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Chess with Tal, Nana and Frodo


This is Frodo from one of the many L.O.T.R. Chess sets
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Which gives me great excuse to show the Frodo Game.

If any of you are coaching kids or just wanting a game to show
to your merry men down at the club then this is it. It's a classic. ...

Chess Coincidences and ChessTraps


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Meanwhile....from the U.K. Metro last week we read:

Police in Oslo said they received several emergency calls
on Monday evening from residents who had hears screaming...

Chess Blitz Tricks and the RHP Hall of Doom


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Chess wise 2017 ended on a controversial note which had everyone in a lather.

Introducing to these pages the Russian chess player Ernesto Inarkiev
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The 32 year old, named Ernesto after the Argentinean revolutionary
(and also a chess player) Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, was involved in a...

RHP 2017 Chess Christmas Quiz


Every year I promise myself I’ll do something different and spend
11½ months trying to figure out what. No joy, so once again........
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You will be asked to find the winning and sometimes the losing move
We will start off by pulling a Christmas cracker and reading the joke.

(1) Getyourhandoutofmypocket - willysan RHP 2017 (Black to play...

Australian Beer and Chess


I’ve never been to Australia but I just know I’d like it out there.

I’ve never yet met an Australian lad I did not trust, like and get on
with. An Australian Red Hot Pawn member sent me this picture.
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I requested more information and was duly sent this
photograph of the above picture in it’s natural setting....

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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