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Arrogance

  ‘Self-admiration is as a tape-worm of the brain. It particularly infests Chess-players and is rarely eradicated.’  William Norwood Potter British Chess Magazine (July 1883), p.244   ‘I was at a very high peak and felt invincible. Not only did this make me complacent, but it…

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Zukertort Zigzagged

 Zukertort – Potter London, 1876 Black to play   Black has been gradually outplayed and is hanging on by his fingertips. He’s a pawn down, his queen is attacked, and the threat of a4-a5 seems terminal. After 36…Qe4 37 Qxe4 fxe4 38 a4 the pawn will…

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