Give future a chance.

December 31, 2017

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French aviator, writer and poet (1900-1944)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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The opponent’s wildest dreams

December 17, 2017


David Bronstein (USSR) vs. Mikhail Tal (USSR), FIDE Interzonal Tournament, Amsterdam 1964.

Chess [Abalone] is infinite, and one has to make only one ill-considered move, and one’s opponent’s wildest dreams will become reality.”

David Bronstein, Soviet chess grandmaster (1924-2006)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Why is Black’s move ill-considered?

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Where there’s a will, there are many ways.

December 10, 2017


Albert Camus by Yousuf Karsh, 1954

“In truth the way matters but little; the will to arrive suffices.”

(The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)

Albert Camus, French existentialist philosopher (1913-1960)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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There are many ways from there:

to there:

How many are you able to find?

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Don’t be fooled!

December 3, 2017


Mikhail Chigorin (on the right) vs. Siegbert Tarrasch (on the left) in Berlin, 1905

“Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the chess [abalone] player.”

Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess champion (1862-1934)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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    FOOLED!   NOT FOOLED!

(click on the smileys to see the possible endgames)        .

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