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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Aug-11-17
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 2825 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-11-17 H Suechting vs Alekhine, 1911 (replies)
sneaky pete: Apparently the Suechting Line is characterised by 4.c3 .. and this is the first game of 99 with 4.c3 .. in this database, that comprises quite a lot of games. Black has a slightly better score than white in this 99 games, unusual for a French defence variation, so figure it out ...
   Jun-24-17 C van Bockel
sneaky pete: Chris van Bockel.
   Jun-22-17 Lasker vs F O Ballard, 1901 (replies)
sneaky pete: There must be more than two, we have nine of them here. But my favourite is Hank Ballard & the Midnighters.
   Jun-20-17 Saint Amant vs Kieseritzky, 1839
sneaky pete: I found a (secondary) source with the alternate score mentioned by <thomastonk>. 31 ..a6 [DIAGRAM] 32.Qe7 Rf8 33.Re1 Qd8 34.Qa7 Qh4 35.Rd1 Qe4 36.Qxa6 Qe2 37.Rf1 Re8 38.Qb6 d3 39.Qxb5 Qe3+ 40.Kh1 Rxe6 41.Qb8+ Kf7 42.Qf4(?) Qxf4 43.Rxf4 d2 44.Rd4 Re1+ [DIAGRAM] White ...
   Jun-19-17 F Young vs H N Stone, 1907
sneaky pete: Stone could have spoiled the fun with 18... fxe4 [DIAGRAM] Would you rather be white or black here?
   Jun-18-17 Santasiere vs Kashdan, 1946
sneaky pete: As every Ussian schoolboy knows, the winning line after 11... Qe6+ is 12.Kf2 Nxd4 13.Bb5+ .. [DIAGRAM] This is indicated by Santasiere in his <The Romantic King's Gambit>, published by Chess Digest in 1992. The improvement 28.Bd7+ later in the game stems from the same ...
   Jun-15-17 Santasiere vs D Ruth, 1956
sneaky pete: After 21... c6 [DIAGRAM] black would still be winning.
   Jun-04-17 S S Larsen vs G Welling, 1988 (replies)
sneaky pete: In that second line white still wins the exchange. Best may be 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.Nxb4 axb4 20.Be7 .. [DIAGRAM] White wins a pawn. It may not be worth much, with Welling dominating the white squares as he does in the actual game.
   May-31-17 Capablanca / Kmoch vs Euwe / Lilienthal, 1935 (replies)
sneaky pete: The February issue of Tijdschrift reprints annotations by Euwe, first published (no exact date given) in the Dutch newspaper Het Volk. Euwe writes that, after a joint post mortem, a draw was agreed by all four players. [DIAGRAM] The main lines start with 35.d5 e5 36.d6 exf4 ...
   May-24-17 J A Leonard vs T Loyd, 1861 (replies)
sneaky pete: <keypusher> Botterill (Open Gambits, page 66) doesn't mention 10.Ng5 .. at all. His main lines are 10.Qb3 .. and 10.Ba3 .. and he notes that 10.Bg5 .. was played once by Keres.
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