The Planet Greenpawn Chess Blog
Bishops in a Bottle.
I recently picked this up for a 50p. I t was published in 1972 to catch the Fischer boom.
Do any of you remember or still have a copy of this...
Snow White and the Seven 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.
(picture sent in my 'Fat Lady' an old RHP member)
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...
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...
Don’t look or work it out. You have 5 seconds.
Imagine you can see a normal chessboard and;
it is 6 moves, most people, me included, go for 5 moves...
The Chess Playing Automaton.
Yes but I can now reveal there was actually a man inside operating it!
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.
You will recognise this number 1-15 slide puzzle.
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...
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.
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.