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The saga of the internal mountain
Compiled by offramp
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I heard you out there listening; we must come to some decision. Sit down. I have been office tonight to get my letters. From these it appears that you have been keeping back my mail, both coming and going. The consequence that the loss of time has as good as destroyed the result I expected. In consequence of all this I have intercepted letters addressed to myself. It appears from these letters that for some time past you have be old friends against me by spreading reports about my mental health. You have succeeded in your efforts, for now not more than one from the King, down to the lowliest pawn, who believes that I am sane are the facts about my illness; my mind is sound, as you know, and I take care of my duties in the service as well as my responsibilities to others. My feelings are more or less under my control, as my will has now been completely undermined; but you have gnawed and nibbled at it soon until I slip the cogs, and then the whole mechanism will stop forever.

Running backwards on a track of Chromium
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

The blasts are faster and faster
J Mason vs Janowski, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

It burned up all the atmosphere
Lasker vs Janowski, 1910 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

The home of unhinged worlds
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

The skull that walked
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

A midnight stroll through a graveyard
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

You have to be one in order to see one
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Digging a hole - planting poplar trees
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

It's not a rock. It's a skull
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 0-1

Don't be taken in by this hokum about curses
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

10 years already! The way time passes!
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

A reeking slum alley off Lisle Street
Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1952 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Vive pour la UWZ!
Simagin vs Bibikov, 1944 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The Way of the Cross
Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

A Pom-Pom Hedgehog
Keene vs Stein, 1972 
(D80) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

a handsome set of choppers
Kunsztowicz vs Keene, 1973  
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

The Frozen Russian Waste
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

After The Big Fight
G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 36 moves, 1-0

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