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John M Ripley vs Otto Hardy
Bognor Regis (1963), Bognor Regis ENG
Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Variation General (A97)  ·  0-1


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Mar-16-06  siggemannen: ouch!!!
Jun-25-07  Whitehat1963: It's over, Ripley. Believe or not.
Oct-10-07  patzerboy: Oh, god. As I was following the moves, after each move by White I was thinking, "That looks OK" right up to the END!

I would have made the same stupid blunder.

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  Domdaniel: Ouch, indeed. I've played this kind of Iljin-Zhenevsky Dutch countless times, often with a Qg6 and a knight exchange on e4. But I've never seen this idea before.
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  whiteshark: The (not so) talented Mr. Ripley
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  Domdaniel: By Patricia Hai Smith, nicht wahr? The ubiquity of The Shark.

Hunter Thompson's 'Great Shark Hunt' -- about the 'First Criminal', Richard Nixon -- is a classic.

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  whiteshark: <Domdaniel>

I like his quote <too weird to live and too rare to die>.

I guess you like his gonzo writing style. What gives me just that idea? :D

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  Domdaniel: <whiteshark> I *do* like Gonzo. It shows, doesn't it?

The trouble is, the newspaper editor I do most of my paid work for *hates* gonzo, and all who sail in it. He says it's childish and self-indulgent - and that's the writing style alone, without even mentioning drink or drugs.

So the 'I' word is totally banned, along with opinions and first-person journalism. I argue that perhaps an 'art critic' might be allowed an opinion, or an interviewer might allude to their own role in the conversation ... but I lose those arguments.

And let off steam by going gonzo in CG.

Jul-13-13  Face the truth: Tuesday puzzle 11...?
Feb-22-18  schnarre: ...Classic!
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