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Humor in chess
Compiled by Gregor Samsa Mendel
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Don't analyze, just enjoy
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Check out the advance of white's h-pawn
Euwe vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

White's knights paint themselves into a corner
I Raud vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Nakamura has fun with the computer
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

The final position is more sad than funny.
G Bailey vs E Fischvogt, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Monkey see, monkey do...
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Take my king, please
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Whole lotta pinning going on
J Vaassen vs Schilperoord, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Rybka vs Nakamura, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

The final position looks like a Christmas tree.
R Dineley vs L'Ami, 2009 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 71 moves, 0-1

A Lehtinen vs J Sietio, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

White finishes with a cute little mate
Alexander V Ivanov vs J A Curdo, 1990 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 19 moves, 1-0

These knights eat like horses!
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Bizarre...
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

The dead bishop
A Kalka vs Ponomariov, 1999 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

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