The Planet Greenpawn

The Planet Greenpawn

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The Chess Pub Trap, Study and Problem


There is a pub ‘The Pawn Lounge’ in Alexandria near Dumbarton, Scotland
that has a smashing chess mural painted on the outside. Recently I went there.

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I just had to have a picture of me leaning against that painted pawn.

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Win The World Chess Championship

Introducing
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Some of the penalty square instructions.
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USA Chess Championships + Sam Loyd


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Caruana in relaxed mode leaning against a White King in...er....em....Spain!

Caruana, Nakamura, Wes So and Sam Shankland are all playing in the USA
Championship which will probably have started by the time you are reading this.

From amongst this group, which I will call the Big Four, who will win?...

Your Chess Lottery Numbers


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Today I am going to make some of you endgame lovers lottery millionaires.

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1. The number of people at you club that will be actually
interested when you say you have an endgame to show them. ...

A Chess Trap No One On RHP Has Fallen Into

The Road signs have been arriving. Thank you one and all.

The first one in came from Moonbus and this sign is found in Germany.

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Now a mixture of street names all from around the London area.

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A Chess Mnemonic and Chess Street Signs.

...and now at no expense spent...The History of Chess (the last bit)

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In 1984 Karpov and Kasparov started playing the first of their 144 World
Championship games in Moscow, London, Leningrad, Lyon, Servile and
New York. It finally finished in 1990 with the score Kasparov 21 Karpov 19.

(I make that 104 draws which is the same number of books covering these matches....

Chess History (part 11¾)


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Where were we...Oh yes...the mid 40’s.......Alekhine passed away in 1946

Russia decided that FIDE needed a Chess World Champion and so invited
three Soviet players, Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov to play for the vacant
title. FIDE meekly pointed out that it would look better if chess players from
other nations were allowed to take part. In the spirit of fair play Russia agreed....

A History of Chess (parts 3 to 9)


....continuing with our history of what really matters in Chess.

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We left part II with Phildor, moving onto 1813 and we get the first
Chess Column ‘The Liverpool Mercury’ edited by Egerton Smith.

Egerton published a hand drawn diagram meant to show a checkmate in...

A History of Chess Part 1 (and part II)


So what prompted this....well it was this.

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It’s massive, by the time you finish reading it Chess will have a new history.

The book is even bigger than me! ...

Marshall, Alekhine, Nunn and Morphy.


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An early Christmas present I treated myself to was this.

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I picked it up when I down in London for the World Championship...

Yes there is something wrong. The picture of the pieces have been mirrored...
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