Origin of the word "Patzer"

blueemu
52yrral wrote:

That was one of the reindeers' names, right?

Daily and Rapid and Patzer and Blitzen.

melvinbluestone
52yrral wrote:

That was one of the reindeers' names, right?

     This sounds correct. Jan Hein Donner was a Dutch Grandmaster. Blitzen was a master at fast time controls. And Patzer...... well, he wasn't very good at the Royal Game.

     Here's one of Donner's games from Beverwijk, 1965:

    After the game, Matanovic complained bitterly: "I shouldn't have been paired with a reindeer! He kept sticking those damn antlers in my face!"

52yrral

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chawk57charle

Pabster (wink)

badenwurtca

Here a patzer, there a patzer, everywhere a patzer  lol.