Archive for July 26th, 2017



I am white here. I play 13. Rh1 to free the knight from the pin, and more importantly, to place the rook on the file I want to open, rightly or wrongly…it’s not so often you play Rh1 in the opening huh?

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Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream; the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.

Emile Cioran

Diggle lives on; that aside, when did Vauxhall gain their very own chess club? Answers on a postcard only please… .


IMG_20170725_153107I am not yet sure who wrote this yet sure it was either Sweby or Diggle. It ends with the adverbial clause ‘Luton had the move on the odd-numbered boards’. That is more like Diggle than Sweby but could be either, I suppose… .

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