Personal Notes

GM Frank Holzke, Germany

"We don't want life, but it has to be lived" (Th. Bernhard)

Remember: I am a fairly fair player, but I'm not a nice guy.

Just play your moves, don't quarrel around. I may censor you.

No takebacks, of course.

Good advice for playing on ICC: "Do not play too many games at a sitting - and never suffer the loss of a game to occasion you much disquietude." (Howard Staunton, 1847)

Paul Auster: 'Don't give up on men, Bonesy. You've had some hard knocks, but you've got to tough it out and give it another try.' Thx, Paul!

I took a 14-month break from ICC in order to become a Grandmaster - but since 2008 I'm back.

I am now (as of June 2013) retired from serious chess, but keep on playing some light games on ICC. So don't be too harsh on me if my game doesn't meet the standards of GM play any longer.

"Ignorant tumble I down/Thrown to the bones of the foxes" (P. Huchel)

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