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Dear visitors,
I've just become overwhelmed by spam registrations, and have turned off new applications. You need an account only if you want to make a comment, and you can do that through the contact form.
If you're really keen to have a user account here, email me or 'phone me.

Thanks a million



Chess Quotes

"In the eighteenth century they announced their first rule: "Sortez les pieces" - "Get the pieces out". "It took a hundred years before a new rule was announced. Anderssen, the winner of the first International Tournament, that of London, 1851, said:

  "Move that one of your pieces, which is in the worst plight, unless you can satisfy yourself that you can derive immediate advantage by an attack"

 "A few decades went by [...] the masters evolved a "public opinion":

— LASKER, Manual of Chess (second book)