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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen May-25-20
You have nothing to fear but my library.

"Ein Mensch, was ka Schach spielt, ist ka Mensch. Im Schach sitzt die Intelligenz, sag' ich. Da kann einer vier Meter lang sein, Schach muß er spielen, sonst ist er ein Tepp. Ich kann Schach. Ich bin auch kein Tepp. Jetzt frag' ich Sie; wenn Sie wollen, antworten Sie mir. Wenn Sie nicht wollen, antworten Sie nicht. Wozu hat ein Mensch den Kopf? Ich sag's Ihnen selbst, sonst zerbrechen S' Ihnen noch den Kopf, es wär' schad' drum. Zum Schach hat er den Kopf. Verstehen Sie mich? Sagen Sie ja, dann ist alles gut. Sagen Sie nein, dann sag' ich's Ihnen nochmal, weil Sie's sind."

Weltmeister Dr. Siegfried Fischer(le)
from Elias Canetti, Die Blendung, 1935

It's better to have D Love and lost than never to have D Love at all.

Rudy Kousbroek: Larkensviedje

Die ochtend zei het wrattenzwijn:
Nu moet het afgezopen lijn,
Stijnen helpt geen kweek.

Ja, drerk in plaats van woefenis:
Leven en schrijzen, room voos bis,
De wagen van de deek:

Waandag, Minsdag,
Zoensdag, Wonderdag,
Dijdag, Waterdag, Vrondag.

Zes dagen bijver zijn als nijen,
Op Vrondag vredig liggen zijen,
Dat maakt een woede geek.

Philosophy for beginners:
I do not think about things I don't think about.

My oldest granddaughter plays Debussy:

Little sister tackles Beethoven:

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   sneaky pete has kibitzed 3050 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-25-20 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 (replies)
sneaky pete: Klarer Fall. It's also 50... Re8 52... Rf8+ 54... Rf1 in my Dutch sources from 1935 (Tijdschrift, De Telegraaf).
   May-23-20 Leonhardt vs Capablanca, 1911
sneaky pete: It's also 56.Bc5 .. in the (1982 Olms reprint of the) 1919 second revised and corrected edition of the tournament book by Mieses and Lewitt.
   May-17-20 Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846
sneaky pete: Kasparov is a thief. That improvement 34... Bxg2+ 35.Kxg2 Bxh4 was indicated by Staunton in The Chess Player's Chronicle.
   May-01-20 C Bloodgood vs W Campbell, 1975 (replies)
sneaky pete: There is no Zugzwang. Black should have played 10... a6 [DIAGRAM] with at least equal chances. This may be a correspondence game between two inmates that was discontinued when Campbell escaped or was released from prison.
   Apr-16-20 Ljubojevic vs Browne, 1972
sneaky pete: Donner wrote (July 1972 issue of Schaakbulletin, reprinted in The King) that 39... Kd5 winning was shown to him, the day this game was played, by composer and musician Misja Mengelberg: "This Mengelberg position [DIAGRAM] doesn't look ...
   Apr-12-20 Tim Krabbe (replies)
sneaky pete: The author of Chess Curiosities will celebrate his 77th birthday tomorrow. He has exactly 77 games in this database. If you read 77 from right to left, it's still ... 77! Isn't that curious enough to make the man Player of the Day tomorrow? Or will it be that old bore Harry ...
   Apr-12-20 W J Muhring vs G A Thomas, 1946
sneaky pete: Sir George reached the age of 65 years the day this game was played. There was a celebration with flowers and presents. Offering Muhring a free Bishop was just his way of thanking his Dutch hosts for all this attention.
   Apr-04-20 Biographer Bistro (replies)
sneaky pete: <Noshibor> That third Schories vs Euwe game should be ignored. It is a duplicate of the actual round 5 game Euwe vs Schories with black and white mixed up. Euwe was white in the drawn game. His 3 wins were all with the black pieces: April 5 vs Schories, April 6 vs ...
   Mar-29-20 Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1964
sneaky pete: In 1964 FIDE didn't allow draws by agreement unless at least 30 moves had been played. Of course players still found ways to a premature draw if they felt like doing so. That's what apparently happened here. In his column in a Dutch newspaper, reprinted (in translation) in the ...
   Mar-26-20 P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963
sneaky pete: After 9... Qe5 10.Nd6+ Kd8 even better than 11.Nxf7+ .. winning the Queen would be 11.Bb6# [DIAGRAM]
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