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Vincenz Hruby vs Louis Paulsen
"Goodbye Hruby, Lou's Day" (game of the day May-15-2020)
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 26, Jun-12
Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky Variation (B59)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Interesting game. Black postponed d6-d5 to the moment when it led to almost decisive advantage. But 22...Bg5 would have been probably more accurate. White defended quite well in following play but black still managed to prevail.

16.Nc5!? deserved attention. Then retreat of LSB loses Pa6 and after 16...Qc7 or 16...Rb8 white can trade the Bishop with favour.

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  Honza Cervenka: Btw, Paulsen's 49...Be5 wins the game easily but 49...g4 with unavoidable threat 50...Rb1+ 51.Kg2 Rg1# would have been better finish. Of course, 49...g4 50.h4 g3 with threat Rh2# doesn't help white.
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  MissScarlett: <Goodbye Hruby, Lou's day>
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  OhioChessFan: <Scarlett> has had some good puns. This isn't one of them.
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  rookchat9: This game wouldn't look out of place in a modern day international tournament. Good standard of play being displayed by both players considering it's over a century old.
May-15-20  Jamboree: "MissScarlett: <Goodbye Hruby, Lou's day> OhioChessFan: <Scarlett> has had some good puns. This isn't one of them."

I personally think it's hilarious! Very apt, very clever.

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  Check It Out: *groan*
May-15-20  birimbombum: <jamboree> me too. 😁
May-15-20  morfishine: <MissScarlett> Gotta admit, Nice one!
May-15-20  Brenin: <MissScarlett>: Thanks, that one took me right back to the sixties, or what I could remember of that decade.
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  Predrag3141: Interesting, this was a Boleslavsky variation before there was a Boleslavsky. White seems to be unaware or unable to prevent d5.
May-15-20  areknames: <This game wouldn't look out of place in a modern day international tournament>

I agree, quite astounding. Very clever pun, if a tad convoluted.

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  OhioChessFan: Maybe "Goodbye Hruby. Lou, Stay"?

That's pretty convoluted too.

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  MissScarlett: Quit worrying about my efforts; worry about your own.
May-15-20  Ironmanth: Took me a moment; apologies to Stones' fans!
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  scutigera: Say what you will about this pun, it at least makes reference to the game itself, instead of just making fun of one of the players names, even if the reference is just to the fact that Paulsen beat Hruby. I've suffered through way too many Gyula Sax and Reuben Fine puns to sneer at this one.
May-15-20  sfm: Pun of the year, I believe.

"Passed pawns must be pushed." But if they evaporate you must have something else in return. As it turned out, White just didn't. Instead Black's king-side pawns had a something never to be underestimated: staying power.

May-15-20  morfishine: <scutigera> Good point
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  MissScarlett: <Pun of the year> Let's not get carried away. I've still got over 7 months.
May-15-20  morfishine: <MissScarlett> Its a good one

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