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IM Wolfgang Stamer on Diemer to an unknown chess friend

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                                                                                                                               Hechingen, on Nov. 1995

Dear Chessfriend,

In 1979, Emil J. Diemer was my guest for three days. Here is our serious game:

E.J. Diemer - W. Stamer
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.g4 Ne4!? 8.Bb5+ c6 9.O-O Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bg6 11.Bd3 Nd7 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Qf3 Qf6 14.Qg3 (14.Qg2!) Qh4 15.Qf4 Nf6 16.Be2 g5 17.Qc7 Rd8 18.Rf2 Bd6 19.Qxb7 Bxh2+ 20.Kf1 Qh3+ 21.Rg2 O-O! 22.Qxc6 Rd5 23.Qc4 Ne4 24.Qd3 Ng3+ 25.Kf2 f5 26.Rxh2+ Qxh2+ 27.Ke1 Qg1+ 0-1

At our encounter near the end of the 1970's Emil J. Diemer appeared as a vivacious man with white hair and beard who was open-minded and loquacious, which made conversation with him enjoyable. There was nothing of dignified distance in his manner, although his appearance would have suggested otherwise. He often made comments, some rather curious, on historical and religious topics which he energetically supported with arguments that may have at times sounded a bit improbable to those on the outside.
Although his eyesight was limited, he seldom missed anything on the chessboard. Focusing immediatly on the essentials of the situation at hand, he always made intuitive yet precise moves that astounded opponents and observers alike.
It was a wonderful previlege for me to have met this amicable guest and chesspartner.

Wolfgang Stamer

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