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Lev Alburt vs Mark B Ruderfer
"Pins Alburt in a Kann" (game of the day Dec-21-2016)
URS (1970)
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Czerniak Line (B13)  ·  0-1
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Sep-14-10
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  gawain: A nice little victory for Ruderfer (who?) featured in the Boston Globe's Chess Notes column.

http://www.boston.com/ae/games/arti...

Apr-21-15
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  zanzibar: It's also game #11 in Lombardy's <Modern Chess Opening Traps> where you get the extra(neous) moves 19.Qxa4 Bxc3+ for free.
Dec-21-16
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  Phony Benoni: I don't LOL much in the Pun Voting Booth, but this one got me.

The reference is to a type of tobacco called "Prince Albert" (named after the husband of Queen Victoria), one form of which was sold in tins. This led to a joke:

"Do you have Prince Albert in a can?"

'Yes, we do."

"Well, let him out!"

It was a simpler time. The game is more amusing, with the "epunymous" pin playing a leading role.

Dec-21-16  andrewjsacks: Great idea for punning title for this game.
Dec-21-16
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: One of the most inspired puns in quite some time. Remarkable game, too.
Dec-21-16  RookFile: Shows you how strong Russian chess is. Apparently black is a random 2400 type hacker, not even a titled player.
Dec-21-16
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  Honza Cervenka: Very nice game and pun. It seems to be that white's troubles started already with 9.cxd5. It was better to play 9.Qe2+ with idea 9...Be7(?) 10.cxd5 Nxd4 11.Qe4 Nxf3+ 12.gxf3 and due to a threat d6 white wins a Bishop. After 9...Kd7 white seems to be fine with 10.0-0-0!?, if black plays 9...Kd8, then 10.Qd2 is quite good for white.
Dec-21-16
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  OhioChessFan: One of the better puns of the year.
Dec-21-16
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  OhioChessFan: <Phony> I am ashamed to admit I called the local drugstore and pulled that, thinking it was clever/original. The knee slapping final line was "Well, you better let him out before he suffocates!" I guess they just played along with kids who did that.

It'd be too hard to explain, but there is an amusing reference in an episode of the Rockford Files. I hope someone knows how to search something like that out on Youtube.

Dec-21-16
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  perfidious: The line with 6....Qa5 first attracted notice in V Heuer vs Tal, 1972, though during the 1980s it was played after 7.Bxf6 exf6 8.cxd5 Bb4 with the point being that 9.dxc6 runs into 9....Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Qxc3+ 11.Ke2 0-0 12.f3 Re8+ 13.Kf2 Qe3+ and a perpetual.

Today though I would likely plump for the more combative 6....Be6 instead.

Dec-21-16  The Kings Domain: Alburt got a little too cocky with his attack.
Dec-21-16  7he5haman: Was there anything wrong with 16.0-0-0?
Dec-21-16  7he5haman: Ignore me - just seen what is wrong with that move...
Dec-21-16  Absentee: Great pun.
Dec-21-16
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  gawain: It's funny to tune into a 2016 Game of the Day and see my own avatar looking at me. (I was first to post about this game back in 2010.)

Unfortunately the article I linked to is now behind a paywall. I don't remember it.

Dec-21-16
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  thegoodanarchist: <7he5haman: Was there anything wrong with 16.0-0-0?

7he5haman: Ignore me - just seen what is wrong with that move...>

Honestly, it isn't worse than what happened in the game, IMO.

Dec-22-16
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<gawain: It's funny to tune into a 2016 Game of the Day and see my own avatar looking at me. (I was first to post about this game back in 2010.)

Unfortunately the article I linked to is now behind a paywall. I don't remember it.>

I was hoping to sneak in the back and get you a direct link past the wall, but apparently boston.com is stricter about access control to its archives than some other paywall users.

I did get a direct link to the archive page (http://archive.boston.com/ae/games/...), but even if you paste/type that directly into your address bar, you still get redirected back to the original story link and its stub. :-(

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