18 May, 2006
Courtesy of Peter Roberts.
"Chess and theatre often lead to madness."
Arrabal, Sur Fischer, 1974
Peter Roberts seems to be everywhere at once. He teaches drama, co-ordinates publicity for Castlemaine Secondary College, and is close to being the best teacher I've ever come across. I've seen him do things and often wondered 'How does he do that??'.
Then one day he confessed, with a wink and a nod: "I play a bit of chess". And it all made sense.
Thanks for the 'toon Pete.
Continue to hear great reports about tutoring program in the Mt. Alexander cluster primary schools. If you've come this far and you're reading this please add a comment below. This week I've added some quotes about chess to mull over in a quiet moment.
"Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game."
Wilhelm Steinitz, interview with J. Moquette, 1896
"Dazzling combinations are for the many, shifting wood is for the few."
Georg Kieninger, Deutsche Schachhefte, 1950
"Nowadays, when you're not a grandmaster at 14, you can forget about it." Anand Viswanathan
"A computer beat me in chess, but it was no match when it came to kickboxing"Signature of an anonymous message board user.
"My life has been determined by the move e2-e1N."
Johan Barendregt, interview with Max Pam, 1972
Weaknesses of character are normally shown in a game of chess. Gary Kasparov
A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.
Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic
Chess is a fight Emanuel Lasker
Chess is the art of analysis Mikhail Botvinnik