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Norwegian Chess Rules


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World Champion Magnus Carlsen recently won a Norwegian Chess tournament
where they tried an anti-draw experiment in an effort to try and jazz things up.

The winner in normal play (referred to as classical play) was awarded 2pts.
If this game was drawn then both players received ½ point. They then played
an Armageddon Game for the remaining 1 point. The Armageddon rules were...

H.M.S. Red Hot Pawn


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Captain Greenpawn and his Red Hot Pawn Crew.

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Jump aboard and throw the compass out a porthole, we go where the tide takes us.
Look at this piece of treasure buried deep within the vaults of the RHP database. ...

Chess at Lindores Abbey


I visited Lindores Abbey for the Chess All Stars.

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Had a front row seat watching Carlsen, Anand, Ding Liren and Karjakin.

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another pic of Carlsen playing Ding (it was a draw....

Chess Traps Nobody Wants To Play


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First you have go through these two RHP games.
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danrose84 - Benjamin Barker RHP 2018


26. Bh3+ Kb8 {First White chased the King to b8.} 27. cxd4 Nc4 28. Rxb3 {Now White opens the a-file.} 28... axb3 29. Bg2 {White crosses his fingers and waits...} 29... b2 {The wait is over. Black could have played Qa3 here.} 30. Qa8# {That is an a1-a8 checkmate.} ...

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....
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