Friday, 15 October 2010

The French, fried!

Hebden Bridge Chess Club members who are not medieval historians may not be aware that the 15th of October is a truly auspicious date for Englishmen. Today is the 595th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt where Henry V’s English army took on a numerically superior force of Frenchmen and absolutely thrashed them. With the black pieces too!

To celebrate this auspicious occasion I hope to entertain readers with another victory over the French. In this instance however, the battlefield is the chess board and the French concerned is the opening variation and not the people.

Rozbeef 1, Froggies 0! I can feel a warm jingoistic tingle running down my spine.

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