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21 Bremen isn't in Yemen, it's in Germany Ev FR4
Compiled by fredthebear

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." — Garry Kasparov

"After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." — Fred Reinfeld

"Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess." — Evan Esar

"There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England." — Sir Edward Coke

"Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing." — Robin Sharma

"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." — Andrew Carnegie

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ― Winston S. Churchill

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Lev Polugaevsky vs Oscar Panno
33 1971
Mar del Plata

Milan Vukic vs Viktor Kortschnoj
9 1971

Roman Hernandez vs Fridrik Olafsson
28 1975

Margeir Petursson vs Viswanathan Anand
62 2000
Chess@iceland rapidplay Semifinal

Lev Psakhis vs Mark Tseitlin
23 1990
Tel Aviv op

Lev Psakhis vs Torben Myrvold
39 1994
Peer Gynt

Anatoly Karpov vs Vladimir I Karasev
42 1971

Lajos Portisch vs Robert Huebner
50 1983

Lajos Portisch vs Henrique Mecking
63 1973
Petropolis Interzonal

Lajos Portisch vs Hans Ree
39 1969

Lajos Portisch vs Jan Timman
21 1981

Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Vassily Ivanchuk
35 1992

Robert Huebner vs David Bronstein
12 1975

Robert Huebner vs Larry Christiansen
35 1992

Robert Huebner vs Borje Jansson
41 1972
Skopje ol (Men) fin-A

Robert Huebner vs Mato Damjanovic
23 1974

Borislav Ivkov vs Fridrik Olafsson
20 1971

Borislav Ivkov vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
43 1972
Skopje ol (Men) fin-A

Lubomir Kavalek vs Jan Timman
16 1979

Viktor Kortschnoj vs Miroslav Filip
47 1962
Candidats Tournament

Viktor Kortschnoj vs Mark Taimanov
53 1973
Leningrad Interzonal

Viktor Kortschnoj vs Gennady Kuzmin
39 1973

Viktor Kortschnoj vs Henrique Mecking
81 1974
Candidats qf4

Viktor Kortschnoj vs Jan Timman
21 1995

Vlastimil Hort vs Roberto Cosulich
20 1971

Vlastimil Hort vs Carel Benjamin Van den Berg
30 1971

Vlastimil Hort vs Viktor Kortschnoj
31 1975

Vlastimil Hort vs Gyula Sax
69 1984
Lugano op

Vlastimil Hort vs Peter Gruen
47 1987
Bundesliga 8687

Gata Kamsky vs Peter Svidler
48 2007
World Cup

M.Hassan: <Eggman>: Scarborough Chess Club which is said to be the biggest chess club in Canada, arranges tournaments under the name of "Howard Rideout" tournaments. Is he the same Rideout that you are mentioning?. I only know that this is to commemorate "Rideout" who has been a player and probably in that club because the club is over 40 years old. This tournament is repeated year after year and at the beginning of the season when the club resumes activity after summer recession in September. Zxp

PeterB: Eggman and Mr. Hassan - you are right, Howard Ridout was a long time member of the Scarborough Chess Club! He was very active even when I joined in 1969, and was still organizing tournaments at the time of his death in the 1990s. This game is a good memorial to him! Theodorovitch was a Toronto master rated about 2250 back then, perhaps about 2350 nowadays.

"Sometimes in life, and in chess, you must take one step back to take two steps forward." — IM Levy Rozman, GothamChess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

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"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." ― Vladimir Kramnik

"If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out." ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A Windsong by Ray Paquette (1984):

As you set sail for new horizons
May a brisk fair wind be with you
May your journey provide that mixture of
Joy, contentment, love and excitement
That gives rise to zestful anticipation
Of new adventures together.
May you cheerfully weather
the unavoidable storms together
And steer as clear of all obstacles
As the currents allow
May God Bless and keep you
Bon Voyage

This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name! ― Fort Minor

Lasker's Secret Principle:

"He (Emanuel Lasker) told me that this principle of controlling as many squares as possible was his guide at every stage of the game.

He said "In the majority of cases it is probably best to have Knight and Bishop on squares of the same color, because then they control squares of opposite colors."

― Edward Lasker, Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters

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.

"One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today." ― Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos

"Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people." ― Elizabeth Green

Jupiter and the Farmer

Of yore, a farm had Jupiter to rent;
To advertise it, Mercury was sent.
The farmers, far and near,
Flocked round, the terms to hear;
And, calling to their aid
The various tricks of trade,
One said It was rash a farm to hire
Which would so much expense require;
Another, that, do what you would,
The farm would still be far from good.
While thus, in market style, its faults were told, One of the crowd, less wise than bold, Would give so much, on this condition,
That Jove would yield him altogether
The choice and making of his weather, –
That, instantly on his decision,
His various crops should feel the power
Of heat or cold, of sun or shower.

