|Dec-18-11|| ||gun0m: bien ....|
|Dec-18-11|| ||Oceanlake: I don't like 20 e4. I see little or no advantage for White, so why put a pawn on the same color as the Bishop?|
|Dec-18-11|| ||FSR: Pretty silly pun.|
|Dec-18-11|| ||Phony Benoni: The pun had potential if White had lost the game because his development lagged. As it was, the game seemed a routine crush by a GM against a near master. Olafsson just waits until White gets impatient and plays 23.e5, whereupon Black jumps into the holes.|
The main tactical point came with 26...Rd5; if White declines the rook and moves the queen, I believe Black follows with 27...b5 hitting the now vulnerable d4.
Non-U.S. readers might not know the American television comedy show "Arrested Development", about a dysfunctional family in the real estate business. Critical success, but the viewers didn't get it and the show lasted only a couple of years.
|Dec-18-11|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks <PB>. So in order to be able to dig the pun one needs to be acquainted with a specific American milieu. In short its a poor selection that mostly only Americans could appreciate.|
The pun choice needs to be more universal as <CG> has world wide acceptance/influence.
A good game. Helgi keeps escalating the pressure on a less resourceful opponent, especially from 26...Rd5 onwards when back rank becomes vulnerable.
|Dec-18-11|| ||goodevans: The 90s hip hop group of the same name are pretty well known in the UK even if the US TV series isn't. That's what I thought the pun referred to.|
Aside from that, I do have some sympathy for <sevenseaman>'s position, however finding puns that are truly universal would be nigh on impossible and would lead to some very dull material.
Despite being a Brit, my favourite pun of all time only really works with the American pronunciation: Zsofia Polgar vs Smyslov, 2000
|Dec-18-11|| ||Rook e2: <As it was, the game seemed a routine crush by a GM against a near master.>
I think 2300 is (FIDE)Master, 2200 is candidate master, not yet master. How is the system in the US?|
|Dec-18-11|| ||FSR: <Rook e2> The United States Chess Federation refers to someone rated 2200 as a "National Master."|
|Dec-18-11|| ||pericles of athens: Oh, come on!|
|Dec-18-11|| ||Garech: Nice game; I always love seeing the hedgehog formation winning, although it was not a standard Maroczy formation for white. Superb pun too!|
|Dec-18-11|| ||Penguincw: Black is going to add pressure on that bishop.|
|Dec-18-11|| ||dale2222222: awesome pun|
|Dec-18-11|| ||Gallison: The pun refers to a specific phrase which became the title of a TV show . Far less esoteric than some! If only the game matched the pun.|
|Dec-18-11|| ||waustad: I confess that I didn't get the pun at all. Anything ending in "stad" to me just means that the name is Norwegian, like mine, and I knew Helgi Olafsson's games from before. It probably doesn't help that I very rarely watch network television and what I do watch is almost always some sort of sporting event.|
|Dec-18-11|| ||FSR: <waustad> The title is a pun on an American TV series, "Arrested Development." http://tinyurl.com/5c7eqy It strikes me as a very silly pun, especially since Harestad did not lose because he was behind in development. Some others evidently like the pun a lot more than I do.|
|Dec-19-11|| ||kevin86: either the bishop or the a-pawn goes...and with it,white's game.|