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Sheila Barth Berntsen Sahl vs Yelizaveta Orlova
"Blame Canada" (game of the day Feb-22-11)
Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0
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Feb-22-11  DanielBryant: It's a reference to a song in the South Park movie from a few years back.
Feb-22-11  Keith Dow: It is a reference to the Academy Award nominated song from the South Park movie. Comedian Robin Williams sang it, minus the swear word, at the ceremony.

Sheila: Times have changed
Our kids are getting worse
They won't obey their parents
They just want to fart and curse!
Sharon: Should we blame the government?
Liane: Or blame society?
Dads: Or should we blame the images on TV?
Sheila: No, blame Canada
Everyone: Blame Canada
Sheila: With all their beady little eyes
And flapping heads so full of lies
Everyone: Blame Canada
Blame Canada
Sheila: We need to form a full assault
Everyone: It's Canada's fault!
Sharon: Don't blame me
For my son Stan
He saw the darn cartoon
And now he's off to join the Klan!
Liane: And my boy Eric once
Had my picture on his shelf
But now when I see him he tells me to @#$% myself!
Sheila: Well, blame Canada
Everyone: Blame Canada
Sheila: It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Everyone: Blame Canada
Blame Canada
Copy Guy: They're not even a real country anyway
Ms. McCormick: My son could've been a doctor or a lawyer rich and true, Instead he burned up like a piggy on the barbecue
Everyone: Should we blame the matches?
Should we blame the fire?
Or the doctors who allowed him to expire?
Sheila: heck no!
Everyone: Blame Canada
Blame Canada
Sheila: With all their hockey hullabaloo
Liane: And that bitch Anne Murray too
Everyone: Blame Canada
Shame on Canada
For...
The smut we must stop
The trash we must bash
The Laughter and fun
Must all be undone
We must blame them and cause a fuss
Before somebody thinks of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!!

Feb-22-11  kapitanevans: A nice king walk indeed
Feb-22-11  KingV93: A South Park reference on CG.com? Sweet!
Feb-22-11  belgradegambit: Funny I had submitted "Blame Canada" for this game M Bluvshtein vs I Ivanisevic, 2011
Feb-22-11  JohnBoy: <Phony ... suppose any analysis today will focus on Black's attempts at liberation.> - No doubt. Aside from pathetic "development" at move 9, is there any reason for black to give back the X?
Feb-22-11  Shokerg: They think it's Orlova...it is now!
Feb-22-11  shishio71: A SP movie reference on chessgames!? This freaking made my day!
Feb-22-11  Owerbart: nice game.
Feb-22-11  hedgeh0g: <<Phony ... suppose any analysis today will focus on Black's attempts at liberation.> - No doubt. Aside from pathetic "development" at move 9, is there any reason for black to give back the X?>

It's hard to suggest anything better, since Black is quite tied up already. White has a simple plan of rerouting his knight(s) to target c7, which is somewhat awkward to defend.

Feb-22-11  gauer: <<PhonyBenoni> There has to be a current cultural reference here that I'm not getting at all> Unbeknowngst to her until after she returned to N. America, Liza (eventually, perhaps from results in latter or previous rounds) picked up her WCM title as a result of her score & pairings vs titled players in the team tournament. Perhaps this or another pairing was critical for her to get the shot of picking up a title.

The 7th round set 53rd ranked Canada paired to 59th ranked Norway for the 8th round, & the former eventually won the match (2.5-1.5) for this table. Is it known which of the 4 games were done by the time that these two finished up?

For those that have seen the movie, the pun submitted might've been more useful for a USA-Canada meet.

Feb-22-11  lizaorlova: Don't be saying stuff. I play in FIDE rated tournaments...ONCE A YEAR. i barely play chess. just stop it.
Feb-22-11
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  OhioChessFan: My Heh Meter just spiked.
Feb-22-11
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  OhioChessFan: 18...Nf5 19. Bb2 Bc5 would have left Black an okay game.


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I really don't get the time wasting h6/g6/h5/g5 either, although the game might have been lost already. What was there to fear with all of White's pieces on the other side?

Feb-22-11
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  David2009: Very enjoyable game with enterprising tactical play from both sides.

<lizaorlova: Don't be saying stuff. I play in FIDE rated tournaments...ONCE A YEAR.> Lisa if I could play such enterprising and enjoyable chess as you do - I would be really pleased with myself.

At move 28 with Black to play:


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did you consider 28...Rd8? Or after 28...g5 29 Kd4 Rd8+ 29 Kc5 f5 gets the Pawns rolling. I'm not saying it works but it might have been a good try.

Three Crafty End Game Trainer links to positions in the game: Before 28.Ke3: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

Before 29.Kd4: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

Before 30.Kc5: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

In all links you play White: drag and drop the move you want to make.

Feb-22-11
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  chrisowen: <David2009> Hey Dave two years old? Thanks for the links. Top Teusday puzzle 22211 ill leave you in two three difficult dilemma it nf5 in drill cue bc invasion.

1 sung ie no kidding a e4 c5
2 nf3 nc6 gold fever P and a Qu acks you net a bind
3 bish wil fly for looking prolonged bones and nd5 fingertips.

The (D) deserts windy (G) breeze
through your (A) hair
standing by a (D) car
Me with came (A) ra
and (G) thinking

(D) You with borrowed (G) shoes
borrowed (A) jeans
and your black (D) top
hair down arms (A) full
your (G) happy

(D) this my lambs a (G) gift
photo (A) graph
just for (D) you
thinking of (A) you
and (G) singing

i'll just wait for god
on my stool
at your bar
never get down
life livin

Soon you'll speak to me
boy myself
machine girl
nervous at first
exciting

Then you'll be the bride
honeymoon
airplane ride
maybe mexico
maybe not though.

Feb-22-11  hedgeh0g: <chrisowen>

What the hell are you talking about?

Feb-22-11  WhiteRook48: and this pun is... terrible
Feb-23-11  lizaorlova: I had winning postion.....
Instead of taking the rook on a1.
Just play bxc6!

Extra pawn, and most likely winning game.

Feb-23-11
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  kevin86: crazy game! The c5 pawn cannot be stopped.
Feb-23-11  JohnBoy: <lizaorlova: I had winning postion..... >

I wouldn't go that far. You get a pawn and white gets a nice developmental lead. Not winning, but definitely not dead out of the opening. A whole lot of game there.

Feb-24-11  lizaorlova: Okay, but I've played so many games with this line and won 90% of them. Don't understand why i went for that strange line. Obviously should have played safer. "Better safe then sorry" as they say!
Feb-27-11
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  chrisowen: <Hedgeh0g> one you boost in drive cull yearrrr up garden pate? Klimbed and found Koneru Annageldyev, Kamsky Ivanchuk castle Kombat it.

O Annageldyev vs Koneru, 2005

Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006

May-09-11  Everyone: Blame Canada!
Jan-22-12  Tigranny: What does the pun mean?
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