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Zeno Proca
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1928
Overall record: +2 -2 =1 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1906, died Feb-15-1936, 29 years old) Romania

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Last updated: 2017-03-11 06:08:26

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Proca vs M Monticelli  1-0391928OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
2. W A T Schelfhout vs Z Proca  1-0331928OlympiadA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
3. Z Proca vs H N Hansen 1-0361928OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. Z Proca vs A Vajda  ½-½181928OlympiadB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. Z Proca vs R Gaudin  0-1321928OlympiadC67 Ruy Lopez
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  OhioChessFan: The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
May-27-08  Petrosianic: No he's not.
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  BishopBerkeley: <OhioChessFan> This is a quote from the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (with whom we associate certain eponymous paradoxes), is it not?

More on that interesting thinker here:

On Zeno's paradoxes of plurality and motion, among others:

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

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  OhioChessFan: You are correct, <BB> I sometimes wonder if any of his comments were tongue in cheek.
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  vonKrolock: From Romania (*1906 1936)

<# Retractors (back)
Problems in which White or Black retracts n move to reach a position for a normal forward problem. The easiest case is when White retracts its last move and mates in one, but there are much more complicated cases.

* <Proca> (back) In <Proca retractor>, white retracts n moves to reach a position for a normal problem (usually a #1). White must retract a legal move, Black defends by retiring any move he wishes. * Hoeg (back)
In Hoeg retractor, white retracts n moves to reach a position for a normal problem (usually a #1). White must retract a legal move, but Black may decide if that last move was a capture and, in the case, which piece was captured. >

(thanks to <DoctorD> for the hint that Proca was here!)

Jul-18-09  kurtrichards: So that the line in Neil Young's Powderfinger... "numbers add up to nothing", after all, has some basis. Thanks to Zeno.
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