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Kang Chuanqi vs Sun Hui
"That Lucky Old Sun" (game of the day Jul-07-2007)
TCh-CHN Men (2001), Suzhou, Jiangsu CHN, rd 4, Mar-29
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  0-1


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Jul-07-07  JeLiFF7: 5. Bxc6, 12. Rb1, and 22. Na5 all looked like terrible moves with better alternatives
Jul-07-07  tal lover: This game looks to me a very bad played game, first of all how can someone miss a mate like this 40...Rg5+ 41.Kh2 Qh3#, second white made a terrible blunder with 24.bxc5, now the bishop is traped and the only option will be sacrifice the bishop, i need to analize better this game, but even in my patzer way to view the game i see a lot of mistakes. I dont understand how can exist "guess the move" of this horrible game, Im probably missing something!!
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  WannaBe: <tal lover> in your line, after 40...Rg5+ both Kh2 and Kh1 results in mate.

I think this game was chosen for the pun possibilities.

Jul-07-07  jmrulez2004: white treated this game the wrong way...with a bunch of marching black pawns.his bishops were posted too close in front for comfort..instead he should have took advantage of the fact he had two knights..and use them to blockade the marching pawns and penetrate the heart of black's defense. This proves one thing.white's knowledge of closed games are not up to par.

23.Nh4.....was really so unnecessary. remember.. a threat is not a threat if it does nothing to improve your position and if the threat can be fixed easily, why call it a threat??

Jul-07-07  jmrulez2004: Nh4..was the blunder that lost the game
Jul-07-07  JohnBoy: I don't get it, <jm>. 23...Nh4 has in part the plan of ...Ng6-f4, a much more influential square. White misses that black can push past and pick up a piece after 24.bc d5, but the game has probably already been mismanaged. How did 23...Nh4 lose when black proceeds to win this?
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  al wazir: 40...Qh3+ 41. Kg1 Rg5# -- quicker and spares white needless suffering.
Jul-07-07  Duque Roquero: Obviously there are millions of better games than this one. I canít see the problem with an ďunbaptizedĒ game. If the game is brilliant, the name of the players (authors) is more than enough for me.

By this pathological pun-mania ďGame of the DayĒ has become a cheap and artificially flavored section. Allow me to respectfully suggest: Forget about these &@"$# puns! First chose the game (a great game) and just then go for the pun if this is possible. I still like CG, but that is because I'm in search of good chess, not of ingenious or funny puns.

Chess is a beautiful game. For sure the number of beautiful chess games yet available in your base (not to mention the ones to come) is higher than the remaining days in our lives (and Iím pretty young!), so please donít waste days this way.

Thank you.

Jul-07-07  wouldpusher: <al wazir> And so does 41. ... Qh1#.
Jul-07-07  THE pawn: <Duque Roquero> I disagree. What's wrong with an artificially flavored section? Some GOTD are great, some are not. If you are looking for chess pages, there are 500 000+ games here, some of them analysed to the bones, so there is nothing wrong in having a relaxing game of the day. Who knows? you might discover a great player in the process. And let me guess, tomorrow's going to be THE WORLD VS SHULMAN. So if this game's not great to you...then I don't know what to say.
Jul-08-07  Duque Roquero: <THE Pawn> Iím not talking about the level of the players but the quality of the chess game. In my opinion GOTD will be a great section when CG opt to select the games for their quality instead of their punability.

If you love to reproduce a bad game chosen as GOTD just because the name of a player is Sun (like this guy), Moon, King or Warlus!, I donít. Itís that simple.

Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: "Sometimes I'm right, but I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the baker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in

I am everyday people
Yeah, yeah

There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
Different strokes for different folks
And so on, and so on and scooby-dooby-doo

Ooh, sha, sha
We got to live together

I am no better, and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag I'm in

I am everyday people
Yeah, yeah

There is a long hair that doesn't like the short hair For being such a rich one that will not help the poor one Different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby-dooby-doo"

-- Apologies to Sly and the Family Stone.

Jul-09-07  tatarch: There is definitely something strange about the end of this game-- how does a 2300 level player miss a forced mate in two...twice?? Even if there was extreme time pressure at move 40, the clock should have been reset when black missed Rg5+ at move 42, right?
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  kevin86: Not to be unkind-but-there a more than a billion people in China. Couldn't at least two of them play a better game than this one?

The winner misses an easy mate in two;the loser tries to force a pawn through with queen and rook without defending the king.

SUN must have been lucky-to find an opponent play so bad.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Did nobody notice how a "Lucky" pun was selected for 7-7-07?
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