|Oct-14-04|| ||yoozum: lol, worst move EVER. |
|Dec-10-05|| ||chesscrazy: <yoozum> He touched the king so he had to move it. The only legal move he could do was Ke2.|
|Feb-21-06|| ||McCool: Why did he touch his king then?
|May-13-06|| ||itz2000: touch move?
|Aug-13-06|| ||siilarsi: <chesscrazy> <McCool> <itz2000> This is a chess site! Pervs!|
|Sep-25-08|| ||fref: What a beautiful game! No really, what the heck Lindemann thought when he played 3.Ke2?|
|Jan-27-09|| ||number 23 NBer: Okay, <siilarsi>, as far as I can see, <itz2000>'s comment is the only one that could have subtext, and I don't understand what the subtext would be anyway. Are you being sarcastic(well, I suppose were would be a more accurate word)?|
|Jun-03-10|| ||whiteshark: If it helps you along: <Lindemann proved in 1882 that e^α is transcendental for every non-zero algebraic number α, thereby establishing that π is transcendental.>|
|Jul-21-10|| ||jbtigerwolf: chesscrazy is right. Lindemann touched the King, so he had to move it. I am 99.99% sure that is the reason.|
The touch-move rule seems harsh, but it is necessary for when there is a trap... you don't see the trap until you touch your piece. Traps and surprises are an exciting part of the game.
|Jul-21-10|| ||acirce: <Lindemann touched the King, so he had to move it. I am 99.99% sure that is the reason.>|
That's funny, because it wasn't the reason. Look at the game page, it's explained there.
|Jul-28-10|| ||jbtigerwolf: No, the annotation says that Black did not make the text checkmate move, 3...e4#, but instead played on, toying with his opponent.|
It does not explain why White made his 3rd move, 3.e2.
So it is an open finding as to why White made that move. He either touched the King and had to move or was simply careless.