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Sweet and Sour Chess

Sep 12, 2007, 12:00 AM 8 Fun & Trivia

A couple of years ago I found myself on the receiving end of a surprise mate in a position I had expected to win. It was one of those odd-ball positions that crop up occasionally and after getting over the shock (and  giving my opponent full marks for not gloating) I realised that the amount of pleasure we enjoy from playing a brevity depends on whether we are the do-er or the do-ee.

That game resulted in an article called Sweet and Sour Chess for our local chess club web pages.  It contains nine brevities in which either king or queen was rapidly hounded to death.

Don't expect much erudition.  This is club-level chess with most of the players being members of Rooty Hill Chess Club--and all of them with an Australian chess rating below 2000.

It's at http://www.tinyurl.com/2pxd7f 

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