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How to Post a Game + Justice in Chess


Often see lad’s trying to post a game in the forum
and giving up. it’s easy.

Suppose you want to post a game played on RHP.

Get the chosen game and select ‘get pgn of this game....

Chess Musical + Pottery + Noah's Ark

It helps if you are carrying a small battered briefcase but it is
not a necessity.

I’m of course talking about scoring free tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe.

You approach the Festival Fringe desk which is usually manned
(or womanned) by some clot with a dopey smile and painted face. ...

Festival+Competiton + Typical RHP Game

The Edinburgh Festival is on at the moment.

A whole Capital City just goes daft for 3 weeks, it’s amazing.

Any comedian who wants to make a name for himself heads
for the Festival and this has been the launching pad of 100’s
of well known faces. ...

Chess for Fun and The Beano

Title here


A while back the Scottish artist Mary Trodden took my picture
whilst I browsed in her 2nd hand book shop.

Not an uncommon experience, women are always asking t...

Morphy v 2300 + STG + RHP Games


Last week I mentioned a recurring thread. The Top 10 Chess Players.
this was closely followed by The Morphy question.

Some lad asked if Morphy was placed in a time machine and brought
forward to today could he hold his own v 2300 players? ...

Mating Patterns - Studying Tactics


Rather long blog this one so one quick gag and let's get going.
RHP news


to Castle or not to Castle?


This week I'll give some stats on castling.
This is the thread that started it off.

best post of the week ...

To Resign or Not to Resign

To resign or not to resign, that is the question.

A regular post this one with some player complaining a player
will not resign in a lost position

Again the camps are split in a healthy 50/50.
The main argument for not resigning is you never win by resigning.
The main argument for is that is bad manners, an insult...

The Eternal Dilemma

You wake up, you toss the mail in the garbage,
feed the cats, wash, have a cup of coffee, turn on the radio,
hear some bright cheerful giffnit blabbering away, turn off the radio
and log onto to RHP for the fix.

So far the day has been good. Then you see the Skull.


Neil1812 - incredibles1971

Originally posted by Marinkatomb in the Chess Forum.


IM Van Oosterman vs GM Mathew Sadler

1. e4 a6 2. d4 h6 3. Bd3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Be3 Qc7 6. b4 Nc6 7. c3 d6 8. cxd6 Bxd6 9. Nf3 Nf6 10. h3 g5 11. a3 g4 12. Nd4 Ne5 13. Be2 Nxe4 14. hxg4 Bd7 15. g5 O-O-O 16. gxh6 Bc6 17. Nxc6 Qxc6 18. Qb3 Bc7 19. a4 Ng3 20. fxg3 Qxg2 21. Rf1 Nd3+ 22. Bxd3 Rxd3 0-1 ...
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