Sunday, March 13, 2011

My god! Warp Speed Vodka

My brief comment at a most wonderful chess site, ChessVibes on round two of the super strong Amber Tournament at Monaco pretty much says it all about Grishuk. Some wonderful comments back, here.

"Grischuk, such a talent. Manages to be at or near the very top with a reputation for lack of work, is it (not sure) or saying he does not enjoy chess (its just a job, i.e. in money as a comparison to other alternatives), and playing poker?

"In comparison think of Morozevich, who on the other hand, might not feel compelled to do anything save on the one hand either play beautiful, daring chess or says top eight or just the top thirty, his place there is off no consequence as he tells it, except to the extent that he is positioned to win the World Chess Championship".

The way he never smiles somehow makes him seem--from a chess perspective--seem all the more godlike. dk [1] [2]

[1] don't ask me how, but the otherworldly quality of his face, as though his pale blue eyes were somehow carrying the burdens of the entire planet, reminds me of Werner Herzog's account My Best Friend (documentary 1999) of manically crazed Klaus Kinski, in his most amazing story of their twisted collaboration cum friendship, or his other movie, Fitzcarraldo (1982). Cold Russian nights, vodka, deep Dostoyevskian preturnatural infinite yearning for redemption and god.

[2] By the way, lest I forgt to mention, THE game in THIS video is a blinfold game. First god created Spinoza, Descartes, then Hume, but when he got to Plato and Kant, he created gods. Kramnik, Anand, Carlsen. All of them from Olympus.


Blogger takchess said...

Welcome back.

Mon Mar 28, 07:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger transformation said...

sorry, my delay. It appears that I am now an Executive Vice President of a Technology start up, back east now. I cannot say much about it now, but in due time, will. Best and nice to see you! dk

Sat Apr 02, 08:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger likesforests said...

Howdy, David, long time no blog! I'm glad your job hunt had such a fantastic end. My life has taken me away from chess for awhile, but I still exist, and I've even begun to catch the running bug you've always been so fond of. Anyway, just wanted to drop by and say hi and wish you well on your journey. :)

Tue Apr 19, 09:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Angel said...

You may be interested to know that the day was inaugurated May 20 a pioneer site for online chess, if they can make it known.

Sun May 01, 06:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Wahrheit said...

David, heartiest congratulations!

Dept. of FWIW: I reopened my old chess blog, minus the politco/philosopho balthering, at Robert Pearson's Chess Blog.

I will be keeping my eye on you. :)

Fri May 13, 11:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger JIMj said...

If you find yourself in Boston. Stop into Harvard Square and play Murray.

Jim Takchess a

Wed May 18, 01:29:00 PM PDT  

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