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    Chess Christmas Stories

    It was Christmas Eve at the North Pole and Santa Claus was worried. The Wicked Witch of the West had cast a spell over the reindeer and they could no longer fly.

    There was only one solution: a chess match between Santa and the Wicked Witch with Christmas as the prize.

    See the Rooty Hill Christmas story: http://www.rootyhillchess.org/xmas05.html



    I put a link to this yarn on the Rooty Hill Club Championship thread then thought it might be worth a separate thread where we could share other chess Christmas stories.

    To start things rolling, here's a link to Rooty Hill's 2004 story as well: http://www.rootyhillchess.org/xmas2004.html
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    Dozy,it isnt even November yet. Not trying to be a scrooge but isnt this a little early?

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    Dozy,it isnt even November yet. Not trying to be a scrooge but isnt this a little early?
    I wondered about that myself but Christmas stories have such a limited life-span I thought I'd put it up early and get a couple of months mileage out of it. After that it disappears forever.

    Maybe I should add a line that says, "Only seven more chess club nights till Christmas..."
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    Does the link in my signature count as a chess Christmas story?

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    Die Götterdämmerung

    At risk of getting spanked by Fourfy for posting this too early, Rooty Hill's Christmas story went on line this morning.

    It's Die Götterdämmerung (or How the Knight Learned to Jump) and is at http://www.rootyhillchess.org/xmas06.html

    Be gentle with me, Fourfy, it's only five weeks away...
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    The alternative athletic Santa...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dozy
    At risk of getting spanked by Fourfy for posting this too early, Rooty Hill's Christmas story went on line this morning.

    It's Die Götterdämmerung (or How the Knight Learned to Jump) and is at http://www.rootyhillchess.org/xmas06.html

    Be gentle with me, Fourfy, it's only five weeks away...
    Five weeks away is acceptable...gives you time to build Dickensian narrative.


    Here is a visual christmas story for the younguns...

    http://www.fugly.com/videos/4447/stunt-santa.html
    Is reunification possible?..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i82PBpw2Vg0

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    Hilarious Christmas Humours and Jingles...

    Hi Dozy,
    I clicked on the link on the "No Witches" icon at the bottom of your page and found also a very interesting link to christmas humours, jingles, Lore and treasures. The URL is www.geocities.com/aavalon888/christmas.htm. The x(mas) files is hilarious...LOL Is this written by your club member?

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    CC FIDE Master Dozy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fianchetto
    Hi Dozy,
    I clicked on the link on the "No Witches" icon at the bottom of your page and found also a very interesting link to christmas humours, jingles, Lore and treasures. The URL is www.geocities.com/aavalon888/christmas.htm. The x(mas) files is hilarious...LOL Is this written by your club member?
    No, mate. I write the stories but that Christmas Lore website was collected from various places on the web by one of our PPs. I did identify him in the story but he prefers to be an APP rather than a PPPP.

    It's been there for a few years now and may even pre-date the Rooty Hill web site. It's a very popular destination and he's had a lot of hits on it.

    And, since you've got absolutely no chance of working out those acronyms:
    PP = Prominent Pinoy
    APP = Anonymous Prominent Pinoy, &
    PPPP = Publicity-Prone Prominent Pinoy

    We have so many Pinoys in the club that, in the new year, I'll probably do some features about chess in the Philippines.
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    2008 Christmas Story

    I was a bit lax last year and failed to write a Christmas chess story but there's a new one up this year on my chess.com blog.
    And, although I don't get to visit here much any more, a merry Christmas to all you chess chatters.
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozy
    a merry Christmas to all you chess chatters.
    Cheers.
    And to you Dozy
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    Nice one Dozy.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    Dozy,it isnt even November yet. Not trying to be a scrooge but isnt this a little early?
    say that now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozy
    And, although I don't get to visit here much any more, a merry Christmas to all you chess chatters.
    Cheers.
    Merry Christmas
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    Working in retail, christmas started in September, thats when the christmas stuff went up

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