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Lord Dunsany
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1929

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(born Jul-24-1878, died Oct-25-1957, 79 years old) Ireland

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Wikipedia article: Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs Lord Dunsany ½-½311929Simul, 21bC70 Ruy Lopez

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Oct-21-07  vonKrolock: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany (July 24, 1878-October 25, 1957) A prolific and witty writer, he published also some interesting chess problems
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  Benzol: An influence on H P Lovecraft too IIRC.
Oct-21-07  Karpova: Here is a large article on Lord Dunsany:
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  brankat: R.I.P. Sir.
Jul-24-08  FHBradley: Lord Dunsany about his simultaneous exhibition game against Capablanca: <I found that the prize was a cocktail-shaker; a very handsome one, but still to a chessplayer as useless as reindeer-harness to anyone in a Southern country.> How very true!
Dec-17-08  Ragh: His full name is - DUNSANY, EDWARD JOHN MORETON DRAX PLUNKETT.

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  sleepyirv: I used to play a lot of Lord Dunsany chess- it's regular a white army against four rows of pawns. It's a great way to learn the value of a pawn.
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  David2009: Check out "The Three Sailor's Gambit" e.g. on
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  Benzol: Some more information about him

A few more games wouldn't go amiss either.


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  Ron: Wow, I didn't know till now that the fantasy writer Lord Dunsany played chess. Happy Birthday!
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  MissScarlett: <Bring me no more reports; let them fly all: Till Baruch Wood remove to Lord Dunsany, I cannot taint with fear.>
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  Kapmigs: <The Sea and Chess> by Lord Dunsany

Silence. And silence still.
Then one long roller breaks,
And Hastings' houses fill
With the wild sound it makes.

Silence again. The sea,
Though it may seem to sleep,
Is still the vast and free
Inscrutable old deep.

Who shall entirely scan
All its mysteriousness?
Even the mind of man
Has deeps beyond our guess.

So, when a move has brought
Some strategy in sight,
We cannot plumb the thought
That brought that move to light.

And, small although it be,
And missed by careless eyes,
A chessboard, like the sea,
Has unplumbed mysteries.

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