|Sep-14-10|| ||gawain: A nice little victory for Ruderfer (who?) featured in the Boston Globe's Chess Notes column.|
|Apr-21-15|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||OhioChessFan: One of the better puns of the year.|
|Dec-21-16|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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. :-(