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sneaky pete
Member since Jun-03-04 · Last seen Oct-16-21
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 3116 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-27-21 Steinitz vs E Jenay, 1860 (replies)
sneaky pete: <Z> The source of this game and 21 other early Steinitz games is a manuscript discussed here: Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 Black's name is given in that manuscript as Jeney.
   Aug-18-21 Nunn vs Smeets, 2006
sneaky pete: 27.exf6 Nef4 [DIAGRAM] doesn't look good for white.
   Aug-08-21 Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 (replies)
sneaky pete: Game 29 in <The Unknown Morphy> by Philip W. Sergeant, the 1973 reprint of the 1932 <Morphy Gleanings>. Sergeant doesn't specify where he found this game.
   Aug-05-21 de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 (replies)
sneaky pete: Yes, if you permit me, you didn't read that right. The exact date is unknown. It's game number 2 of the collection and dated March 1863, as the link in the introduction shows.
   Jul-22-21 T Gruber vs Euwe, 1921
sneaky pete: Common sense and logic tell us that white in this game is not Sandor but Theodor Gruber from Vienna, who also played the other Gruber games in this tournament. More or less contemporary sources (Kagan's magazine, 1921 issue 4 and Kmoch, Euwe slaagt, 1937) do not give a first ...
   Jul-15-21 Euwe vs G Abrahams, 1939
sneaky pete: M?nninghoff in his 1976 Euwe biography gives the 12 move version with notes by Euwe. His source is (the weekly) De Schaakwereld (1939). Euwe questionmarks 6 ... d5 and writes after 12.d6+ [DIAGRAM] "Black resigns, for 12... cxd6 13.Bg5+ .. with 14.Qb7+ .. next leads to mate, ...
   Jun-30-21 S Diaz Carias vs J Cordovil, 1966 (replies)
sneaky pete: Yes, yes and yes. So it is obvious that the score is wrong and white really played 3.Bc4 .. when after 3... Be7 we have the Hungarian Defence. The next couple of moves are quite common, but after 8.O-O .. [DIAGRAM] 8... Nxe4 may be a bit too adventurous.
   Jun-27-21 chessforum (replies)
sneaky pete: To write something positive here for a change, I like the new black and white of the homepage puzzle and the diagrams users can add to their posts. Discreet and peaceful!
   Jun-27-21 J Bey vs H Boekkooi, 1948 (replies)
sneaky pete: After 12.c7+ Qxb5+ [DIAGRAM] where is the (quick) unspectacular mate?
   Jun-27-21 Jerry Bey
sneaky pete: Gezellig!! Wikipedia gives his date of birth October 1, 1923 and his date of death April 23, 1984. He was multi-talented, nusician and chess artist, like Philidor, Loman and Taimanov.
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