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"There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England." -- Sir Edward Coke

"Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing." – Robin Sharma

"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." -- Andrew Carnegie

""Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ― Winston S. Churchill

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poem by B.H. Wood, entitled ‘The Drowser':

Ah, reverie! Ten thousand heads I see
Bent over chess-boards, an infinity
Of minds engaged in battle, fiendishly,
Keenly, or calmly, as the case may be:
World-wide, the neophyte, the veteran,
The studious problemist, the fairy fan ...
"What's that? – I'm nearly sending you to sleep? Sorry! – but this position's rather deep."

Source: Chess Amateur, September 1929, page 268.

The Ass and the Little Dog
(two long-time CG goons)

One's native talent from its course
Cannot be turned aside by force;
But poorly apes the country clown
The polished manners of the town.
Their Maker chooses but a few
With power of pleasing to imbue;
Where wisely leave it we, the mass,
Unlike a certain fabled ass,
That thought to gain his master's blessing
By jumping on him and caressing.
"What!" said the donkey in his heart;
"Ought it to be that puppy's part
To lead his useless life
In full companionship
With master and his wife,
While I must bear the whip?
What does the cur a kiss to draw?
Forsooth, he only gives his paw!
If that is all there needs to please,
I'll do the thing myself, with ease."
Possessed with this bright notion, –
His master sitting on his chair,
At leisure in the open air, –
He ambled up, with awkward motion,
And put his talents to the proof;
Upraised his bruised and battered hoof,
And, with an amiable mien,
His master patted on the chin,
The action gracing with a word –
The fondest bray that ever was heard!
O, such caressing was there ever?
Or melody with such a quaver?
"Ho! Martin! here! a club, a club bring!"
Out cried the master, sore offended.
So Martin gave the ass a drubbing, –
And so the comedy was ended.

"He who takes the Queen's Knight's pawn will sleep in the streets!" - anonymous

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The Will Explained By Aesop

If what old story says of Aesop's true,
The oracle of Greece he was,
And more than Areopagus he knew,
With all its wisdom in the laws.
The following tale gives but a sample
Of what has made his fame so ample.
Three daughters shared a father's purse,
Of habits totally diverse.
The first, bewitched with drinks delicious;
The next, coquettish and capricious;
The third, supremely avaricious.
The sire, expectant of his fate,
Bequeathed his whole estate,
In equal shares, to them,
And to their mother just the same, –
To her then payable, and not before,
Each daughter should possess her part no more.
The father died. The females three
Were much in haste the will to see.
They read, and read, but still
Saw not the willer's will.
For could it well be understood
That each of this sweet sisterhood,
When she possessed her part no more,
Should to her mother pay it over?
It was surely not so easy saying
How lack of means would help the paying.
What meant their honoured father, then?
The affair was brought to legal men,
Who, after turning over the case
Some hundred thousand different ways,
Threw down the learned bonnet,
Unable to decide on it;
And then advised the heirs,
Without more thought, t" adjust affairs.
As to the widow's share, the counsel say,
"We hold it just the daughters each should pay
One third to her on demand,
Should she not choose to have it stand
Commuted as a life annuity,
Paid from her husband's death, with due congruity." The thing thus ordered, the estate
Is duly cut in portions three.
And in the first they all agree
To put the feasting-lodges, plate,
Luxurious cooling mugs,
Enormous liquor jugs,
Rich cupboards, – built beneath the trellised vine, – The stores of ancient, sweet Malvoisian wine,
The slaves to serve it at a sign;
In short, whatever, in a great house,
There is of feasting apparatus.
The second part is made
Of what might help the jilting trade –
The city house and furniture,
Exquisite and genteel, be sure,
The eunuchs, milliners, and laces,
The jewels, shawls, and costly dresses.
The third is made of household stuff,
More vulgar, rude, and rough –
Farms, fences, flocks, and fodder,
And men and beasts to turn the sod over.
This done, since it was thought
To give the parts by lot
Might suit, or it might not,
Each paid her share of fees dear,
And took the part that pleased her.
It was in great Athens town,
Such judgment gave the gown.
And there the public voice
Applauded both the judgment and the choice.
But Aesop well was satisfied
The learned men had set aside,
In judging thus the testament,
The very gist of its intent.
"The dead," Said he, "could he but know of it,
Would heap reproaches on such Attic wit.
What! men who proudly take their place
As sages of the human race,
Lack they the simple skill
To settle such a will?"
This said, he undertook himself
The task of portioning the pelf;
And straightway gave each maid the part
The least according to her heart –
The prim coquette, the drinking stuff,
The drinker, then, the farms and cattle;
And on the miser, rude and rough,
The robes and lace did Aesop settle;
For thus, he said, "an early date
Would see the sisters alienate
Their several shares of the estate.
No motive now in maidenhood to tarry,
They all would seek, post haste, to marry;
And, having each a splendid bait,
Each soon would find a well-bred mate;
And, leaving thus their father's goods intact,
Would to their mother pay them all, in fact," – Which of the testament
Was plainly the intent.
The people, who had thought a slave an ass,
Much wondered how it came to pass
That one alone should have more sense
Than all their men of most pretence.

<Jul-20-12 phone screen to lie:

Obviously I'm involved in several on-going "controversies" here on <CG>, so take my advice with a grain of salt.>

Riddle: If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?

Answer: Wet, duh!

