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Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 pm
by Sean Hewitt
Round 9 - e2e4 Gatwick Major E

http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/aug2012/ ... rings.html

Homer v Simpson

You couldn't make it up!

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:21 pm
by John Clarke
An all-female clash I look forward to seeing some day: Koneru-Yurenok. Has there been a palindromic pairing before anywhere?

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:46 pm
by Richard James
John Clarke wrote:An all-female clash I look forward to seeing some day: Koneru-Yurenok. Has there been a palindromic pairing before anywhere?
Kramnik-Kinnmark would be close, but as far as I know they haven't met.

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:25 am
by Niall Doran
In the first round of a weekender just finished we had the wonderful pairing: Mr Poulet v Mr Boeuf

On Board 15:

http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Resultats.asp ... &Action=01

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:27 pm
by Ihor Lewyk
In the Guernsey chess open of 2007 Fred Hamperl, the organiser, was itching to have me paired against Tiger Hillarp Persson to give the pairing Ihor v Tigger. Yes people pronounce my name Eeyore!
Sadly the arbiter could not arrange it in the first 4 rounds and I couldn't keep pace beyond that.

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:31 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"In the Guernsey chess open of 2007 Fred Hamperl, the organiser, was itching to have me paired against Tiger Hillarp Persson to give the pairing Ihor v Tigger."

More recently, the ratings are such it might have happened.

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:32 pm
by JustinHorton
Has Thurlow ever played Cromwell?

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:25 am
by Kevin Thurlow
"Has Thurlow ever played Cromwell?"

This one hasn't - there don't seem to be too many possibilities, only 1 (or maybe 2) ECF graded Cromwells and one Filipino on the FIDE list.

I have played people called Fox. Charles James Fox was a rather disagreeable politician who was extremely disrespectful to Lord Thurlow during the Pitt the Younger years.

Re: Amusing Pairings

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:29 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
It occurred to me that Tiger might have played A Milnes, who frequently attends Guernsey, but he appears not to have done.