It’s been 10 years so I thought I would knock together 10 years of the odd stuff.
No games, or positions, just a load of memories that some may not have seen or
others may have forgotten about. I will kick off with something new because it’s
quite brilliant. After that it’s a pretty long trip down a 10 year old memory lane.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed putting this thing together.
This mate in 9 (don’t fret I am not going to ask you to solve it) was composed by
Konrad Bayer (1828-97) and is known as ‘The Immortal Problem’ you will see why.
A postcard from Capablanca to Alekhine.
An RHP member sent in a picture of him and his sister playing the
Icelandic Gambit on an Iceberg in Iceland! (I cannot beat that.)
Another member pointed me towards this tee-shirt. Apparently 100 were printed.
My take on people cheating in the toilets.
And you cannot say I never kept you up to date with things.
I went to Lindores Abbey to see Carlsen, Anand, Ding Liren,
Karjakin and...er...Danny King. After they left I sat in Carlsen’s chair
Edward Winter’s site put me onto this book. How could they get that date wrong?
The Duck went all over the world, USA, Vietnam, South Africa.
A Self Portrait
I spotted the great and the good wearing these terrible sponsors jackets
So I designed them new snazzy and practical jackets.
Confession Time: I did a blog intro using this..
...because there was a picture of Morphy in the film...
....but it was me messing about with Photoshop.
This too is someone else’s Photoshop effort (obviously)
This is not a Photoshop repro. It's a genuine picture from a Karpov simul.
I bought chess coasters because I was fed up...
...using my chess books to put my coffee on.
The copy is pretty poor but it is the marriage certificate proving
that Paul Charles Morphy married Mildred Lucinda Clutterbutt
on June 17th 1863 at The Latter Day All Saints Church at 3 pm.
(I sent it off to that well historian Ed Summers for authentication.)
I moves into a house shaped like a Rook!
I painted Carlsen
A book about pins on a chessboard.
Pics of me trying not to look like a geek.
The Arnold Denker Advert
The artwork of Gerrard Oswald
The participants of 1920 British Championships
I found the exact same spot where they took the picture.
A prophetic cartoon from CHESS 1946...
...and the following piece was attached to it.
Here I am playing a shop dummy - I lost!
I put money on the wrong guy.
I tried some merchandising
A game for those to lazy to click a mouse.
I went into the pop record business.
Messing about making book covers that move.
Some of the RHP gang paid the Carlsen - Karjakin match a visit.
Karjakin handling the media in the 2016 match.
We never did discover why Kramnik has on a blindfold.
After using this I spent ages finding a Knight mate v a Sicilian Dragon,
The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 187833