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Rainer Schnelle
R Schnelle 
Rainer Schnelle (third from the left) in a group photo of the Eartha Kitt Band, in Al Ain (UAE) while touring the Gulf States.
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 2001 to 2012

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C41 Philidor Defense (2 games)

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(born Dec-21-1951, 68 years old) Germany

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Jazz musician and chess player, member of Eartha Kitt's band from 1983-1988.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Schnelle vs H Niemoeller 1-0182001Championship of ItzehoeC41 Philidor Defense
2. R Schnelle vs R Gralla 0-1122003Recording Studio Rainer Schnelle Blitz CasualC41 Philidor Defense
3. R Schnelle vs M Surrey  1-0322012Precinct League Schlesvig-Holstein: Elmshorner SC 2 vs BurgA07 King's Indian Attack
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  Nightsurfer: Today, on <January 17th, 2013), that very day would have been the <86th birthday> of the unforgettable <Eartha Kitt> - just check out her biography at - , and <Rainer Schnelle>, the German jazzman and chessplayer, has been a member of her band for some very important years way back in the 80's, since those have been the years of <Eartha Kitt> hitting the charts again after a long and painful interlude, namely after having become a <persona non grata> in the USA because <Eartha Kitt> had dared to speak out against the Vietnam War on the occasion of a luncheon in the White House in 1968 ... .

Thank you, dear <Eartha Kitt> up there in Heaven, for having made us dream with your great songs like <"Santa Baby"> - if you want to listen to that eternal tune: - and for having made us dance to your songs like <"Where Is My Man">, herewith the clip: !

And thank you, <Rainer Schnelle>, for having stood by <Eartha Kitt>'s side for quite a while!

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  Nightsurfer: The German daily <"neues deutschland"> has published an interview with <Rainer Schnelle> - herewith the link: - on <Rainer Schnelle>'s years with <Eartha Kitt>!
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  whiteshark: <Rainer> - check out the earthas on that!
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  Nightsurfer: Hello Rainer,
it is your 62nd birthday today! Many happy returns of that day! Keep on walking!!
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