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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Oct-19-17
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 2846 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-07-17 T Kershevich vs G Melnyk, 1972
sneaky pete: After 14... Nxd4 15.cxd4 Qa5 16.Rf6 .. [DIAGRAM] black can still try 16... Qxd2; maybe there is an earlier improvement for white however.
   Oct-07-17 B Wall vs B Ellena, 1981
sneaky pete: Bill Wall gives 2... Nc6 and 3... Nf6 here (in 300 King's Gambit Miniatures, 1982). He also adorns 15... Kxf7 with no less than two question marks. I wonder why. At that point in the game we are far beyond good and evil (I think moves 5 and 6 lose the game for black).
   Oct-06-17 B Koyalovich vs Karpoff, 1904
sneaky pete: tells us Event and Site for this game are "URS ch". In 1904 this must have been a very early Championship of the USSR, 13 years before the October Reffolution.
   Oct-06-17 K A Walbrodt vs W Pollock, 1895 (replies)
sneaky pete: <ughaibu> It would have been very funny if he had done so, but unfortunately this is what I find in the tournament book after 37.Kg1 .. [DIAGRAM] "It is curious to agree to a draw in this position, which certainly would admit of much play. We think Black has slightly the ...
   Oct-01-17 R Dudek vs Kuhn, 1939
sneaky pete: Event "Silesia (Poland)" is nonsense. This game was played in Breslau, the city of Anderssen, Harrwitz and Tarrasch. That's Wroclaw in Poland now, but in 1939 it was still Breslau in Germany.
   Sep-29-17 Greco vs NN, 1620
sneaky pete: Was Greco a thief? See Busnardo vs NN, 1590
   Sep-29-17 Greco vs NN, 1620
sneaky pete: Or this one Greco vs NN, 1620
   Sep-29-17 NN vs D Ponziani, 1769 (replies)
sneaky pete: <Christoforus Polacco> I didn't claim 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Ng5+ .. is winning, but it's a lot better than the meek 9.cxd4 .. that leads to disaster. After 10... Kg8 11.Qxg4 Nxe5 12.Qf5 g6 13.Qf4 .. threatening Rxe5 .. looks good enough. Maybe white can even ignore Ng4 and after
   Sep-28-17 NN vs D Ponziani, 1769
sneaky pete: <FSR> Probably the game score is wrong, but it can't be helped. My guess is that white applied the Italian way of free castling by moving the Rook to f1 and the King to h1 and Ponziani played d7-d5. O-O .. and Kh1 .. for white and d7-d6-d5 for black is just a trick to make
   Sep-24-17 G Cascio vs NN, 1634
sneaky pete: Cascio used Italian style free castling by playing the Rook to f1 and the King to h1, guarding His Majesty from future Queen checks at c5, so Bc4 was never endangered. Position after 5.O-O .. [DIAGRAM] The game is incomplete. Information from Murray's Collection of European ...
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