Free to decide

January 21, 2018


Dolores O’Riordan, who died on 15 January 2018.

“I’ll live [play] as I choose,
Or I will not live [play] at all.

[Free to decide, track 4 from the album To The Faithful Departed (1996),
by The Cranberries]

Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (1971-2018)

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Irish rock band The Cranberries.
Left to right: Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler, Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan.

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The Irish daisy is an unbalanced variation.

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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)

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Why is Black’s move ill-considered?

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Did you really find the best move?

October 22, 2017

Dr. Emanuel Lasker der deutsche Ex-Schachweltmeister, beabsichtigt im Frühjahr dieses Jahres seine Weltmeisterschaft wieder zurückzuerobern!
Dr. Emanuel Lasker in seinem Berliner Heim.

“Wenn du einen guten Zug siehst, such nach einem besseren.” *
* “When you see a good move, look for a better one.”

Emanuel Lasker, German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher (1868-1941)

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