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Eileen Tranmer vs Mona May Karff
"Come on Eileen" (game of the day Sep-21-2012)
Moscow, WCH Woman RUS (1950), rd 6
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86)  ·  1-0


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Sep-21-12  dumbgai: Oh god, I hate that song.
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  Robed.Bishop: "Oh, I swear
At this moment
You mean everything to me."

A one-hit wonder.

Sep-21-12  sevenseaman: 44. Rc5! What a wonderful exchange sac of a R for connecting the Ps unstoppably.
Sep-21-12  Llawdogg: Another trip back to the Eighties this week.
Sep-21-12  Abdel Irada: One note before I look at the game: Punctuation is important.

Without a comma between "on" and "Eileen," the meaning of the title transmutes into something suitable for hardcore porn.

Sep-21-12  Ratt Boy: Thank you, <Abdel Irada>!
Sep-21-12  hedgeh0g: <Abdel Irada> One might draw parallels to Frank Marshall being showered with gold coins after playing a brilliancy.
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  The HeavenSmile: <Abdel Irada> but the title of the song doesn't have a comma. So assuming the pun maker is refering to the song, he/she is correct to omit it
Sep-21-12  hellopolgar: <Without a comma between "on" and "Eileen"...hardcore porn.>


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  Once: <Abdel Irada> Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Often thought it, never dared say it.

Sep-21-12  goodevans: <Robed.Bishop: ... A one-hit wonder.>

Dexy's had at least nine UK top 40 hits including two number 1s. Falls outside my definition of "a one-hit wonder".

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  Once: Excuse me while I stick this Babel fish in my ear. I need to say the first bit in English and the second bit in internetese...

English: <goodevans> My good man, I suspect the colony-borrowers are referring to the US charts where Dexys managed to chart only twice. This song (number 1) and a re-release of "Celtic Soul Brothers" which attained the giddy heights of number 86 in 1983.

So I think it would be correct to say "one hit wonder ... in that part of the world where 75% of the population don't have a passport."

Internetese: only kiddin', buddies. ;-)

Sep-21-12  YoungEd: The quickest of looks suggests that Black's 31...g5 might have been a mistake that turned the tide. White gets to plant a ♘ on h5 and take advantage of Black's weakened ♔-side. Regardless, interesting game!
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  HeMateMe: I remeber hearing that song when I wasin college. Dexy's Midnight Runners. Saw them on TV, once. Big band, looked like nine people on stage. I don't know how they paid everyone.
Sep-21-12  Riverbeast: Ms. Tranmer put on a clinic here

This was a flawlessly played Ruy Lopez...Very instructive game

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  kevin86: White sac-ed the rook for two connectors. One ate the bishop...the second will queen.The rook could stop it...but oops,his own pawn blocks it.
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  Robed.Bishop: <goodevans: Dexy's had at least nine UK top 40 hits including two number 1s. Falls outside my definition of "a one-hit wonder".>

I hope this clarifies things a bit:

biography[-]by Steve Huey

<<Dexys Midnight Runners are best known in America as one of new wave's ultimate one-hit wonders, thanks to their 1982 number one smash "Come on Eileen," a distinctive fusion of '80s pop, Celtic folk, and blue-eyed soul. In the U.K., however, they earned a fair amount of critical acclaim and made a greater impression on the public consciousness with their frequent changes in sound, wardrobe, and personnel.>>

Had Kevin Rowland not been such a control freak, the band may have had further successes, but Come On Eileen would be the peak of their career. They did indeed have a previous No. 1 in the UK.

As for the lack of a comma, the song itself is an upbeat plea to have Eileen remove her clothes.

Sep-21-12  Shamot: <Once> ha ha ha ha.... Very well put!! I always like the way you compare the people and cultures on both sides of the pond.
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  HeMateMe: They seemed like talented players, they could do nice stuff instrumentality, and not have to have four minute radio friendly songs.

I kind of liked Horslips too, an irish band from the 80s.

Sep-21-12  Moszkowski012273: 17...dxe4 was a better option for black
Sep-21-12  Moszkowski012273: And going over this with Fritz it's filled with reds and yellows on both sides. Far from a "flawlessly played Ruy Lopez" as quoted above. Quite the opposite.
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  perfidious: < Moszkowski012273: And going over this with Fritz it's filled with reds and yellows on both sides. Far from a "flawlessly played Ruy Lopez" as quoted above. Quite the opposite.>

Without your silicon assistant, would you have drawn the same sweeping conclusion-or could you? Pretty easy to make such utterances with your trusty friend near to hand, but I'd like to see you actually play such a game OTB.

Sep-21-12  Moszkowski012273: Actually yes, my "trusty friend" stays quite far away while I look these over and I found a number of "better" moves over coffee this afternoon. But thanks for askin.
Sep-21-12  goodevans: Allow me to also share with you Dexy's notorious <Top of the Pops> appearance singing their cover of Van Morrison's <Jackie Wilson Said>.

The question is whether the set dresser deliberately gave them a backdrop of <Jocky> Wilson, the darts player, or whether he really was that stupid! -

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