|Jul-18-04|| ||DanielBryant: I don't get the pun. |
|Jul-18-04|| ||mynameisrandy: There's a rat in the kitchen.
Yeah, it's a stretch...
|Jul-18-04|| ||ArturoRivera: where is the rat? |
|Jul-18-04|| ||macphearsome: Damnit all anyways. First I don't get today's puzzle, and then to add insult to my injuries, I don't get today's pun, either. |
|Jul-18-04|| ||mynameisrandy: Well, it had to happen eventually. Today's pun is more popular than the game. :P |
|Jul-18-04|| ||Lawrence: <ArturoRivera>, in the kitchen. |
|Jul-18-04|| ||kevin86: A nice attack AGAINST the Muzio. I really enjoyed the ballet of bishops and knights-with a rook chaser. |
|Jul-18-04|| ||Phoenix: Must be really tough for N N to keep up-to-date on the latest opening theory...I mean, how many openings have gone through refutations in his time?! |
|Jul-18-04|| ||Calchexas: Great. They need more puns like "A Knight Can't Mate." ;)|
But seriously, this only confirms my suspicion that almost all lines of the King's Gambit are fatally flawed. Bust it!
|Jul-18-04|| ||dac1990: Another one of my favorite miniatures comes out of this line:|
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. O-O gxf3 6. Nc3 fxg2?! 7. Rxf4 f6?? 8.
Qh5+ Ke7 9. Qf7+ Kd6 10. e5+! Kxe5 (10. ...fxe5 11. Qd5+ Ke7 12. Qxe5#, and if 10. ...Kc5 or ...Kc6 then 11. Qd5+ and 12.Qb5#)11. Re4+ Kd6 (11. ...Kf5 12.Qh5#) 12. Qd5# 1-0
Note that not one of Black's other pieces were developed. White had such a lead in development it doesn't matter if he's down a Knight.
|Jul-18-04|| ||Leviathan: Wow! Probably the 1st time I see black beating the Muzio.|
I think the reason for white's defeat is 9.Qd5: that allows Sarratt to force 13.gxf3, blocking the f column (which is white's best weapon in the Muzio)
|Jul-18-04|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> My other half bgitw (true to his drunk crazy American big geek status) is making me write this. (Timmy!) I/we love your Game of the Day and usually savor the accompanying title, but trying to use "Sarratt" in a punny sense was perhaps a much higher degree of difficulty than expected. The most famous "rat" colloquialism would be "rat in a cage" from Smashing Pumpkins (BWBW), so maybe "Sarratt in a cage" would work. It would be less good to utilize the root "sara" (e.g., "Sarratt Smile") as nobody would get that either. The only other suggestion I/we had was "Que Sarratt, Sarratt" which unfortunately is very stupid. Therefore, I/we recommend "Jacob's Ladder" next time around. (Timmy.) |
|Jul-18-04|| ||uglyhorace: what a terrible game. white seems just so awful. what a waste of my time to look at. |
|Jun-03-05|| ||MoonlitKnight: It seems NN was only mucking about with his queen all the time. Definitely not the way to play the Muzio.|
|Jun-08-05|| ||aw1988: tpstar, forgive my ignorance, but who on earth is "Timmy!"?|
|Jun-08-05|| ||tpstar: James Mason|
The Lords of the Underworld/Darkness fills my heart with pain
If you don't get it
Then you don't get it
|Feb-02-08|| ||wolfmaster: There is a rat is a huge stretch of Sarrat, but it was the best Chessgames could do.|