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How Come The Good Chess Players Are So Good?


Don’t look or work it out. You have 5 seconds.

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Imagine you can see a normal chessboard and;

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it is 6 moves, most people, me included, go for 5 moves...

The Tennison Gambit + RHP Gold Dust.


The Chess Playing Automaton.

the turk

Automen duck

Yes but I can now reveal there was actually a man inside operating it!

flipped lid
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White Hot Rooks

Rook Candles!
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I bought four, lit them up and played chess in the dark with my son.
Nine moves in I castled, burnt my chin, jumped up scattering the
pieces all over the place and dripping hot wax on the chessboard.

After putting a plaster on my chin we lit up the Rooks and tried again. ...

The Chess Slider + The Soltis Scam


You will recognise this number 1-15 slide puzzle.

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It was invented by chess problem composer and player Sam Loyd (1841 - 1911)
The numbers are jumbled up and you have the slide them into their correct order.

This is a chess version (I cannot find the composer) Only White moves, not Black...

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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green pawns

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. ...
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