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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 27 Oct '02 21:36
    Can you name a chess player who won both the chess championship
    and the one in badminton in his country in the same year?
    -ww-
  2. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    27 Oct '02 23:06
    Panno??

    Dave
  3. 27 Oct '02 23:27
    Fine guess, but not as far as I know. Hint: The year was 1923.
    -ww-
  4. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    27 Oct '02 23:50
    That would be Sir George Thomas, who also won the badminton
    championship 1n 1920 and '21. A true polymath.
  5. 28 Oct '02 00:31
    Well done!
    -ww-
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    28 Oct '02 12:20
    Did he acquire his knighthood for shoring up the waning reputation of
    the British Empire through his astonishing badminton prowess?