The fireworks are spectacular events always. In the recent past I saw two real fireworks in August at Balaton Lake from the window of my house. 20 August is a national day in Hungary. This is the feast of first Hungarian King. (Saint Stephanus, reigned 1000-1038)
On this day to organize fireworks is usual in the country. Also usual is the firework in the cities of Balaton Lake and the firework is reflected on the water of lake. I saw it at 20 August. But at Balaton Lake in 5 August occured an other firework too. A meteor appeard on the sky and passed away above our house in Balatonakali and dashed into the land in the Southern shore of Balaton near to Fonyód. This is the evidence:
The proceeding of meteor was a fearful view. Fortunately the meteor didn’t cause a loss as the Tunguz-meteor in Siberia in 1908.
Fireworks above Budapest and river Danube.
Remaining at fireworks we could see it not only on the sky but on the chess-board, too. Now I’ll present one which was demonstrated by the world champion Alekhine on the land of volcanos (these aren’t whatever fireworks) in Island in 1931. (On the first picture is the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Island, 19 April, 2010)
During his brilliant sacrifice serie burned away his bishop, rook and queen in the heat of struggle, but finally he gave mate with the remained pieces. (rook and knight) His adversary had bishop, rook and queen advantage, in vain. Moreover Alekhine’s position was in front of mate in one, but he arrived sooner. Let us see the „fireworks” in analyzing of Alekhine!
Alekhine - Asgierson, Reykjavik, 1931
Perhaps the brightest meteor on the sky of chess playing was Morphy. Sorry to say similarly with short career Alekhine also was a brilliant meteor, his career shorted the second WW.
GM István Bilek in his book (In perpetual check) these last sentences wrote on the rear side: „How says Napoleon? The great people are meteors: they consume themselwes to flood with light the World”.