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Noordwijk 1938 Yanni
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"Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don't give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life's problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works." ― Yanni

"Life is like a game of chess. To win you need to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called LIFE." ― Alan Rufus

"Chance favors the prepared mind." ― Louis Pasteur

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." ― John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, and former Navy Lieutenant

"He who whets his steel, whets his courage"
― Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." ― Dale Carnegie

"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up." ― Robert Tew

"When you feel like quitting think about why you started." ― Anonymous

"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up." ― Chuck Yeager

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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ― C.S. Lewis

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Apparently spurred by the 1936 Zandvoort tournament, the seaside resort Noordwijk had its own international tournament in 1938, organised by the Daniel Noteboom Chess Club. The main sponsor (also the actual playing site) was the Rembrandt Hotel, high on a dune overlooking the North Sea. Games started at 5.30 p.m., to enable the amateur Dr. Euwe to finish his classes in Amsterdam before driving to Noordwijk to match his strength with the old (Bogoljubov, Tartakower, Spielmann) and new (Eliskases, Keres, Pirc) masters.

1.Eliskases 7,5/9 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 2.Keres 6,5/9 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 3.Pirc 5,5/9 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 4.Euwe 5/9 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5=Bogoljubov 4,5/9 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5=Landau 4,5/9 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 7.Thomas 4/9 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 8=Schmidt 2,5/9 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 0 8=Spielmann 2,5/9 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 8=Tartakower 2,5/9 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ *

The Ass And His Masters

A gardener's ass complained to Destiny
Of being made to rise before the dawn.
"The cocks their matins have not sung," said he, vere I am up and gone.
And all for what? To market herbs, it seems.
Fine cause, indeed, to interrupt my dreams!"
Fate, moved by such a prayer,
Sent him a currier's load to bear,
Whose hides so heavy and ill-scented were,
They almost choked the foolish beast.
"I wish me with my former lord," he said;
"For then, whenever he turned his head,
If on the watch, I caught
A cabbage-leaf, which cost me nothing.
But, in this horrid place, I find
No chance or windfall of the kind:
Or if, indeed, I do,
The cruel blows I rue."
Anon it came to pass
He was a collier's ass.
Still more complaint. "What now?" said Fate,
Quite out of patience.
"If on this jackass I must wait,
What will become of kings and nations?
Has none but he anything here to tease him?
Have I no business but to please him?"
And Fate had cause; – for all are so.
Unsatisfied while here below
Our present lot is aye the worst.
Our foolish prayers the skies infest.
Were Jove to grant all we request,
The din renewed, his head would burst.

"Every master was once a disaster." – T.S. Wood

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"If you see a good move, look for a better one." — Emanuel Lasker

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." — Thomas Edison

"The winner of the game is the player who makes the next to last mistake." — Savielly Tartakower

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"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can." – Watty Piper

Adapt on the fly. "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week." — General George S. Patton

"If you're positive you can get through it OK. When you think negatively, you're putting poison on your body. Just smile. They say laughter is the best medicine there is." — Elsa Bailey, athlete, 100 years old

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils

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All The World's A Stage
William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.

Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Round 1, June 8
Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1938
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs Tartakower, 1938
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

G A Thomas vs Pirc, 1938
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Eliskases vs Spielmann, 1938
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 62 moves, 1-0

P Schmidt vs Euwe, 1938
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, June 9
Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1938
(E14) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs P Schmidt, 1938 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs Eliskases, 1938
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs G A Thomas, 1938
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 45 moves, 0-1

Keres vs S Landau, 1938 
(B54) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1-0

Round 3, June 11
S Landau vs Bogoljubov, 1938
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

G A Thomas vs Keres, 1938
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Eliskases vs Tartakower, 1938
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

P Schmidt vs Pirc, 1938
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Spielmann, 1938
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Round 4, June 12
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1938
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc vs Euwe, 1938
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs P Schmidt, 1938 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs G A Thomas, 1938
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, June 15
G A Thomas vs Bogoljubov, 1938
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Eliskases vs S Landau, 1938
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

P Schmidt vs Keres, 1938
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 70 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Tartakower, 1938 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Pirc, 1938 
(C59) Two Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 6, June 16
Bogoljubov vs Pirc, 1938 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1938 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Euwe, 1938 
(A09) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

S Landau vs P Schmidt, 1938 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 52 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Eliskases, 1938
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 7, June 18
Eliskases vs Bogoljubov, 1938
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Schmidt vs G A Thomas, 1938
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs S Landau, 1938 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs Keres, 1938 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Pirc vs Tartakower, 1938 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Round 8, June 19
Bogoljubov vs Tartakower, 1938
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Pirc, 1938 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs Spielmann, 1938
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 41 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Euwe, 1938
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Eliskases vs P Schmidt, 1938
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 9, June 21
P Schmidt vs Bogoljubov, 1938
(A25) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs Eliskases, 1938 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs G A Thomas, 1938
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc vs S Landau, 1938
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Keres, 1938
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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