|Dec-15-03|| ||InspiredByMorphy: Boy Blackburne does have a sneaky style doesent he. I suppose they dont call him a tactician for nothing. |
|Dec-15-03|| ||Sneaky: I'm very flattered, but I think at best you could say that I have a Blackburne style. ;-) |
|Feb-20-06|| ||tefjlives: What does it mean, "hoist by his own petard"?|
|Feb-20-06|| ||Jim Bartle: I don't know the original meaning of the phrase or its source, but "hoist by his own petard" means being ruined by your own strategy or trickery.|
|Feb-20-06|| ||Calli: "a petard was a 19th Century animal trap, consisting of a rope and a bent branch that caught the desired beast by one leg as it stepped into a loop in the rope and pulled it up into the air."|
|Feb-20-06|| ||azaris: The word 'petard' means literally 'to break wind', and was used to refer to a small bomb used to breach forts in the Middle Ages. It is nowadays seldom used outside the common phrase from Hamlet.|
|Feb-20-06|| ||LoFarkas: ^^^It's a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet (those Will wrote "with his own petard"). It means what Jim Bartle said.
|Feb-20-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Thank you, I didn't know that.
Of course, Shakespeare was terribly overrated, never deserved to be WC; all he did was string a bunch of cliches together...
|Feb-20-06|| ||azaris: <Jim Bartle> I know what you mean, I mean "To be or not to be?", how many times have we heard that one? What a hack.|
|Feb-20-06|| ||Jim Bartle: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." Takes a lot of nerve to use that one.|
|Feb-20-06|| ||tamar: Shakespeare was good in his time, but could not handle the modern English language :)|
|Feb-20-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Seriously, could you imagine Shakespeare "pitching" a play (script) to a modern-day movie studio?|
Years ago there was a "Twilight Zone" on that exact subject (Burt Reynolds played Shakespeare, I kid you not), and of course the execs made him change everything until it was unrecognizable.
|Feb-20-06|| ||OBIT: Actually, Burt Reynolds (in one of his first roles) played a Marlon Brando wannabe who ridicules everything Shakespeare has to say, claiming the Old Bard knows nothing about drama. It's a genuinely funny Twilight Zone that almost never appears on TV because it's a 60-minute episode. Alas and alack....|
|Feb-20-06|| ||Jim Bartle: My motto: Why think, when you can look it up?
Obit is right. Jack Weston played Shakespeare, and Reynolds was the vain actor.
Hilarious, I'd love the chance to see it again.
|Apr-06-06|| ||DeepBlade: I dont get Blackbourne's comment on move 14.
''If ...fxe6 then Qxe5+ winning.''
Could someone explain that to me?
|Apr-06-06|| ||OBIT: I'd say the main point to Blackburne's comment is 14...fxe5 15. Qxe5+ Bxe5 16. Rf8 mate. Also:|
15...Ne7 16. Qxg7
15...Qe7 16. Qh5+ wins the queen
15...Kd8 16. Rf8+ Bxf8 17. Bxf8 followed by Qxh8 wins a piece
|Apr-07-06|| ||DeepBlade: <OBIT> Thanks for the explaination, my main error was looking at the position after 0-0-0, so Qxe5 would not give check at all, I thought it was an illegal move!|
|Nov-23-13|| ||Stonehenge: I'm sure Hamiliton should be Hamilton.|