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William Allen Ruth vs Clinton L Parmelee
"The Ruth Hurts" (game of the day Jul-28-2020)
New Jersey ch m (1937), Newark, NJ USA, rd 1, Mar-20
Queen Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00)  ·  1-0

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Jul-28-20  offramp: Black's c-pawn received a 2 game suspension following this fiasco.
Jul-28-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: In reality, this transposed into the Rubenstein-Burn Variation of the French Defense--with the usual disastrous result for Black.
Jul-28-20  Ironmanth: Nice! Thanks, chessgames. Y'all stay safe out there.
Jul-28-20  Jack Kerouac: Pun explain: Benjamin Finegold saying;
'The truth hurts'.
We both played in the 1977 U.S. Class Championship. I scored better than him. 'Course he was about 9 or so...
Jul-28-20  Andrew Chapman: 11..Qc8 seemed painfully slow
Jul-28-20  morfishine: My maternal Grandmother was named Ruth
Jul-29-20  Granny O Doul: "The Ruth is mighty and shall prevail"--Heywood Broun.

Robert Byrne always referred to this as the "Ruth Opening' in his columns. He also used "Hippopotamus" for what everyone else called the Hedgehog.

Nov-21-21
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  FSR: <morfishine: My maternal Grandmother was named Ruth>

As was mine.

Nov-21-21
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  moronovich: And what did they call her as a small child ?

Babe Ruth ?

Nov-21-21
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  FSR: <moronovich> Dunno. I wasn't around. I don't know her year of birth, but it would have been around when Babe began playing professional baseball in 1914, or maybe a few years after. She was born on Christmas Day. Reportedly her mother wanted to name her Noel or Carol or some such, but her father nixed that idea.
Nov-21-21
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  moronovich: Thanks <FSR> !

The origins of names can be quite interesing.E.g my former mother in law, opened the window and asked a lady passing by in the street the names of her two kids.Which she then used for her newborned twins.

My name comes from a doctors son.A doctor my mom worshipped a lot.

Nov-22-21
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  FSR: <moronovich> The doctor named his son moronovich?!
Nov-22-21
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  moronovich: Yes,he was from Ukraine ;)

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