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Years covered: 1893

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lindemann vs Echtermeyer 0-131893KielB01 Scandinavian

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Oct-14-04  yoozum: lol, worst move EVER.
Dec-10-05  chesscrazy: <yoozum> He touched the king so he had to move it. The only legal move he could do was Ke2.
Feb-21-06  McCool: Why did he touch his king then?
May-13-06  itz2000: touch move?
human instinct?
Aug-13-06  siilarsi: <chesscrazy> <McCool> <itz2000> This is a chess site! Pervs!
Sep-25-08  fref: What a beautiful game! No really, what the heck Lindemann thought when he played 3.Ke2?
Jan-27-09  number 23 NBer: Okay, <siilarsi>, as far as I can see, <itz2000>'s comment is the only one that could have subtext, and I don't understand what the subtext would be anyway. Are you being sarcastic(well, I suppose were would be a more accurate word)?
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  whiteshark: If it helps you along: <Lindemann proved in 1882 that e^α is transcendental for every non-zero algebraic number α, thereby establishing that π is transcendental.>
Jul-21-10  jbtigerwolf: chesscrazy is right. Lindemann touched the King, so he had to move it. I am 99.99% sure that is the reason.

The touch-move rule seems harsh, but it is necessary for when there is a trap... you don't see the trap until you touch your piece. Traps and surprises are an exciting part of the game.

Jul-21-10  acirce: <Lindemann touched the King, so he had to move it. I am 99.99% sure that is the reason.>

That's funny, because it wasn't the reason. Look at the game page, it's explained there.

Jul-28-10  jbtigerwolf: No, the annotation says that Black did not make the text checkmate move, 3...♕e4#, but instead played on, toying with his opponent.

It does not explain why White made his 3rd move, 3.♔e2.

So it is an open finding as to why White made that move. He either touched the King and had to move or was simply careless.

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  alexmagnus: <Lindemann proved in 1882 that e^α is transcendental for every non-zero algebraic number α, thereby establishing that π is transcendental>

Hm, how is pi and algebraic power of e?! Did I miss something basic in my mathematics days at the university? Although we were never shown the proof of pi's transcendence - and, funnily, I wanted to look it up tomorrow, for a totally different reason.

Aug-04-16  john barleycorn: <alexmagnus>

try this one

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  alexmagnus: Aha, so it was a proof by contradiction. - if pi were algebraic, i*pi would be algebraic too, and, by Lindemann's theorem cited above, e^(i*pi) would be transcendental. But e^(i*pi) is not just algebraic, it is actually integer, so i*pi, and therefore pi itself, must be transcendental.
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  scutigera: GM Soltis the Unsourced says that Lindemann wanted to bring out his knight, per the contemporary main line of the Scandinavian, but accidentally grasped the bishop instead. The touch-move rule of the time said that if you can't move the piece you touched, you must move your king. Pretty sure it's in the Chess to Enjoy book some place. Soltis went on to say that this game upset the tournament standings enough that a non-master won it to get his master title - the young Emanuel Lasker, who had been considering other lines of work.

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