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Edward Douwes Dekker (Multatuli) vs Johannes Leonardus Switzar
corr (1874), ?
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1
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May-08-03  dbailey: A great short game, ending it with the traping of the queen. The Knight shouldn't have taken it's scope off of the important d4 square, by trying to grap an pawn.
Sep-20-04  sneaky pete: Wiesbaden 25 Aug 1874

Geachte heer Switzar! Er is niets aan te doen: ik heb de party verloren! Door 'n zonderlinge verblinding had ik me voorgesteld dat U, als 7e zet, rokeeren zou, en dit scheen me zoo zeker dat ik geen andere posities naging! 't Is my een raadsel hoe ik zoo dwaas wezen kon. Maar 't ligt er toe!

Na zoo'n ... stommigheid, durf ik U byna niet vragen om doortegaan, waarop ik evenwel zeer gesteld ben! Heel gaarne! Mocht U nog met my willen spelen, dan is (na uw E2-E4) myn eerste zet E7-E5.

Na zeer beleefde groete met hoogachting

UwEDDWDienaar
Douwes Dekker

Feb-21-05  erasmus: translation of the interesting letter of Multatuli posted by sneaky pete:

Dear Mr. Switzar. It cannot be helped (I can't do anything about it anymore): I lost the game! Bexcause of a strange blindness I imagined that you would castle on your 7th move and I seemed so certain of it that I didn't look at other possible positions! I don't know how I could be such a fool. But the fact is there.

After such...a stupidity I hardly dare to ask you to continue although it would please me much. Very much. If you would like to play me again then my move (after your e2-e4) would be e7-e5.

With (very) polite greetings,

Your EDDWservant
Douwes Dekker

<sneaky pete> where did you find this letter?

Feb-21-05  sneaky pete: <erasmus> Lodewijk Prins, Multatuli en het spel der koningen, De Bezige Bij 1970. UwEDDW=Uw EDele DienstWillige, translate that if you dare!
Feb-22-05  erasmus: <sneaky pete> thanks for the book title.

I didn't know what the EDDW stood for. Since his name is Edouard Douwes Dekker I was struggling with that last W at the end. If I had to give it a try I would make 'Your noble servicewilling servant' out of it. :)

Feb-22-05  sneaky pete: <erasmus> The fixed 19th century expression was "your (most) obedient servant".

From a 1858 letter to T.Hampton,Esq., secretary of the St. George's Club:

"I have the honor to remain, Sir,
Your very humble and obed't serv't,
Paul Morphy."

Some kibitzers on this site could take an example to that. It reminds one of tpstar's haiku's.

UwEDDWDienaar, sneaky pete.

May-05-09
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  alexmagnus: I once played this exact game online ;)
May-05-09  Dredge Rivers: <alexmagnus> Maybe you can sue them for plagarism!
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