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  1. e4
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    22 Jun '20 20:21
    Mary Queen of Scots used to play golf very near where I live on a patch of
    land called the Meadows. (in fact she may have introduced golf to Scotland.)

    Recently I discovered a very large stone chessboard right next to a pub called,
    funnily enough, 'The Golf Tavern'. I reckon Mary Queen of Scots played Chess
    and golf in the Meadows and I'm getting the pub re-named 'The Chess Tavern.'

    This weeks Problem, which was originally published wrongly in a newspaper.

    The first edition of ‘The Independent,’ Tuesday 7th October, 1986 had on
    it’s Puzzle Page this position adding, it is White to play and mate in four.


    I think I know what they mean and had a bash at correcting it.

    This weeks Opening Trap from the London System with two RHP examples.

    This weeks Study. A wonderful creation from
    M. Elsenstadt & A. Troitsky White to play and win.



    Blog Post 453
  2. Subscribermchill
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    24 Jun '20 14:491 edit
    @greenpawn34 said
    Mary Queen of Scots used to play golf very near where I live on a patch of
    land called the Meadows. (in fact she may have introduced golf to Scotland.)

    Recently I discovered a very large stone chessboard right next to a pub called,
    funnily enough, 'The Golf Tavern'. I reckon Mary Queen of Scots played Chess
    and golf in the Meadows and I'm getting the ...[text shortened]... win.

    [fen]k3N3/bp6/1p6/8/8/1N3K2/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Blog Post 453
    Mary Queen of Scots used to play golf very near where I live on a patch of
    land called the Meadows.

    She probably posted better scores than I do. 🙄