It's Edinburgh Congress time again.
Gosh. It seems only a year since we last had one.
It's not too late to get your entry in.
Contact: George Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be judging the best game prizes. That is the
official one (usually £30) and my own (£10)for best blunder/swindle.
I also plan to a produce a mid tournament bulletin.
Well that's the plan. Most likely I'll get rat-faced drunk
in Bells on Saturday night and forget all about it.
See you there.
Picked this up for a lowly 5p in a bargain basket.
It's a good book, it does it's job and does not scare away
any potential chess player. Instructive clear examples and well written.
It ends with a brilliant chapter on knitting. Yes knitting!
Elaine gives this (illegal) position which is actually a mate in 3.
solution: 1.dxc4+ Kxc4 2.d3+ Kb5 3.c4 mate.
All the men in the position represent the
stitches to be done in contrasting colour.
Blank squares are the stocking stitch background.
Put the Rooks just above the ribbing in a row,
but not to close together.
C'mon girl surfers get busy. (Siegrun you could do this, it looks easy).
I'm average size but would prefer it to be loose and baggy.
I like loose and baggy. I'd wear it - you know I would.
The Chandler Foreign Magazine Collection
Yet more magazine and books have been donated.
Keith Ruxton sent me the following two items from Spain.
Even my Polish work mate Adam brought me back a
Polish chess magazine from his recent trip home.
and my other work mate Frenchman Serge is bringing
me back a French Chess mag in a couple of days.
Let us end with a game. A.Masters - T.Dimtirov Edinburgh ll v Bells l.
Todor is getting hammered, he is actually a Rook down for
nothing but nagging annoyance.
But nagging annoyance was enough to put young Masters off.
It ended in a draw but I give a wee try on move 23 where
Black may actual go on and win this.
I've not bothered showing White wins,
there are that many we would here all day looking at them.
However all credit must go to the 'Dancing Master' he
handed the game in. Very sporting of him.
[Click here to replay the game]
A.Masters - T.Dimitrov
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 g6 3.Bxf6 exf6 4.e4 Bg7 5.c3 0-0 6.Bd3 d5 7.Ne2 Re8 8.Nd2 dxe4 9.Bxe4 f5 10.Bf3 Be6 11.Bxb7 c5 12.Bxa8 cxd4 13.0-0 dxc3 14.Nxc3 Qb6 15.Nb3 Nd7 16.Qf3 Ne5 17.Qb7 Qd8 18.Qxa7 Qxa8 19.Qxa8 Rxa8 20.Nc5 Nc4 21.Nxe6 fxe6 22.Rfb1 Nxb2 23.Rc1 Na4 [23...Nd3 24.Rc2 Rc8 25.Rd1 Nf4] 24.Nxa4 Bxa1 25.Rxa1 Rxa4
and finally this was sent to me by a regular Corner surfer.
No details, but it is an interesting chess picture.
Maybe after one of the girls has knitted me a Rook Jumper
(remember loose & baggy) one of them could do me this picture.
Just had email.
"Geoff, The Daliesque picture you have in your current Corner item is by a
lady called Veronika Kasatkina. More of her work is advertised on the
Chess Assistant site. "