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If checkmate is delivered on a dark-coloured square, I say 'Stay out of the black and in the red, you get nothing in this game for two in a bed.' Admittedly, this does sometimes cause confusion.
If it's of any help, I'd say it's unlikely there were thousands of McGuire's. But with one excerpt only and incarceration on the cards. Good luck with that one. The definitions of insanity proffered back then were insane themselves.
The 1843 match between Staunton and Saint-Amant has six games where Staunton opened 1.c4. That might be the origin. This is the view of Modern Chess Openings 10th edition (1965): ..derives its name from its association with Howard Staunton who played it against St Amant in their match (1843) and ag...
- Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:36 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
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If the virus is transmuted onto a chess set, which piece are you most likely to catch it from? Are pawns more susceptible to germs than minor or major pieces?
I'm only throwing it in because I don't know the answer, but excluding simuls, who was the first amateur player or untitled player if you like, or someone unknown to beat the official world champion of the day? That is... a very difficult question to answer for a number of reasons. (For example, "u...
- Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:26 pm
- Forum: Chess History
- Topic: Chess history trivia
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Perhaps then I ought modify the question and make it tougher. Which -assuming it has ever happened- was the first world champion to lose to what was described as 'a local player' So not a Maestro, First or Second rank Amateur, I mean a player known for playing at his club only and not extending his ...
I'm only throwing it in because I don't know the answer, but excluding simuls, who was the first amateur player or untitled player if you like, or someone unknown to beat the official world champion of the day?