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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Feb-21-18
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 2874 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
sneaky pete: <Retireborn> That's right. Both were associated with the social democrat movement and party. During the German occupation Het Volk more or less disappeared, in 1945 it re-appeared as Het Vrije Volk. It faded away in the 1970s, when most readers grew tired of newspapers ...
   Feb-17-18 Mackenzie vs P Ware, 1882
sneaky pete: If you play the Meadow Hay Defence, you must play it right. 5... Qh4+ 6.g3 Qd8 is okay, but after 9... Bb4+ 10.c3 Bf8 is the only move. That would keep square e7 free for the Knight.
   Feb-13-18 K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 (replies)
sneaky pete: <master of defence> No, it isn't: 20... Rxf4? 21.Bxg4 Rxe4 22.Rf8# [DIAGRAM]
   Feb-08-18 P N Wallis vs NN, 1923
sneaky pete: In printed game collections I found this game as Wallis vs NN, Sidney (Australia), 1920, when Philip Norman was only 14 years old (and most likekly living in Great Britain). The move 12 ... c6 "and white announced mate in 5 moves" is added. White is probably Francis J Wallis
   Feb-06-18 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
sneaky pete: <WPE> A very interesting link, but with a lot of inaccuracies, and the missing f isn't even the worst. "Dies Artikel ist geschre<w>en durch einen Deutscher." It shows! For instance, that world championship was in 1974, not 1972, and the Rotmof who stole the title ...
   Feb-06-18 Kunath (replies)
sneaky pete: <Zanzibar> All the Blackmar Gambit games here preceding those by Blackmar himself (from the 1880ies) are misdated and were probably played (around) a century later. I found another game between E. Kunath (GDR) and N. Grant (USA) with the Blackmar-Popiel-Gambit (4.Bg5 ..) ...
   Jan-20-18 Gyula Breyer (replies)
sneaky pete: <zanzibar> Here is rhe Réti article in the February 1923 issue of the Tijdschrift:
   Jan-18-18 Euwe vs Reti, 1920 (replies)
sneaky pete: This is the game as published on pages 130/131 of the June 1920 issue of the Tijdschrift with notes by Euwe. At the top it says "played in June". To my surprise, Euwe gives the extended version with mate at move 31 instead of resignation at
   Jan-18-18 Euwe vs Reti, 1920 (replies)
sneaky pete: This game was apparently published in the Algemeen Handelsblad, May 22, 1920. I couldn't find that column at delpher, but the column of May 29 has a reference to the game and a mistake in the annotation. At the end Van Trotsenburg writes: ...
   Jan-18-18 Reti vs Euwe, 1920 (replies)
sneaky pete: From delpher this link to the weekly chess column by Van Trotsenburg in the Algemeen Handelsblad of Saturday June 19, 1920. It states that this was the 4th and last game of the match. I also found the column of June 5 (same editor and ...
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