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Sunday, October 26, 2003

Vintage Links

Monday, October 20, 2003

17. Quote
"If drink is the curse of the working classes and work is the curse of the drinking classes then chess is the curse of the thinking classes "
-- J. Ross

About 40 players were watching an online broadcast of a major match.
One of the players was a pawn down, and there was some argument as to how much compensation the other had.
One of the masters present quoted Fine, "As Reuben Fine said, "I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."

To which Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili replied:
"It all depends: which pawn and which finger?" -- Duif

16. FAQ
Someone asks, how do I improve and there is a three-part answer
1. Tactics
2. Endgame studies
3. Have an overall plan in your games.

They specifically say to not spend too much time on Openings.

Friday, October 17, 2003

15. QGD lecture in Exeter