Harakiri in the 1000 Bright Minds Chess Simul

IM attilaturzo
Jan 16, 2012, 10:29 AM |

Dear Friends,

Yesterday finished the 1st game in the 1000 Bright Minds Chess Simul. My opponent was Jordaka from Japan. In the 3rd move he moved his king pawn to an undefended square and I captured it. Then he played his 4th move which offered a pawn exchange. Then he resigned. I think this was a bit early. Black had a pawn advantage, but white's position was perfectly playable.

I hope Jordaka made this harakiri only in our game and he is in perfect condition Smile

Sepuku means the same as Harakiri. I think interesting to know a bit more about it. I found this in wikipedia

"Seppuku (切腹?, "stomach-cutting") is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was either used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture), or as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them. The ceremonial disembowelment, which is usually part of a more elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators, consists of plunging a short blade, traditionally a tantō, into the abdomen and moving the blade from left to right in a slicing motion."


I wish, You, the other 999 Bright Minds will play a bit better and we will play nice games Smile 

If you make a mistake, just stop and start again to think how can you play in that situation. Stand up, get fresh air and accept the situation. Then sit down and try to find the best move in the challenging situation.

Please be patient about yourself and forgive about your mistakes and remember harakiri was the solution of the old age and in our current world, Love is the solution and forgiveness for others and for yourself. Peace.

Sleep well! Smile



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