Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms #4
Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms. #4
‘Carpe Diem’. Chess is a game in which to ‘seize the day’.
Chess is a game and different from your every day occupation and employment. Many players make the mistake of bringing their ordinary lives onto the chessboard. They play hedgehogs and hippopotamus’ and imitate all sorts of funny animals. (These are both the names of very solid and boring chess openings.) No! Act like a human being, not a prickly animal or one that wallows in mud. Chess is a game in which to ‘live a little.’ Do something exciting! When was the last time you played a game and won in 10 moves against 1600 plus opponents? Not recently? Then you must start to play the King’s Gambit. Both as White and Black. Here is an example of my games with White and Black playing the King’s Gambit for both colours. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!