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Mikhail Tal vs Miller
"Pictures at an Exhibition" (game of the day Jun-18-12)
Simul 1988  ·  Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Open Variation (C55)  ·  1-0
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Jun-18-12  bvwp: Five vowels in order. Also abstemious.
Jun-18-12
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  Garech: Superb!

-Garech

Jun-18-12  Everett: Long live Musorgsky!
Jun-18-12
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  Phony Benoni: <Tridel: I didn't Know that you can rename a game that has a pun. This one used to be called "Simultaneity Paradox" if I recall correctly because they both offered their queen.>

Not to mention that the pun has also been used before: Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912

Jun-18-12
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  Phony Benoni: And if you're really into weird words, try http://jeff560.tripod.com/words.html. Section 6 covers words with five/six vowels in order, among other things.

I might point out that the word <supercAlifragilisticExpIalidOcioUs> has all five vowels in order, since nobody specified there couldn't be another vowel or two interspersed. But that would be facetious.

Jun-18-12
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  Jim Bartle: "Long live Musorgsky!"

Miller's position did come to look like a Hut on Fowl's Legs.

Jun-18-12
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  Marmot PFL: Not bad for a simul, but nothing special as a Tal game. The queen sac wasn't that hard to see and was only queen for rook.
Jun-18-12  WhiteRook48: For a regular game, absolute genius. For a Tal game, completely normal.
Jun-18-12  Mladja: Beautiful game.Mikhail Tal achieved The highest level of this game.
Jun-18-12
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  ajile: I actually played this music back when I was a string bass player in college. Russian piece by Mussorgsky.
Jun-19-12
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  kevin86: A wild game by Tal-even forcing his opponent to give up his queen!
Jun-27-12
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  DarthStapler: Amazing
Jun-27-12  Lil Swine: i was thinking of " A Tal glass of Miller"
Jun-27-12  andrewjsacks: Miller Lite.
Aug-15-12  Manoloo: It wasn't Miller Time!!
Nov-10-12  ajax333221: he missed Mate in 3 at the end :C
Nov-24-12
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  Abdel Irada: <sevenseaman: I dunno if <abstemiously > is an approved adjective/adverb.>

"I approve this adverb."

— George W. Bush ... er, Daniel Webster

May-26-13  papagan: Would 19... Qc6, instead of 19... Qd6, have left Miller with the advantage?
May-26-13  Nerwal: <Would 19... Qc6, instead of 19... Qd6, have left Miller with the advantage?>

Yes. See Dvoretsky's analysis of the game : http://www.chesscafe.com/text/dvore...

Aug-11-13
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  thegoodanarchist: "Pictures at an Exhibition" sounds like old-time cartoon music.
Aug-11-13  ughaibu: Really? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFa...
Aug-11-13  ughaibu: Okay, I see what you mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jd... Any aesthetic realists capable of separating them?
Aug-11-13
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  thegoodanarchist: <ughaibu> I think it even may have been used for old cartoons! It sounds familiar, and I don't go to many classical music recitals but as a child I watched many cartoons.

Try here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictur...

and scroll down to "Gnomus" and give it a read.

Jan-28-14  ChessYouGood: Schroeder has video annotated this game here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjvk...
Mar-21-14  Isilimela: Lends altogether new meaning to "The Queen's Gambit declined" !
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