I have decided to go into Chess Merchandising.
Print this out, glue it too a piece of stiff cardboard and pin it to your chest.
Or wear one of these. A Sock (£19.00)
Just one sock. You wear it so other RHP members who may have missed
the badge on your chest can spot you and have an interesting conversation.
(when ordering your sock please make it clear if it is for a left or right foot.)
Green Pawn Nail Clippers (£1.00 + £69.00 p&p)
Nail clippers so you do not put a hole in your sock with your unclipped long toenails.
Green Pawn Luggage Labels. (£15.00 per 100)
This Corona Virus thing has stopped travel for the moment so you might not need
them for quite a while, but you can use the label and string as emergency shoe laces.
This weeks study comes courtesy of Henri (1870-1952)
White to play and win. (solution at the bottom)
Mate on f7 With a Pawn.
Goult - Goranmjolby RHP 2019
Red Hot Pawn Quiz Question No.714. Where is this?
Liverpool, London or Yekaterinburg (don’t worry I had never heard of this place either.)
Yes it is in Yekaterinburg where the current Candidates are being played to
find a challenger for Magnus Carlsen in December 2020 (virus permitting.)
The eight players are (in no particular order) Giri, Caruana, Grischuk, Alekseenko,
Vachier-Lagrave (MVL), Nepomniachtchi, Wang Hao and finally Ding Liren.
Teimour Radjabov should have been there but due to the virus he decided not to play.
His place was taken by a grateful MVL the first reserve and given three weeks notice.
I was watching the 1st round game between MVL and Fabiano Caruana.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5
Caruana did not play it but 7.Nxe5 is a move here. Time and scrutiny have
robbed this move of it’s tactical teeth, at the top level it appears very rarely.
(Which, of course, is all the more reason to give a shot at the lower levels!)
7.Nxe5 Nxe5 8.d4
Best here is 8...Bxd4 a few RHP lads have got in trouble playing something else.
onebyone - hansongrey RHP 2013
In this next one Black missed a win with another move instead of the best 8...Bxd4.
The start is chesseaterPol - mopunkay RHP 2011 then I take over.
We examine yet another, alas, common RHP reply instead of 8...Bxd4.
aaroncossey - Milou RHP 2007
The Henri Rinck Study
White to play and win. The solution is 1.Kh6!
Black is in Zugzwang. If the Black Queen goes to b3, b2 or b1 then 2.Rc8 mate.
1...Qxc7 2.Qf8 mate. 1....Rxc7 2.Qf8+ and Qxb8 best try hoping for a perpetual is:
The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 184435