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Ermanno Bozzali vs Enrico Paoli
"Gerontocracy" (game of the day Oct-09-2019)
21st Open (2001), Bratto ITA, rd 9, Aug-30
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: I need to say that this is not my pun. In fact, when I saw the game in the Pun Voting Booth, I had to look up the word "Gerontocracy".

It means "rule by the elders" and probably refers to Paoli being 93 years old at the time of the game.

Oct-09-19  nalinw: Wikipedia says "The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect."

I don't see any word play here .....not a bad game though

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  rookchat9: Presumably he is no longer with us? What a great advert for playing chess, I bet he didn't suffer from dementia even aged 93!
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  SkySports: It was my pun Phony, but I'm very happy to see this as GOTD. In fact, honorary GM Paoli was 93 when he played this game.

Rookchat, he died in 2005, aged 97.

Oct-09-19  spingo: <SkySports: It was my pun Phony...>

I have a feeling this was my pun. but that I deleted the post really quick.

I don't know how to describe how quick it was.

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  SkySports: Well, I was actually surprised to see this as GOTD as I had submitted the pun only yesterday. Maybe I have somehow "re-activated" the pun you had previously deleted...

Anyway, who cares? The important thing is that this beautiful game played by the 93 years old Paoli has been recognised as a valid GOTD.

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  Check It Out: Now's a good time to check this other Paoli game: Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950

Interesting circumstance during the game, check out the comment by <John Saunders>.

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