I was yelling: "Youíre insane! What happened? You have lost our prominence for chess!" They responded from the sports department: "You can help to lead us from this mess! But remember, your opponentís clever - Sleeps next to the board and has the might, He plays neatly, never makes an error..." Thatís all right! I surely wonít surrender, - In reserve, I have a sturdy knight! Oh, my muscles, strong and grand, Rapid fingers, brutal looks! - Carved and painted by hand Wooden castles, wooden rooks! My friend, the soccer player, told me: "Heís not used to playing such opponents. For the rear and center do not worry, But, attack him straight along the corners!" Started running, confidence obtaining Lost some weight and never slept this fine! Hockey practices became sustaining... I must say that after all this training - I should crush my rival in no time! Oh, my palms - so full of might, Lower back so tough and brawny! Oh, my strong and forceful knights, Oh, my bishops bring me glory!
                         
"Stand up straight and donít be nervous, - My friend, the boxer told me that, - And donít close in, go for the corpus Your advantage is the jab." Any doubt of losing now is gone! - The defeat is hanging on his tail. I played Al ten times, for fun, In dominoes, in pool and twenty one, - Al exclaimed, "Heíll never fail!" Oh, my muscles shaped so fine! Strong and build on all the sides! Iíll crush those figures in no time - Lightweight bishops, feeble knights! In the bar, closed for the night, The chef convinced me: "I just know it, With that awesome appetite Youíll eat his pieces in one moment! Rest is most important - that is true! Stuff your bag with food or else youíll lose! Make sure that you bring some pie... for two, Your opponent is as talented as you, But when it comes to food, he wonít refuse!" Oh, weíre strong and wonít go down And the crown we will win! Like a pawn, I lay me down - Wake up feeling like a queen!
         
© Andrey Kneller. Translation, ?