Fred Wilson's book "Simple Attacking Plans", Mongoose Press, 2012.
Thank you Daffy!
* More Attacks: Game Collection: Thirteen instructive attacks
* Blowing Away the Castled King: Game Collection: Attack The King's Pocket
* Danish Gambits: Game Collection: Danish Gambit Games 1-0
* Variety: Game Collection: TacticalArchives
* 50 Ways: Game Collection: 50 Ways to Win at Chess
* Spassky's Closed Sicilians: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/che...
* The King of Gambits: Game Collection: Foxy Openings - King's Gambit
* A1912: Game Collection: Abbazia 1912
* Don't Steal: https://www.openbible.info/topics/s...
* Fork OVerload (Remove the Defender): Game Collection: FORK-OVERLOAD OR HOOK-AND-LADDER TRICK
* Oskar plays 1e4: Oskar Oglaza
Adams Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.d4)
Adelaide Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 f5)
Alapin Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 h5)
Alapin Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3)
Albin Counter Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5)
Alekhine Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 dxe4 5.a3 Be7 6.Nxe4 Nf6 7.N2g3 0-0 8.Be2 Nc6)
Allgaier Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ng5)
Andreaschek Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3)
Anti-Meran Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5)
Anti-Moscow Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 dxc4 8.e4)
Balogh Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.e4 d6)
Basque Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d4 exd4 7.e5 Ne4 8.c3)
Belgrade Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5)
Bellon Gambit (1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e4 4.Ng5 b5)
Benko Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5)
Bertin (Three Pawns) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.0-0 gxh2+ 7.Kh1)
Bishop's Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4)
Blackburne Shilling Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4)
Blackburne Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ng5 h6 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Nc3)
Blackmar–Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 – also (1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3)
Blumenfeld Counter Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5)
Blumenfeld Reversed Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.e3 c5 4.b4)
Boden–Kieseritzky Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3)
Boehnke Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 e6 3. dxe6 Bxe6)
Brentano Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g5)
Breyer Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Qf3)
Bronstein Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0-0 Nc6 6.c3 Nf6 7.d4)
Bryan Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 b5)
Bryan (Kieseritzky) CounterGambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 b5)
Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5)
Calabrian Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f5)
Carrera (Basman) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Qe2)
Catalan Queens Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3)
Charousek Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.d3 Nf6 5.dxe4 Nxe4 6.Qe2)
Chicago Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nxe5 Nxe5 4.d4)
Cochrane Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7)
Colorado Gambit (1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5)
Cunningham Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7)
Dada Gambit (1.g3 e5 2.Bg2 d5 3.b4)
Danish Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3)
Danube Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.d5 b5)
De Smet Gambit (1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.dxe5 d6)
Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e4)
Diemer–Duhm Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.c4)
Double Muzio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Qf6 7.e5 Qxe5 8.Bxf7+)
Duras Gambit (Fred Defence) (1.e4 f5 2.exf5 Kf7)
Elephant Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5)
Englund Gambit (1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 Qe7 4.Qd5 f6 5.exf6 Nxf6)
Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4)
Evans Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 d5)
Fajarowicz Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4)
Falkbeer Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5)
Four Pawns Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.b4 Bxb4 4.f4 exf4 5.Nf3 Be7 6.d4 Bh4+ 7.g3 fxg3 8.0-0 gxh2+ 9.Kh1)
Franco-Hiva Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 f5)
Frankenstein–Dracula Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6)
French: Wing Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4)
Fried Liver Attack Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7)
From Gambit (1.f4 e5)
Fyfe Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d4)
Gent Gambit (1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.0-0 fxg3 6.hxg3)
Ghulam Khassim Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.d4)
Gianutio Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 f5)
Ginsburg Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bc4)
Godley Gambit (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Nf6)
Göring Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3)
Greco Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.f4)
Grünfeld Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 0-0)
Halasz Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4)
Halibut Gambit (1.c4 b5)
Halloween Gambit (Müller–Schultze) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5)
Hamppe–Muzio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.Bc4 g4 6.0-0)
Hanstein Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.0-0)
Harksen Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.c4)
Herrstrom Gambit (1.Nf3 g5)
Hubsch Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 Nxe4 4.Nxe4 dxe4 4.Bc4)
Icelandic Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 e6)
Italian Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d4)
Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7)
John Tracy Gambit (1.e4 Nf6 2.Nf3)
Karpov Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5)
Kasparov Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 d5)
Keres Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nc3)
Khan Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d5)
