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Samuel Shankland vs Aman Hambleton
"How Many Roads Must Aman Walk Down?" (game of the day Dec-23-2016)
Chess Olympiad (2014), Tromso NOR, rd 5, Aug-06
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07)  ·  1-0


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  SirRuthless: When we needed him again, he came through on the bottom board. Great work to put black into a bind and then excellent technique to deliver the full point and save our match vs the Canadians! Promote Shanks and demote Akobian/Kamsky. Hell let Shanks take the first board and demote Nakamura. This kid is 4/4 with one rest (ill timed) rest day!
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  offramp: At what move was there a bind?
Dec-23-16  lentil: Everybody should know that the answer is 42
Dec-23-16  Winston Smith: Hambleton and Eric Hansen are like the drunken frat boys of
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  catlover: The pun made me have all these Bob Dylan songs running through my head. And I don't even particularly like Bob Dylan.
Dec-23-16  Ironmanth: A fantastic battle all the way through. Thanks for this game; it will certainly help develop a great many areas of my own play. Happy holidays to all. Be well, chess fans!
Dec-23-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<catlover: The pun made me have all these Bob Dylan songs running through my head. And I don't even particularly like Bob Dylan.>

It may coincidentally also be a Dylan lyric, but I heard of it in the _Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_, when one of the mice proposed it as an explanation for Deep Thought's "Forty-Two."

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  wtpy: Abdul Irada, Coincidently? It clearly is a Dylan lyric from Blowing in the Wind. And many more people are aware of it through the song than hitchhiker, at least of my generation, who may not have initially heard it sung by Dylan but Peter, Paul and Mary.
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  varishnakov: The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind. [harmonica]
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  thegoodanarchist: Our newest Nobel laureate has one of his lyrics chosen for a GOTD title.

How appropriate! (Alanis Morrisette)

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  morfishine: Taking the first name of a chess player who played a game in 2014, and retro-fitting it into a song released 52 years earlier doth not create a pun; Its not even a play-on-word, because as usual, it lacks the foundation of the supporting reference

So in fact, what we have, as usual, is nothing

To be fair, what we do have is another failed attempt, blowing away in the wind

Bye, Bye


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  thegoodanarchist: < morfishine: Taking the first name of a chess player who played a game in 2014, and retro-fitting it into a song released 52 years earlier...>

Wow, I wasn't even alive then.

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  offramp: Pun based on a line from a famous Chad Mitchell Trio song.
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  RandomVisitor: After 28.Bb3

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0.00/46 28...f5 29.Rc4 (29.Rxg5? f6) Qxc4 30.Bxc4 Rxc4 31.Rd1 Rcxc2 32.Kg2 Re2 33.Kf1 Rec2 34.Rd5 Rb1+ 35.Kg2 Rbb2 36.Rd7 Ra2 37.a5 Rab2 38.Qd5 Rxf2+ 39.Kg1 Kh6 40.Qxf7 Rg2+ 41.Kf1 Kh5 42.Rd6 Rgf2+ 43.Kg1 Rg2+ 44.Kf1

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