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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Dec-13-17
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 2857 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-14-17 Scovara vs P Boi, 1575
sneaky pete: The Oxford Encyclopedia (based on Murray's Collection of European Games) has a different score, partly (but not quite) the same as what <whiteshark> presented here some years ago. The black Queen retreated to e7, but we see some quite remarkable and original moves after ...
   Nov-14-17 Flohr vs V Petrov, 1939 (replies)
sneaky pete: <ughaibu> I can, see
   Nov-12-17 Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1964
sneaky pete: <HeMateMe> After 9... O-O 10.Bxf7+ Rxf7 11.Qc4 .. black is lost. See Fischer vs Fine, 1963
   Nov-08-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
sneaky pete: <> It's Maurian vs Morphy, 1854
   Nov-05-17 Greco vs NN, 1620
sneaky pete: Yes, but who loses? After 11... Qg7 12.Bxg8 Kxg8 [DIAGRAM] the black King is safer on g8 than he was on f8 and white's attack Bishop has disappeared. I doubt if white still has any advantage. Maybe 11.Bxg5 .. was premature. I don't say that Greco was a patzer, but today every ...
   Nov-03-17 Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 (replies)
sneaky pete: Nit-pickier still, it IS a checking move.
   Oct-28-17 James Macrae Aitken
sneaky pete: George Botterill (Open Gambits, 1986, page 40) writes about 10.Ba3 .. : "Aitken first suggested the idea in the British Chess Magazine in 1937 and he supplied a very attractive variation." Botterill is skeptical about the worth of the move compared to 10.Qb3 .. and he may be ...
   Oct-25-17 Anderssen vs Loewenthal, 1851
sneaky pete: Black should have played 16... Nxd5 17.Bxd8 Nc3 [DIAGRAM]
   Oct-22-17 Anderssen vs V Knorre, 1865
sneaky pete: It seems that black can draw with 40... Kd5 [DIAGRAM] The main lines are 41.Kb1 Nxc3+ 42.bxc3 b4 and 41.Ne2 Ke4 42.Kb1 Ke3 43.Ng1 Nxc3+ when in the end all white pawns will disappear. These lines are mentioned in Pickard's 1996 collection of Anderssen games and are probably ...
   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.
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