Thursday, April 21, 2005

Tal and the Hippopotamus

Super GM relates the story of how a hippopotamus found its way onto Tal's board.
I don't know from what associations the hippopotamus got onto the chess board, but although the spectators were convinced that I was continuing to study the position, I, despite my humanitarian education, was trying at this time to work out: just how would you drag a hippopotamus out of the marsh?

It seems that our newest Knight, Scitcat, is familiar with this story as he has titled his blog "To drag out of the marsh the hippopotamus!" Stop by and wish him luck in his quest towards Tal-like chess prowess.

Speaking of Tal, apparently his spirit is alive and well in another Knight's subconscious mind.

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