Oh, to express, with worthy stress,
And real success, the heartiness
With which I bless the manliness
And charm of chess.
For who can guess what broad excess
Of steadiness and thoughtfulness
One must possess, so that success
May crown one’s chess?
And I confess that no duress,
Or dire distress, could e’er repress
The eagerness with which I press
To play at chess.
No pitiless fair sorceress,
By soft caress, or looks or dress,
Could dispossess me of my, – yes!
My love of chess.
>Chess is all about regicide, and it doesn't matter how it's done as long as it's within the rules & laws of the game. Therefore, since the clock is an important part of the rules in all forms of chess, I click all skulls without hesitation or warning. No matter how one may feel about it, a win by timeout is no less honorable than a win by checkmate.
>I prefer quicker games with multiple moves per day.
>I'm a horn player who plays not only music, but also chess; I've played the horn all over North America and parts of Europe, playing virtually everything in the orchestral and solo horn repertoire. My chess career is somewhat less interesting! However, I teach chess to children in schools, which means I play a lot of simuls.
>The horn player depicted in the profile picture in the upper right is purported to be Franz Strauss, 1822-1905, possibly the best horn player of his day. He was the father of the famous composer, Richard Strauss, 1864-1949.
>"I play the horn because I can't sing. If I could sing, I would not play the horn." –Ifor James, 1931-2004
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." –Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965
>My avatar picture is my current cat, Cricket, who is a Calico, and she's a real sweetie.
No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.