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Chess, Chicks and Rock 'n' Roll


Me promoting my new chess book at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

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‘Chess, Chicks and Rock ‘n’ Roll.’

In 1989 I found chicken wandering about the streets, apparently it had
just crossed the road. I took it home and to my surprise it laid an egg...

The Chess Buzz


I am defo...( a slang word I picked up from my granddaughter, it means, definitely.)

I am defo going to get one of these..

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I’ll be as snug as a bug in a rug and....wait for it....this next gag took
me three days to think up...I’ll have a good Knights sleep!!...

The Best Chess Problem in the World...


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...was ruined by some idiot insisting he gets into the picture.

(inspired by Gary Larson)

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The best problem in the world has been ruined. Try this. White to play and win...

Chess Training!


My latest acquisition from a junk shop. This is the best way to sharpen up your chess.

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You have to solve the puzzle your are solving before the train does three laps.
However, depending on the difficulty level, you can increase the number of laps.
‘Noises Are Us’ do a super CD of train noises for you to play in the background. ...

Chess at the Ballet

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I am sure you have all heard of Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss (1891-1975). It was
he who wrote the music for the ballet ‘Checkmate.’ which was first performed in 1937.

One of the scenes is where the Black Queen fights the Red Knight.

The fight

The Red Knight wins he but cannot bring himself to put the Black Queen...

Lasker's 'The Chess Self Tutor'


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Bishops in a Bottle.

I recently picked this up for a 50p. I t was published in 1972 to catch the Fischer boom.

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Do any of you remember or still have a copy of this...

Snow White and Seven Green Pawns

Snow White and the Seven Green Pawns
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green pawns

We start with a tricky problem by Lord Dunsany, White to play and mate in 4.
Look carefully, it is a legal position and there is only one reason why it can be.

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A Punk Rook and Fat Chess Pieces


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(picture sent in my 'Fat Lady' an old RHP member)
green pawns

A few weeks back someone posted a game in the Chess Forum that had about 6 or 7
consecutive captures. I looked for other games with more on the trot captures.

dare1 - You Have One Week RHP 200...

Chess Flags - A New Idea.


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It appears that Russia is under an international sporting ban and it looks like
Ian Nepomniachtchchi cannot play under the Russian flag during his world
championship match with Magnus Carlsen in November-December in Dubai.

Older viewers will remember the flag row from the 1978 Karpov - Korchnoi
match. Team Karpov objected to Korchnoi playing under a Swiss flag a...

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...
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