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Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Timman
"A Pin, But Not a Safety Pin" (game of the day Aug-04-2022)
Brussels World Cup (1988), Brussels BEL, rd 6, Apr-07
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: A Karp, but not a fishy Carp.
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  Teyss: Told you so. Karpov vs Timman, 1988 (kibitz #99)

<Missy> Your puns are the top, they're the Nile, they're the Tower of Pisa, they're the smile on the Mona Lisa.

That should keep it off for another month or so.

Jul-20-22  SkySports: Groundhog Day!
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  offramp: Totally unfunny. Stop making stupid comments on this page.
Jul-20-22  erimiro1: A bin, but not Mr. Bin.
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  OhioChessFan: We have been trying to contact you about your car's warranty..
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  MissScarlett: Relax, peeps. Still alive. The combined effects of heat-induced lassitude and a couple of ciders interrupted my habitual fastidiousness. Apologies.
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  Messiah: 100% groundhog day
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  Check It Out: Drunk on the job, eh?
Jul-20-22  ChessHigherCat: - Honey, is there anything else we can sacrifice? Did you look in in the basement?

- Have you tried the kitchen sink?
- Now that's an idea.

It's a scary thought playing Guess-the-Move with this game.

Socially unacceptable comment:

It was Anatoly who came across as the Timman, Jan looked more like the Scarecrow.

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  OhioChessFan: I sure hope <Missy> is alive.
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  Check It Out: <MS> Please report in.
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  Teyss: <OhioChessFan> Fantastic movie. Also

Since we won't discuss chess and even less pun today we might as well talk about cinema.

Aug-04-22  Honey Blend: This game's GID 1068611 is a prime number, and the two closest primes to it are 1068589 and 1068619.

<A prime, but not a safety prime.>

As for similar movies:

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  Teyss: <Honey Blend: <A prime, but not a safety prime.>> Ha ha, good one. Your other two prime numbers give Karpov vs Short, 1988, not a pun we want to see over and over either, and B Wall vs R Samo, 1988. Yes, a un-punned game, let's have it!
Aug-04-22  Honey Blend: <Teyss> <not a pun we want to see over and over>

An overused running gag by now, if anything. Still doesn't fail to make me begrudgingly half-chuckle every time.

Aug-04-22  Carrubo: Here we are again.
Aug-04-22  erimiro1: was pinned by Karpov. No other explanation.
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  MissScarlett: Apologies....I'm still alive...
Aug-04-22  carpovius: <Jul-20-22 FSR: Oh, sweet Jeezus.> Karpov has2agree))
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  OhioChessFan: 12:01

Aug-04-22  goodevans: <Missy> You may have rubbed a few fellow members up the wrong way over the years but apologising for your continued existence is truly unnecessary.
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  Messiah: Trademark CG.
Aug-05-22  TheBish: "A Game, But Not a New Game"
"Highly Unoriginal Thinking"
"A Pin, But Not a Pun"

Since there are so many games with this "pun", how about "Pinned Pawn Doesn't Help the Tin Man With the Win, Man"?

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