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Rainer Schnelle vs Rene Gralla
Recording Studio Rainer Schnelle Blitz Casual (2003) (blitz), Barmstedt, Germany, Feb-05
Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41)  ·  0-1



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Rainer Schnelle vs Rene Gralla (2003)
Hot music and hot games: Former Eartha Kitt band member Rainer Schnelle during an up-beat session with Cuban singer Magi in his Barmstedt-based recording studio that later would become the venue of a chess encounter with German journalist René Gralla. Photo copyright © 1998 courtesy of GS Productions.

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  Nightsurfer: That very photo - that features the (later) venue of this game here <Rainer Schnelle vs Rene Gralla (2003)> has been taken during the recording of the song <"Cuba Baila Baila!">. The song <"Cuba Baila Baila!"> has been composed by Rainer Schnelle , and the lyrics have been written by Rene Gralla (the song has been produced by the team <Rainer Schnelle> and <Rene Gralla>). The song <"Cuba Baila Baila!"> has been uploaded to YOUTUBE: ... ;-) ... !
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  Nightsurfer: Oops ... the link has changed with regard to that very song <"Cuba Baila Baila!"> that has been written and produced by Rene Gralla (lyrics) and that has been composed by Rainer Schnelle and that has been recorded at <Recording Studio Rainer Schnelle> that would later become the venue of this game here <Rainer Schnelle vs Rene Gralla (2003)>, please check out the <CORRECT LINK> as follows: ... and watch the video and enjoy the music! :-)
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  Nightsurfer: There is a funny coincidence ... of the final position of checkmate in this game here <Rainer Schnelle vs Rene Gralla (2003)> after <12. ... Qe3#>, please have a look at that very constellation (with the distribution of colours reversed on the board - in order to underline that point!) ...

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with the final position of checkmate (with colours reversed) that has been executed two years earlier in the game R Maidana vs P Goette, 2001 , please have a look at the constellation of White's deadly punch with <10.Qxe6#> ...

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... that's a striking parallel case (with colours reversed).

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