Amusing Pairings

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Round 9 - e2e4 Gatwick Major E

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

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by John Clarke » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:21 pm

An all-female clash I look forward to seeing some day: Koneru-Yurenok. Has there been a palindromic pairing before anywhere?
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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Richard James » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:46 pm

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.

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Niall Doran » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:25 am

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

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:27 pm

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.

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:31 pm

"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.

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:32 pm

Has Thurlow ever played Cromwell?
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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:25 am

"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.

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Re: Amusing Pairings

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:29 pm

It occurred to me that Tiger might have played A Milnes, who frequently attends Guernsey, but he appears not to have done.

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