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|Jan-30-06|| ||offramp: In that crappy film The Shawshank Redemption Tim Robbins plays a character called Andy Dufresne. Perhaps his first name was Anderssen.|
|Jan-30-06|| ||mymt: I thought it was Andy Dufrey.|
|Jan-30-06|| ||Caissanist: < I believe his real name was E.S.Freund. Yes, it's an anagram.> Andy Soltis made this claim in his book <Chess Lists>. According to Taylor Kingston, however, it was Dufresne that was the real name and Freund the pseudonym (he cites the Oxford Companion of Chess as a source). http://www.chesscafe.com/text/revie...|
|Jan-30-06|| ||offramp: It is definitely Andy Dufresne; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/ Has anyone read the short story of this execrable film, by Stephen King - perhaps that gives his full name.|
|Feb-14-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jean Dufresne|
|Feb-14-06|| ||Benzol: Was he born on February 2nd or February 14th?|
|Feb-21-06|| ||babakova: I always come to think of Mitch Hedberg when I see the name Dufresne..|
|Dec-25-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jean Dufresne
Jean Dufresne died 15 april
|Apr-18-07|| ||vonKrolock: Almost all the best material about him currently on-line is found only in German: a chessbase interview with A. Saremba http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... or this article, following also the archeological adventure of discovering and restorating his grave http://www.berlinerschachverband.de... In English, the report of a spectacular chess excursion, that started with a ceremony in Dufresne's honor http://www.kwabc.org/Homepage-UK/Be...|
|Aug-14-07|| ||lentil: <offramp>: imo, the shawshank redemption was a great film.|
|Aug-14-07|| ||chancho: For an "execrable" film, it did very well. It received various Oscar nominations and won some awards.|
|Mar-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: why don't they add April 15 to the 1893 as the death date? Or maybe they don't want to remember tax day or Lincoln's death?|
|May-06-09|| ||Marmot PFL: Out of 44 games by Dufresne, 15 are losses in under 30 moves. I doubt anyone on this site besides "NN" could top that.|
|Oct-25-13|| ||RedShield: Anyone know the correct pronunciation of Dufresne? I had in mind Du-fres-nay, but in the film <Charlie Chan in Paris>, a character of that name is routinely pronounced Du-frane.|
|Oct-25-13|| ||kingfu: Du-frane would be correct. Think Shawshank Redemption. Main character: Andy Dufresne.|
Warden: "Am I blind Haig?
Hade: "No, Sir"
Warden (turning to Hadley): "What about you? You Blind? What's this?
Hadley: "Last night's count."
Warden: "Right. There's Dufresne (Dufrane) right there. He was in his cell at lights out. I want him found. Not after breakfast. Now!"
|Oct-25-13|| ||perfidious: <offramp>: Terrific novella, same as all the others from <Different Seasons>. Three of the four were made into films, the exception being <The Breathing Method>.|
To corroborate <kingfu>: du-FRANE is the correct pronunciation. Had a high school classmate with the same last name who pronounced it thus.
In a piece of irony, his forename was Andrew, but he never went by that-always used his middle name.
|Oct-25-13|| ||kingfu: There is also a university called Duquesne. And it is pronounce Du-Kane.|
The French have a different word for everything
|Oct-26-13|| ||offramp: <perfidious> Stephen King is a fantastic writer. I have a feeling that Americans don't quit appreciate him enough; a bit like Jerry Lewis. I also like most of the films that have been made from his many stories - but not that overblown codswallop The Shawshank Redemption.|
But I am sure the name of that story's lead character was taken from this chessplayer. It helps to give the story an Evergreen complexion.
|Oct-27-13|| ||offramp: In my mind I always pronounce his name as Du-frez-nee. He was a German, not a Frenchman. A Frenchman with the same surname might pronounce it as Du-frayn but that is between a Frenchman and his conscience.|
Proper names change pronunciation dramatically. Think of how the French say Detroit.
|Oct-27-13|| ||offramp: Early in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueGe... a German-speaker says the name. He says it similarly to the way I described it.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||offramp: The book by Donna Tartt titled The Little Friend is about a Mississippioid called Harriet Cleve Dufresnes [sic].|
|Feb-14-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Jean Dufresne.
< (born Feb-14-1829, died Apr-1893, 64 years old) >
Weird that the exact date of birth is known, but not the date of death.
|Mar-10-15|| ||scassislusor: Dufresne's "Little Textbook of Chess" continues to be published (German, of course) in its 31st edition at least; about 760 pages, with 78% of content devoted to openings with 130 illustrative games. After Dufresne died in i893 (12 years after first edition), Jacques Mieses was given the editorial work which lasted till 1954. After that Rudolf Teschner edited it until his death in 2006. I don't know who may have taken over. It has been and remains what I think is the best 1 volume reference since started in 1881.|
|Jul-12-16|| ||Stonehenge: <Weird that the exact date of birth is known, but not the date of death.>|
I have entered his DOD. It can be found here:
|Aug-26-17|| ||bengalcat47: On the subject of the French pronunciation, here in the US, in the state of Utah there is a small city named "Duchesne," ad its name is from the nearby Duchesne River. The name is pronounced "doo-shane."|
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