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MatPlus.Net Forum Promenade Poking pun fun at problemists
 
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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, May 15, 2007 13:21]

Poking pun fun at problemists


Since I keep misreading Guy Sobrecases as "Subcases" :-)
(such are the dangers of someone who only speaks English on
the Net) - what about a competition of *intentional* puns
with composers names? I dimly remember some "tournament"
with the "stipulation" to make a riddle (doodle? charade?
Can some of our Brits help me? In German it would be "Drudel")
out of a problemists name - the most prominent entry was an
empty paper and the 1st prize went to "Probleekist" - I leave
it as homework which two people were looked for.

Rules would be a) keep it above the belt, b) if you dish out,
you have to take as well, c) it *still* better never sees print :-)

Hauke


 
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Tuesday, May 15, 2007 14:17]

Whatever you want, Hauke Read-Man


Erich - err, Siegfried - Ho(r)necker
 
 
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(3) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, May 16, 2007 15:02]

Well, the last one was too anticipated to be ever considered by me :-)

OK, here comes another one: Abdelaziz Onkoud composes in a very
modern style, letters and such. Too bad I'm algeric to it :-)

Hauke


 
   
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(4) Posted by Dmitri Turevski [Thursday, May 17, 2007 00:16]

Read-Man is too anticipated ...

Are you that confident in Hauckey?

 
   
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(5) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, May 17, 2007 00:56]

Hauke, I found an entry about you in the Japan Hero Database:
http://www.japanhero.com/profiles/redman_profileL.htm
:-)
 
 
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(6) Posted by [Thursday, May 17, 2007 13:10]

Hauke Reddmann said:

>I dimly remember some "tournament"
>with the "stipulation" to make a riddle (doodle? charade?
>Can some of our Brits help me? In German it would be "Drudel")
>out of a problemists name

That is probably the surprise tourney for 'dingbats' arranged by
Colin Sydenham. It started as a solving tourney, but proved more
difficult than anticipated and changed into a composing tourney.
I almost certain it was one of the tourneys at the 32:nd PCCC meeting at
Bournemouth in 1989. (See for instance feenschach, band xxi, heft 93
(November-Dezember 1989), p. 206-207).

Here's one from the solution tourney: L
 
 
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(7) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Monday, May 21, 2007 19:04]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [07-05-22]

Since I don't get it, I'll post an own. Note that pictures are in chronological order and the whole thing is a riddle (not each picture or line alone):





<->






PS: Title of a book by Stephen King
 
   
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(8) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:09]

Too hard for me (a good problemists name encyclopedia would
come in handy; who wants to pimp Wikipedia? :-)

OK, I add three easy ones (HA!) by myself. (Two from D, one GB.)

1.

-.


2.

1/2


3.

| |
|_ |_



Hauke
 
   
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(9) Posted by Michael McDowell [Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:24]

My favourite anagram of a chess problemist's name:


A dear man's worthy son.
 
   
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(10) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, May 23, 2007 15:15]

Got the one with the white knight. Took so long because I even
*think* in English on the Net :-)
(Uhm, how do I set a spoiler? <FONT color="white">...</FONT> Nah, HTML is turned off.)
...
...
Admiiiiiin! :-)

Hauke

 
   
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(11) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, May 23, 2007 15:28]

I got the anagram. :-)

 QUOTE 
A dear man's worthy son


I'm still quite sure to have seen that anagram before but I can't remember where.
 
 
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(12) Posted by [Wednesday, May 23, 2007 19:48]

>Since I don't get it,

There's a white knight ... which in problemists notation could
reasonably be written as : A WS

 
 
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(13) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Thursday, May 24, 2007 16:24]

 QUOTE 

My favourite anagram of a chess problemist's name:


A dear man's worthy son.


No, a harassment rowdy :-)
(Please direct complaints to the Internet Anagram Server,
which was not of much help here. Mind a hint, nationality,
epoche, problem genre...? I also give a hint for mine,
1 is British, 2 and 3 German (and based on German puns).

Hauke
 
   
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(14) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, May 24, 2007 16:46]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [07-05-24]

He was famous not only in chess.

Spoiler:
http://www.uploadgeek.com/uploads123/1/adearmansworthyson.jpg
 
 
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(15) Posted by Zvi Mendlowitz [Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007 14:48]

Retro Aschwanden
 
 
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(16) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007 15:01]; edited by Jacques Rotenberg [07-12-19]

funny try
 
   
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(17) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007 15:28]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [07-12-19]

ok, since the picture can't be accessed anymore, here's a hint that can mislead you if you just read it:

Listen! Want to free worse with array!
 
 
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(18) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007 15:34]

Maybe slightly difficult and slightly irregular:

Sleeping with bankers and presidents
causes ceremonial holding of your body parts.

 
 
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