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Yifan Hou vs Nigel Short
"Hou Wears Short's Shorts" (game of the day Sep-29-2009)
Corus Group B (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-14
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Zukertort Variation (C67)  ·  1-0
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Sep-29-09
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  kevin86: The fur flies in this one! Nigel comes up short.
Sep-29-09
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  whiteshark: Hou completes a Short sale.
Sep-29-09
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  Chessmensch: We can't let this go without referring to the Nair commercials that used short shorts. Here's one of several: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou9A...
Sep-29-09  Anthony1: the main thing I learned is its a bad idea to be a greedy pig in the Ruy with 4...Nxe4 By move 9 all the lines are open for White with development lead and a safe king position. Meanwhile Black is constricted, doubled pawns and King in the center. That's a poisoned pawn for sure.
Sep-29-09  RandomVisitor: 8...Nb7 seems to be the cause of many of Black's problems. 8...Nf5 might be better.
Sep-29-09  DrCurmudgeon: <mistreaver: yeah Nigel loses to 13 year old girl.>

Yeah, if it had been a 13 year old boy he wouldn't have been upset. But a girl? Why, he should give up chess!

P.S. I'm being sarcastic. But don't mind me. I'm old, I'm tired, and my feet hurt.

Sep-29-09  dumbgai: Short picked a strange opening.
Sep-29-09  WhiteRook48: 4...Nxe4 is actually a line played thousands of times, many with wins for black
Sep-29-09  zdigyigy: <whiterook48> Korchnoi, in fact, plays open Lopez's as black and does just fine.
Sep-29-09
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  eternaloptimist: very funny pun :D
Sep-29-09  dumbgai: <WhiteRook48> By "strange opening" I meant Nb7.
Sep-29-09  YouRang: Okay, Hou is responsible for this pun?

Well done. :-D

Sep-29-09
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  keypusher: <RandomVisitor: 8...Nb7 seems to be the cause of many of Black's problems. 8...Nf5 might be better.>

State of the art a century ago. Lasker's bread and butter. Repertoire Explorer: Emanuel Lasker (black)

Sep-30-09  gilbav: <Hou is responsible for this pun?> Exactly. I saw this pun (with an added "!") in the Pun Voting Booth. So, are puns from there used without attributing it to the submitter?
Sep-30-09
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  keypusher: <Anthony1: the main thing I learned is its a bad idea to be a greedy pig in the Ruy with 4...Nxe4>

Ruy Lopez (C67)

Sep-30-09
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  tamar: She wore a raspberry barette
The kind you find in a second hand store
Oct-16-09  weisyschwarz: She beat the pants off of him.
Dec-15-10  Thesaint8x: Hou can I learn to play like this? Taking advantage of a misplaced knight?I am hoping someone plays like Black in this line and I can impress everyone.Not improbable,now that this opening is becoming as fashionable (for the moment?)as Sicilian.
Mar-31-11
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  Penguincw: What time of fork is it when the king and queen get forked by a pawn.Royal fork?
Oct-15-11  tarikhk: whats the finish?
Jul-26-12  Abdel Irada: Just for the record, the Chinese word romanized as "hou" is pronounced "hoe" like the gardening implement, not "who" like the pronoun.
Aug-25-14
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  Garech: 23...Kf8 and...?

-Garech

Aug-25-14  Nerwal: <23...Kf8 and...? >

After 23... ♔f8 any sensible attacking idea wins : 24. ♕h3, 24. h4, 24. ♕e4, or even the preparatory 24. ♖e1. That's probably why Short resigned immediately.

Oct-24-16  Dirkster: I just got the pun in the title - brilliant!!!
Apr-29-17
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  scutigera: I first saw this pun years ago and it's still my all-time favorite.
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