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NN vs Emanuel Lasker
Blindfold simul, 6b (1900) (blindfold), Basingstoke ENG, Dec-17
Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01)  ·  0-1

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Nov-28-06  syracrophy: 19...♘g4+! <20.hxg4 hxg4+ 21.Kg1 Rh1#; 20.Kg1 Nxh3#>
Jan-16-11
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  GrahamClayton: One of 6 blindfold games played simultaneously by Lasker at Basingstoke.
Nov-23-14  TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Basingstroke, England in January, 1901.

Lasker's score against six opponents is not known.

Nov-23-14  heuristic: mo' better: 14.Bxb3 Nxb3 15.cxb3 0-0

14...Nd3!

17...Nf4!
18.gxf4 Qxf4 19.Nf3 Bxf3 20.Re1 Qh2+ 21.Kf1 Qh1#
18.Ne2 Nxh3+ 19.Kh2 Ng5 20.Ng2 h5

Sep-10-17
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  MissScarlett: <From a blindfold simul in Basingstroke, England in January, 1901.>

Per Whyld, based on the <New Yorker Staats-Zeitung> of January 13th 1901.

But the <Reading Mercury, Oxford Gazette, Newbury Herald and Berks County Paper> (to give it its full title), of December 22nd 1900, p.6, reveals that it took place on Monday, December 17th, in the Town Hall. Lasker won all six games, whilst Maroczy (with whom Lasker was on tour) played a 30 board simul, scoring +28 =2.

When this occasion was publicised in the <Berkshire Chronicle> of December 8th, p.7, Lasker was due to give the simul, and Maroczy, the blindfold.

The score (sent by Maroczy) turns up in the <Standard> of December 24th, p.9., where it's dubbed <A perfect gem of a game, even if it were not one of six, played simultaneously, blindfold.>

Sep-21-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: I searched on Basingstoke to try find a game for a Ruddigore pun, and the first thing I found was a blindfold romp leading to a rapid resignation!

And so the pun writes itself. As per the final lyric, these are the words from the quintessential Gilbert & Sullivan patter song.

Apologies for not fighting through the formatting; it read better at https://www.rockol.com/uk/lyrics-18... .

PATTER-TRIO. –
ROBIN, DESPARD, AND MARGARET.

(ROB.) My eyes are fully open to my awful situation – I shall go at once to Roderic and make him an oration. I shall tell him I've recovered my forgotten moral senses, And I don't care twopence-halfpenny for any consequences. I do not want to perish by the sword or by the dagger, But a martyr may indulge a little pardonable swagger, And a word or two of compliment my vanity would flatter, But I've got to die tomorrow, so it really doesn't matter! (DES.) So it really doesn't matter –
(MAR.) So it really doesn't matter –
(DES.) So it really doesn't matter –
(MAR.) So it really doesn't matter –
(ROB.) So it really doesn't matter –
(DES.) So it really doesn't matter –
(ALL.) So it really doesn't matter, matter, matter, matter, matter!

(MAR.) If were not a little mad and generally silly I should give you my advice upon the subject, willy-nilly; I should show you in a moment how to grapple with the question, And you'd really be astonished at the force of my suggestion. On the subject I shall write you a most valuable letter, Full of excellent suggestions when I feel a little better, But at present I'm afraid I am as mad as any hatter, So I'll keep 'em to myself, for my opinion doesn't matter! (DES.) Her opinion doesn't matter –
(ROB.) Her opinion doesn't matter –
(DES.) Her opinion doesn't matter –
(ROB.) Her opinion doesn't matter –
(MAR.) My opinion doesn't matter –
(DES.) Her opinion doesn't matter –
(ALL.) Her opinion doesn't matter, matter, matter, matter, matter!

(DES.) If I had been so lucky as to have a steady brother Who could talk to me as we are talking now to one another – Who could give me good advice when he discovered I was erring (Which is just the very favour which on you I am conferring), My existance would have made a rather interesting idyll, And I might have lived and died a very decent indiwiddle. This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter
Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter! (ROB.) If it is it doesn't matter –
(MAR. If it is it doesn't matter –
(ROB.) If it is it doesn't matter –
(MAR.) If it is it doesn't matter –
(ALL.) This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter! This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter
Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter, matter!

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