Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0024594, Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:26:15 -0700

Re: [Thoughts] Art's higher level
Jansy says that Nabokov could visualise many moves in advance. Well, yes, you can, but if your playing against a good player won't he be doing the same thing? and what is the point, since he or she might do something unexpected. I once drove a chess master from Armenia crazy by imitating his every move. He didn't expect it. The game probably ended in a draw.

Too bad Nabokov didn't play Bridge ... I wonder what card game Louis Carroll played? Whist probably.

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