Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

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Kevin Thurlow
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Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:07 am

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First reports his death, second his junior coaching at his local club.

Rudi travelled to the Guernsey tournament many times, in fact he only missed one of the 43 events, and played many English opponents (which is how I justify publication here). He was always cheerful and charming, as well as a tough opponent.

At one of the events, he presented me with a tie, which I now always take to Guernsey so he can see it once a year. Sadly he won't this year.

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Colin Purdon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:51 pm

This is very sad news. Rudiger was always very friendly and he will be greatly missed by all the Guernsey regulars. RIP Rudi.

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Tim Spanton » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:19 pm

Rudi is - now, sadly, was - one of the (many) good things about the Guernsey congress.
If you want to see one of his very last wins, take a look at:
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2017/10/ ... nding.html

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:09 pm

Here is our shared "Best Game Prize" from Guernsey (Sorry making it playable onscreen is beyond me)

Von Saldern,Rudiger (2097) - Thurlow,Kevin J (2145) [D55]
Guernsey (7), 09.10.2004
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 Be7 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 h6 10.Bh4 Ne4 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Rc1 Nd7 13.Re1 f5 14.Qb3 Ndf6 15.Ne5 c5 16.Bxe4 fxe4 17.Ng6 Qd6 18.Nxf8 Ng4 19.g3 Rxf8 20.dxc5 Qe6 21.Rc2 Ne5 22.Kg2 Nf3 23.Rh1 Nh4+ 24.gxh4 Qg4+ 25.Kf1 Ba6+ 26.Ke1 Bc4 27.Qb4 Qg2 28.Nd1 Qxh1+ 29.Kd2 Bd3 30.cxb6 Bxc2 31.Kxc2 Rc8+ 32.Kd2 Qf1 33.b7 Qd3+ 34.Ke1 Rc2 35.b8Q+ Kh7 36.Q8b5 Re2+ 37.Kf1 Qxd1+ 38.Kg2 Rc2 ½–½

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:11 pm

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:16 pm

I almost dare not ask: is the final position actually drawn?

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:16 pm
I almost dare not ask: is the final position actually drawn?
The version in the databases has 39 Qf1 played, after which there's a repetition with .. Qf3 etc.

Qf1 is forced as there are no checks and other moves allow ..Qf3 anyway with mate to follow because f2 is captured with check.

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Re: Rudiger von Saldern 15/4/1933 - 18/9.2018

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Thanks Mick.

I think that Rudi had more than 30 possible moves on move 36 and came up with the only one that drew. Roger is probably right. I think Rudi played Qf1 and said "draw?", and I just accepted (as that's what I was expecting) and forgot to write the move down.


You always got entertainment when Rudi was around!

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