The King's Own Scottish Borderers

Magnus Carlsen, chess world champion

…”Independent Scotland would face national health service cuts”…”Is it the end of Britishness?”…”Are today’s chess champions better than those of 100 years ago?”…

On the eve of an independence vote in Scotland and the possibility that “300 years of shared history could be washed away”, the complex identity that is the United Kingdom is now being questioned.

Might it mean last night of the proms???…Hail Britannia!!!….and so we wonder…

Record turnouts to the polling booths expected.

It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said “Mate!” in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious. ~A.A. Milne, Not That It Matters, 1919

No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. ~Amar Gopal Bose

It is one of humankind’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. ~Joseph de Maistre

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. ~Indian Proverb


Wins & losses.

Yes & no.


Cheers to a terrific Tuesday!—thrive!

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