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J van Zante vs Emanuel Lasker
"I Know a Little" (game of the day Feb-02-2019)
Simul, 27b (1926) (exhibition), Portland, OR USA, Mar-20
Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Variation (C53)  ·  0-1

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Dec-11-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Portland, Oregon on March 20, 1926.

Lasker scored +26=0-1.

Feb-02-19
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  Penguincw: That one pawn that makes a difference. White was up a pawn and up to several pawns in this endgame.
Feb-02-19  jith1207: This player has no title, but has played with Lasker, Alekhine and Reshevsky.
Feb-02-19
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  al wazir: 44. d7+ Kd8 45. Kd1 makes black's task a lot harder. The continuation might be 45...a4 46. Kc1 a3 47. Kb1 Rb2+ 49. Ka1. If now 48...Re2, then 50. Rg5, and it's a draw.
Feb-02-19
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  Honza Cervenka: White played the game very well. 46.Rxf5 was a blunder, instead of that he should have played 46.Rh8+ with next 47.Ra8.
Feb-02-19  goodevans: <jith1207: This player has no title, but has played with Lasker, Alekhine and Reshevsky>

All of them simuls but at least his game against Reshevsky was a win.

What's more he was in this one right up until the miscalculation on move 46. Necessary was <46.Rh8+ Kd7 47.Ra8> to stop the pawn. After that it looks like a draw.

Feb-02-19  goodevans: You just beat me to it, User: Honza Cervenka
Feb-02-19
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  HeMateMe: Love it!

I know a little 'bout Lasker/

and baby you can guess the rest!/

Feb-02-19
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  OhioChessFan: I was hoping someone would addresss the pun. Anyone get it, at all?
Feb-02-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <OCF> "I Know A Little" is a song by Lynyrd Skynyrd (from the last album they made before that fatal plane crash, I believe), sung by the late (and great) Ronnie Van Zant. So the similarity with the White player's surname, van Zante, must be the reason behind the pun.
Feb-02-19
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  OhioChessFan: I like Skynyrd a lot, I was guessing that was it but didn't know the song and didn't happen to Google it.
Feb-02-19
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  Count Wedgemore: I have that album, 'Street Survivors'. The cover is kind of morbid, depicting them engulfed in flames. Given that it was released not long after the crash, it's weird that they didn't use a different album cover. It's creepy.

One of the better American bands I can think of.

Feb-02-19
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  saffuna: A lot of great songs by Townes van Zandt, too.
Feb-02-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <saffuna> Amen to that. Townes Van Zandt is one of the greatest US singer-songwriters ever! I agree with Steve Earle who said that Townes is bigger than that Nobel laureate from Minnesota who can't sing and always stole from others. The name escapes me..
Feb-02-19
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  saffuna: I learned his songs from the Cowboy Junkies. To Live Is To Fly and several others.
Feb-02-19
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  Count Wedgemore: TVZ was once asked: "why do you always write such sad songs?". His answer: "I don't write sad songs, I write desperate songs!" That was a great answer.
Feb-02-19
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  Count Wedgemore: <saffuna> Before we're being thrown out of here for being 'off-topic', I'd like to tell you that I saw the Cowboy Junkies live in Oslo some 15+ years ago. Great show.
Feb-02-19
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  saffuna: Their album "Black Eyed Man" is one of my all-time favorites.
Feb-03-19
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  HeMateMe: Any famous songwriters that don't borrow/steal?
Feb-03-19
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  MissScarlett: <Self-plagiarism is style.>
Feb-03-19
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  HeMateMe: Any famous songwriters that don't borrow/steal?
Feb-03-19  ughaibu: If our pajamas aren't in style, we should change our nighties nightly.

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