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Edgar Colle vs Karel Treybal
"If You Like Piña Colle-da" (game of the day Apr-05-2010)
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 5, Apr-21
Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



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  Chessical: After 15.Bf3 (Ne4) Colle was always on the ropes. Amusing N play by Treybal at the end, but Colle really should have resigned earlier.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Methinks Colle might have been playing on to avoid the embarrassment of losing a miniature (a game of 25 moves or less), but I feel rather glad he dragged out the hopeless position, because Treybal's 26th is a delightful little decider.
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  Once: I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape."
I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape."
, So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew."

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape

You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me and escape

(repeat chorus twice and fade out)

Apr-05-10  Chessmensch: Does anyone know how Colle is pronounced? Like Doll or a collie dog, or what? I've always wondered. Thanks.
Apr-05-10  BishopsPawn: What is the best line for black if 26. Qxe2? ? Does he continue with Nd3 or Nf3+ ?
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  kevin86: mate is threatened;if white takes the knight,mate comes just the same.
Apr-05-10  WhiteRook48: 26 Qxe2 is no help
Apr-05-10  desiobu: <Chessmensch> I believe it sounds like "collie" as in the dog.
Apr-05-10  DavidatHunter: On Qxe2, Nf3+ and the Queen is gone no matter what you do and the position is hopeless
Apr-05-10  goodevans: My theory is that the merit of any GOTD is inversely proportional to that of its accompanying pun. Today's highly enjoyable game would appear to support that theory.
Apr-05-10  Chessmensch: <desiobu> Thanks. That's what I've always thought but without any way to support it. I wonder if there's a way to find out for certain.
Apr-05-10  ajile: Brutal. I was hoping to see his namesake opening the Colle Opening with d4,e3,Nf3,Bd3,c3 etc.
Apr-05-10  Gryz: It's unlikely Colle is pronounced like the English word Collie. Colle was born in Gent, so I suppose his name would be pronounced in the Flemish/Dutch way. Not French (which would probably be like Doll). And certainly not the English way.

A quick search on YouTube showed me the following movie. I think the presenter pronounces the name in the correct way. (As correct as a non-Flemish speaker can. :-)

The name is mentioned in the 2nd and 3rd sentences at the beginning of the movie. Hope this helps.

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  patzer2: The final move 26...Nf3! threatens two mates and the Queen, which forces white's resignation.
Apr-06-10  Chessmensch: <Gryz> I came back on Tuesday to see if there were more responses, so I hope you see this. Thank you very much; it really was a needle-in-a-haystack to find what you did, but you did it.
Apr-06-10  BishopsPawn: <kevin86>, you are correct. I was referring to 26. not 27.

<WhiteRook48>, <DavidatHunter>, I wasn't suggesting that 26. Qxf2? has any merit for white. Rather, as an exercise, I was looking for the fastest win for black in that clearly doomed scenario. I see 26. Qxf2 Nf3+ 27. Qxf3 Bxf3 28. gxf3, and white has traded Q for N, N, B and seems to have slowed the attack. What have I missed? Is there a quick finish, or is it a slow death from there?

Mar-12-12  MindCtrol9: <13.e5?>
Aug-01-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: Fantastic game of COLLE, when you think he gonna make a simple or easy move, he continues attack with all force!
Aug-03-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: Sorry, I mean Treybal!
Jan-28-18  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy,
I came across KAREL TREYBAL quite by accident "noodling around The Internet" I am Amazed at Our CHESS History! This Great Player was MURDERED by The Nazis? One wonders what he would have done. The Games I have seen so far have been AMAZING. It is a REAL LOSS to our game that he was "Snuffed Out" before his time. Then there is Alekhine and others that actually played The ROYAL Game during WW2 on "The WRONG SIDE". Such a CRIME to Humanity Should NEVER be Allowed to Exist! RIP KAREL TREYBAL
Jan-28-18  Granny O Doul: Chess Life once ran a feature advising as to the pronunciation of various chess names, and I remember former editor Burt Hochberg rebutting, though perhaps in a different publication. In it, he said 'Colle is not pronounced "like the dog", and the dog is not pronounced "CAW-lee"' (as Chess Life had had it). According to Hochberg, the right way is something like "CO (rhymes with 'bro'--he didn't put it that way)-Lay". I don't know if he's right about the chess player, but he was certainly right that Chess Life was wrong about the dog.
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  fredthebear: A long, long time ago... I read somewhere (can't remember where) that it was properly pronounced like a piece of "coal". Imagine it with just one letter l: Cole.

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