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Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev vs Tal Shaked
"Mr. Georgiev, Wear Down this Tal!" (game of the day Oct-13-2015)
Ch World FIDE (1999), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 2, Aug-03
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  1-0

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Oct-13-15
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  andrewjsacks: Yes, clever pun indeed.
Oct-13-15  thegoldenband: I can only echo the chorus of praise for this pun. One of the all-time best.
Oct-13-15  nalinw: And from me - a doubly great pun because it fits the game so well
Oct-13-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If I had the White pieces after move 35, I would have offered a draw. That's what makes a GM a GM--the ability to see even the faintest possibilities for victory. Also, that is one of the best puns *ever.* Congratulations to the composer.
Oct-13-15  NightKnight: Yeah, wonderful headline lol
Oct-13-15  kungfufighter888: At move no.60, i think this game should be drawn
Oct-13-15
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  morfishine: Sorry, this game is excruciatingly boring and of mediocre quality at best. It offers nothing instructive and should never have been selected as GOTD. Oh, I forgot, quality is not a factor
Oct-13-15
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  piltdown man: I haven't looked at the game yet. But this is an OUTSTANDING pun!
Oct-13-15
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  Phony Benoni: <morifshine> I suppose it's a matter of whether Georgiev won the game, or Shaked lost it. That's what we should be trying to determine.

It's easy to dismiss these sea-serpents, espeically when they consist of back-and-forth maneuvering in a blocked position. This game isn't like that; instead, White appears to have a clear plan the who way. The game lasts over 100 moves because that's how is required to win it.

But I suppose I have to defend the game since it's one of my puns. Submitted only last Friday night, so I guess the Front Office must approve as well.

Oct-13-15  moodini: <Phony Benoni> I guess it depends on what you expect from the GOTD. I think morfishine has the highest or most particular standards, because there are regular complaints (I have commented once before regarding this). Perhaps only games with brilliant sacrifices are good enough? Personnaly I don't see anything offensive about the game although I don't think I'll be rushing back to see it again.

There have been some GOTDs which were just decided by a blunder or an opening disaster where morfishine complained and I had some sympathy. Not this time though.

Oct-13-15
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  HeMateMe: Someone worked pretty hard for this pun!
Oct-13-15
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  FSR: My congratulations to <Phony Benoni> on a magnificent pun! And I disagree with <morfishine>'s comments about the game's quality. It's instructive to see how Georgiev goes about winning what one might have thought was a "dead-drawn" ending.
Oct-13-15
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: This may not be the greatest game of all time, but it's considerably worthier than, say, Fischer vs R Chalker, 1964 would have been. (<morfishine> submitted that for Game of the Day.)
Oct-13-15  lentil: I eighth the opinion of the pun.
Oct-13-15
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  gawain: Superb pun. Maybe the best ever.
Oct-13-15
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  thegoodanarchist: Good pun, incorporating a "Spoonerism" of tear and wall.
Oct-13-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <FSR: ... And I disagree with <morfishine>'s comments about the game's quality. It's instructive to see how Georgiev goes about winning what one might have thought was a "dead-drawn" ending.>

I agree completely. <morfishine> is a valued member of the cg.com community but IMO he is too quick to dismiss fairly good games as "not instructive".

I don't know his playing strength, but I am USCF Class "A" and I found the game instructive.

Oct-13-15
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  kevin86: Really good game! White had to work hard at pushing the pawn through.
Oct-13-15
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  offramp: <gawain: Superb pun. Maybe the best ever.>

It might actually be the funniest thing ever thought abought!!

Oct-13-15  catlover: <thegoodanarchist> Thanks for explaining that the pun involved a "Spoonerism". Until I read your post, I was mystified by the pun.
Oct-13-15
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  thegoodanarchist: glad to help!
Oct-13-15
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  swordfish: Pun is indeed brilliant. Haven't looked at the game yet. :)
Oct-13-15  bahduggi: pun of the millennium
Oct-13-15  The Kings Domain: Nice, long drawn-out game. Interesting endgame.
Oct-14-15
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  OhioChessFan: Tremendous pun.
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