Play through PGN collections

  • The selected PGN file [What's PGN?] from a dropdown menu will be shown in the inline frame underneath
  • Hover mouse over board squares to see extra controls e.g. b2 = toggle autoplay, b5 = search, f3 = next game, f8 = shortcuts help
  • See separate page for Canon PGN with index.


Chess Quotes

XLVIX.
"'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
"
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, First Edition
http://www.teachersoft.com/Library/poetry/fitzgrld/chapt01.htm
"Impotent Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
— Fifth edition, http://www.nmaa.si.edu/vedder/slide37p.html

 There are other editions, and other translations, but none, I think, on the Web.