Disturbing king and queen position

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Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:26 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:24 pm
I find the position of his king and queen disturbing though.
'Disturbing king and queen position' reminds me of my game against the exotically initialled E.O.M.C. Teichmann (Erich? Is he still around?) at Southend in 1977. After 8 moves an arbiter (not Jack Speigel) passed by and pointed out that Black had started with the wrong set up! (I posted this four years ago but didn't ask about Erich Teichmann then).




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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:41 am

I think this one needed splitting into it's own thread.
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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Nick Ivell » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:48 am

I asked the same question about Teichmann on another thread - we were talking about 1. b4.

He IS still around, though not in a chess sense I think.

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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:42 pm

I had a game against Mike Yeo in the 4NCL once that started 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Nf3 Bc5 6.Qe2 Bf2+ 7.Kd1 Nxc3+ 8.bxc3 Bc5 9.d4 Be7 10.Qe1.

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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by John Upham » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:49 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:48 am
I asked the same question about Teichmann on another thread - we were talking about 1. b4.

He IS still around, though not in a chess sense I think.
See https://britishchessnews.com/2020/04/11 ... 1-iv-1961/ for a detailed article on Erik and what he is up to these days.
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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:06 pm

W H Cozens gave an example of this in his classic book The King Hunt.

(unfortunately I don't have it myself)
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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:09 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:42 pm
I had a game against Mike Yeo in the 4NCL once
Also from a Wessex match in the 4NCL at move 10





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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by John Upham » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:34 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:06 pm
W H Cozens gave an example of this in his classic book The King Hunt.

(unfortunately I don't have it myself)
Matt,

I am guessing you mean Anderssen-Mayet, Breslau, 1867, Casual or Off-Hand game :

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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Nick Ivell » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:49 pm

Thanks for posting those nostalgic photos John. I was present at the centenary Varsity match (got a decent draw against Watson); your photo reminded me of John Cox's amazing barnet at that time.

Happy days.

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Post by John Upham » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:29 pm

And this one, also mentioned by Cozens :

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Re: Disturbing king and queen position

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:19 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Thanks for posting those nostalgic photos John. I was present at the centenary Varsity match (got a decent draw against Watson); your photo reminded me of John Cox's amazing barnet at that time.

Happy days.
Yes, have to agree with that - thanks John. The photo taken at Lloyds Bank is a who’s who of English junior chess at the time - I recognise most of the players, but I can’t name them all

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