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Boris Gulko vs Jan Timman
"The Ballad of Jan and Gulko" (game of the day Dec-27-2018)
Amsterdam OHRA (1987), Amsterdam NED, rd 9, Aug-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  1-0
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Dec-27-18  Amarande: After 27 ... Qb8 28 Rb7! Qa8 (If 28 ... Qxb7 29 Qd8#, and if 28 ... Qe8 29 Qd6+ and mate next) 29 Qd6+ Ke8 30 Rb8+, it's all over.
Dec-27-18  areknames: <Amarande> Yes, 28.Rb7! is the lovely icing on the cake, deflecting the Q away from the vital d6 square. Great game by Gulko, exemplarily punishing a passive and tempi-wasting Timman.
Dec-27-18
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  OhioChessFan: Nice pun.
Dec-27-18
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  offramp: The young Jan Timman had unseasonably long hair and could indeed be compared to a guru in drag: http://cdn.simplesite.com/i/46/c1/2...

Boris Gulko could never be so compared. In fact, drag for him would be <tref>.

Dec-27-18  Ironmanth: Nasty and elegant finish by Boris here; bravo! Happy New Year to all at chessgames!
Dec-27-18
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  HeMateMe: Thanks folks!

"They look just like two gurus in drag"

[well, maybe one of them, Boris probably not dressed like Timman, the Dutch hippy...]

Dec-27-18  Andrew Chapman: <Amarande>30. Qe7.
Dec-27-18
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  Breunor: continued recent good pun activity, this was one of my favorites.
Dec-27-18
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  offramp: The game was played in Amsterdam, which I believe was mentioned in the Lennon song.
Dec-27-18  JimNorCal: What's the pun?
Dec-27-18
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  Check It Out: JNC: The Ballad of John and Yoko
Dec-27-18  WDenayer: I don't know any theory about this opening, but in my opinion, White has a big advantage at move 14. Exchanging a pair of rooks made things worse. At move 20, Black's position is critical. I didn't see the final combination, but it's unimportant. Something was going to give.
Dec-27-18  JimNorCal: Oh.
Thanks <CheckItOut>.
Feb-17-19
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  mckmac: The third verse of John Lennon's 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' goes:

<Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton

Talking in our beds for a week

The news people said, "Say what you doing in bed?"

I said, "We're only trying to get us some peace">

And here the scoundrels are, in bed, at the Amsterdam Hilton. Probably smoking Gitanes and hishash too...

https://youtu.be/0yU0JuE1jTk

Feb-17-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <mckmac>: I'm glad the prankster who tried to write "Hair Piece" (or possibly "herpes") over John Lennon's head misspelled it as "Hair Peace"
Feb-17-19
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  moronovich: Due to a lot of scepticism when Yoko Ono showed up in his life,John wrote" : "Give her a chance".
Feb-17-19
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  ChessHigherCat: At least he didn't write "Give my piece a chance"
Feb-17-19  cunctatorg: The important thing for me in this game is where exactly Jan Timman made the grave error and why, what did he miss.
Feb-17-19
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  moronovich: <ChessHigherCat: At least he didn't write "Give my piece a chance">

Lol!

And what do you think about my old idea about making a picture.With nothing in/on it and the subtitle "This is a pibe" !? (Ceci cŽest une pibe).

Feb-17-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <moronovich> I get the reference to Magritte "ceci n'est pas une pipe" but not "pibe" (I know it's a slang word for "kid" in Argentina/Uruguay but I don't understand the joke). Explanation please.
Feb-17-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <moro> Sorry, I didn't mean to sound offensive, do you mean "pibe" like a "kid" in Argentina or does it mean something else?
Feb-18-19
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  moronovich: I meant pipe,but perhaps my brain turned danish,were we say pibe.
Feb-18-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <moronovich: <ChessHigherCat: At least he didn't write "Give my piece a chance"> Lol!>

<And what do you think about my old idea about making a picture.With nothing in/on it and the subtitle "This is a pipe" !? (Ceci cŽest une pipe).>

I see, that's a good idea! Now you're ready to twist reality on the Rogoff page :D

Ceci n'est pas un mensonge!

Feb-18-19
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  moronovich: Ceci nŽest pas une response.
Feb-18-19
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  ChessHigherCat: Ceci n'est pas un LOL!
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