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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Nov-16-18
You have nothing to fear but my library.

"Ein Mensch, was ka Schach spielt, ist ka Mensch. Im Schach sitzt die Intelligenz, sag' ich. Da kann einer vier Meter lang sein, Schach muß er spielen, sonst ist er ein Tepp. Ich kann Schach. Ich bin auch kein Tepp. Jetzt frag' ich Sie; wenn Sie wollen, antworten Sie mir. Wenn Sie nicht wollen, antworten Sie nicht. Wozu hat ein Mensch den Kopf? Ich sag's Ihnen selbst, sonst zerbrechen S' Ihnen noch den Kopf, es wär' schad' drum. Zum Schach hat er den Kopf. Verstehen Sie mich? Sagen Sie ja, dann ist alles gut. Sagen Sie nein, dann sag' ich's Ihnen nochmal, weil Sie's sind."

Weltmeister Dr. Siegfried Fischer
from Elias Canetti, Die Blendung, 1935

It's better to have D Love and lost than never to have D Love at all.

Rudy Kousbroek: Larkensviedje

Die ochtend zei het wrattenzwijn:
Nu moet het afgezopen lijn,
Stijnen helpt geen kweek.

Ja, drerk in plaats van woefenis:
Leven en schrijzen, room voos bis,
De wagen van de deek:

Waandag, Minsdag,
Zoensdag, Wonderdag,
Dijdag, Waterdag, Vrondag.

Zes dagen bijver zijn als nijen,
Op Vrondag vredig liggen zijen,
Dat maakt een woede geek.

My oldest granddaughter plays Debussy:

Little sister tackles Beethoven:

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   sneaky pete has kibitzed 2939 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-15-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
sneaky pete: <Chessical> The Donner vs Euwe match was hosted by <Dagblad Het Binnenhof>, which at the time had a building at the Prinsegracht in the centre of The Hague. See Dagblad simply means daily newspaper. Het Binnenhof (Inner ...
   Nov-06-18 Kieseritzky vs Anderssen, 1851 (replies)
sneaky pete: Anderssen presents the games in the order Kieseritzky, Horwitz (draw), Horwitz, Meierhofer (known as Mayerhofer on this site), Lowe (game is missing here), Deacon, Szabo and Ehrmann. No info about dates or schedule. I took a short look at the games here, none is dated, some have
   Nov-06-18 Anderssen vs Horwitz, 1851
sneaky pete: Position after 13... f5 [DIAGRAM] 14.Bxg5 Bxg5 15.Qxf5 h6 16.h4 Nd7 17.Ke2 .. [DIAGRAM] should win.
   Jul-12-18 T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
sneaky pete: That's a good tip. So the invented game was in V.-1 on page 121, the only Morphy reference in that volume. If that first number had a page 121, it must have been a quite expansive magazine.
   Jul-09-18 E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889
sneaky pete: The last (or lost) paragraph of my 2011 quote from Robert B. Long about the Von Feyerfeil vs Lipke game has a typo that needs to be corrected. Drawing a lost game is always commendable, but "He drew his lost game ..." should be "He drew his last game ...". My attention was drawn
   Jul-05-18 C van Bockel
sneaky pete: Hubertus Christoffel René (Chris) van Bockel, born June 20, 1932, died May 1, 2016.
   Jul-04-18 K Geus vs Breyer, 1913
sneaky pete: Position after 26.c4 .. [DIAGRAM] White is lost, black should play 26... Qh1+ 27.Kd2 Rxb2+ etc. After the unnecessary retreat 26... Ke6? white has 27.Qf3 .. [DIAGRAM] I'm not sure if this is winning, as the tournament book claims, but it looks very unpleasant for black.
   Jul-02-18 Yates vs K Geus, 1913
sneaky pete: The winning move would have been 29.Bd6+ .. [DIAGRAM]
   Jul-02-18 Ed. Lasker vs A van Foreest, 1913
sneaky pete: Lasker missed 39.Rc5 .. [DIAGRAM] winning a pawn. The game was adjourned after the sealed move 43... Nf8 [DIAGRAM] and became a loss by forfeit when Van Foreest withdrew after round 7. Does white still have a win? The Scheveningen schedule was murderous: 8 rounds during the ...
   Jul-01-18 Euwe - Bogoljubov (1941) (replies)
sneaky pete: Some ruitenbordcritiek regarding the first line of JEMO's immortal poem: Weer zijn view paardjes should be Weer zijn vier paardjes
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