I can't show you the square, because it's not on the usual 8x8 grid system, but I can show you that it is there.
Jonathan had a frustrating game recently, where his hopes of an interesting game with chances to win came to nothing. Have a play through this one and have see what you think.
With hindsight, the various exchanges and the symmetrical pawn formation with likely further exchanges of Rooks were strong drawing factors. So we can suggest:
I am a fan of your site. It helped me getting started with openings. In return I put the Italian game for you in chessbase format. For me when i see things happening on the board it always help, so i thougth maybe that will help others too.Thanks a million Robert!
My motivation: I like to help youre concept (site) to get better/easier and help others in having more fun in chess. Make it reachable and not for the money.
Original handout: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/italian-game-beginners
I got a very nice letter from Trefor too.
P.S. I expect that link will contain more recent news at some point, let me know if it stops working.
P.P.S. Games added
P.P.P.S. Report stolen and appended
Simon has made some extremely nifty improvements to the PalView system. Please give it a whirl:
If I don't hear about any problems, I'll make it the default viewer.
Charlie sent me this game for comment. I thought it would be interesting for us both to annotate. If you would like to join in, please assign each move of Black a symbol:
! = almost certainly the best move
!? = a good move among alternatives
?! = probably not the best move
? = clearly wrong
[Event "Ex Club Chship"]
[White "Bolt, graham"]
[Black "keen, charles"]
1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 Nf6 3. d3 e5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O
I was at the WECU Easter Congress in Exmouth today for the final round (news at http://chessdevon.co.uk/), and heard from Bill Frost that Brian Gosling has written a book about the problems of Dorset composer John Brown. And I thought if I hadn't heard about it, then perhaps you haven't too.
All is revealed:
I've just noticed that one of my favourite comedians, Stewart Lee, has a little bit of his website devoted to rip-offs of his work:
On a completely different topic, you might be interested to compare the design of a popular locally produced scorebook:
...to that of a recently issued product from the other side of the country.