|Oct-19-15|| ||iking: lightning strikes once 37. Bh3!|
|Feb-16-16|| ||sleepyirv: Though my Russian pronunciation is a tad rusty, I assume this is a play off the famous TV Western <Have Gun, Will Travel>|
|Feb-16-16|| ||JuniorQ1800: If Qf8 then c7 and queening is certain|
|Feb-16-16|| ||al wazir: I think 35...Rxe3 wins: 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Qb2+ Qxb2 38. Rxb2 Rxf3.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||waustad: I've often wondered if it was the origin of the Spaghetti Westerns. Richard Boone as Paladin was a lot like the later folks.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||offramp: Bob Hope says, <“Hoofers, comedians and singers used to put ads in Variety. Those ads read: <Have tux, will travel.> This meant they were ready to go any place at any time.”>|
|Feb-16-16|| ||moodini: <al wazir: I think 35...Rxe3 wins>|
I think white plays Rb1 (perhaps after the check on b8+) then takes the rook.
|Feb-16-16|| ||moodini: I had a look and it is a little more complicated than I first though. The check on b8 is important. For example:
35..Rxe3 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Rb1 Re1 38. Rxa1 Rxa1 39. Qb2+ winning (if black tries to save the rook by Bg7 he gets mated due to the weak back rank).|
35..Rxe3 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Rb1 Qa3 fxe3 Qxe3+ Qf2
So I think white wins after 35..Rxe3.
|Feb-16-16|| ||FairyPromotion: <al wazir: I think 35...Rxe3 wins: 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Qb2+ Qxb2 38. Rxb2 Rxf3.>|
The correct continuation would be 35... Rxe3 36. Rb8+ Bf8 <37. Rb1!>, and the best that black has is 37... Qc3 38. Qxc3 Rxc3 39. Bxh3, leaving white with a better, but a difficult ending. But 35... Rxe3 is indeed better than the text.
P.S.: I am the one who submitted today's pun, but the credit goes to <offramp> as he is the one who came up with it: B Avrukh vs Navara, 2008 (kibitz #2).
|Feb-16-16|| ||Willber G: I think there may be another angle to this pun - I read <Avrukh> as <'ave rook>.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||al wazir: <moodini: 35...Rxe3 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Rb1> Rc3 38. Rxa1 (38. Qe4 Bf5 39. Qe8 Qa3) Rxc2 39. Bxh3 Bc5 40. Rf1 Ra2. Black picks up the ♙ on a5, and now it's about even. Both sides have passed ♙s, with opposite colored ♗s. White's two extra ♙s are tripled.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||kevin86: After black takes the rook, c7 and white will queen!|
|Feb-16-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morfishine:>
Your presence is needed here, to trash this tortuous pun.
|Feb-16-16|| ||psmith: <al wazir>
35...Rxe3 36. Rb8+ Bf8 37. Rb1 Rc3 38. Rxa1 38. Qe4 Bf5 39. Qe5+
|Feb-16-16|| ||morfishine: <thegoodanarchist> Actually, I kinda like this one, it plays off the "Have____will travel" idiom, is not offensive to Mr. Averukh, and has a certain ring or jingle to it|
Thanks for thinking of me, we need to remain vigilant lol
|Feb-16-16|| ||TheFocus: I wonder when they submitted this pun?
Because I used "Have Rook, will travel." on his home page on February 10th, his birthday.
|Feb-16-16|| ||FairyPromotion: <TheFocus: I wonder when they submitted this pun?>|
Last year. October-ish.
|Feb-16-16|| ||TheFocus: <FairyPromotion> Thank you.|
|Feb-17-16|| ||Check It Out: <thefoodanarchist> not to worry, I'm sure CG will replace it with an even worse pun any day now.|