Annabel Lee
by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love— I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride, In her sepulchre there by the sea—
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

"....his countrymen, Kolisch and Steinitz, are greatly indebted for their later success to their having enjoyed early opportunities of practicing with the departed amateur whose death is also greatly deplored amongst all who knew him personally." — Wilhelm Steinitz, regarding Karl Hamppe

The first appearance of the (John) Cochrane gambit against Petrov's defense C42 was in the year 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.

"Sorry don't get it done, Dude!" — John Wayne, Rio Bravo

"Gossip is the devil's telephone. Best to just hang up." — Moira Rose

"God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world." — Billy Graham

"Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness." — Billy Graham

Proverbs 26
Berean Standard Bible

1 Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,

honor does not befit a fool.

2 Like a fluttering sparrow or darting swallow,

an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,

and a rod for the backs of fools!

4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be like him.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly,

lest he become wise in his own eyes.

6 Like cutting off one's own feet or drinking violence

is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.

7 Like lame legs hanging limp

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

8 Like binding a stone into a sling

is the giving of honor to a fool.

9 Like a thorn that falls into the hand of a drunkard

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

10 Like an archer who wounds at random

is he who hires a fool or passerby.

11 As a dog returns to its vomit,a

so a fool repeats his folly.

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?

There is more hope for a fool than for him.

13 The slacker says, "A lion is in the road!

A fierce lion roams the public square!"

14 As a door turns on its hinges,

so the slacker turns on his bed.

15 The slacker buries his hand in the dish;

it wearies him to bring it back to his mouth.

16 The slacker is wiser in his own eyes

than seven men who answer discreetly.

17 Like one who grabs a dog by the ears

is a passerby who meddles in a quarrel not his own.

18 Like a madman shooting firebrands

and deadly arrows,

19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor

and says, "I was only joking!"

20 Without wood, a fire goes out;

without gossip, a conflict ceases.

21 Like charcoal for embers and wood for fire,

so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels

that go down into the inmost being.

23 Like glaze covering an earthen vessel

are burningb lips and a wicked heart.

24 A hateful man disguises himself with his speech,

but he lays up deceit in his heart.

25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,

for seven abominations fill his heart.

26 Though his hatred is concealed by deception,

his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

27 He who digs a pit will fall into it,

and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.

28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes,

and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

"There just isn't enough televised Chess." — David Letterman

"Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess." — Siegbert Tarrasch

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

Feb-23-23 FSR: Thanks, Susan. I never saw Albert after my freshman year of high school (he and his family moved to the Chicago suburbs, where he went to a different school and played for a different chess team). Super nice guy. I was very surprised many years later to learn that he and your son had started this site.

Switch your car insurance to Promotion and you could save hundreds.

"There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world." ― Pierre Mac Orlan

"You can only get good at chess if you love the game." ― Bobby Fischer

"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." ― Vladimir Kramnik

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant

Zdanovs split Zelinsky, Yuri Zhuravliov

G Kroone vs Euwe, 1919 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 0-1

H van Hartingsvelt vs Euwe, 1919 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

J W te Kolste vs Euwe, 1919
(C46) Three Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs M Marchand, 1920 
(A84) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 1-0

A Speijer vs Euwe, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

A Speijer vs Euwe, 1921
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Saemisch, 1921 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs G Fontein, 1922
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs G Fontein, 1922
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs R Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Euwe, 1923 
(E90) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs A Rueb, 1923
(A22) English, 17 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Yates, 1923 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Colle, 1924
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs J W te Kolste, 1926
(A21) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1927 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 71 moves, 0-1

Colle vs Euwe, 1926 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Colle, 1926 
(A15) English, 65 moves, 1-0

16 g3 Qf1 17 Kf1 Be7 18Db7? Ra1 19 Kg2 Bg5
Euwe vs W Schelfhout, 1927 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

G Fontein vs Euwe, 1927
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1928 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs H Mattison, 1928 
(A15) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Colle, 1928 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Euwe, 1928
(A48) King's Indian, 73 moves, 0-1

G A Thomas vs Euwe, 1929 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs Euwe, 1931 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs G Stoltz, 1931 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Spielmann, 1932 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Grob, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Grob vs Euwe, 1934
(C58) Two Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 26 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 65 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs W Henneberger, 1934 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs R P Michell, 1935 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Milner-Barry, 1935 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 34 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs O Naegeli, 1934 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs I Kan, 1934 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Tartakower, 1936  
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Euwe, 1937 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Euwe, 1937 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Saemisch, 1937
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 44 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs W Winter, 1937 
(B54) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 39 moves, 1-0

Fine vs Euwe, 1938 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs G Fontein, 1939 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

G Fontein vs Euwe, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs S Landau, 1939 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 61 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1941 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1941 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 81 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1941 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 0-1

M Christoffel vs Euwe, 1946 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Znosko-Borovsky vs Euwe, 1946 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1946 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Denker, 1946 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 52 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Vidmar, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

L Stumpers vs Euwe, 1946 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Grob, 1947 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Grob vs Euwe, 1947 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Grob, 1947
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Eliskases, 1947
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

Grob vs Euwe, 1948 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 101 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Bisguier, 1948 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 42 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Stahlberg, 1954
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Y Porat, 1954
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Euwe, 1956 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs E Martin, 1957
(A22) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Ree vs Euwe, 1973 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 sockdolager
Sawyer Tom vs Ilya Stetsenko, 2018 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

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