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Jack Peters vs William Lombardy
"Jack the Ripper" (game of the day Mar-28-2023)
Lone Pine (1977), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 6, Mar-27
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C95)  ·  1-0



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May-16-09  sharkbenjamin: This is a great game! I was shocked to find it.
Jun-25-12  King Death: This was a beautiful combination by Peters to put away a strong opponent. It looks like it should be a daily puzzle too.
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  marcusantoinerome: As stated in the July 1977 issue of Chess Life & Review, for this game Peters won the $150 "most interesting" game prize for Round 6 of Lone Pine 1977. He ended up in a seven-way tie for 7th place (with 5.5/9) and won $321.

Jack Peters was involved in a little bit of history in the last round.

Lone Pine 1977 was a tremendous success for Nona Gaprindashvili (the reigning Women's World Champion at the time), who beat Peters in the last round. They were both on 5.5/8, and if Peters had won, he would have tied for 1st place with Balashov, Panno, and Dragutin Sahovic, instead of Gaprindashvili.

After winning, Gaprindashvili had the best performance rating of all players, and earned a GM norm. "It was the first such norm for a woman."

Sep-16-22  Saniyat24: What an absolutely beautiful game...!
Mar-28-23  Brenin: The sort of game one dreams of playing (as White, of course).
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  al wazir: There was a sense of inevitability about the attack. It reminded me of a tethered sheep beset by a mob of ferrets.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Yikes. Quite the onslaught. Fun fact--at the end of the game the material imbalance consisted of 3 minor pieces for White (2N & B) vs. all 3 major pieces for Black.
Mar-28-23  Velmirovic: This might've worked in 1977, but afterwards, John Watson discovered that 14...c5 is at least equal for Black. Excellent performance by Peters, though. Legendary IM.
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  HeMateMe: Such savagery from a mild mannered Californian! Who knew?
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  MissScarlett: Other chess players that have been linked to the Whitechapel murders are Karpov and Lord Randolph Churchill.
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  fredthebear: Murder by Suffocation.

Anatoly Karpov's steady hands could really put the squeeze on an opponent, slow steady torment. When I think of knife-wielding chess players, Miguel Najdorf comes to mind:

It seems that Jack the Ripper might not have been a Jack at all:

My money is on Mack the Knife:

Who else would dare make a song about such a thing?

Something tells me that Frederick Trump will soon be a suspect on these pages, but I don't think he fits the profile:

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  offramp: I am a spoilsport about <Jack the Ripper>: I am afraid he did not exist. [SILENCE.]

There were many murders in Whitechapel in 1888 and they were all done by different people, although it is POSSIBLE that one man did <two> murders.

I think the British press (have you ever heard about the British press?) went totally <radio rental> over the summer.
In the UK the press calls the summer the <Silly Season>, because there is no news.

No suspect will ever be pinpointed as Jack the Ripper, because he didn't exist.

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  MissScarlett: <I am a spoilsport about <Jack the Ripper>: I am afraid he did not exist.>

Holocaust denier [SILENCE.]

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  HeMateMe: The technique--wasnt it the MO of one man? Perhaps king Charles hired a guy to get rid of embarrassing Harry one nighters?
Mar-28-23  stone free or die: Researching <Bradford (1888)>, I came across another suspected Ripper murder than I hadn't been aware of previously:

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  MissScarlett: I've been meaning to go on one of these tours for ages. Soon! Funnily enough, I was in Whitechapel recently doing a spot of chess research.

I think the case against Charles Lechmere is very interesting:

Mar-28-23  goodevans: <I was in Whitechapel recently...>

Did you dine at ?

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  boz: Overwhelming force
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  bckm: Jack was my teacher for a number of years (and still would be, if I hadn't moved away). He is a GREAT teacher, and a superlative man.

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