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Robin Swinkels vs Anna Zatonskih
"Playing Like a Fish" (game of the day Feb-23-12)
The Aquarium of Curacao, Netherlands 2008  ·  French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Robin Swinkels vs Anna Zatonskih (2008)

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Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: Too bad White couldn't promote that passed Sea Prawn.
Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: This would be a good way to stop people like Sebastien Feller from cheating.
Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: Blitz tiebreaker: Each player gets 60 seconds of oxygen.
Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: Laughing myself silly. And kudos to those who noticed the board position was incorrect. Early candidate for best kibitzing page of 2012.
Feb-23-12
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  Once: Swinkels: "Bubble bubble bubble"

Zatonskih: <shrugs>

Swinkels: "Bubble bubble bubble"

Zatonskih: <points to her ears and mimes the words "I can't hear you."

Swinkels reaches over for an underwater pad and scribbles a message.

He hands it to Anna who reads the immortal words ... "j'adoube"

Feb-23-12
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  Once: A deep sea diver is trudging slowly across the sea bed in search of sunken treasure. He is wearing one of those fabulously heavy suits with a brass helmet and oxygen piped down from his support ship.

Suddenly he spots a written message which has been sent down to him from the ship.

It reads: "come up quickly. We're sinking."

Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: This Game of the Day brought to you by <tpstar> <whiteshark> <justafish>

Any more?

Feb-23-12
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  Memethecat: We folk from the wealthier parts of the planet, really have far too much time on our hands ^.^
Feb-23-12  hcube: Why aren't the pieces floating?
Feb-23-12
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  Once: Can it be that black's 10th move is really c6, or as they say down in the aquarium - prawn sea sicks?

Then we have 11. sand castles.

12. prawn to sea shore.

36. This time white gets to play prawn sea sicks.

And finally we end with a draw by respiration

Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: It was a Titanic struggle.
Feb-23-12
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  OhioChessFan: <hcube: Why aren't the pieces floating?>

1. The water is from a sewage plant. The pieces stick to the board fine.

2. One of the few times lead in water is a good thing.

Feb-23-12
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  SuperPatzer77: <hcube: Why aren't the pieces floating?>

<hcube> LOL LOL - it beats the heck out of me. Look out for the stingray!!

<Kevin86> Yeah, right - Jonah would've been playing solitary chess inside a big fish in three days. LOL LOL.

SuperPatzer77

Feb-23-12  TheTamale: Hake, kids.

At first I thought Swinkels would krill his poor opponent, trying to out-mussel her, but she clam-ped down with a solid French and managed to grouper resources. In turn, she was hoping to school her foe in the endgame; and while I don't mean to carp, I feel she could have done better haddock come push to shove.

p.s. trout

Feb-23-12
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  Jimfromprovidence: I was buoyed at the prospect of analyzing this game.

I thought that both players would dive into this one with more gusto, so I really could not fathom the tepid play mid-stream.

Below the surface, things became crystal clear that another boring draw was afloat.

Feb-23-12
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  tpstar: White should have worn his cod-piece.

I think both players took a dive.

The Sea-10 line in action.

<tpstarfish>

Feb-24-12  Xeroxx: <<tpstar> <whiteshark> <justafish>> I_like_fish?
Feb-24-12  I Like Fish: You called...
Feb-24-12  Xeroxx: indeed...
Feb-24-12  I Like Fish: spirits that I've cited ...
my commands ignore ...
Feb-24-12
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  Bureaucrat: Hello?
Feb-24-12
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  whiteshark: Something's obviously fishy here. :D
Feb-24-12
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  chessgames.com: <Yodaman: I don't think that the position in the photograph is part of the above game. ... In the above game white didn't play a3 until after the bishop retreated (with 15.Bc2 followed by 16.a3). So was the photograph staged and someone forgot that the a pawn was on a2 still?>

A very good question, and to get to the bottom of this we talked to our good friend and reporter-on-the-spot Rene Gralla who in turn asked Anna about this discrepancy. Her answer:

<Speaking honestly, nobody wrote moves down under water. :) Arbiter was busy pressing clock. So we had to recall our game afterwards, so I think we mixed up move order. Because it was not important Bc2 first or a3 - same thing, same position. Best regards,
Anna>

Now that we know this, we'll correct the game store to match the photograph.

Feb-24-12
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  WannaBe: I don't see what does The Chessgames Store have to do with this game. =))
Mar-06-12  Qxf7: Quite an ef-fish-net middle game, although I was kindof cheering for white to convert the prawn up endgame.

Honestly, I think he accepted the draw a bit too early, as further ex-salmon-ation may have found a winning line (hook and sinker).

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