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Torre Att by Takqueen
Compiled by fredthebear

Takqueen provided these games. Thank you Takqueen!

David Bronstein's 8 games and Paul Keres 5 games have been removed to other collections.

The Camel and the Floating Sticks

The first who saw the humpbacked camel
Fled off for life; the next approached with care; The third with tyrant rope did boldly dare
The desert wanderer to trammel.
Such is the power of use to change
The face of objects new and strange;
Which grow, by looking at, so tame,
They do not even seem the same.
And since this theme is up for our attention,
A certain watchman I will mention,
Who, seeing something far
Away on the ocean,
Could not but speak his notion
That It was a ship of war.
Some minutes more had past, –
A bomb-ketch It was without a sail,
And then a boat, and then a bale,
And floating sticks of wood at last!

Full many things on earth, I wot,
Will claim this tale, – and well they may;
They're something dreadful far away,
But near at hand – they're not.

Avast ye, hearties: Tuesday, September 19, is National Talk Like a Pirate Day and you don't want to look like a scallywag. Captain Syntax shares a few useful phrases in this video so your pirate lingo will sound like that of an old salt, matey. And don't forget the rum… er, grog.

Pirate Phrases:
Abandon Ship: An order to leave the vessel immediately, usually in the face of some imminent danger

Ahoy: Hello

Avast Ye: A command meaning pay attention or listen

Aye, Aye: Yes, I understand

Batten Down the Hatches: When everything on a ship is tied down to prepare for an approaching storm

Booty: Refers to any ill-gotten goods swiped from another party

Bounty: The reward for capturing a criminal

Briny Deep: The ocean

Carouser: A reckless person who drinks too much

Chantey: A song that sailors sing in unison while working

Clap of Thunder: A strong alcoholic beverage, usually referring to a shot

Davy Jones' Locker: Graveyard at the bottom of the sea for those killed or drowned

Dead Men Tell No Tales: An expression that means dead people will not betray any secrets. Used as a threat to kill someone, or a way of saying there were no survivors.

Doubloons: Types of gold coins

Fire in the Hole: A cannon is about to be fired

Grog: Diluted rum, but can be used to refer to any alcoholic concoction

Hang the Jib: To pout or frown

Hearties: Friends, comrades

Hornswaggle: To swindle something, usually money, out of someone else

Jolly Roger: The name for the iconic black pirate flag featuring a white skull and crossbones

Lad, lass, lassie: A child or young person

Landlubber: Someone without sailing ability

Loot: Stolen money or possessions

Marooned: To be abandoned with no food, drink or possessions

Me: My

Old Salt: Experienced pirate or sailor

Plunder: To steal

Run a Rig: Play a joke on someone

Scallywag: What an experienced pirate would call a newbie

Scurvy: A derogatory adjective meaning lowly or disgusting

Seadog: A veteran sailor

Shiver Me Timbers: An exclamation of surprise

Sink Me: An exclamation of surprise

Son of a Biscuit Eater: An insult

Thar She Blows: A whale sighting

Three Sheets to the Wind: Someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly drunk, and four sheets is passed out.

Walk the Plank: When someone is forcibly ordered to walk off a wooden board into the sea, resulting in drowning

Wench: A woman

Ye: You

Yo Ho Ho: A jolly expression will be unavailable August 28, 2023 from 1:00AM through 1:30AM(UTC/GMT) for maintenance. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Ah, St. Marher, 1225:
"And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."

zurpie had a purple slurpie but dripped it on hiz white shoez

Petrosian vs V Lyublinsky, 1949 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

petrosian torre with early knight exchange
Petrosian vs H Bouwmeester, 1960
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1960 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

torre with bishop taking the knight after p-h7,runs the queen
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1960 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs F Olafsson, 1962 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

T A Petrosian vs T Kotanjian, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

petrosian draw
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 43 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs S Khalilbeili, 1956
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs E Chukaev, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 Chapter 1 Schiller's book
Yermolinsky vs I Naumkin, 1987
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Piket vs T Karolyi Jr., 1987 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 25 moves, 1-0

G Mohr vs Anand, 1988 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 32 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs S Polgar, 1985 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs N Takemoto, 1987
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs J Qi, 1987
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1981
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Sosonko, 1987 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 57 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Kasparov, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Timman, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Larsen, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

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