Well I have just got to get myself one of these T-shirts
and look like a complete dipstick.
(sent in by regular C.C. contributor who saw it on ebay).
Went to Barbers 2nd Hand shop this morning and bought
a pile of chess books for 20p each.
Practical Endings is a doubler so I'll pass that on to a good home.
Grunfeld Exchange No idea what this is like - I'll never read it.
Smyslov Games Another doubler, If I showed you a few of the
games from this book you would never believe Smyslov was the winner.
Some heavy tactical play in here.
How to Think Ahead A very popular book giving you one White
opening and a Black defence v 1.e4 and 1.d5. A good book.
How Fischer Plays Chess One of Levy's good books, well researched.
A good selection of Fischer's games, well annotated.
Sam Loyd Never seen this though of course
have heard of Loyd. Here is a Loyd problem.
White to play and mate in 3:
(Fritz6 finds mate in 4 but not in 3. It's sound it is mate in 3)
Seen this before but never really gone through it.
I really rate Clarke's book on Tal
so I will give this an open minded chance.
The other books I bought are MCO 11,
Tactics by Averbach, another Grunfeld thing.
Traps in the Fianchetto Openings, another doubler.
I also picked up Counter Gambits by
T.D. Harding a very popular book with some
excellent games and ideas.
And finally this:
A rush publication in 1972 to cash in on the Fischer-Spassky match.
A picture of King Bob on the front cover, Boris in b/w on the back.
In the introduction it states;
"This book does not include the matches(sic) in the World
Championship in Iceland in the late summer, 1972."
About 260 games of chess but with no notes, just a brief introduction.
Here is a flavour of the 'introductions'.
"A spine-tingling cliff-hanger all the way."
"Black's Queen sparks a pitfall and inherits the windfall."
"O tempora. One tempo glorifies cons."
Saved the best till last, it's Tal v Vooremaa, Tallin, 1971.
(though the book has it as Wooremaa)
"L.S.D., morphine, cocaine, et.al. is a combination based on a dream.
Here, typically Tal, is the way to sacrifice with love."
(did Horowitz really write this gunk?)
Included is a game played in Washington Square Park, New York, 1963.
"Mired in zugzwang, Black chooses a sui-mate as the most promising course."
[Click here to replay the game]
Feldman v Duvall
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Qb3 Qd7 8.Ng5 Ne5 9.Bb5 c6 10.f4 cxb5 11.fxe5 dxe5 12.Be3 a6 13.Rd1 Qc7 14.Bb6 Qc4 15.Rd8+ Ke7 16.Qxc4 bxc4 17.0-0 h6 18.Nd5+ Nxd5 19.Rxf7
Oh I bumped into the owner of Main Point Books and today
and he said please mention that the Kasparov Books have gone.
He has had a few people turning up to buy them but they were sold mid-week.
And Now This:
Black to play - would you take the Knight on c3?
N0 15....dxc3 16.Qxg6+ Kxg6 17.Bh5 mate.
15...Ndxe5 16.fxe5 Qb4 and the game is still on.
The position came from an Chatard-Alekhine Attack I found on the net.
[Click here to replay the game]
some net bods
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 Bxg5 7.hxg5 Qxg5 8.Nh3 Qe7 9.Qg4 f5 10.Qg3 c5 11.Nf4 Nc6 12.Ng6 hxg6 13.Rxh8+ Kf7 14.f4 cxd4 15.Be2 dxc3 16.Qxg6+ Kxg6 17.Bh5
Nice finish though.
On the home front I have acquired one of these...
a racing Greyhound.
I've not beat it yet but I'm getting close.
Daughter went out to buy a loaf of bread and a bag of sugar and
returned with a retired greyhound (getafix 8 wins from 54 races).
And this was sent in by the same contributor of the first item
who also saw this on ebay.
DUE TO MOVING HOUSE I AM HAVING A MAJOR SORT OUT.
I AM SELLING THIS STOP CLOCK IN GOOD WORKING ORDER
IDEAL FOR CHESS PLAYERS AND PIGEON FANCIERS.
(Chess players and pigeon fanciers? - what about retired greyhound owners?)
Sam Loyd Solution
1.Re2 Nxe2 2.Nf5 N any 3.Ng3 mate.
1.Re2 Nh3+ 2.Kg3 mate next move.
Note that Rook anywhere but e2 does not mate in 3.
1.Re8 Nh3+ 2.Kg3 Ng8 and no mate.
Hi Geoff thought you might like to see if you have not seen it already,
The Corner has hit You Tube.