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Pun games/funny positions
Compiled by kevin86

Pun games:games that almost fit the pun of the day.Also,games with a humerous position-during or after the game.

Fox hunt-watch the chase of the king
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

black wins after...1...h5
I Ivanov vs G Minchev, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

white exercizes-or exorcizes black's king
T Enkhbat vs Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

All white pieces on white-black pieces on black.
Krasenkow vs Klovans, 1987 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 58 moves, 1-0

take my rook-please!
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Pawns in diamond shape around black's knight move 26.
K Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C27) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Max Lange gets attacked-mated by third knight in 8!!
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

en passant mate-discovered check from 2 directions.
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

Almond's joy-to chase queen from pillar to post
R Almond vs T Spanton, 2001 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Wagner "RING"s one up.
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

a heartless attack by Valentine!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Pawn motes without promotion
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

easy street-or maybe not
T Weinberger vs F Street, 1976 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

After 24 f4-there are two linking chains of four pawns each
J Kolski vs T Regedzinski, 1938 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 37 moves, 0-1

When you see a fork by a knight-take it.
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

multi-colored pawn chain-after 4 moves;ends in smothered mate
Kasparov vs M Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 1-0

black's king resembles Kevin McAllister:HOME ALONE
Panno vs Eliskases, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

The immortal overprtection game
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

good Griefe! black is steamrolled!
J Grefe vs Browne, 1973 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Shayne is no Fischer
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

three sets of doubled pawns-black gets steamrolled
Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

king chased unto staid pawns
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

sham sac-or offer black couldn't refuse
Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

one,two knockout punch!!
S Conquest vs D Marciano, 2001 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

all 4 rooks battling on a-file
Shamkovich vs Benjamin, 1976 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

ol' McDonald had a farm...
J MacDonald vs N Davies, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

Nun like it -watch the bishops!
G Flear vs Nunn, 1987 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Ahhhhh Bach! He can queen but is mated on the spot!
M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

Hamppe is hampered by bad play.
K Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

sac-ed horsie and ring-around-the-rosie bishop.
Onischuk vs Shulman, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Chandler's sac-ed queen had a lot of FRIENDS
Chandler vs A Fernandes, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

Salo Flohr floors another Salo
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Polish Wing Gambit: 1 b4 a5---my response to b4,would be AFTER
Sokolsky vs Flohr, 1953 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

black copied until he was mated.
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

pirana pawns and shark bishops
P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

variation of Reti-T mate/bishop and rook mate 2 ways
Salov vs A Mikhalchishin, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

white does NOT recapture the bishop!
Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

a-ward winning game
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Muzio in reverse-pt 2
Wardaugh vs C Brown, 1969 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

a square of kisses in the middle
R Bar vs E Carmel, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

watch for bishops casting shadows
V Bogdanovski vs Golubev, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Shipov fools?
S Shipov vs Miles, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

full nelson
Adianto vs N Mariano, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Kneebone disconected by double check-and mate
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

The Sultan takes the Flohr
Sultan Khan vs Flohr, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 70 moves, 1-0

J Emms vs S Williams, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Planinc for success
D Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

E Thorold vs Blackburne, 1890 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Teller "Penned"
K Opocensky vs A Teller, 1928 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Juri is sequestered (and hunted down)
M Tomcik vs J Dovzik, 2000 
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Burnt by a wooden Nickel-there Arno end to puns here.
A Nickel vs B Leiber, 1996 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1-0

Knight is attacked by knights
T Knight vs I Asmundsson, 1974 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Make Up!!!!
S Factor vs F M Currier, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The Levy will break!!
Smyslov vs D Levy, 1970 
(A25) English, 31 moves, 1-0

several pieces in pairs-late endgame trap mate
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

Camp Krystall Lake
D Krystall vs J Burstow, 1974 
(B32) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

fear or fire? either way,black is in hot water.
D Di Berardino vs A Fier, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Roz rolls!!
Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Dangerman out of his field-a WEDDING
D Wedding vs Dangerman, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

white castled out of habit-not protection
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

black has his play Bass-ackwards
E Rubinstein vs Bass, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Vicary dickery doc-you are afraid of the mouse
I Krush vs E Vicary, 2007 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

HOMER loses-d'oh
HIARCS vs Homer, 2007 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

J Bourne's opponent caught in the "Webb"
J Bourne vs Low Ying Min, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

White has just "Taimanov" to lose.
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

white's game is on the fritz-lol
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

oh,laugh at me as I make the pawns move!
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Nicky's impudent pawn
N Ninov vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(C57) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Fleddy Kluger?
S Bartha vs G Kluger, 1979 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Frankenstein wins on the Halloween GOTD
Burn vs E Frankenstein, 1871 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 0-1

Turbostar-a computer speeding out of control
Kasparov vs Turbostar, 1985 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

White is a "Native American" giver.
O Lie vs H Theting, 1985 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

a victory is assured (or insured)
New Haven vs Hartford, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

slugin'it out.
Zvjaginsev vs S Slugin, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

great rook and bishop chase
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Bauer loses in 24! (moves,that is)
C Bauer vs V Malakhov, 1999 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 0-1

black's queen dances her way into our hearts
B Andersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 29 moves, 0-1

1 Na3-the Nadia attack!
G Minchev vs O Santana, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Houston,We have a problem...
Short vs D Houston, 1981 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Sax and Violins
Smyslov vs Sax, 1979 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 54 moves, 0-1

The TASC-master
Nunn vs TASC R30, 1995 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

a bishop is trapped in his church
I Cheparinov vs X Bu, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1-0

rolling the BONEs
F Slous vs W Bone, 1846 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Amos Burn-pipes on for a F13 GOTD
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B07) Pirc, 14 moves, 1-0

eight pieces occupy 7th-only two are pawns
Eliskases vs L Laurine, 1935 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

check the names! A giant beats a patriot!
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Zsuzsa's petals.-smothered mate or fork
I Hausner vs S Polgar, 1983 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Bataan rook march
E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Can't stand ya'
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

the profit Elijah
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

great finish:four pawns beat the rook.
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

great headache cure.
R Hermansen vs Bayer, 1994 
(B32) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Bird a victim of GOOD Gossip
Gossip vs Bird, 1873 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 47 moves, 1-0

take my rook-please!
Bird vs J W Shaw, 1877 
(000) Chess variants, 50 moves, 1-0

four pieces for a queen,but Q is quick on the draw!
E Gereben vs A D de Groot, 1936 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

a goofy one!
Miles vs A Vaisser, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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