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90 Buccleugh Street, Edinburgh.
(just across the road from Tilley's Bookshop
at the east end of The Meadows)

Tel 0131 667 2128

This wee pleasant shop has a fine range of wooden
Chess Sets and are cheaper than any other outlet I've seen.

I understand the shop is going to contact Chess Suppliers Scotland
to see if they can become an outlet for standard plastic sets,
boards, clocks and chess score books.

Puzzle from The Metro Friday. August 12, 2005

Turn CHESS into PAWNS changing one letter at each step.


As you can see with the pictures I've been wandering
around the Edinburgh Festival, camera in hand,
doing my touristy bit.

I'm not a culture vulture, more a Fringe Binger.
I've been to a few shows, plays and musical acts.
By far the best thing I've seen is PRAMFACE.

If you get a chance the see this then go.
Lizzie Hopley is brilliant. I met her
on the High Street and took this snap.

PRAMFACE on until 28th August 5:15 at
The Gilded Balloon, 13 Bristo Square, (venue 14)

Going into the old University building reminded me of the
time when you went there to play the University at Chess.

I scored a quick win there against D. Campbell.
My opponent forgot to leave a bolt hole for his Bishop.

G.Chandler - D. Campbell
Edinburgh 4 v University 2
Edinburgh Chess League 1978

[Click here to replay the game]
G.Chandler - D. Campbell

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 Nge7 9.b4

Speaking of games v the University.
On the Chess Scotland Notice Board someone brought up
the question of 'what if an illegal move had been.'
The rules state if the game is still going then the
position is restarted from the position before the illegal
move was made. If the game is finished then the result stands.

In this position v M. Frisher (white) 1985. I castled.
It was illegal as I had moved my King earlier in the game.
My opponent resigned. We won ther match 3 2.

We were playing over the game when I realised I had made
an illegal move. I excused myself and spoke to team captain,
Alastair White. I told him what happened.
Alastair was not too sure what would happen should the illegal
move come to light. He told me to stop playing over the game
and leave the club.
A Brilliant idea. I was Club Caretaker and lived there.

I went back to my opponent and said something
about having to go out and meet someone.

If my opponent had spotted my illegal move he could have
forced me to make a King move. 36...Kd8 37 Ra8+ 1-0.

I have an interesting point. I referred to the rules of the game.
Is it the rules of the game or should I have said the laws of the game?

N.Obiekwe - B. Slater
Another game from the Junior British Championship.
White builds up a lovely looking attack and had he
found 19 Bc4 or 21 d5 cutting off the Black Queen then
he would have been odds on for a classy win.
A couple of slack moves and suddenly Black finds
himself in a winning position. An instructive turn around.

[Click here to replay the game]
N.Obiekwe - B. Slater

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Be2 Bf5 6.0-0 c6 7.d3 e6 8.a3 Nbd7 9.Bf4 Qc5 10.Qd2 Bd6 11.Qe3 Bxf4 12.Qxf4 0-0 13.Nh4 h6 14.Nxf5 exf5 15.d4 Qb6 16.Rab1 Qa5 17.Rfd1 g6 18.Qxh6 Rfe8 19.Rd3 Ng4 20.Bxg4 fxg4 21.h3 Nf6 22.Qh4 g5 23.Qh6 Re6 24.Re3 Rae8 25.Rbe1 Rxe3 26.Rxe3 Rxe3 27.fxe3 Qf5 28.hxg4 Nxg4 29.Nd5 Qf2+

Metro Puzzle answer:
Chess, Cress, Tress, Trees, Tries, Trips,
Grips, Grins, Gains, Pains and Pawns.

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