Kieseritzky Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5)
King's Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4)
Kotrč–Mieses Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4)
Krejcik Gambit (1.e4 Nf6 2.Bc4 Nxe4 3. Bxf7+)
Krol Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3)
Lasker Gambit (1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 c6 (or 4…g6) 5.f3)
Latvian Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.g4)
Lewis Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.d4)
Lisitsin Gambit (1.Nf3 f5 2.e4)
Locock Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Ng5 h6 5.Nxf7)
Lopez Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5)
Lopez Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.Qe2 Nf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.c3 Ne7 6.f4)
Lopez–Gianutio Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 f5)
Marshall Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e4)
McDonnell Double Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.b4 Bxb4 4.f4)
McDonnell Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Nc3)
Michel Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 c5)
Milner-Barry Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4)
Moller Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.d5)
Morphy Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3)
Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3)
Muzio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0)
Nakhmanson Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Nc3)
Nimzowitsch Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Qg4)
Orthoschnapp Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Qb3)
Paris Gambit (1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.0-0)
Petroff Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 Qe7 5.d4)
Philidor Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.h4)
Philidor Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5)
Pierce Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Bc4)
Poisoned Pawn (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2)
Polerio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4)
Ponziani Counter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 f5)
Ponziani Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4)
Portsmouth Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4)
Portuguese Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4)
Quade Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Nc3)
Queen's Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4)
Rasa–Studier Gambit (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.f3)
Relfsson Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bb5)
Reti (Landstrasse) Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.c4)
Rice Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6 8.0-0)
Rosentreter Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.d4 g4)
Ross Gambit – (1.Nf3 e5)
Rotary-Albany Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 b6)
Rousseau Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5)
Rubinstein Counter Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nc3 e6 5.Nxd5 exd5 6.d4 Nc6)
Ryder Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Qxf3)
Salvio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Ne5)
Schliemann (Jaenisch) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5)
Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4)
Sicilian Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Bb4 7.0-0)
Slav Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4)
Smith–Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3)
Sorensen Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.d4 g4 5.Ne5)
Spanish Counter Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d5)
Spielmann Gambit (1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Nfd7 4.e6)
Stafford Gambit (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6)
Stamma Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.h4)
Staunton Gambit Deferred (1.d4 f5 2.c4 e6 3.e4)
Staunton Gambit (1.d4 f5 2.e4)
Steinitz Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4)
Steinitz Counter Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5)
Sturm Gambit (1.f4 d5 2.c4)
Swiss Gambit (1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g4)
Tarrasch Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.dxc5 d4 6.Na4 b5)
Tartakower (Lesser Bishop's) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2)
Tartakower (Fischer) Gambit (1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4)
Tennison Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.Nf3)
Tolush–Geller Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 b5 6.e5)
Triple Muzio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Qf6 7.e5 Qxe5 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7)
Tumbleweed Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Kf2)
Two Knights' Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5)
Urusov Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4)
Urusov (Ponziani) Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3)
Van Weersel Attack (1.e4 c6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Qb3)
Vienna Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4)
Villemson Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.d4)
Von Hennig–Schara Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4)
Vukovic Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5)
Wagner Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 c5 4.e4)
Ware Gambit (1.a4 e5 2.a5 d5 3.e3 f5 4.a6)
White Gambit (1.c4 d5 2.b3 dxc4 3.bxc4 Qd4 4.Nc3)
Wild Muzio Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+)
Wilkes-Barre/Traxler Variation (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5)
Williams Gambit (1.f4 d5 2.e4)
Wing Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.b4)
Wing Gambit Deferred (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 (or 2…e6) 3.b4)
Wing Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.b4)
Wing Gambit Delayed (1.e4 c5 2.a3 Nc6 (or 2…e6) 3. b4)
Zollner Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.0-0 0-0 9.f4 Qb6 10.e5)
slaw1998: In my spine there sends a shiver
When a player sends his pieces up the river
Into loose en prise encapture, enrapture,
Does it to my heart receive it well
Yet other players bring me down
Their defense sends my attack the other way around
And Tal and others would be quite displeased
Like I, to have the attack no hope of being released
So I'll go on shedding pieces
With combos, like a magic stall,
And hope that some day
I can beat them all.
