Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vasily Smyslov (1921-2010)


The 7th World Chess Champion (1957-8) has died at the age of 89. RIP.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Larry David em Whatever Works (Woody Allen, 2009)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

O tempo, esse grande escultor

... de derrotas.


Torneio de semi-rápidas de 15m, ontem à tarde, na Batalha.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Enter the Dragon


1. e4 c5 2. Cf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Cxd4 Cf6 5. Cc3 g6 6. mmmh... e agora, o que é que eu faço? Be2? não sei... Bc4? naaahh... Be3? mmh, vai este...
Saldo do fim de semana: 2 vitórias e 1 derrota (de pretas, contra o campeão distrital)... nada mau.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Xeque-mate, 1949 (Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 1908-1992)
"Chess is the touchstone of the human intellect"
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


A partida de xadrez, 1943 (Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 1908-1992)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

So true

"The passion for playing chess is one of the most unaccountable in the world"
(H.G. Wells)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Giuoco pobrissimo


O autor do blog pondera a inevitabilidade de 5. d3...
Saldo do fim de semana: 1 bye, 1 vitória, 1 empate, 2 derrotas... enfim, a miséria do costume.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Robin Williams e Christopher Walken em Man of the Year (Barry Levinson, 2006)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


© Morris & Goscinny

Monday, June 15, 2009


La Partie d'échecs, 1508 (Lucas van Leyden, 1494-1533)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)


O Sétimo Selo (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)


Victor Sjostrom em Morangos Silvestres (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)


A Força do Sexo Fraco (Ingmar Bergman, 1964)


A Paixão (Ingmar Bergman, 1969)


Da Vida das Marionetas (Ingmar Bergman, 1980)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Big brother is watching you(r move)


John Hurt em 1984 (Michael Radford, 1984)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Nymphet Variation


James Mason, Sue Lyon e Shelley Winters em Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)

Friday, March 09, 2007

When he's sixty-four


Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (born Mar-09-1943)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Let's pretend


Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass (1872)
Ilustrated by Sir John Tenniel

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday thoughts

“A bad day of chess is better than any good day at work”
(Anonymous)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

He'll always have chess


Humphrey Bogart e Peter Lorre em Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
(production still)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lenha para me queimar

Feel free to challenge Ric66 to a chess game on GameKnot.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The eternal game

Death: Your move, Antonius Block. Have you lost interest in our game?
Knight:
Lost interest? On the contrary.



Max Von Sydow e Bengt Ekrot em O Sétimo Selo (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Chess in the movies


John Turturro em The Luzhin Defence (Marleen Gorris, 2000)

Errare humanum est


Deep Fritz 10 - Kramnik,V (2750) [D10]
Man vs Machine Bonn, Germany (game two), 27.11.2006


34... De3?? 35. Dh7# 1-0