Torneio de Encerramento do III Circuito de Lisboa
(Humphrey Borgard in his American bar in Casablanca, preparing the opening repertoire for the AXL tournement)
Depois do "blunder" e derrota de ontem no torneio da AXL, vou ter de me concentrar mais no tabuleiro. De qualquer modo, sempre fico mais descansado depois de reler este artigo.
Worse than a crime?
When Chess Gods Blunder
Grandmasters commit shocking blunders every day. Even the gods of chess – the world champions from Philidor to Kramnik – have hung pieces and overlooked mates. No one can answer Friedrich Nietzsche’s conundrum – "What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man" – but we all ought to know that man is the blunderer of chess. Yet one constantly hears chess writers describing a blunder as "unbelievable." Believe it! Chess would have no pretensions beyond being sophisticated checkers unless its inherent difficulty prevented true mastery of its intricacies and pitfalls.