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London v Edinburgh (Game Five) The Crafty Scots.

London one

I’m not too 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. ...

The London - Edinburgh Chess Match (game 2)


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 Chess Race to 2900

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! ...

The Bishop and Two Rooks

Greenpawn’s green pawn.

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I Recently rediscovered this mate in three by Eugene B. Cook.

6k1/6b1/6KR/5R2/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
I knew (or felt I knew, my memory is playing OAP tricks on me these days) I had...

The Jerome Gambit

This is my yacht, ‘The Jerome Gambit’ (St Jerome is the patron saint of lost causes.)

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I have recently crewed it with little ducks. (see the blog about the Duck getting married.)

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It sails on a regular basis on a large boating pond in Edinburgh...

The Anand Blunder (a chess bloggers dream.)

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’.) ...

Live Chess Cartoons and Problems

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Not (sadly) an original, this is a live version of a cartoon that
I saw in the April edition of the 1992 British Chess Magazine.
me like cartoon

That was 30 years ago. Now the I look like the psychiatrist in the cartoon.

Also in that edition of BCM John Nunn is noting up the game between...

The Bronstein Trap and Steel Chess Kings

I bought a bag of small plastic babies for 20p and did this (it took me ages.)

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A term given to Kings that are getting hounded all over the board often picking up
material on the way with Rooks, Queens, Knights and Bishops shooting at the them. ...

Chess Opening Theory + (a chess joke)

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Now we know why The Duck suddenly got married.

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I drew that. I cannot draw feet so the people I draw are always in water.
Now looking at it I’m not very good at drawing hands either.....hang on. ...

Chess Mistakes (we love them really)

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Chess Review, August 1948
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This problem appeared in 1898 Scotsman by Mr W. Finlayson

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1N4br/4rp2/p2N2P1/8/1pP4b/kP2p1QP/P7/1K2R3 w - - 0 ...
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    14 Aug '22
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    06 Jul '10

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