lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

El genio de la multitud

The Genius of the Crowd
There is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day
Hay suficiente traición y odio,violencia.
Necedad en el ser humano corriente
como para abastecer cualquier ejercito o cualquier jornada.

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace
Y los mejores asesinos son aquellos que predican en su contra.
Y los que mejor odian son aquellos que predican amor.
Y los que mejor luchan en la guerra son -al final- aquellos que predican paz.

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love
Aquellos que hablan de Dios. Necesitan a Dios
Aquellos que predican paz. No tienen paz.
Aquellos que predican amor. No tienen amor.

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average
Cuidado con los predicadores
cuidado con los que saben.
Cuidado con aquellos que están siempre leyendo libros.
Cuidado con aquellos que detestan la pobreza
o están orgullosos de ella.
Cuidado con aquellos de alabanza rápida
pues necesitan que se les alabe cambio.
Cuidado con aquellos que censuran con rapidez:
tienen miedo de lo que no conocen.
Cuidado con aquellos que buscan constantes
multitudes; no son nada solos.
Cuidado con el hombre corriente, con la mujer corriente
Cuidado con su amor.Su amor es corriente, busca
lo corriente.

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect
Pero es un genio al odiar
es lo suficientemente genial al odiar como para matarte,
como para matar a cualquiera.
Al no querer la soledad
al no entender la soledad
intentarán destruir cualquier cosa que difiera de lo suyo.
Al no ser capaces de crear arte
no entenderán el arte.
Considerarán su fracaso como creadores
sólo como un fracaso del mundo.
Al no ser capaces de amar plenamente
creerán que tu amor es incompleto
y entonces te odiarán.
Y su odio será perfecto

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art
como un diamante resplandeciente
como una navaja
como una montaña
como un tigre
como cicuta

Su mejor arte.

Charles Bukowsky

domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

Oh Yes

Oh Yes
There are worse things than
being alone
but if often takes decades
to realize this
and most often
when you do
it´s too late
and there´s nothing worse
too late.

Charles Bukowski

Oh sí
Hay cosas peores que
estar solo
pero a menudo toma décadas
darese cuenta de ello
y más a menudo
cuando esto ocurre
es demasiado tarde
y no hay nada peor 
demasiado tarde.

Charles Bukowski

Polugaevsky Gambit

Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995) was one of the strongest players in the world from the late 1960s until the early 1980s. He was the originator of the meticulous opening study style Kasparov was later on to perfect and bring to great heights.In a bruising 1980 candidates' match against Viktor Korchnoi, Polugaevsky scored a valuable win with a powerful opening novelty against the Queen's Indian Defence (1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. 0-0 Bb7 6. d4 0-0) that involved a pawn sacrifice with 7. d5!? - a line that subsequently was given the stamp of approval by Kasparov and christened the 'Polugaevsky Gambit'. 

Ataque Panov Caro-Kan

Janish Gambit

The Jaenisch or Schliemann Gambit in the Ruy Lopez with 3 ...f5 dates back to 1847. This provocative pawn sacrifice by black as early as move three often leads to games of a swashbuckling nature. Black dictates the action from the earliest moment - and often it can confuse the players of the white pieces. It has received a new lease of life with its adoption at elite level by Teimour Radjabov and others.

Grand Prix


Two Knights Defense, as he moves on to the Traxler (or Wilkes-Barre) counter-attack with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 Bc5!? It's named after the Czech priest Karel Traxler, who first played a game in the line in 1890. However, it wasn't until Correspondence World champion Yakov Estrin wrote a famed book on the Two Knights some 80 years later that the main theory of the opening really developed. The idea is to ignore the early attack on f7 with the bold 4...Bc5!?, as a sacrificial blitz soon ensues.

Four Knights: Rubenstein's Defense

When the great "uncrowned king" Akiba Rubinstein introduced the variation that bears his name (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4) into praxis at San Sebastian 1912, overnight the formal fearsome Spanish Four Knights, which up until then was a popular opening, went into rapid decline. 

sábado, 16 de abril de 2011

The King's Gambit

No adventure in chess is complete without deploying a King's Gambit sometime in your career; the history of which is almost as old as the modern game itself. It was first analyzed in Giulio Polerio's sixteenth-century manuscript, reached its zenith in the nineteenth-century when it was almost de riguer, had a brief renaissance during the 1960s thanks to Boris Spassky and David Bronstein, only now becoming unfashionable due to defensive techniques. But now, in his latest Gambit Guide series for ICC Chess.FM, Israeli GM Boris Alterman shows that this romantic of openings can still pack a hefty punch even today for those looking for a surprise weapon at club and tournament level.