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Cemil Can Ali Marandi vs Fatih Kaleoglu
Turkish Team Championship (2011), Konya TUR, rd 8, Jul-04
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense Modern Line (C07)  ·  1-0


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Jan-08-19  Lovuschka: I thought the "Get Your News Here" clue in the Holiday Contest 2019 might refer to Hürriyet, as this game was from the Turkish championship. My line of thought was, that name sounds similar to Harriet, so a Harriet Hunt game might be looked for. Or by her brother Adam Hunt. But that doesn't account for the "/ 5" part of the hint. That might either refer to something out of five or divided by five.
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  Stonehenge: Do they serve turkey on the fourth of July?
Jan-09-19  Lovuschka: Thought the hint means to get two five letter names out of those names. But it is not Gulko vs M Marin, 1994
Jan-15-19  Saniyat24: something French...Chistyakov?
Jan-16-19  posoo: da old posoo HEARBY lies clame to dis prize:

U MUST download da game number and divide by FIVE

if u do and you google dat, u wind up in da LA TIMES talking about RUNALD RAGAN.

da man also had a CHESOPUNING named after him so u u se da 1H4 and one of those gams is da winner.

SADLEY da old posoo dos not buy things on da internet, OR I WUD USE da opuning exploarer. But i bet u find dat one of da 1h4 gams is WINER.

Jan-22-19  juangomez053: N Pusonja vs G Giroyan, 2008
Jan-23-19  StevieB: Where do you find the game number?
Jan-23-19  Hoozits: It's in the URL, gid= ...
Jan-23-19  Lovuschka: 2122 would be TU if translated to the alphabet. So the Technical University of Delft comes to mind, which has a news site for its students, making us look at the games of Karel van Delft - and indeed there is... nothing! His three games don't have the winner...

and I also went through lots of math tricks, all the iterations of the mathematical sequence 2122 is famous in (2122, 121122, 11122122, 31221122, etc.) Nothing.

Here I am after two weeks, and I give up on this clue. I spent more time on it thatn I should. At least three to five hours, following small ideas again and again. But I can't make head or tails of it. Obviously I also tried iterations of the game number. What does the division by 5 mean? I don't know. I got some results for that also, but nothing worked, even exotic ideas like E Hermansson vs L Olsson, 2005 (6921220/5), etc.

So I draw my hat, I resign here. I hope someone will figure it out. Thanks for making me feel like an idiot when I'll eventually see the solution in... some more weeks?

Jan-25-19  Lovuschka: Of course it is UV, not TU. So if we fill in the numbers at the third hint we have


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  The HeavenSmile: usually kibitzer cafe is used for clue solving <Lovuschka>. theres been some progress on solving the clue there. to fill you in, the two players are turkish and young. the young turks is an internet based american news program, going by the ancronym TYT. TYT (20, 25, 20)/5 gives 454 (the same as the number of letters in the first hint). <jamesboulten> noticed all this and posted it in the cafe. shortly after, <7kzrem7> claimed they had solved the clue (they've already solved 5 so can't claim it). they have since posted that <JB>, <martin1456> and I were on the right track to solving it, i.e. using 454 or DED to get to the winning game. the subsequent hints have shed no light on how to solve the clue as far as i can tell, but i can tell you its not any player with the initials DED or a name that fits into those blanks in hint #3
Jan-27-19  ndg2: The morse code is g n g m, right? If it is morse code
Jan-28-19  disasterion: <ngd2> I don't think it's morse - there's no separation of letters so it could equally be M E T A Y, among many options.

I've been down a lot of blind alleys with this - the 454/DED hint has led me all over the place but not, thus far, to the solution.

(eg: there are 454 grams in a pound - but it's not J W Collins vs O Pound, 1960.)

Jan-28-19  madhatter5: I second that about blind alleys. With the third hint I was thinking maybe something like a phone number...the area code for Konya, Turkey is 332, but that doesn't seem to clarify anything.
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  offramp: Isn't one of the Young Turks called Kasparian?
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  searchforbobby1: This is like going to an escape room- hard
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  The HeavenSmile: ignore my last post then! in light of the latest hint, there is no conversion from TYT to numbers and therefore 454/DED is wrong. something to do with the gameID /5 then I guess...
Feb-14-19  JManRio: This clue has had me going.
I've tried the following:

1. Search "News," in the search bar, to find this game : Capablanca vs Newark Evening News, 1931

2. Perused the chess news section on the chessgames homepage, but all are external links and proved fruitless.

3. Used the game ID: 16-9-21-22, which translates to PIUV, which meant nothing to me. Nor do any anagrams. But PI Does : 31415, to find this player... Vesely , who has two games in the database. Nothing.

4. Dividing the game ID by 5 : 338424.4, What do you even do with this? 33-8-42-44? I don't know.

5. Here. Right Here. I oddly connected Mirandi - Rights, as Miranda Rights. So I searched up different mirandas, but that also proved unfruitful.

6. 2122 = Jeff Babb

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  dmfleet: 4244 is how you write d2-d4 in numeric notation, which was used in international correspondence chess for decades. So, 33-8-42-44 could be, for example, a 33 move game beginning with 1. d4 in the 8th correspondence chess championship. Except that it's not. And that has nothing to do with news either.
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