|Feb-10-07|| ||cu8sfan: Good morning to everyone. Somebody, please explain the pun. Thank you.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||Archives: IIRC, "I have suffered much" is a quote from Homer (the author of the Iliad not the guy from the Simpsons!)|
Other than that I have no idea.
|Feb-10-07|| ||amuralid: <cu8sfan: Somebody, please explain the pun. Thank you.> Multatuli in latin means "I have suffered to much." |
It was Dekker's pen name.
|Feb-10-07|| ||arctic tern: 'Multatuli' is latin for 'I have suffered much,' according to <dakgootje>. See Dekker's page.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||WannaBe: I'm gonna guess the word have/is the root of mutilate?|
|Feb-10-07|| ||Gryz: FYI Douwes Dekker was a dutch writer. One of his books (Max Havelaar) is consider one of the major books in dutch 19th century literature. As amuralid wrote, Multatuli was his pseudonym.|
I had no idea he played chess.
|Feb-10-07|| ||Knightlord: His real name was Eduard Douwes Dekker, not Edward.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||dakgootje: <'Multatuli' is latin for 'I have suffered much,' according to <dakgootje>. See Dekker's page.>|
And I still agree with myself ^^
|Feb-10-07|| ||Marius: i think 26.Nc2 is good,
26...Rxa4 27.Rd8+ Ka7 28. Nxe3 (Ra1+ 29.Nf1+)
|Feb-10-07|| ||ganstaman: <WannaBe: I'm gonna guess the word have/is the root of mutilate?>|
I could easily be wrong, but the spelling doesn't seem similar enough to me. While 'mutil' and 'multat' look alike, the ls and ts don't really fit together.
|Feb-10-07|| ||playground player: The source of the pun is obvious: in this game, poor Dekker suffers the chess equivalent of the death of a thousand cuts.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||Uri: <WannaBe: I'm gonna guess the word have/is the root of mutilate?>|
nope. "multa" is related to other words in english (multiply, for example), and means 'many things' (nt.acc.pl. of multus,-a,-um),
while "tuli", the (first singular plural) perfect form of the verb "fero", means "I have borne/suffered".
|Feb-10-07|| ||cu8sfan: Thanks, guys. Seven years of Latin didn't help me find this one out. (-:|
|Feb-10-07|| ||aragorn69: Swiss schools aren't worth all the fuss made about them, are they, <cu8sfan>? ;-)|
|Feb-10-07|| ||kevin86: What a strange fork:attack one rook and another rook (which was taboo) with one fell swoop.|
Black was asking for trouble by castling against an open file and adverse pawn on c6.