A  Chess Mnemonic and Chess Street Signs.

A Chess Mnemonic and Chess Street Signs.

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A Chess Mnemonic and Chess Street Signs.

...and now at no expense spent...The History of Chess (the last bit)

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In 1984 Karpov and Kasparov started playing the first of their 144 World
Championship games in Moscow, London, Leningrad, Lyon, Seville and
New York. It finally finished in 1990 with the score Kasparov 21 Karpov 19.

(I make that 104 draws which is the same number of books covering these matches.)

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The shortest decisive game was played in Moscow in 1985 (25 moves.)

Kasparov - Karpov, Moscow 1985.

A couple of 2018 RHP games featuring the same idea. A Queen sac v a weak back rank.
Of course this being RHP all is not what it seems and some instructive bad play appears.

LittleDonkey - Red House, RHP .2018

I was saying a second chance to pull off the same idea rarely appears...

Nunzio Bonaventura - iuko piuko RHP 2018

In World Championships matches Karpov and Kasparov reach this position 14 times.



A trio of short RHP games from this position. All featuring Bd5.

ChessFM (1502) - mrdougie RHP 2012

Another game with the Bishop going to d5 theme

NN Cheap - MAN O WAR RHP 2018

The third game in this trio of torment and torture. This is a good one.

Blinky101 - abeehilmorst RHP 2018 Another disaster following an e-pawn grab.

red pawns

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Yes we are up to 1990 and Magnus Carlsen was born in 1990.

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What you need is a mnemonic. A wee saying or a poem to help your remember.

To get the colours of a rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

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We use the mnemonic: ‘Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.’

I had a few pathetic attempts and gave up I pleaded for help on the ‘Puzzles Forum’.
Up to the plate stepped RHP member ‘Ghost of a Duke’ and he came up with this:

Studious Lad, Come And Eat Boiled Sweets,
Talking Poetry's Sad, Forget Kipling, Keats.

All in the correct order Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe,
Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov.

I thought I’d look at the ‘Ghost of a Duke’s’ games to see if I could find
anything I could use. Glad to report I found a nice wee instructive trick.

runvuk - Ghost of a Duke RHP 2015

Some street signs. Want to make this a regular feature so any famous
players whose name you see as a street sign then PM me the picture link.

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The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 180128

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  • Posted 293 days 13 hours and 47 minutes ago
    Subscribermoonbus
    Would you, out of angelical kindness, send me a cheque for 1200 pounds?
  • Posted 296 days 4 hours and 50 minutes ago
    SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    Perhaps I resigned sir out of angelical kindness. ;o)
  • Posted 297 days 11 hours and 13 minutes ago
    Subscribermoonbus
    runvuk vs. ghost: surely it was White who resigned.
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