"Of Chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it..."

"But that is the fault of life, not Chess"
~William Ewart Napier

If you gonna be a square...

“On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long.”
~Emanuel Lasker


  1. Chess lasts forever.

    We are mere mortals though on a "darkling plain."

    The monuments of life, including chess, outlast us all.

    It is the moment of passion, fierce passion, which defines a life.

    How you played the game......

    Ah, love, let us be true

    To one another! for the world, which seems

    To lie before us like a land of dreams,

    So various, so beautiful, so new,

    Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,

    Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;

    And we are here as on a darkling plain

    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

    Where ignorant armies clash by night.

    Matthew Arnold


    They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

    Out of a misty dream

    Our path emerges for a while, then closes

    Within a dream."

    Ernest Dowson


    Let's simply have another drink, here at Harry Hope's.... Or have I the wrong bar?

    But how beautiful the moon is tonight! How promising in its fold of mystery! Its silver breath quiet on the street. There is much to marvel at!


  2. Gr8 graphics. Playing white (because I am a guest) how about Pawn to King 4.....?