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Knitting + Football + The SNL at Grangemouth

A good weekend Saturday the 19th November
and Sunday the 20th November.

On Saturday morning I tried knitting after buying
some knitting needles and book on knitting from a
2nd hand shop in Gorgie road.

This my first effort. It's a Rook.

and my second attempt. A King.

Next I'll knit some mating patterns. (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

On Saturday afternoon I went to Preston Pans to see...

It was 6-2 to Gretna Green.
Here is a picture here of the Pans Keeper
taking the ball out of the net after goal number one.

and here is a picture of the Pans Keeper
taking the ball out of the net after goal two.

and here is a picture of the Pans Keeper
taking the ball out of the net after goal three.

and here is picture of the Pans Keeper...
(enough of the Pans Keeper pictures. Ed)

It's been years since I've been to The Pans.
It really is a beautiful wee place.

Football Trivia:
The Pans Keeper, Ross Gilpin, who actually had
not a bad game. Played for East Stirling when
they played Gretna Green.
The score that day was 8-0 to Gretna.

On Sunday I played in the Scottish
National League at Grangemouth.

It was packed, They ran out of room
and had to play on the floor.

Best move at Grangemouth was Duncan Walker
squeezing into his playing seat. It looked impossible.

My Knights helped me to two wins at Grangemouth.
I like Knights. I prefer them to Bishops.
A Bishop is nothing but a 3rd. of a Queen.

V George Pyrich in this position...

I played Qxf1+ and then Nf2+ winning.

and against Chris Tweedie I sacced a Knight

with Nf5 (though to be honest I could not
see the end and figured there must at least be
a perpetual).

later in the same game I was hoping for 1...Bxe6.

Then 2 Qxh6+ Qh7 3 Qxh7+ Rag1 and mate with 4 Rh4.
My opponent saw this and avoided it.
infact after the game it transpires he saw
this possibility a long time before I did.

This guy turned up at Grangemouth.
I've seen this guy at tournaments before.

This bloke is a nutter.

In between rounds he climbs on the stage and shouts at everyone.

(I managed to sell him one of my knitted
jumpers for 5.00. It's a pawn.)

What else happened over the weekend - Oh Yes.
I found this website by Pete Banks.

Pete does his own chess site with his games plus
interesting, honest and amusing notes. Check it out (pun intended).

In the following game, a 9 move loss by him.
He gives his thoughts behind the terrible blunder
7 Nxd4 Nxd4 8 Qxd4.

"My idea was that after the double exchange on d4,
my queen is hitting his g7 pawn and if his bishop moves,
I exchange queens so he can't castle. Sounds good? Read on."

[Click here to replay the game]
P. Banks - O Anderton

1.e4 e6 2.e5 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 d5 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bb4+ 9.c3 Qxd4

And in the following game he goes straight in with the Jerome Gambit.
"After all, I've never lost with it."
for more on the Jerome Gambit visit...

Be warned. A visit there will seriously damage your Chess.

[Click here to replay the game]
P. Banks - M. Rees

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Kf8 6.Qh5 Qf6 7.Nxd7+ Bxd7 8.Qxc5+ Qd6 9.Qxd6+ cxd6 10.c3 Nf6 11.f3 Kf7 12.0-0 Rhe8 13.d4 Kg8 14.Bf4 d5 15.e5 Nh5 16.Bg5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Rxe5 18.Bc1 Bb5 19.Rd1 Rae8 20.Bd2 Re2 21.Na3 Bd3 22.Re1 Nf4 23.Rxe2 Nxe2+ 24.Kf2 Rf8 25.b4 Nf4 26.Bxf4 Rxf4 27.Ke3 Rh4 28.Kxd3 Rxh2 29.Rg1 Kf7 30.Nb5 Rh6 31.Re1 a6 32.Nd4 g6 33.a4 Rh2 34.g4 Ra2 35.a5 Ra3 36.Re5 Ra2 37.Rxd5 Rh2 38.Rd7+ Kf6 39.Rxb7 h5 40.gxh5 gxh5 41.Rb6+ Kg5 42.Rxa6 h4 43.Ne6+ Kf5 44.Ke3 Rc2 45.Nd4+

Gafin Austin fans, and there are thousands out there,
will share with me the utter dismay at the following game.
Gav had a chance to mate in 16 moves with a Queen sac.

[Click here to replay the game]
Austin Bennigan - Gafin Austin

1.d4 b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 Ne7 5.Nbd2 g6 6.c3 Bg7 7.Qc2 f5 8.0-0 d5
9.exf5 Nxf5 10.Re1 Qf6 11.Ne5 Nc6 12.Bb5 0-0 13.Bxc6 Ne3 14.Rxe3 Qxf2+ 15.Kh1 Qxe3

Yes 15 Qf1+ Nxf1 16 Rxf1 was mate.
GAfin went on to lose and I'm afraid
the rest of the score was unreadable.

Why don't I give him lessons?

I've tried. But he will only met me in Sandy Bells.
I teach him chess, he teaches me how to drink.

It always end with us sticking pawns up
our noses and barking like crazed dogs.

Gafin's elusive win is on the horizon.
When it happens you will see it here.

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