by greenpawn34 on Mar 26 2023 17:10 | 145 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Mar 27 2023 01:29
A prelude to the coming World Chess Championship that is being played in
the St. Regis Astana Hotel, Astana, in Kazakhstan starting on the 9th April.
First I shall explain the flags. Nepomniachtchi (from now on Nepo the fully
accepted name used by everyone) is a Russian and due to sporting sanctions
imposed against Russia because of the current conflict in the Ukraine he can...
And speaking of covers. I always try to start off this blog with an interesting
picture or drawing or what ever. Last week I did a piece on ‘Test Tube Chess’
A few days after posting I thought up a good cover for that book which, if you
recall the cover position to solve nearly put me off chess studies forever. .
No need to applaud or PM me with praise as to how gifted I am. I already know...
This book, quite rightly so, has been hailed as a mini classic.
Quite a few of the older members here will have the one of the left.
For some reason, possibly a business going into administration the one
on the right (algebraic) is popping up in Oxfam charity shops all over
the country with players reporting the price varying from £2.99 - £3.99...
by greenpawn34 on Jan 31 2023 01:27 | 4769 views | 3 edits | Last edit on Feb 05 2023 10:42
The story so far. Detective Paul Green (green pawn...gedditt!!) the handsome
all round athlete with a full head of hair was trying to solve the murders of six
members of the Red Hill Chess Club. He had narrowed the suspects down to ten.
Five men, four woman and a dog called Blue. All the victims had been strangled
in their sleep. (spoiler alert! The dog did it with his leash. It was a clever dog....
Happy New Year and if your Birthday happens to also be on the
first of January then Happy Birthday as well. If you got married on the
first of January then Happy Anniversary. If you retired on the first....
A quick look back at last year. (because I cannot think of anything else. ...
by greenpawn34 on Nov 13 2022 01:14 | 4506 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Nov 13 2022 13:09
The most famous game of chess must be Morphy at the Opera, Paris 1858.
Not the best game ever played, the most famous, the difference is important.
In the last few months another game has become famous, or depending on
your point of view, infamous and many points of view have been expressed
about the Carlsen - Niemann game played at St. Louis on the 4th September...
by greenpawn34 on Oct 22 2022 16:13 | 3618 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Oct 28 2022 06:04
Hi, an anagram of ‘Magnus Hans’ is 'U.S. Hangs Man.' An anagram of
‘Carlsen Niemann’ is 'Man Sinner Clean.' And that is as far we go with
what has been happening in the ‘adult’ world of Grandmaster chess.
Hello again and do not fear I am not going to mention him and the other guy.
I know I promised no more about cheating but I’ve been cheated...robbed!
I found this ‘problem.’ in a very old CHESS magazine I was reading to
escape all the chess madness that is going about. The composer was Kling.
by greenpawn34 on Sep 26 2022 00:28 | 4642 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Sep 26 2022 00:39
I know you come here to escape reality and it’s not too often I dip your toes into
what’s going on out there in the real world but the latest Magnus Carlsen v Hans
Niemann soap opera is rolling on. When and where it will finish nobody knows
After the walk out in St. Louis Magnus ‘I don’t want my title but you...
What a crazy past few days in the chess world. Everyone has gone mad.
Magnus Carlsen who stepped down from being world champion has
now walked out of the Sinquefield tournament after 3 rounds and leaving
behind a whole army of experts and idiots all speculating as to the why?
In years to come when all the world’s chess historians meet up at the
Royal and Ancient Chess Historians Club on The Strand in London they
will agree that the most important date in chess history is the 1st September.
It was on the 1st of September 1972 that Boris Spassky resigned, by phone, game
21 of the World Championship match and Bobby Fischer became World Champion...
by greenpawn34 on Aug 14 2022 11:26 | 3774 views | 5 edits | Last edit on Nov 04 2022 08:45
I’m not too sure...in fact I have no idea at all of what the London Chess
Club badge looked like, if indeed it had one, so I have made that one up.
I’ve also guessed at the year of foundation, it could have been in the 1790’s.
Of course their badge could have looked something like this.
by greenpawn34 on Aug 05 2022 10:27 | 5628 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Aug 06 2022 11:30
This year The Edinburgh Chess Club celebrates it’s 200th anniversary..
Rather than go into other details about events planned and ruined (Covid)
I thought here, on my blog thingy, I would just concentrate on the match
that secured the club it’s place in history. (though being the second oldest
chess club in the world that is still running, that too is quite noteworthy...
The player formerly known as the world champion has actually done what he
threatened to do and become the player formerly known as the world champion.
Kitchen table philosophy has been rife all over the net as to the why and what not.
The general consensus appears to be he needs a new target to get back his interest in
the game and the world title was just in the way of his real ambition. A rating of 2900!
by greenpawn34 on Jun 16 2022 10:20 | 9255 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Jun 16 2022 22:50
Every Thursday and Sunday afternoon there is chess in Edinburgh’s
Princes St. Gardens. I go along most days to meet some old buddies
(and I mean old), catch up with the gossip and play a few blitz games.
Last Sunday a bunch of artists turned up to sketch Edinburgh Castle.
(I have since invented the collective term for artists is a ‘paint pot’.)