1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5?!
"The opening was originally known as the Greco Countergambit, and some modern writers still refer to it as such. That name recognized the Italian player Gioachino Greco (1600–1634), who contributed to the early theory of the opening. The name Latvian Gambit is a tribute to several Latvian players who analyzed it, Kārlis Bētiņš being the most prominent among them. The Austrian International Master (IM) Albert Becker once published an article that Bētiņš judged to be dismissive about the Latvian Gambit. In response, Bētiņš published and analyzed one of his own games in order to defend the gambit: Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs K Bētiņ, 1921." - Wikipedia
Main Line 3.Ne5 Qf6 5.Nf3
Leonhardt Variation 3.Ne5 Qf6 4.Nc4
Bronstein Attack 3.Ne5 Qf6 5.Nc4 6.Be2
Nimzowitsch Attack 3.Ne5 Qf6 6.Ne3
Fraser defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nc6
Mayet Attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4
Mayet Attack, Strautins Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4 b5
Mason Countergambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.d4
"Dubious, therefore playable." ― Savielly Tartakower
"What is the object of playing a gambit opening? To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game." ― Siegbert Tarrasch
"There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat." ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
"The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal."
— Criss Jami
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
Sidewalk playin': https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...
* Capablanca's Double Attack — having the initiative is important: https://lichess.org/study/tzrisL1R
* C21-C22 miniatures: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
* Danish Gambits: Game Collection: Danish Gambit Games 1-0
* Javed's way: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...
* King's Gambit start-up: Game Collection: Batsford's MCO 14 King's Gambit
* King Bishop's Gambit: Game Collection: rajat21's kings gambit
* KG Video: Game Collection: Foxy Openings - King's Gambit
* GM Gallagher is an author:
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* Happy Days! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slv...
* Old P-K4 Miniatures: Game Collection: Games for Classes
* LG - White wins: Game Collection: Latvian Gambit-White wins
* Ponziani Games: Game Collection: PONZIANI OPENING
* Aggressive Gambits: https://thechessworld.com/articles/...
* Volo plays the KP faithfully: Volodymyr Onyshchuk
* 20 Various Italian Games: Game Collection: Italian Game
* C53s: Game Collection: rajat21's italian game
* RL Minis: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez Miniatures
* Del's: Game Collection: Del's hidden gems
* 21st Century: Game Collection: 21st Century Masterpieces - First decade (2000)
* GK: Game Collection: Kasparov - The Sicilian Sheveningen
* TIP: Click on the e8 square to see a computer engine analysis of the position.
* Hans On French: Game Collection: French Defense
* Alapins: Game Collection: Alapin
* Chess Records: https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/record...
"One of the supreme paradoxes of baseball, and all sports, is that the harder you try to throw a pitch or hit a ball or accomplish something, the smaller your chances are for success. You get the best results not when you apply superhuman effort but when you let the game flow organically and allow yourself to be fully present. You'll often hear scouts say of a great prospect, "The game comes slow to him." It means the prospect is skilled and poised enough to let the game unfold in its own time, paying no attention to the angst or urgency or doubt, funneling all awareness to the athletic task at hand." — R.A. Dickey
* The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy by Irving Chernev - https://lichess.org/study/KMMrJvE1
* Legendary: Game Collection: The 12 Legendary Games of the Century
FACTRETRIEVER 2020: Even though dragonflies have six legs, they cannot walk.
'A stitch in time saves nine'
"You can't hold with the hare and run with the hounds."
The Horse and the Wolf
A wolf, what time the thawing breeze
Renews the life of plants and trees,
And beasts go forth from winter lair
To seek abroad their various fare, –
A wolf, I say, about those days,
In sharp look-out for means and ways,
Espied a horse turned out to graze.
His joy the reader may opine.
"Once got," said he, "this game were fine;
But if a sheep, it were sooner mine.
I can't proceed my usual way;
Some trick must now be put in play."
He came with measured tread,
As if a healer of disease, –
Some pupil of Hippocrates, –
And told the horse, with learned verbs,
He knew the power of roots and herbs, –
Whatever grew about those borders, –
And not at all to flatter
Himself in such a matter,
Could cure of all disorders.
If he, Sir Horse, would not conceal
The symptoms of his case,
He, Doctor Wolf, would gratis heal;
For that to feed in such a place,
And run about untied,
Was proof itself of some disease,
As all the books decide.
"I have, good doctor, if you please,"
Replied the horse, "as I presume,
Beneath my foot, an aposthume."
"My son," replied the learned leech,
"That part, as all our authors teach,
Is strikingly susceptible
Of ills which make acceptable
What you may also have from me –
The aid of skilful surgery;
Which noble art, the fact is,
For horses of the blood I practise."
The fellow, with this talk sublime,
Watched for a snap the fitting time.
Meanwhile, suspicious of some trick,
The wary patient nearer draws,
And gives his doctor such a kick,
As makes a chowder of his jaws.
Exclaimed the wolf, in sorry plight,
"I own those heels have served me right.
I erred to quit my trade,
As I will not in future;
Me nature surely made
For nothing but a butcher."
"Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."
― Norman Vincent Peale
"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."
― Martin Luther King Jr.
"My concern about my reputation is with the people who I respect and my family and my Lord. And I'm perfectly comfortable with my reputation with them, sir." —John Durham
<There are distinct situations where a bishop is preferred (over a knight). For example, two bishops are better than two knights or one of each. Steven Mayer, the author of Bishop Versus Knight, contends, "A pair of bishops is usually considered to be worth six points, but common sense suggests that a pair of active bishops (that are very involved in the formation) must be accorded a value of almost nine under some circumstances." This is especially true if the player can plant the bishops in the center of the board, as two bishops working in tandem can span up to 26 squares and have the capacity to touch every square.
Bishops are also preferable to knights when queens have been exchanged because, Grandmaster Sergey Erenburg, who is ranked 11th in the U.S., explains, "Bishops and rooks complement each other, and when well-coordinated, act as a queen." Conversely, a knight is the preferred minor piece when the queen survives until the late-middlegame or the endgame. Mayer explains, "The queen and knight are able to work together smoothly and create a greater number of threats than the queen and bishop."
When forced to say one is better than the other, most anoint the bishop. Mayer concludes, "I think it's true that the bishops are better than the knights in a wider variety of positions than the knights are better than the bishops."
He continues, "Of course, I'm not sure this does us much good, as we only get to play one position at a time.">
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring."
― Prince William
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do: good Christians content themselves with His will revealed in His Word." ― King James I
"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley
Amanda Kay wrote:
You were my knight
Chess board was our home
Queen's fondness you garnered
A kiss sweeter than honeycomb
'A place for everything and everything in its place'
'A poor workman always blames his tools'
'A problem shared is a problem halved'
"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." ― Vladimir Kramnik
"Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people." ― Elizabeth Green
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Dick Cavitt: "And you like that moment of just crushing the guy?"
RJ Fischer: "Right *nodding and smiling*, yeah."
"Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess."
― Siegbert Tarrasch
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ― Howard Thurman
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Psalm 96: 1-3
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Ecclesiastes 9:9: "Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun."
BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master
And one for the dame.
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
What do you call a bacon-wrapped comet? A meat-eor.
What do stars say when they apologize to one another? I'm starry.
Why did the star decide to take a vacation? It needed some space.
What's Donkey's favorite film? Star Shrek.
What was the tree's favorite thing about Star Trek? The Captain's log.