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Paul Morphy in a 'B' Horror Movie


Hands up all those think this is the greatest film ever.
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OK. Hands up all those who think this film is pretty good.

OK Hands up all those who think this film is totally naff.

OK. you did not like it and most of you have probably never seen it....

Chess Books....and Hitler


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Folkstone is an English coastal town in the county of Kent
I do not have a picture of Folkstone. Here is Winston Williams....
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...holding up the Folkstone Chess Club’s ‘Pickles’ Trophy.

(Pickles was the name of the dog who found the stolen Worl...

Chess: 'The Winning Way' (sometimes)


Magnus Carlsen won the recent Isle of Man tournament with a
score of 7½ pts from 9 games. Winning sic and drawing three

Here is Magnus with his silver trophy and membership voucher.
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Of course it’s a fine state of affairs when our current World Champion does
not know the rules of our noble game but that, apparently, is the case here...

Chess World Cup 2017 we have a winner


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The 2017 Chess World Cup has finished. Lev Aronian won it.
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I thought we would take a look at some incidents and some games.

The sponsor had the board around the wrong way...

RHP mentioned in a non-chess book.


A few weeks back we look at a cock-up regarding a chess stamp with the wrong picture.
Look at this set of four chess stamps from Sierra Leone. Who is that on the top left stamp
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Answer at the bottom of the page.
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Recently I had a reason to be going through this book.....
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Help from all RHP players needed!


This book published in 1964....
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...starts most of it’s chapters with a chess rule or saying.

I’ve selected a handful and the quest is to find out which book
Len Deighton used when he wrote the book. Can anyone help? ...

The Great Chess Stamp Scandal


Where to begin this one....Best I think to start of with the book.
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I’ll quickly cover old ground which I’m sure 99% of the planet know.

Fleming uses a chess game in the book It has been established it is this
game Reshevsky - Botvinnik Moscow 1955. I’ll give that game in full at the end. ...

A Chess Jacket and the Salvio Trap


Look at them, these are our chess elite...
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....and they have been made to wear dull unimaginative jackets.

My Auntie Ethel, the one who disguised herself as a man in WWII
so she could fly Lancaster Bombers, always said; “Never complain
about anything, just improve it. ” I have a new jacket design in mind....

Playing Chess With The Devil.


Good evening. Tonight I want to tell you an extraordinary story.

Never mind how it all started. Let’s just say I was in the wrong place at
the wrong time and ended up having to play the Devil at chess for my soul.

We got to this position with Black (the Devil) to play.. ...

And apparently....
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