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by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

It is a good article, Thanks Matt, here is a quick link.

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/barden.html
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Happy Birthday Mr Barden, I see your birthday has been good to you with wins on the 20th August v Bob Wade (1954), Clifford G Hilton (1959) and: L.Barden - R F Boxall, Hasting 20/8/1953 Saccing a Bishop to get the Kingside pawn s rolling. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 72
Views: 11644

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Hi Justin, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1071306 Ray notes up the infamous Penrose - Keene 1971 game but refers the C.G. reader to 'Game 88 v Arnason. (1981) So it would appear (I'm guessing) that these notes have been taken straight from 'Grandmaster Strategy' without editing. I do n...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 6824

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Hi John, I have an old ChessBase C.D. knocking about somewhere called FatBase. Maybe choosing the name is a hang up from that. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/pics/fatbase.jpg Why not call it Robin Hood. Robin Hood, Robbing you Robbing all your friends, Robin Hood, Robbing you it's become a...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 6824

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Hi Chris, This bit: " Fat Fritz was tested by some of the best players in the world, who expressed unmitigated delight over the ideas and improvements it came up with." Was followed by: "A number of top players will probably not allow us to reveal what they had found — the positions and moves they s...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi John,

Cannot recall a Morphy Odds game where he had the chance to 0-0-0.
I'm only glad you unearthed one. I still cannot figure out why Atwood
refused the Bishop sac on f2 but not going to lose any sleep over it.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi John, An excellent find, I have the same book but never thought of going though it. Because of Black's 14th move 14...Rhf8 we can force a PGN out of this. (White could not play 14 0-0 with a BQ on b6 but why did Atwood not take the Bishop 8...Kxf7.) Philidor - Atwood, London 1795 (remove the a1 R...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi,

In this game Black gave the odds of the f7 pawn.

In this position (White to play)



White took the ghost of the f-pawn 1.gxf7 mate.

No Morphy game with QR odds where he 0-0-0. Is there a game out there anywhere with 0-0-0 at QR odds.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi Stewart, "I cannot fathom why anybody is discussing a chess variant they have probably never played, or seen played." It was based around the legality of the problem from Wenman. White to play and mate in two. 8/8/8/2B5/2p5/1kp5/8/R3K3 w - - 0 1 It appears we are coming around to agreeing one can...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

HI, There is: From Howard Staunton's Chess Player's Handbook: Rules For Playing The Game At Odds. "IV. When a player gives the odds of a Rook he may move his King as though to castle with the Rook given, provided the square of the missing Rook has been unoccupied throughout the game, and provided th...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

HI All,

I like the rule that in Queen Rook odds the odds giver can 0-0-0 provided nothing
has landed on a1 (or a8 if the odds giver was Black). I'll go with that, Thanks.
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi Michael,

I had Justin on my mind when I decided to post the Edward Winter link.
He would have enjoyed finding all the 'doublers' in the Wenman books
of is it just R.,D.K. he has his sights on. He will be along soon, I'll call him John.
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi John (Justin will be watching)
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi Justin, I did check on the Queen Rook Odds rules before posting. Thank Tim. I had to check on the rules because I got the problem from here. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1565201427.png It's No 65 on page 39 and given Wenman's track record thought I'd better look it up. It's ju...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1547

Rook Odds Rules.

HI, A question has arisen after I posted on Red Hot Pawn a mate in two adding the player of the White piece was a strong player and Black was a novice. The diagram is not wrong, under certain conditions there is a mate in two. 8/8/8/2B5/2p5/1kp5/8/R3K3 w - - 0 1 The White player gave Rook odds and u...