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William A Bills vs Edgar Thomas McCormick
"Buffaloed Bills" (game of the day Feb-03-2019)
56th US Open (1955), Long Beach, CA USA, rd 8, Aug-15
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)  ·  0-1
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Mar-31-15
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  GrahamClayton: White resigned as stopping the mate threat on h2 loses the Queen after 20...♘f2+.
Jan-16-19
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  FSR: Buffaloed Bills.
Jan-20-19
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  jith1207: Saw this pun in the voting booth. Well done again, hope this game gets to be GOTD soon.
Feb-03-19
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  offramp: "Buffaloed Bills" is a pun on the name of the stage persona Buffalo Bill, a man who killed over a million bison on his own.

Here the word buffalo is used as a verb "to buffalo", which means to harass,

Feb-03-19
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  Penguincw: Imagine if the Bills played in the Superbowl, later today. Would've been the perfect day to use such a pun.
Feb-03-19  goodevans: It's always disappointing to play through an interesting game that ends up being settled by a transparent blunder.
Feb-03-19
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  jith1207: <Imagine if the Bills played in the Superbowl>: Bills and Vikings, they both have lost the most and have never won. When one gets in there, I hope the other does too so that one of them could finally win.
Feb-03-19  drbnrjYT: I can continue this game from 19. Nf5 instead of Nh5 who wants to continue with me...
Feb-03-19  The Kings Domain: Fun vintage miniature.
Feb-03-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <drbnrjYT: I can continue this game from 19. Nf5 instead of Nh5 who wants to continue with me...>

This isn't the place to play out a long game but SF isn't impressed:

-0.32 (28 ply) 19. Nf5 Bxf5 20. Bxf5 a6 21. Nc3 g6 22. Bh3 a5 23. Nd5 Nxd5 24. Qxd5 Bf6 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Rf1 axb4 27. axb4 Ra1 28. g3 Rxf1+ 29. Bxf1 Qe1 30. Qc4 Bd4 31. Kg2 Qf2+ 32. Kh3 h5 33. Qd3 Kg7 34. Be2 Be3 35. c4 h4 36. c5 hxg3 37. hxg3

leads to this position:


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Where black draws by repetition with Kg8 38. Qd8+ Kg7 39. Qd3 etc.

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