Throw Down The Gauntlet

“Perseverance is a noble quality – yet, there are times when we decide to throw down the gauntlet, walk away” (Elizabeth Obih-Frank)
frizz-comment: I learned now the word GAUNTLET, – O.K. to throw that gauntlets down, like a permanent chess player, who suddenly decides to take a healthy walk into the forest with his dog…
Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)
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Bobby Fischer biography 1 (of 1-5)

related:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Fischer

Echecs au Jardin du Luxembourg * Paris
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18 responses to “Throw Down The Gauntlet

  1. I was fascinated by the video, short as it was. I remember Bobby Fischer and what an enigma he was.

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  2. Great photo of the chess pieces! I am a checkers girl. :-)

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  3. I have never played a chess but it sounds so fun. :smile:

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  4. Northern Narratives

    The chess pieces are great. They look like glass.

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  5. Love the way you began and ended this post: such evocative contrasts between the ambery, light-filled chess pieces and the man and woman playing chess outside all swaddled against the cold, brains hot with concentration! Wonderful post that says so much about how we humans meet challenges!

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  6. Defense, defense: Never have I learned offensive, never have I learned how to play chess, really, but guess what: Ican move the pieces like a pro!

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  7. thirdhandart

    Very interesting post! Didn’t know that Bobby Fischer had such a high IQ (per the video).

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  8. Love the concentration of the woman.
    Have always wanted to learn to play chess.
    perhaps, I will make it my New Years resolution.
    Thank you for a very nice post.
    Isadora

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  9. What a nice surprise to be quoted…
    I feel so famous already. :lol: TY Frizztext!
    You’re so generous with us.
    Happy Holidays! :-)

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  10. Beautiful especially the first photo. :)

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