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Does winning involve any luck ?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #81

    NobbyCapeTown

    I wonder how many can pronounce swashanzuck correctly ? Guess it does not matter, as long as you see it and make it.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #82

    NobbyCapeTown

    If I lose and I say " I should have seen the Zwischenzug". Reply " I don't know that one, I beat you with the Swashanzuck".

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #83

    ponz111

    As Frank somebody said "Luck be my lady tonight."

    So luck sometimes happens in chess and is female.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #84

    FirebrandX

    ponz111 wrote:

    As Frank somebody said "Luck be my lady tonight."

     

    Fitz said that too.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #85

    ponz111

    Fitz was probably just copying Frank.  Frank goes back aways.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #86

    NobbyCapeTown

    Frank also had a song, what was it again ? oh yeah - "I did it side ways"...

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #87

    ponz111

    It is too bad that some like to stalk and troll rather than engage in real conversation or debate.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #88

    crtexxx

    Yes. The result of a game depends on many things other than what is going on at the board-things we have no way to control consciously or subconsciously. I can't predict if I'm going to get a heart attack at the board or not (Alekhine once said that he wouldn't resign since this might happen to the opponent) or whether the opponent has something really nasty prepared in an opening etc...


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