Jove yields. The bargain closed, our man
Rains, blows, and takes the care
Of all the changes of the air,
On his peculiar, private plan.
His nearest neighbours felt it not,
And all the better was their lot.
Their year was good, by grace divine;
The grain was rich, and full the vine.
The renter, failing altogether,
The next year made quite different weather;
And yet the fruit of all his labours
Was far inferior to his neighbours'.
What better could he do? To Heaven
He owns at last his want of sense,
And so is graciously forgiven.
Hence we conclude that Providence
Knows better what we need
Than we ourselves, indeed.

A piece of cake:

Dionysius1: I had basil on the pub's potage du jour yesterday. Soup herb!

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"In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." — Max De Pree

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, "Don Quixote"

Old Russian Proverb: "Measure seven times, cut once. (Семь раз отмерь — один отрежь.)" Be careful before you do something that cannot be changed.

<....Here is an excerpt from Sergeant's book Championship Chess, with Alekhine's view of Fine, as early as 1933:

'Before (Alekhine) left the States the Champion was induced to say whom he thought likely challengers for his title in the future. He named two Americans, Kashdan, who was favourably known in Europe already, and R Fine, whose achievements so far were mainly in his own country, and the Czecho-Slovakian, Flohr.'>

"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

23luv The summit YZ Franco redub XZ boot in the toothie Ziyatdinov sent Zaza Karstandzhiya to Marz in 9 daze Andy Soltis 4knights. Good one, yes siree!

QID: Classical. Traditional Variation (E17) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Keres, 1963 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attk
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal's Hundred Best Games by George Negyesi
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky blundered, lost on time.
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60) 1-0 blitz
Dzindzichashvili vs Tal, 1991 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Rook Ending
Botvinnik vs G Borisenko, 1955 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bg2 vs Bg7 Bind
G Borisenko vs Geller, 1950 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 43 moves, 1-0

Some Pawn sacrifices work better than others.
Botvinnik vs Bisguier, 1962 
(A12) English with b3, 44 moves, 1-0

Exchange Sacrifice
Botvinnik vs B Goldenov, 1952 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug makes us think twice
Flohr vs L Steiner, 1933
(A26) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Penetrate
O Antze vs Saemisch, 1926 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Chess Hiccup
Tarrasch vs A Reggio, 1903 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

"Goldberg Variations" (game of the day Apr-12-2018)
G Goldberg vs Bronstein, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Tal - Botvinnik World Champship Rematch (1961), Moscow URS, Rd9
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Var Keres Var (A23) 1/2-1/2
Bagirov vs Tal, 1963 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

One King hunt helps another
Tal vs N Zhuravliov, 1965 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Let's beat up the rest of the field
K Spraggett vs L Day, 1983
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0Stockfish
Petrosian vs Tal, 1963 
(A36) English, 50 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1/2-1/2
Petrosian vs Tal, 1964 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1 N vs B ending
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Duchamp Var (A38) 1/2-1/2
Petrosian vs Tal, 1964
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

That fellow was Reti, wasn't he?
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1928 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Which fellow is the P.I.?
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 30.?
Gelfand vs I Stohl, 1992 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

The next move was in the mail?!
Sokolsky vs N Zhuravliov, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening ML Exchange (A00) 0-1Quick exchanges to R ending
K Volke vs Vaganian, 1994
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 0-1 Superb combo
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Myagmarsuren, 1974 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def Accepted (A13) 1-0
Reti vs Vidmar, 1927 
(A13) English, 56 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1/2-
Karpov vs Tal, 1987 
(A14) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

504 Gateway Time-out
G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. London Defensive System (A12) 1-0
Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A12) English with b3, 64 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Stockfish
Petrosian vs Dorfman, 1975 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Q trap
Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Tartakower Attk (A45) 0-1 Simplification favors B
O Pavlenko vs F Abbasov, 2001
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 23.?
Petrosian vs Hort, 1972 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Reversed roles. Tal's only win with Black vs Petrosian.
Petrosian vs Tal, 1976 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. 2Knts' Bg2 vs Bg7 (A22) 1-0Where to break thru?
Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1965 
(A22) English, 61 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1/2-1/2 His system
C Carls vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knts' Keres Var (A23) 0-1 Dzindzichashvili
Nakamura vs H Wang, 2012 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 0-1 36.? blunder
Panno vs Keres, 1957 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knts' Fianchetto Lines (A24) 1-0 Stockfish
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1921 
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto Line (A22) 1-0 Brilliant!
Kavalek vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack: General (A00) 1-0 A True Railroad Mate!
R Durkin vs Bross, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Nakamura, 2023
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

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