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|Dec-09-08|| ||brankat: A very fine writer indeed. Not a shabby Master either :-)|
|Dec-09-08|| ||Blackreptile: do anyone own the book "santasiere's folly"? about the Sokolsky- like opening 1.Nf3 and 2.b4 .Everybody speak of , but we never see it, as the sea snake...
I personnally would like to buy it, if it is possible?!|
|Dec-09-08|| ||withingrace: hmm i think i'll play b4 today, i haven't played it for months.|
|Dec-09-08|| ||WhiteRook48: Santasiere?? Player of the day at holiday season?|
|Dec-13-08|| ||brankat: Quite appropriate, isn't it? :-)|
|Dec-13-08|| ||whiteshark: Don't jump to conclusions. :D|
|Dec-13-08|| ||brankat: <whiteshark> I'm too old to jump. These days I crawl to conclusions :-)|
|Dec-13-08|| ||whiteshark: Good morning <brankat>! Rome wasn't built in a day either. :D|
|Dec-13-08|| ||brankat: <whiteshark> No, but it was ruined in a day, or so. All those years, and centuries of the build-up turned out to be a waste. It's the same with everything else. But then, there is nothing else one can do.|
Gods must be having a lot of fun laughing at their "creation" :-)
|Dec-23-08|| ||WhiteRook48: oh, you mean JUMP yourself to the island of conclusions?|
|Oct-01-10|| ||bastiaan0740: A GM grabbing pieces by accident and naming it an opening :p|
|Oct-01-10|| ||TheFocus: Santasiere did not invent this opening called Santasiere's Folly.|
|Dec-25-10|| ||YoungEd: Clever choice for Christmas' POTD! :)|
|Dec-25-10|| ||Monoceros: <TheFocus: Santasiere did not invent this opening called Santasiere's Folly.>|
Ruy Lopez de Segura didn't invent the Ruy Lopez. Horatio Caro didn't invent the Caro-Kann. Henry Bird didn't invent Bird's Opening. And so on. What's your point?
|Mar-23-11|| ||Caissanist: Calling it Santasiere's Folly probably make more sense than "Reti Opening" or "Polish Opening, Zukertort System". That's how chessgames generally classifies those game, though there don't seem to be any games where either Reti or Zukertort using that system.|
|Mar-23-11|| ||TheFocus: Absolutely one of the worst annotators of all time.
Garbage annotations in one game and good ones in the next one.
The man was certainly in love with the sound of his words.
And such awful poetry.
|Apr-02-11|| ||Caissanist: Edward Winter has a good photo of Santasiere, and adds some of his patented over-the-top outrage: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/....|
|Dec-09-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy 107th birthday to Player of the Day.|
|Dec-09-11|| ||SteinitzLives: I heard he had a love affair with Chigorin, even wrote about it. Back in my day such was frowned upon. Shameless!|
|Dec-09-11|| ||keypusher: <SteinitzLives: I heard he had a love affair with Chigorin, even wrote about it. Back in my day such was frowned upon. Shameless!>|
Necrophilia is unfashionable even today.
|Dec-09-11|| ||Caissanist: Santasiere's love affair with Chigorin was of course purely figurative, but he really was the first American master to live a more-or-less openly gay lifestyle, after he retired to Florida. This is the subject of a funny and touching chapter in Arnold Denker's <The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories>.|
|Dec-09-11|| ||TheFocus: The worse thing about later years of American Chess Bulletin was the awful annotations and horrible poetry of Santasiere!|
|Dec-25-12|| ||Kikoman: Rest In Peace Anthony Santasiere.|
|May-04-13|| ||Phony Benoni: I recommend the following game for lovers of the ironic:|
Santasiere vs R Welch, 1943
Welch later went on to form the John Birch Society.
|May-05-13|| ||HeMateMe: I loved her in <Kansas City Bomber>.|
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