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Raymond Keene vs Orly
"O RLY?" (game of the day Aug-30-2009)
Clapham Common CC (1961), Clapham ENG
Alekhine Defense: Normal Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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Aug-30-09  dexterious: Yeah, idiotic game.
Aug-30-09  openingspecialist: that's just painful to watch
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  eternaloptimist: Apparently, Orly isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
Aug-30-09  Gouvaneur: What thz .., no gay miniatures for GOTD, please.
Aug-30-09  theagenbiteofinwit: Wow it's as if the annotation to this game traveled through time to perfectly fit the meme like an iron fist in a velvet glove!
Aug-30-09  Arcturus: Why not make this a Monday puzzle and put a real game up for GOTD. If this was the first time I ever visited the site and the first thing I clicked on was this game I might not ever come back . . . .
Aug-30-09  diagonal: <If this was the first time I ever visited the site and the first thing I clicked on was this game I might not ever come back...> well said, Arcturus! Rather strange *Game of the Day* - nomination.

Who the hell is this Orly (only one game in cg-database!) - no wonder Mr Keene has an overall cg-record of incredible 78.1 % (far better than Fischer, Kasparov, Capablanca; to compare eg.: Karpov stands at the moment at 63.4 %) - if you're uploading such games, stuff like scholar trainings....

Aug-30-09  dumbgai: Similar to E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969.

Except that game was obviously just an April Fool's day joke.

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  Domdaniel: Try to keep things in context. Ray Keene was aged about 13 when he played this, and has every reason to be proud of it. It's not every day you mate an airport with a queen sac.
Aug-30-09  TheChessGuy: Here in the US, reactionary news commentator Bill O'Reilly is sometimes known as Bill O RLY, in honor of his tendency to skew the facts to fit his strongly right-wing view of the world.
Aug-30-09  Chessmensch: How well do you expect an airport to play?
Aug-30-09  mack: <Gouvaneur: What thz .., no gay miniatures for GOTD, please.>

Beg pardon, dear? What's a 'gay miniature'?

Aug-30-09  Open Defence: <mack: <Gouvaneur: What thz .., no gay miniatures for GOTD, please.> Beg pardon, dear? What's a 'gay miniature'?
"Just Jack"
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  tamar: Keene sharp, but Orly play poorly.
Aug-30-09  YetAnotherAmateur: If Ray reads this: Am I correct that you sacrificed the queen rather than the bishop more-or-less because it looked cool?
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  whiteshark: Doesn't ORLY stand for <Odds ratio love you>?

Or was is overload relay. Well, I like Osservatore Romano loves ya most. Blessed?

Aug-30-09  chillowack: <Ray Keene was aged about 13 when he played this> Raymond Keene was rated 2455 at age 13?

That's world champion level.

Aug-30-09  samikd: Orly may not find a place in my list of top ten players of all time
Aug-30-09  nfazli: I'm prety sure this game made as GOTD cause of the pun, maybe CG.COM should have a seperate catagory for good puns submitted by members, GOTD should always be well played games by both sides
Aug-30-09  tivrfoa: <nfazil:...GOTD should always be well played games by both sides> ... so, only draws... xD
Aug-30-09  AnalyzeThis: Black made two bad moves in this game: 4.... e6 instead of 4.... d6, and the really bad 6....Nc6. (Something like 6....Qh4 or Qe7 or 6....g6 is better but concedes a large advantage to white).

When White played 6. Bd3, alarm bells should have been going off in black's head within 2 seconds.

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  ray keene: i was indeed 13 when i played this game-it wasnt a simul it was played at the clapham common chess club where a number of members were elderly white russian emigres-another was mr leff against whom i also have a game here.of course i didnt have a 2455 rating at age 13-i dont think ratings had even been introduced then internationally! as for my percentage-i faced much weaker opposition of course than fischer karpov capablanca etc who spent a lot of their time -for example playing spassky, kasparov and alekhine! the game is really here for fun like my quick win v de veauce from 1963 which has a very similar finish. either you like these little miniatures or you dont -but i also suspect that the pun's the thing in this case!
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  kevin86: How about this one? A fool's mate with two bishops.


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  Domdaniel: I wonder whether Orly ever played LAX (Hendrich Lax) ... ?

More seriously, Mr K is of course quite right about ratings. Some countries, including the US and the UK, introduced them domestically during the 1960s. They weren't standardized internationally until 1969-70. Any ratings given on older games are likely to be estimates, errors, or back-projection of a later rating.

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  FSR: Hilarious game!
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