Queen of the Slipstream

Queen of the Slipstream

Jun 10, 2011, 11:00 PM |


I hope you'll like my youtube music video embedded in this blog. First, some quotes about the queen.

You are for me the Queen on d8 and I am the Pawn on d7!! -  GM Eduard Gufeld

Every Pawn is a potential Queen - James Mason

Combinations with a queen sacrifice are among the most striking and memorable   -  Anatoly Karpov

In choosing an opening plan players think most of all of harmonious development for the pieces, but sometimes leave the development of the queen out of their considerations. Yet the Queen is the most valuable and important piece and the whole outcome can depend upon how successfully she plays her role.  - Alexander Kotov

A Queen's sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover.  -  Savielly Tartakower

And whan I saw my fers (Queen) awaye,/ Allas! I kouthe no lenger playe.  -  the knight in Chaucer's 'Book of the Duchess' (1369)

 Do not bring your Queen out too early.  -  from Francisco Bernardina Calogno's poem 'On the Game of Chess' ('De ludo scachorum') circa 1500

They (Europeans) overlook that the game is an image of battle, for which reason the terms Queen and Bishop are inappropriate and ought to be replaced by Supreme General and Elephant - as is the practice among eastern nations who were the founders and inventors of the game.  -  Thomas Hyde (1694) 

 The queen is the most dangerous piece on the board. It is also the most beautiful piece. -  sollevy10



Some of my favorite chess quotes:

The Pin is mightier than the sword - Fred Reinfeld

The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Savielly Tartakover

One doesn't have to play well, it's enough to play better than your opponent - Siegbert Tarrasch

Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine - Mikhail Tal

QUEEN OF THE SLIPSTREAM Van Morrison - 1987 You're the Queen of the slipstream With eyes that shine You have crossed many waters to be here You have drank of the fountain of innocence And experienced the long cold wintry years. There's a dream where the contents are visible Where the poetic champions compose Will you breathe not a word of this secrecy, and Will you still be my special rose? Goin' away far across the sea But I'll be back for you Tell you everything I know Baby everything is true Will the blush still remain On your cheeks my love In the light always seen In your head? Gold and sliver they placed At your feet my dear But I know you chose me instead Goin' away far across the sea But I'll be back for you Tell you everything I know Baby everything is true You're the Queen of the slipstream I love you so You have crossed many waters to be here And you drink at the fountains of innocence An experience you know very well

I am now playing Team Vote Chess (TVC) with Old School and Gambit Lines. I encourage my friends to join Old School and Gambit Lines where views from everyone are heard and where a member is also a leader. There are team captains who moderate discussions well. Every move is openly analyzed and questions are properly entertained. I will be happy to see my friends from all the groups that we meet at Old School and Gambit Lines and continue the fun in TVC.