Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Burning question

Who said it?
Why not sacrifice? - if it is correct. But bridges I don't burn, it's not my speciality.

9 comments:

Jonathan B said...

No idea but I'm going to guess Steinitz based on nothing more than the fact you mentioned him on Sunday

ejh said...

Nope.

Incidentally Rybka demonstrates that the TN I claimed to have discovered over the weekend is a real crock, so there won't be any postings on that one...

Tom Chivers said...

Botvinnik?

ejh said...

Nyet.

Tom Chivers said...

Petrosian?

Anonymous said...

Karpov

Andrew

ejh said...

Is that Andrew guessing "Karpov" or Karpov guessing "Andrew"?

Anonymous said...

I burn my bridges so it must be Karpov.
Andrew

ejh said...

Playing the French?

Less burning bridges than pulling up drawbridges, I'd have said.

It was of course Anatoly Karpov, in an old interview of which I would give more details had I them to hand.

Incidentally I should add that the highlight of my otherwise dismal chess weekend was Andrew's impersonation of Russians who don't do postmortems.