by greenpawn34 on Mar 01 2020 22:02 | 7703 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Mar 02 2020 00:52
When I was having my massive clear out (see the previous blog)
I found a few decades worth of CHESS magazine so we kick off
this weeks blog with four covers. You have the guess the year
the Chess event on the cover took place. (the last one is hard.)
(Magnus Carlsen sensational winner of the Grandmaster Tournament at Wijk aan Zee...
by greenpawn34 on Feb 17 2020 15:01 | 14474 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Feb 18 2020 10:15
I have been clearing out my wee study, actually that is a lie. I was looking for
something else and became amazed at all the junk I have that I no longer need.
Loads of notebooks full of master games from the 70’s. I used to copy them
out from library books, now days of course we have home computer databases.
I bravely binned the lot along with old tatty/torn football/speedway programmes...
by greenpawn34 on Feb 06 2020 14:50 | 11026 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Feb 08 2020 12:22
It was Thomas Alva Edison who wiped out more ghosts, ghouls and goblins
than Van Helsing when he invented the electric light bulb in the year 1879
Before we all saw the light we had to make do with wax candles and these things
were not to good at lighting up rooms or corridors. They shimmered with the any
soft breeze causing moving shadows on the walls and our imaginations did the rest.