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Dragoljub Janosevic vs Asgeir Thor Arnason
Lone Pine (1978), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 1, Apr-02
Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00)  ·  1-0



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Dec-11-07  Cactus: Clearly, black took Fischer's quote too seriously!
Jul-19-08  just a kid: Black knew he was going to lose in 100 more moves when 1.e4 was played.
Sep-25-08  Trigonometrist: "Uncommon" King's opening??!!

It's very common... Have a look at this Game Collection: Games That Need Not Be in the Database

Aug-29-11  Robert Hill: Why even have these game on the site?

It messes up the % odds for the e4 moves.

Aug-29-11  Martha Stewart: It's understandable. 1.e4 can be very daunting. In terms of pieces, they're even, but white is now much further ahead in terms of development. Maybe Arnason had a long day of games ahead of him, and wanted to save his energy for less aggressive openings.
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  Phony Benoni: Stats, Schmats. We need this game for historical purposes; the Lone Pine 1978 collection wouldn't be complete without it!

The game was from round 1. I don't know the reason Arnason didn't play, though it is a long way from Iceland to Lone Pine. For that matter, it's a long way from <anywhere> to Lone Pine. But he did play the rest of the tournament.

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  tamar: <Martha Stewart> Janosevic waited 10 long years to unveil this novelty.

Janosevic vs Geller, 1968

Arnason was no doubt ready for no first move, and could not cope with the new situation.

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  Phony Benoni: Compared to Janosevic vs Geller, 1968, this was an exhausting game for Janosevic.
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  FSR: Arnason was in his hotel room looking for The Hammer of Thor with which to smite Janosevic.
May-20-13  vasja: Why wastes disk space on such trivialities and does not have games which are much more important?

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