Valderrama, Elmer (COL)  [FICGS member # 167]
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* Blunders are all there, waiting to be made.
* Some part of a mistake is always correct.
* The winner of a game is the one who has made the next-to-last blunder.
* Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders.
* Sacrifices only prove that someone has blundered.
* Ich mache Fehler - also ich existiere! (I make errors, therefore I am!).
* Das Schach ist nur durch die Fehler existenzberechtigt (The existence of
chess can only be justified by the necessity of making errors).
* There is really only one mistake in chess - underestimating your opponent.
* To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game.
* Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is
knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.
* The great master places a Knight at e5; mate follows by itself.
* Some Knights don't leap - they limp.
* A draw can be obtained normally by repeating three moves, but also by one
* Moral victories do not count.
* A threat is more powerful than its execution.
* It is always better to sacrifice your opponent's men.
* Let 'S' be the strength that a player professes, And 's' represent what in
fact he possesses, From a small calculation we reach the conclusion that 'S'
minus 's' must equal Illusion.
* All chessplayers should have a hobby.
* A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have
the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the
third... when you know you're going to lose!.
* Reti studies mathematics although he is not a dry mathematician; represents
Vienna without being Viennese; was born in old Hungary yet he does not know
Hungarian; speaks uncommonly rapidly only in order to act all the more
maturely and deliberately; and will become the best chessplayer without,
however, becoming world champion.
* I had a toothache during the first game. In the second game I had a
headache. In the third game it was an attack of rheumatism. In the fourth
game, I wasn't feeling well. And in the fifth game? Well, must one have to
win every game?.
-All quotes by Dr. Savielly Tartakower, (as compiled by Terry Crandall on The Game is Afoot
Elmer Valderrama has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 3, lost 0 and drawn 3 other games against an average elo of 2253, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally Elmer finished a total of 6 games and is not playing any game right now.
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Chessbase 10 with Xfcc is released!! (2007-04-01 17:37:59)
PS...and I am GM Elmar Magerramov..
Part 3 is out ..(yawn)... (2007-03-30 10:59:09)
Okey, Okey, guys, that's not
bad for an introduction of e-mail(?!) CC techniques for beginners..
But to be honest you sho (...)
Droppers: New rule (2007-03-29 13:09:49)
Unjustified resignations are equally disturbing (but not that common) so they deserve equal treatment in my opinion.
Silent with (...)
Chess and politics (2007-03-29 13:00:51)
Look no further. Here it is.
The (Chess)Recipe for Success in Bussines and/or Politics
Chess and politics (2007-03-27 17:54:12)
So Bush's national ELO is even lower ;-)
they may have won some ELO points by kicking Talibans' ass, but lost a lot (...)
the second article... (2007-03-27 17:48:51)
..At least we got an inmediate response after the criticism ;-)
Once I am relieved from the headache of reading the first part (...)
The perfect title (2007-03-26 20:12:01)
As the title couldn't be more awefull, let's try to improve it:
"Decision Making: Invaluable Lessons Taken (...)
imitate = model (2007-03-26 19:18:28)
..nice description of the candidates' campaign strategy, Thibault :-)
How Science model Reality, and How Chess model Life, doe (...)
How Life Imitates Chess (2007-03-26 18:15:28)
Has it been already published?
To start with, something tells me that the title should have been: How Chess
Imitates Life, a (...)
Oh dear (2007-03-26 11:47:37)
I've got nothing against chessbase, but as you can see, they go so low
quality that is impossible to ignore them ;)
The m (...)