The Bear and the Amateur Gardener
A certain mountain bear, unlicked and rude,
By fate confined within a lonely wood,
A new Bellerophon, whose life,
Knew neither comrade, friend, nor wife, –
Became insane; for reason, as we term it,
Dwells never long with any hermit.
It's good to mix in good society,
Obeying rules of due propriety;
And better yet to be alone;
But both are ills when overdone.
No animal had business where
All grimly dwelt our hermit bear;
Hence, bearish as he was, he grew
Heart-sick, and longed for something new.
While he to sadness was addicted,
An aged man, not far from there,
Was by the same disease afflicted.
A garden was his favourite care, –
Sweet Flora's priesthood, light and fair,
And eke Pomona's – ripe and red
The presents that her fingers shed.
These two employments, true, are sweet
When made so by some friend discreet.
The gardens, gaily as they look,
Talk not, (except in this my book;)
So, tiring of the deaf and dumb,
Our man one morning left his home
Some company to seek,
That had the power to speak. –
The bear, with thoughts the same,
Down from his mountain came;
And in a solitary place,
They met each other, face to face.
It would have made the boldest tremble;
What did our man? To play the Gascon
The safest seemed. He put the mask on,
His fear contriving to dissemble.
The bear, unused to compliment,
Growled bluntly, but with good intent,
"Come home with me." The man replied:
"Sir Bear, my lodgings, nearer by,
In yonder garden you may spy,
Where, if you'll honour me the while,
We'll break our fast in rural style.
I have fruits and milk, – unworthy fare,
It may be, for a wealthy bear;
But then I offer what I have."
The bear accepts, with visage grave,
But not unpleased; and on their way,
They grow familiar, friendly, gay.
Arrived, you see them, side by side,
As if their friendship had been tried.
To a companion so absurd,
Blank solitude were well preferred,
Yet, as the bear scarce spoke a word,
The man was left quite at his leisure
To trim his garden at his pleasure.
Sir Bruin hunted – always brought
His friend whatever game he caught;
But chiefly aimed at driving flies –
Those hold and shameless parasites,
That vex us with their ceaseless bites –
From off our gardener's face and eyes.
One day, while, stretched on the ground
The old man lay, in sleep profound,
A fly that buzz'd around his nose, –
And bit it sometimes, I suppose, –
Put Bruin sadly to his trumps.
At last, determined, up he jumps;
"I'll stop your noisy buzzing now,"
Says he; "I know precisely how."
No sooner said than done.
He seized a paving-stone;
And by his modus operandi
Did both the fly and man die.
A foolish friend may cause more woe
Than could, indeed, the wisest foe.
The Cock and the Pearl
A cock scratched up, one day,
A pearl of purest ray,
Which to a jeweller he bore.
"I think it fine," he said,
"But yet a crumb of bread
To me were worth a great deal more."
So did a dunce inherit
A manuscript of merit,
Which to a publisher he bore.
"It's good," said he, "I'm told,
Yet any coin of gold
To me were worth a great deal more."
They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind. ― Scottish Proverb
Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
'Finders keepers, losers weepers'
No, turn it over to Lost and Found.
Drive sober or get pulled over.
"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assia
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The City Rat and the Country Rat
A city rat, one night,
Did, with a civil stoop,
A country rat invite
To end a turtle soup.
