2022 Chess Christmas Quiz and Games

2022 Chess Christmas Quiz and Games

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2022 Chess Christmas Quiz and Games


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They put a concrete chessboard outside Murrayfield Rugby Stadium
So I turned up with my blue (Scotland) and red (Wales) and chess set.

Murrayfield

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Quiz

Picture clues. You have to guess the opening.

Two Knights

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The Two Knights Defence.


Three Knights

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The Three Knights Game.


Four Knights

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...er...the Four Knights.


enough

OK try this, who are these people?

Round Table

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Knights of the Round Table...Sir Dim on the Rim etc...


What Christmas Carol is this?
silent


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Silent Knight.

What month is this?

February

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February in a leap year...29 Knights


fired

OK a genuine puzzle from H. Lommer (1904-1980), White to play and win.

Clue = Find the Skewers.

The solution is after the following joke.

Book joke 1

book joke 2


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Time for your Christmas present, this is the main treat...a Cracker!

Peter Lalic - Meri Grigoryan, Central London Congress November 2022

That opening I’ve used in reverse to avoid a London System. It’s not 100% sound but it
can lead to enterprising play if the opponent rates it too lowly and gets caught napping.
Here is a typical RHP game where White just develops with no clear plan against it.

sundown316 - thaimeup RHP 2013

Another short Black win in this line. Black’s 9th move is a good alert move..

xolanisigabi - papie RHP 2009

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