NW/W: Chess

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by james mitchell (dc), Nov 20, 2006.

  1. [​IMG] Baguio, Philippines Epson RD-1s, 35 'cron
     
  2. James Mitchell

    Do you play?

    If so, how about a game?

    Regards.
     
  3. OK, before anyone else gets it in, had this been an M8 shot, the next move would have been
    white queen takes magenta bishop.
     
  4. Paul

    Good one.

    [...low hanging fruit, huh?]

    Do you play chess?
     
  5. In the original photo....

    Looks like Black has just placed Nc5, and White is looking for place to move the vulnerable Q on b3. Once the White Queen has moved, Black can play Nxd3 and get the bishop pair....

    Note that if Black has a pawn on b7 (obscured by clock) it would be protected (against capture by the queen) by the N on c5....

    ....I'm a horrible chess player who unfortunately loves the game and its history...something big in chess took place in Baguio City in 1978....
     
  6. I used to be pretty good at it. Haven't played much in the past twenty years, but I'm having a nice wooden set and table shipped over from the Philippines pretty soon. A good excuse to get back into it.
     
  7. Here is the previous shot. Now I'm trying to figure out white's strategy and how his queen got caught there. Check out the rook's pawn. He's not retreating, is he? [​IMG]
     
  8. It's probably just "magenta."
     
  9. Excellent James , as a player this is a delight and a change from the boring magenta.
     
  10. James Mitchell, nov 20, 2006; 04:03 p.m.

    "I used to be pretty good at it. Haven't played much in the past twenty years, but I'm
    having a nice wooden set and table shipped over from the Philippines pretty soon. A good
    excuse to get back into it."

    Well. "Let's get it on."

    "PM" me, if you want.
     
  11. My answer to "identify this GM":

    Could it be Bent Larsen? And could that out of focus face to his left belong to Edmar
    Mednis? Just a guess....
     
  12. Buenos Aires
     
  13. William Hahn, nov 20, 2006; 06:44 p.m.

    My answer to "identify this GM":

    Could it be Bent Larsen? And could that out of focus face to his left belong to Edmar
    Mednis? Just a guess....

    Yes! That is Bent Larsen.

    Is that Edmar Mednis? No. Not that I knew at the time.
     
  14. >He's not retreating, is he?

    Black probably had his knight on a6, White might have played a3 to avoid Nb4 (though I
    don't see how the knight is protected there - damn that clock.)

    I also don't see White making any threat along the a2-g8 diagonal, not with Black's queen
    on f6. And I'm curious how the queen wound up on b3 - with the pawn still on c2.
    Maybe something like Qg4-a4-b3.

    Anyway, I'm sure this talk is just fascinating to the photographers reading this....anybody
    wanting to acquire a substantial chess library can email me -- assuming they can read
    English notation, I started collecting books in 1972.....
     
  15. I think Ahto Tanner's photo refers to this game as shown in this recent article. I played a few games of this -- never forgot my surprise when my opponent interposed on a "knight" check.....
     
  16. 2 Rookies playing.
    00IsUB-33626284.jpg
     
  17. Bill Clermont,

    Your photo reminds me of the time I played an elementary school champion - I was a full
    grown adult in my mid 30's at the time. This was in five board team chess. Just before
    my game with this young boy was about to start, my team captain came over to me and
    whispered in my ear: "I understand his bedtime is 9pm; play a slow, closed opening and
    try to keep him up past 9pm."

    I still find this advice hilarious - but it shows you how chessplayers think. In our game,
    the young man played well ehough for me to offer him a draw, but unfortunately he
    declined and tried something that landed him in trouble. Then he offered me a draw, and
    I said.....

    "Too late".

    Mercy is not a virtue found in many chessplayers....anyway, enjoy the game(s)!
     
  18. Nepal.....
    00IsVM-33626684.jpg
     

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