Add new comment


We must also consider the Offside Rule, which actually prohibits the playing of Morning Crescent on the opening move (assuming no active Bakerloo Redress). I assume the authors are aware of this and, for the sake of simplicity, are actually referring to what is effectively the second move or "first contested move" and not the actual first move. The 1993 Cricklewood Classic saw one match with three of the four players found offside due to a misunderstanding contested moves and right-of-way, which I found amusing (and all too relatable).

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.