GM O.T.B. tournament to be held for a long time recently finished.
It was held in Norway. Carlsen won it and the final score table looks like this.

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