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Old 11-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #10201
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #10202
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Not the wall game.

The first word is 'Eton', the second is a pluralised number!
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #10203
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Not the wall game.

The first word is 'Eton', the second is a pluralised number!
Apparently it is also played in Switzerland, not that it will be of any help. This is truly a question worthy of this thread.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #10204
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I looked up the wall game on wikipedia, and according to wikipedia, most games ends 0-0. A goal happens roughly every ten years, and there hasn't been scored goal in the wall game on the traditional St. Andrew Day game since 1909. I would never have learned this without this thread and this quiz
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #10205
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Eton Fives? That resonates slightly, but I have no idea if it's right.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #10206
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Eton Fives? That resonates slightly, but I have no idea if it's right.
Eton Fives it is!

My apologies for such an obscure question. Hopefully people have learned something though.

Again, there's no clear winner, so whoever has a question ready should probably go for it.

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:53 AM   #10207
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Ohh, absolutely. A day lived learning something new is a day worth living.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:00 AM   #10208
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  1. In which game is there an en passant rule?
  2. What is the en passant rule?
  3. Why does the en passant rule exist?
  4. When was the en passant rule first introduced?
  5. When was the en passant rule universally accepted?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #10209
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1. Chess
2. When a initial move of a pawn is two squares, but this leads that pawn to pass the position it could have been captured by an opposing pawn the opposing pawn is allowed to still capture.
3. Pawn advancing two squares was not part of original rules?
4. ?
5.?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #10210
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1 Yes.
2 Yes, completely correct.
3.Yes.

So three point to Hamlet, and the next question.

I'll accept the century for the other two answers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:25 AM   #10211
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Whoa fellas... There is an en passant rule in Fencing too...


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Old 11-25-2012, 08:46 AM   #10212
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Whoa fellas... There is an en passant rule in Fencing too...


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There is a term "en passant" in fencing. I haven't been able to find a definition. But it doesn't seem to be a rule.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #10213
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4. When was the en passant rule first introduced?
5. When was the en passant rule universally accepted?
4. about 15th century
5. ?? 18th century? I think I remember the best player then, Philidor, played with it, but don't know if this counts as "universally accepted".
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #10214
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4. about 15th century
5. ?? 18th century? I think I remember the best player then, Philidor, played with it, but don't know if this counts as "universally accepted".
4. No
5. No.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #10215
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There is a term "en passant" in fencing. I haven't been able to find a definition. But it doesn't seem to be a rule.
It's a violation for one fencer passing the other on the fencing piste. Done twice by the same fencer, without a valid touch being made, loses a point.


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