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Can You Help Regan Walker With Her Chess-related Book?

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  • Can You Help Regan Walker With Her Chess-related Book?

    I recently received an email from a lady by the name of Regan Walker, who is writing a novel and needs help with a scene involving a game of chess. Hereís Reganís message:

    ďI am an author writing a book set in the late 11th century in England. One of my characters, a woman, has just returned from 6 years in Wales at the court of the King of Powys. She will be challenged to a game of chess, a game she had learned and learned well in Wales. I need help writing the chess game scene as I am not a chess player. I would be happy if one of your members might help me via email and would, of course, acknowledge their contribution. From my research, I know the rules were a bit different then (for example, the pawn only moved one square) but perhaps you can give me enough help to write the scene. I won't show the whole game but I'd like her to have some brilliant moves to defeat one thought skilled in the game. I would love any help you could give me.Ē

    This is something thatís beyond my expertise, as Iím still battling to learn to play the game of chess. However, I am aware that there are thousands of visitors to my website (Chess-Game-Strategies.com), as well as those who frequent forums at both Chess.com, who have extremely in-depth knowledge of playing the game. Iíve no doubt thereís someone out there who will be able to combine their knowledge of chess games, with a spark of creativity, that could be worked into such a novel that Regan is wishing to write - perhaps someone has studied the so-called ĎGame of the Centuryí, between Byrne and Fischer (the one that apparently featured an impressive and rare Windmill Attack?). That might be pretty cool to weave into such a novel? But, I feel thatís more for someone more experienced than myself, to advise and guide Regan, on this matter.

    So, Iím making use of my website to direct any offer of advice, help and support in Reganís direction. If you have a really cracking idea that might help Regan complete her book, Iíve set up a form so you can contact her directly.
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