I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T
In a recent
show, Ross Noble played his first ever game
of Mornington Crescent. To make the game simple, play was restricted to to the
congestion charge zone only, and the regular panellists were asked in the
spirit of fair play to explain their moves to Ross
novices to the game may find the following transcript of the game
The traditional opener, like the King’s pawn really -
Oxford Circus, well in the zone, and gives you limited access to Northern
parallels. But I suppose it is technically laying an off-side trap there. Force
the next player into Knip if he is not very careful.
So I have to go Vauxhall. Basically, things have changed slightly
since the Millennium Bridge was put there, so you can back double. So it is
basically a Reverse move.
I’m going Regents Street, because that is bridging Oxford
Circus and Piccadilly Circus. So it is an absolute definitive Lateral,
which you can reverse on if the situation is right, so you have a double value.
It is a Bridger, it is a Lateral, a very useful one early