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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Jacques Schwarz
"Blackburne Singing in the Dead of Knight" (game of the day Oct-21-2016)
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 16, Sep-16
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Apr-17-08  TheaN: <Wals: White is down two knights.>

o.O? What game are you looking at?

Jul-10-08  jmuller: > Apr-16-08 fenno: I believe Blackburne was waiting the opponent's error that actually happened, when he moved 23.

In *The Art of the Checkmate*, Renaud and Kahn comment as follows on Blackburne's 23rd move: "Preventing 23...Bf4 and also preparing 24.Bf6.[algebraic notation added]"

Mar-09-09  WhiteRook48: Black was so burned
Aug-13-10  anhao: very interesting game!
Oct-20-10  sevenseaman: What courage, and vision!
Jun-02-13
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  FSR: Blackburne Singing in the Dead of Knight.
Jun-02-13  optimal play: <FSR> Already done! Blackburne vs W J Knight, 1877
Jun-02-13
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  FSR: <optimal play> Sigh. There is nothing new under the sun. Having used the pun before, CG.com probably won't use my iteration of it, and I won't be able to submit more puns because I think I'm at 201 unused puns, most of which CG.com apparently isn't interested in using. And no, they won't even let you withdraw puns.
Jun-02-13  optimal play: <FSR> <And no, they won't even let you withdraw puns.> I wish they would. That was my only decent pun submission. All the rest of my suggestions are embarrassingly terrible and have no chance of ever being selected!
Jun-02-13
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  Phony Benoni: <FSR> You mean we're getting 201 puns now? I'll have to start submitting again.

Fair warning.

Jun-03-13
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  FSR: <optimal play> Ah, that was your pun, I see. Good job.
Jun-03-13
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> Yes, quite a while back (maybe two years or so ago) I complained to Daniel about the inadequacy of the 100 limit. He lifted it to 200, saying that they had a huge backlog of puns that basically weren't going to make it, but since they hadn't formally "killed" them, the 100 limit was unfair. But he didn't change the language on the website or AFAIK apprise anyone other than me. And it's somehow 201 in practice, not 200. Often when I've tried submitting new puns, the site has zapped me, saying that I already have 201 on my list. Anyway, so now you know - it's 201, not 100.

I look forward to your puns. Your <Zapoleon Blown Apart> was sheer genius, way better than my <Control Ault Delete>, which inexplicably took the Caissar last year. I didn't consider the latter one of my better efforts, but for some reason the public loved it. Go figure. I still have many fine puns, by my reckoning, that CG.com hasn't used. For example, Hungary Like V. Wolf, Chandler vs V Wolf, 1985, and Short Lopez, Short vs A A Lopez, 2008, a 22-move crush in the Ruy Lopez. And who can forget Your Carr is Readey, J Carr vs J Readey, 2001? CG.com and those who vote on its GOTD nominees, that's who. Sigh. There's no justice in the world. Of course, the selection of GOTDs is only the most trivial example of that.

Oct-21-16
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  HeMateMe: Someone was really retching (I mean Stretching) to get this pun...
Oct-21-16
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  offramp: The pun is based on the phrase "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire."
Oct-21-16  DiscipleNYC: The pun is based off of The Beatles song "Blackbird". "Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly".
Oct-21-16
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  HeMateMe: Did the lads fly pigeons in competition? What do you suppose was the inspiration for the song?
Oct-21-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: For the bilingual among us, this could also have been called

Black Burns Schwarz

Oct-21-16  JimmyRockHound: Still a great pun.
Oct-21-16
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  kevin86: Mate will come on the h-file!
Oct-21-16  clement41: Fantastic combo; that can be seen from time to time in tactics compilations
Oct-21-16
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  mjmorri: Quoting Paul McCartney in an interview with Diane Sawyer(ABC news): "I wrote it [Blackbird] in the '60s, when the civil rights movement was at its height," .... "I liked to think of a blackbird as being a kind of symbol for a black woman."
Oct-21-16
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  offramp: <DiscipleNYC: The pun is based off of The Beatles song "Blackbird". "Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly".>

That is possible. I doubt it, somehow. I believe I am right with my explanation:

<offramp: The pun is based on the phrase "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.">

That is a far more famous song.

Oct-21-16  morfishine: Another nonsensical play-on-word perverting a player's name, polluting another excellent game, and this monstrosity is passed off as a "pun"

...which it isn't

Jeez, when will this insanity stop?

The World Wonders?

*****

Oct-22-16  Mendrys: <FSR: <optimal play> Sigh. There is nothing new under the sun. Having used the pun before, CG.com probably won't use my iteration of it, and I won't be able to submit more puns...>

Take heart <FSR> they've heard you're plea and have used the pun.

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A gem of a game that I've missed out on somehow. That's not so bad that Caïssa still many hidden treasures left to discover.

Oct-22-16  Mendrys: <<morfishine:> Another nonsensical play-on-word perverting a player's name, polluting another excellent game, and this monstrosity is passed off as a "pun">

Really now. Perhaps you can just pretend it isn't there and enjoy the game. It's all in good fun and vitriol certainly doesn't add to anything.

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