So I am sitting wondering if the Sun is actually as faw away as they say it is because I can see it.
I cannot see anything 50 miles away on Earth and yet they are trying to get me
to believe I can see something 93 million miles away in space? Hogwash!
When suddenly I get a PM containing a game from orfeo and orfeo
wonders (this must have been the RHP wondering day) if this configuration
….which appeared in his game has appeared anywhere else?
A potential Blog idea so I run it through RHP and yes!
Infact quite a few games including one very instructive game where all I’ll have to
do is load the game into ChessPad and the notes will write themselves. (See next blog).
So I am now wondering…..I’m always wondering…The call me Wonder Boy.
If there is a good OTB game with the exact same set up.
Again yes, first up is a game played by Botvinnik and then….Stop Searching!
Ronald Weyerstrass v Allan Karman, Blaricum 1973.
To the new guys here. Ronald Weyerstrass User 91723
was a number one
player on here.
He played loads of games beating expelled cheats and only lost one game.
You have heard of Helen of Troy and the face that launched a thousand ships.
(it was my wife’s face sent than back again&hellip
Ronald Weyerstrass launched a thousand threads.
In them days you were not allowed to say ‘cheat’ nor post match up’s percentages.
If you did the thread was pulled and the poster forum banned for 2-3 weeks so
innuendo’s were dropped all over the place.
Banning known good players, and Big Ron is a C.C. International Master is messy.
The game mods said there was evidence and eventually he was banned.
Personally I was always swithering, so were Russ and Co.
Some of his game were deep and ‘wow!’ and matched up very high.
But I’ve seen some genuine C.C. games before computers and they too are ‘Wow!’
Also he never hid his acual name.
I think the clincher was wins v known and expelled cheats.
How did he do this when even Kasparov cannot beat a computer.
The sad bit is Big Ron never posted in the Chess Forum.
Our loss, players of that calibre, and he got his IM before computers got good,
have such a lot to pass on.
Finally I must stress the reason he was banned was never revealed.
We can speculate but the fact is we don't know why.
(he may have sent a very very rude PM to someone to tell them to shut up.)
Anyway, he’s gone, but not forgotten as his name often pops up.
The final part of Ron’s game is exciting and it features a unique position where both
sides are offering their Queen to each other at the same time and if either is taken
then they get mated.
Not sure if it was postal or OTB. My DB says this game was played along with four others
against the same opponent.
In my 70’s Correspondence Chess days I played 4-6 games against the same player
at the same time.
However I have excellent evidence to show it was an OTB game as you will see.
Ronald Weyerstrass v Allan Karman
, Blaricum 1973.
We join the game with White about to make his 26th move.
(though the PGN thingy will say it’s move 1. The actual move numbers in this case do matter.)