|Nov-26-16|| ||Phony Benoni: With the tournament being played in Hollywood, I'm sure the pieces spent a lot of time trying out for roles in show business. In this game, White's bishop on g2 would be perfectly cast as the celebrant in <Mass For Shut-Ins>.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||HeMateMe: We may be in best pun/worst pun territory here...|
|Apr-18-17|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Yes, <HeMateMe>, this one could appear both an all-time best pun list *and* an all-time worst pun list--and at the same time.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||offramp: It will continue to be a good pun even after normal humans have died out.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||catlover: Black's zombie rooks on d3 and d2/e2 caused the end of the world for white.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: I hate to be pedantic but according to the rules of pronunciation of modern standard Brazilian Portuguese... (just kidding, very funny!) Very high-class play, in the "no-pawn-snatcher-I" style.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||morfishine: <offramp: It will continue to be a good pun even after normal humans have died out> I have yet to run into a normal human, but the pope sings infernal|
|Apr-18-17|| ||catlover: <ChessHigherCat> Is he Brazilian? I thought maybe Camarena was from a Spanish-speaking country. His profile doesn't say where he's from.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||perfidious: Better by far than being from Delusiana.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <catlover: <ChessHigherCat> Is he Brazilian? I thought maybe Camarena was from a Spanish-speaking country. His profile doesn't say where he's from.|
For more precise information about his place of origin, check out these Google images for Joaquín Camarenna: https://www.google.com/search?q=joa...
Seriously, I think he's Mexican. I thought he was Brazilian because I never met anybody named Joaquín here in Coaster-Icky but Joaquím is a very common name in Brazil.
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Having refined my search, I discovered that Camarena was one camera-shy Señor: here's the only photo I could find (he's the guy on the far right, and DF = Distrito Federal - Mexico City) https://www.google.com/search?q=joa...|
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Here's yet another photo of Camarena, this time with Che Guevera, once again on the far right (rather odd when you consider that he probably had greater affinities with the far left, but that's probably due to the inversion of the camera image):
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <blunderclap> Also the (DF) after his name means Mexico City (Federal District) -- just as "Sin" means "Sinaloa" rather than "Sin City", as one might surmise -- and I found some extremely short biography that said: "Nationality: Mexican". All of the foregoing, combined with my divine infallibility, strongly suggests that he was indeed un ajedrecista mexicano, and a damned good one, too, judging by this game.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||catlover: Thanks, <ChessHigherCat>. You dug up some good stuff. Así que, el chamaco era mexicano, ajedrecista de primer nivel. Es más—era chilango. |
It was interesting to see him standing with Che Guevara in one of the photos. I was surprised to read on that same page that Che was a big fan of chess.
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <catlover> If you scroll down you can see Che playing in full military dress. That's a good idea, wearing a couple hand grenades on your belt might affect your opponent's concentration.|
|Apr-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <blunderclap>: Now, now, it was just a joke, don't get any ideas and metamorphose into thunderclap.|
|Apr-19-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <blunderclap> Are you still there??? I'm just urging you to collect yourself before the bomb squad has to do it for you :-)|
|Apr-20-17|| ||Saniyat24: White seemed too defensive in front of Blacks's attacking play...Joaquin also played strange moves like Na3,f3...on the other hand Black's 38...Be4 was a very nice move rocking White's defense completely...|