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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Apr-26-18
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 2902 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-18 Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1873
sneaky pete: Anderssen maybe didn't want to be on the receiving end of a sacrifice, or he overestimated white's chances after 12.Qxg7 .. in that line. [DIAGRAM] The tournament book gives some lines showing that 12... Kd7 leaves black on top. After the more obvious 12... Rf8 13.fxe5 .. with ...
   Apr-17-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
sneaky pete: <keypusher> You're probably right and I didn't consider that move, I just looked at several bad moves black might try. The tournament bulletin (published in daily installments after each round) mentions that Matanovic (who commented on the games for the audience) expected ...
   Apr-09-18 G MacDonnell vs Steinitz, 1862
sneaky pete: The official tournament book by Löwenthal (published in 1864) has 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 etc. The German tournament book by Suhle (1864) and Bachmann (Schachmeister Steinitz) give the move order we have here. I think Löwenthal was right, he could use the original scoresheets. So ...
   Apr-08-18 Motylev vs V Malakhov, 1996
sneaky pete: [DIAGRAM] <b-g4 can be blocked with f7f5> Not after 31... Kxe6 32.Rb8 Kd7 33.Bg4+ .. [DIAGRAM] <even if the pawn takes the rook the game should still end in a draw> [DIAGRAM] If black played against <joddon>, that may be true. Unfortunately he's facing Motylev,
   Apr-07-18 J Stapfer vs C Jaffe, 1913 (replies)
sneaky pete: The position after 21.Rg1 .. would make a nice Tuesday or Wednesday puzzle. [DIAGRAM] Black to play.
   Apr-07-18 A Benderac vs K Newrkla, 2012
sneaky pete: 32.Nxd5 Rb2 with ... Ree2 is also hopeless. 32.Nh5 Rb2 33.Rxd5 .. has the advantage of finishing her misery sooner.
   Apr-07-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
sneaky pete: <One son died before marrying Howard in 1849.> I'm a bit puzzled. With the son in his grave, Was it a marriage by the glove? Was a marriage between two men, in this case even father and adopted son, legal in England in 1849? Wouldn't it be bigamy if Howard also married the
   Apr-07-18 Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1963 (replies)
sneaky pete: <keypusher> First part of the conversation (bettween Muhring and Euwe) is in Dutch, last part (with Botvinnik) is in German. Euwe tells that he had seen 8... Qe7 in a recent game Taimanov vs Botvinnik (from the Spartakiad , a Soviet team tournament). Botvinnik says the ...
   Apr-06-18 P Navarro Torres vs M Szymanski, 2005
sneaky pete: After 6.Bd2 Nd5 [DIAGRAM] and the rest is a matter of technique.
   Apr-02-18 Max Euwe
sneaky pete: Machgielis is a variation of Michael. It's very, very uncommon, less than 5 bearers found in 2014:
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