On a Turkey carpet
They found the table spread,
And sure I need not harp it
How well the fellows fed.
The entertainment was
A truly noble one;
But some unlucky cause
Disturbed it when begun.
It was a slight rat-tat,
That put their joys to rout;
Out ran the city rat;
His guest, too, scampered out.
Our rats but fairly quit,
The fearful knocking ceased.
"Return we," cried the cit,
To finish there our feast.
"No," said the rustic rat;
"Tomorrow dine with me.
I'm not offended at
Your feast so grand and free, –
"For I have no fare resembling;
But then I eat at leisure,
And would not swap, for pleasure
So mixed with fear and trembling."
French Proverb: "Il ne faut rien laisser au hasard." ― (Nothing should be left to chance.)
"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
"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant
Z is for Zipper (to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
Zipper starts with letter Z,
Letter Z, letter Z,
Zipper starts with Letter Z,
/z/, /z/, /z/, /z/!
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<Atterdag: Geoff - are you a descendant of Wordsworth?:
There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparell'd in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;—
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Sally Simpson: Hi Atterdag,
This is my tribute to Wordsworth. (Daffodils.)
I wandered lonely as a pawn,
o'er a field coloured brown and cream,
When suddenly I ran out of squares
and discovered I was now a Queen.>
"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
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Isolated pawns require a very expensive therapy, for keeping them alive.
This poem is dedicated to all members
who strive to become Masters of chess.
in the middle of a cold Canadian winter night
a phantom creature was riding a stallion knight
but lo and behold it is the man called yakisoba
together with a bishop and queen chasing nova.
though the old bishop was getting pooped out
the merry queen in her glory was bouncing about
while riding hard yakisoba grinningly thought
"I know what to do with that nova when caught."
there on top of the castle was nova in hiding
strapped to a kite for a quick get-away gliding,
then trembling he realized to his consternation:
he was being killed by the bishop-queen combination.
* Weird is what you're not used to: https://chessentials.com/weird-ches...
limerick, entitled ‘The Solver's Plight' was by ‘A.J.F.' A.J. Fink and was published on page 22 of Chess Potpourri by Alfred C. Klahre (Middletown, 1931):
There was a man from Vancouver
Who tried to solve a two-mover;
But the boob, he said, ‘"Gee",
I can't find the "Kee",
No matter HOW I manouvre.'
Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, approximately 3000 miles (4850 km) in diameter, hardly larger than the moon. Despite being the smallest, it's extremely dense. In fact, it's the second densest planet after Earth. It's also the closest planet to the sun, making it dangerous to explore. Mercury is 48 million miles from the earth.
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered * exalts folly.
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.
31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
"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
Z is for Zookeeper (to the tune of "Do You Know the Muffin Man?")
Oh do you know the zookeeper,
The zookeeper, the zookeeper?
Oh, do you know the zookeeper
Who works down at the zoo?
Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: To prove he wasn't chicken!
Play Chess by William Hartston & Jeremy James. PB, Algebraic, 96 pg., Published by BBC 1980.
Brilliant Chess by William Hartston (for beginners; 96 pages)
Teach Yourself Chess by William Hartston
Teach Yourself Better Chess by William Hartston
The Guinness Book of Chess Grandmasters by William Hartston
Improve Your Chess (75 lessons) by William Hartston
The Penguin Book of Chess Openings by William Hartston
Benoni by William R. Hartston
The Kings of Chess: A History of Chess, Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players by William Hartston
The Battle of Baguio City: Karpov-Korchnoi 1978 by William Hartston
Karpov Versus Korchnoi: World Chess Championships, 1981 by William Hartston
The Brussels Encounter : OHRA by Raymond D. Keene, Andrew Martin, William Hartston, et al.
The Psychology of Chess by William Hartston and Peter C. Wason
The Book of Numbers: The Ultimate Compendium of Facts about Figures by William Hartston
What Are the Chances of That?: Fabulous Facts about Figures by William Hartston