A devastating continuation — Stabroek News (Reblog)

In 1987, the chess grandmaster Evgeny Vladimirov, a native of the then USSR, won a game against his countryman Vladimir Epishin. That game made the list of ‘the ten best chess moves of all time’.  The move was 26. Bh6!! It earned a double exclamation mark by all analysts. Imagine White has a queen to […]

A devastating continuation — Stabroek News

Haibun: The Long Game

playing rock game chess
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The silence is deafening,
tension taught as the tightest string.
We face not armies
but a hidden host
against whom we play
the game of our lives.

Who is first to blink?
Chequerboard duality
Playing the long game

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