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David Navara vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek
"King David" (game of the day Feb-11-2016)
Biel (2015), Biel SUI, rd 4, Jul-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0
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Aug-05-15
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  Dionysius1: Wojtaszek 13 Bh4 was! (I only allow myself an online pun once a quarter)
Aug-21-15  dusk: <Appaz> Actually even Navara did this at home! Ha-haa
Nov-21-15
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  Domdaniel: "I've heard there was a secret chord/ that David played and it pleased the Lord/ but you don't really care for music, do you?/ It goes like this, the 4th, the 5th, the baffled King composing Hallelujah..."

- Leonard Cohen

Nov-23-15
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  Domdaniel: There's actually a profound truth about GM prep & praxis here. Navara prepared the King walk in some detail, but was seemingly not confident that it was a win -- he was concerned about being accused of wanting a prepared comp draw.

But in practice, OTB, his opponent failed to find the most critical moves, and Navara found himself winning.

A good proportion of opening prep is similar: a player explores a line, and figures that it offers a certain draw or a possible win. And that's good enough.

Jan-03-16  kereru: Knowing that White's outrageous plan of almost getting mated, hiding on h8 and ultimately winning the endgame were all computer prep kind of leaves me cold. By the way Black can probably draw the endgame.
Jan-11-16
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  positionalgenius: How did I miss this game? What a beauty!
Feb-09-16
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  offramp: Irving Chernev did a superb book called <Wonders & Curiosities of Chess>. This game would go straight in. In fact that book should be updated. (I think Fischer is mentioned once, as a prodigy.) Since those days there have been some incredible and weird games.

Few that are as weird as this, though.

Feb-11-16
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  morfishine: <offramp> Chernev is one of my favorite chess authors and his "1,000 Best Short Games of Chess" is an all time classic. I'm curious, is it normal to 'update' books of authors who have passed away? I would guess its ok or legal if one held the literary rights or copyright(s)
Feb-11-16
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  morfishine: <kereru> Who cares if this game was a result of "home prep" whatever that means. Every game played by a GM is a result of some degree of "prep", thats what they do: prep

Chess is a cold game and computers are the coldest opponents

*****

Feb-11-16  sonia91: This game was already GOTD right after it was played and the pun was <"King David">.
Feb-11-16
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  thegoodanarchist: smells like teen spirit to me.
Feb-11-16
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  playground player: Here is a King who is most emphatically not leading from behind.
Feb-11-16
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  kevin86: A grand king chased to victory!
Feb-11-16
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  Check It Out: <sonia91: This game was already GOTD right after it was played and the pun was <"King David">.>

That's right, it was my pun submission. I've never heard of a game's pun being replaced, and frankly I'm irked by it. <King David> is a much better pun.

Feb-11-16  goodevans: I agree with <Check It Out> that his original pun was much better. How do we get it restored?

I also get disappointed when games get repeated as GOTD without much time between. Two years should be a minimum.

A big "boo" on two counts to whoever submitted this as GOTD this time round.

Feb-11-16
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  thegoodanarchist: < Check It Out: <sonia91: This game was already GOTD right after it was played and the pun was <"King David">.>

That's right, it was my pun submission. I've never heard of a game's pun being replaced, and frankly I'm irked by it. <King David> is a much better pun.>

<CIO> I don't blame you for being irked. Your pun was much better, and it is like having a trophy taken away after an award ceremony.

That said, this is the second time this week where a pun was replaced:

W So vs Nakamura, 2015

The original pun was "Mate Me in St. Louis"

Feb-11-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: Moral of the story:

The king is a fighting piece!

Feb-11-16
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  Keyser Soze: <<CIO> I don't blame you for being irked. Your pun was much better, and it is like having a trophy taken away after an award ceremony.

That said, this is the second time this week where a pun was replaced:>

I agree much better pun for obvious reasons. The white King played decisively here.

And I don`t know why suddenly Cg`s decided into changing puns. It's not cool at all.

Feb-11-16  Nf8: <I agree with <Check It Out> that his original pun was much better>

<That said, this is the second time this week where a pun was replaced>

<I also get disappointed when games get repeated as GOTD without much time between. Two years should be a minimum.>

I believe the underlying cause of all these atrocities is that starting from about a week ago, all the featured GOTDs are those that were voted in <tpstar>'s forum as Best Games of 2015 - Game Collection: Best Games of 2015.

Feb-11-16  marapatti123: 20. Kf2 A MISTAKE.
NAVARA GOT AWAY WITH IT.
ANYWAY FUN TO GO THROUGH THE GAME
Feb-11-16
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  catlover: There is bound to be somebody on this site with a "King Walks" game collection.
Feb-11-16
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  whiteshark: Game Collection: yy Hunting Season - king marches OTB one way or
Feb-12-16
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  Check It Out: Thanks all for commenting on this issue. I look forward to Chessgame's response.
Feb-24-16
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  thegoodanarchist: Turns out, "King David" was GOTD Pun back in 2006:

Bronstein vs Keres, 1955

When I repeat a pun, I get told by the system: <"Error! That pun has been submitted already, you twaddling ape">

Feb-13-18
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8o....
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