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Anthony Miles vs Vlastimil Hort
"Owner of a Lonely Hort" (game of the day Aug-11-2015)
London (1983)
Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16)  ·  1-0

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May-01-15
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  offramp: The kibitzing on this superb, fighting game reminds me of a midrash. It's what chessgames.com is all about!
Aug-11-15
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  Penguincw: I liked the pun, but doing some Google research, it was even better.

"Owner Of a Lonely Hort" is a pun on "Owner Of a Lonely Heart", which is a song released in the same year as the game was played.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELp...

As for what "lonely heart" actually means, apparently it's "a person looking for a lover or friend by advertising in a newspaper". :| (I should try that; what do I have to lose)

Aug-11-15  ASchultz: A Hortbreaking attack, for sure.
Aug-11-15
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  offramp: Today's GoTD is titled, "Owner of a Loney Hort". Hort is a pun on Heart. Loney I'm not sure about. But the game was played in London. Perhaps Loney is a shortening of Londony. Or is it a portmanteau of Lonely and Loony? Miles was a bit of a loony.

That must be it. It's a misprint for Pwner of a Loony Hort.

Aug-11-15  siggemannen: The only Yes-song that made it to #1 in the US if i recall correctly.
Aug-11-15
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  offramp: <siggemannen: The only Yes-song that made it to #1 in the US if i recall correctly.>

Also the only Yes song less than thirty minutes long.

Aug-11-15
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  offramp: I don't know what has changed about Google but a few years ago Yes was one of those bands that was very hard to search for. Nowadays they are the top search result out of the 2,320,000,000 results.

The hardest band to search for was one of my favourites: The The. Now even that decrepit group is the top search result out of - count them - 25,270,000,000 results.

Googlos to kudos.

Aug-11-15  abstract: Poor miles could have offered a rook odds in this game and still wins
Aug-11-15
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  sfm: Silly pun. Love it!
Aug-11-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <Penguincw: ... As for what "lonely heart" actually means, apparently it's "a person looking for a lover or friend by advertising in a newspaper". :| (I should try that; what do I have to lose)>

The song says that the owner of a lonely Hort is much better than the owner of a broken Hort.

So maybe there is something to lose?

Also, a couple has to be careful. Two people together cannot misplace the railroad line, otherwise they suffer from Toulouse Lautrec syndrome.

Aug-11-15
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  offramp: It is NOT Lonely. It is Loney. Look again!
Aug-11-15
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  kevin86: White's attack, fueled by the queen, penetrated deep into black's gut.
Aug-11-15
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  offramp: <kevin86: White's attack, fueled by the queen, penetrated deep into black's gut>

"Orchestrated" seems a better word. Fueled would suggest that she'd been consumed.

Aug-11-15
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  thegoodanarchist: < offramp: It is NOT Lonely. It is Loney. Look again!>

I was responding to <Penguincw>'s post about the song! And the song says "lonely".

And the card says Moops!

Aug-11-15
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  Penguincw: < offramp: It is NOT Lonely. It is Loney. Look again! >

Oops.

Aug-11-15
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  jith1207: <Penguincw> Good luck on the advertisement!
Aug-11-15
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  tamar: Better than Owner of a BoKen Hort
Aug-11-15
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  Penguincw: I see the GOTD now says "Lonely". I can't remember when I first saw it (which was shortly after midnight, when I was half asleep), what it said.
Aug-11-15
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  offramp: I am very sad that today's game of the the day has had its name changed. It is at the moment, and for the future, <"Owner of a Lonely Hort".>

That is not what the great SARGON intended. Originally the title was <"Owner of a Loney Hort"> where the brilliant neologism <Loney> was a portmanteau of LONDON, LONELY & LOONEY.

That is a perfect description of GM Tony Miles (except that he was from Birmingham).

In fact I find the corrected title repugnant and offensive in the extreme.

This superb game used to have the title <"Owner of a Loney Hort".>

I have been traduced by some malcontents and ne'erdowells and jobbernowls and please, don't patronize me.

I wasn't born yesterday. I am well acquainted with all the derivatives of "lone" (lone out, lone ten, lone loose, lone surfers, etc.) The fact of the matter is the pun was referencing Tony Miles's lunacy, loneliness and Londinocentrism.

This was therefore a direct attack on his character

Do the right thing and delete it. Delete chessgames.com.

Aug-11-15  morfishine: <offramp> Your post is pure genius and why you are one of my favorite posters

Brilliant, simply Brilliant!

BTW: Excellent game well worthy of being GOTD

*****

Aug-11-15  Jack Kerouac: <Offramp> All Hail SARGON! Master of Chess correctness.
Aug-11-15  waustad: What becomes of the broken horted?
Aug-11-15
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  tamar: How do you mend a boken Hort?
Aug-11-15  waustad: Why not make jokes on his name? He makes jokes about stereotypical Americans in German. He probably does in Czech too, but I wouldn't have a clue what he's saying.
Aug-11-15
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  tamar: <waustad> Just like the old saying, you can lead a horticulture, but it takes miles to make him think.
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