Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Woodpusher's Wit, Wisdom, & Wiles

Mid-South Chess Advocate - Volume 14, no. 2 1993

There are those who believe that human personality traits are determined at birth by the location and alignment of the heavenly bodies. You know, ". . . when Jupiter is aligned with Mars" and all that kind of stuff. . . Whole books are written on this subject. Is there anything to it? Is this really a valid way to determine a person's destiny and personality makeup? Of course not! As chess-players, we all know that much more can be determined about an individual from the way they open the game with the White pieces. I'm not talking about any particular opening system - I'm talking about their very first move . . . move numero uno!

Can you find your chess personality below?