Surely it cannot be long till some bunch of Herberts bring out:
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These things are everywhere.
Surely it cannot be long till some bunch of Herberts bring out:
Been on holiday, nowhere exotic. Up north in Scotland. I never go abroad.
Abroad is not Scotland. Nowhere is like Scotland and anyway I was forced to
my surrender my passport a few years ago. (that’s another story for another blog).
I went on a boat and saw dolphins and minky whales. These dolphins don’t
half jumped some height in the air when you throw fireworks into the water.
Picked up one of these in a 2nd hand shop by Loch Ness for £1.50....
I thought I’d start off by showing you one of Carlsen’s games.
Then I thought, “Why should I, he never shows any of mine.”
So here is this: ...
George Hatfield Dingley Gossip (1841 - 1907)
What jury in the free world would not be impressed by such a magnificent name.
When the prosecution call their next witness giving that name in full then you are doomed.
In the 5th round of the 6th USA Chess Congress held in New York in 1889...
A game with Damiano’s Defence appeared in the Chess Forum
and this brought up a question and an interesting moment.
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Some opening books claim that 3.Nxe5 is the best move here but if
Black knows what he is doing then White may play himself into trouble...
Book Review No.4
Rare chess books are a speciality of mine. I don’t have any.
However I bet only a few of you have this classic from 1957
written by none other than Richard Ellington (Duke’s elder brother.)
As you can guess from the cover it all about the dangers of leavin...
The 2014 World Cup is upon us so why not do a World Cup RHP Championship report?
World Cup 1
The World Cup started off with an own goal so I will kick off with an own goal.
Thaba - ParShooter RHP Ch. 2014 (White to play) ...
Glad you dropped by. I know most of you dread coming
here to see your lemons exposed to the world but….
(Better re-phrase that bit greenpawn…’exposed lemons’…Russ...
RHP Ch 2014
Hi guys. The Red Hot Pawn Championship is in full swing and so are the blunders.
The stats so far: Total games: 5,444,. Games finished. 619. White wins: 329, Black wins, 283 Draws 7. ...
I picked up this for 20p. in a junk shop.
The Eagle comic from October 1982.
Inside is a chess story portrayed using pictures and voice bubbles.
Here it is….(I've left out a dozen pictures but you will get the drift of it....
This is him
Man with dog
Giuoco Alfonso Piano, the man who invented the opening we know as the Giuoco Piano.
He was born in the small town of Corroma in Italy and played chess daily with
his friend Bernardo Da Vinci, the brother of Leonardo who dabbled in painting. ...
This is the Big Blue or Common Blue butterfly.
It is now extinct because it laid it’s single egg next to a red ants nest.
A scent from the egg fooled the red ants into thinking this was one of it’s own eggs...
So I am ploughing my way through this (again)
A Chess Book
When I hit this page.
A page from a chess book ...
“We knocked the bugger off!”
Those were the words of Edmund Hillary after he conquered Mount Everest in 1953.
He got a Knighted and his mate Tenzin Norgay got not Knighted.
(Awful grammar I know but it's done on purpose to show the unfairness of it.)
Why did they do it? ‘Because it (the bugger) was there’. is the common reply. ...
Hi - who is this appearing on the cover of the January 1957 Chess Review?
(Wait….This piece is called 1956 not 1957 …..Russ)
In Dec 1956 Bobby Fischer appeared on the cover of Chess Review.
Chess Review Dec 195...
And here are the Four Scotch Knight.
Sir Get Castled.
Sir Check all Checks...
Before we get to the main event I have to reveal some jiggery-pokery
and slip-slop-dash that a few lads from chessgames.com have put me on to.
When a I was covering Mating Patterns one of the best
received blogs was the one showing the Pillsbury Mate. ...
Me and Tobbi McGuffin
That is me playing Tobbi McGuffin at a recent Fancy Dress Chess Tournament held in Edinburgh.
What did I go as?
I went as a good chess player but they soon saw through that disguise.
Another Book Review.
One of the English Chess Forum some lads was saying he had read a book about a cursed chess set.
After a few days he recalled it was this one: ...
Been ages since I did a book review.
First of all I need a chess book to review.
My local 2nd hand shops have chess books that I already have so I branched out
and went to non-local 2nd hand shops….again nothing I don’t already have.
I was going to end this book review section with no book to review when I suddenly saw
a book I do not have in the 25p basket....
Chess History Lesson No.452.
Chess owes a great debt to the Muslim lads for it was them that brought Chess to Europe.
It came all the way across Africa and up into the Spain (the red line).
Hi Happy New Year. I’ve got the first issue of this.
A wave of chess nerd envy is sweeping across the planet and it’s all aimed at me. With it came this.
So for your Christmas treat I have some more.
(aw greenpawn give us a break. That will be three weeks on the trot………Russ) ...
Picked up one of these for £2.00 at a Charity Shop.
A Simpson Chess Set, it’s hideous, I hate novelty chess sets.
I’ll wrap it up and give it to my son-in-law for Christmas.
He hates Chess and he hates the Simpsons.
(he hates the Simpson’s because he looks like and gets called Ned Flanders.)
I’ve got this.
The Endgame Book
And it’s good.
It came out 40 years too late to do me any real good but as a
chess book it crosses all the t’s and dots all the i’s.
Instructive with some well chosen examples and humorous...
An Interference Theme
Interference is a popular motif in chess composition; it's popular enough that we have named several different forms of it. Here's how this one works.
Say you have two pieces guarding two key squares...
The Duck arrived South Africa and is being looked after by Tygert
Here is a picture of the package finally arriving.
The Duck Package
On the back the re-wrapping done by the South African Customs thinkin...
I was of course going to show you pictures of The Duck but
he appears to have got himself lost somewhere between Vietnam and South Africa.
So here is a picture of me without The Duck.
Me with no duc...
Touchdown by Gerrard Oswald
The title says it all. Today it’s them tomorrow it’s you…. ...