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Walter's Walk - Lust in Translation
September 5th, 2010
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Lust in Translation
Petrosian discussing his forthcoming match against Botvinnik with his second, Boleslavsky:

"I told him that I believed that I should play against Botvinnik the same way I played against everybody else -- not strive for complications at any cost, but not to avoid them either, if the opponent threw down the gauntlet, and it appeared that my prospects in a given position were favorable. Not worry about the possibility of simplification of the position. And, if I found myself in a difficult position, to keep my pecker up and not drop my head."

Botvinnik-Petrosian, p 97-98.

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From:pimpofpoker
Date:September 6th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
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I bet you really liked that Star Trek Next Generation episode where Data frustrates his opponent in a strategy game by intentionally stalemating him.

There should be a chess book on forcing stalemates.
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From:rankest
Date:September 7th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)

"...keep my pecker up and not drop my head."

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I guess FIDE's "no blowjob" rule for world championship matches was still in effect back in '63.
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