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  1. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    13 Oct '12 22:37
    Famous last words. Guess the speaker, win a turn, good luck.


    "King of Chess"
  2. 13 Oct '12 22:38
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Famous last words. Guess the speaker, win a turn, good luck.


    "King of Chess"
    Emanuel Lasker
  3. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    13 Oct '12 22:40
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    Emanuel Lasker
    Well done, your turn to find a last word quote, thanks for playing. 😀
  4. 13 Oct '12 22:46
    "Doctor, I am puzzled over that last move of mine"
  5. 13 Oct '12 23:51 / 1 edit
    Frederick Perrin, whoever he is.

    Here's one which is slightly trickier:
    "Poor little boys"

    And for a bonus point - what famous last words are more commonly attributed to this person? (these actually being spoken some weeks before he died).
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Oct '12 00:01
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Frederick Perrin, whoever he is.
    Frederic (Frederick) Perrin (5 December 1815 – 27 January 1889) was an American chess master.
    Born in London, descended from a Swiss family, he came to the United States in 1845. He played twice in the American Chess Congress at New York 1857 (Paul Morphy won)[1] and Chicago 1874 (George Henry Mackenzie won).[2] He participated several times in the New York Chess Club Tournament, winning in 1859.[3]
    Perrin had been professor of languages at Princeton College. A fine linguist, he had mastered French and German and was very fluent in English. In the 1850s he was president of the New York Chess Club. In later years he was an honorary member of the Brooklyn Chess Club where he defeated McKenzie in a game a few weeks before his death. He died of pneumonia at home at the corner of Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue after a three week illness. Reportedly his last words were "Doctor, I am puzzled over that last move of mine."[4]
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    14 Oct '12 02:42
    “Help me – help me remove my coat.”
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Oct '12 03:23
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    “Help me – help me remove my coat.”
    First you have to answer fatlady's post, then you earn the right to post. 🙂


























































    Bonk!!
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    14 Oct '12 04:11
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    First you have to answer fatlady's post, then you earn the right to post. 🙂


























































    Bonk!!
    Ask Fat Lady, how I did. 😏
  10. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    14 Oct '12 04:28
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Frederick Perrin, whoever he is.

    Here's one which is slightly trickier:
    "Poor little boys"

    And for a bonus point - what famous last words are more commonly attributed to this person? (these actually being spoken some weeks before he died).
    Henry Thomas Buckle
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    14 Oct '12 04:30
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Frederick Perrin, whoever he is.

    Here's one which is slightly trickier:
    "Poor little boys"

    And for a bonus point - what famous last words are more commonly attributed to this person? (these actually being spoken some weeks before he died).
    Henry Thomas Buckle.

    Most people seem to think it was 'My book. My book. I shall never finish my book', but that was earlier.

    Here is an easier one to google.

    "Kind, kind to the last ; God bless your wife and little ones."
  12. 14 Oct '12 04:45
    Never mind famous last words.

    What about famous last posts (that should have been)

    "It has been suggested to me that I stop posting on this forum. I now think
    that is a good idea. SO THIS IS MY LAST POST ON THE CHESS FORUM.
    No hard feelings on my part. Good luck to all and may the Lord bless you all."

    I'll tell you, it was RJHinds on the 7th March 2012.
  13. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    14 Oct '12 05:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Never mind famous last words.

    What about famous last posts (that should have been)

    "It has been suggested to me that I stop posting on this forum. I now think
    that is a good idea. SO THIS IS MY LAST POST ON THE CHESS FORUM.
    No hard feelings on my part. Good luck to all and may the Lord bless you all."

    I'll tell you, it was RJHinds on the 7th March 2012.
    I am a poor redneck sinner in need of a Savior.