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Pavel Chrz vs J Tuma
"The Lowest Form of Tuma" (game of the day Jan-11-2010)
Schneider Bohemia Open (2001), Pilsen CZE, rd 7, Aug-24
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  1-0



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  Phony Benoni: A scientist named Montezuma
Discovered a species of puma.
So short were these ones
That the doc called them Huns--
For a Hun is the lowest form of puma.

A nice little game anyway, even if we've seen this sort of thing before.

Jan-11-10  psmith: Reminiscent of Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911.
Jan-11-10  RandomVisitor: Black might survive with something like 22...Kg8 23.Qh5 Qc4 24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25.Re3 Nxf5 26.Rf3 Nf6 27.Rxf5 Rf7 28.Nxf7 Kxf7 29.Re1 Rg8 30.b3 Qe6 31.f4 Ke7
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Ladies and gents, I confess that I don't get today's pun. Is Tuma a pun on "tumor?"
Jan-11-10  xujiayu: It refers to the word 'pun' per se.

'A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you don't think of it first', Oscar Levant quotes (American Actor, Pianist and Composer. 1906-1972).

Jan-11-10  xenophon: I always thought sarcasm was the lowest form of wit
Jan-11-10  ounos: <psmith: Reminiscent of Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911> Gah, you ruined it! :) I was thinking to myself, playing through the game, "if this is sound, it's a miracle" but we can see this particular attack was known beforehand. Still it's pretty.
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  Once: As ever <RV> gets there ahead of me. It's a nicely played attack, but as I played through it I couldn't help thinking that black didn't have to step into the firing line with 22...Kf6.

Fritz confirms that 22...Kg8 is the best move, but it takes some nerve to play it. After 22...Kg8 23. Qh5 Qc4

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Fritz rates this as =0.00. The point is that the Qc4 defends against the mate because it can swoop back to g8 ... eg. 24. Qxh7+ Kf8 25. Qh8+ Qg8.

White can try to knock the queen off the fine diagonal by 24. b3, but this runs into 24...Nf6 counterattacking the black queen and defending h7.

I think the eval of exactly equal (=0.00) is because Fritz expects white to bail out into a draw by perpetual. The attack fizzles to nothing and white remains a piece down.

But over the board we don't have Fritz or Rybka at our side and white's attack did look pretty intimidating. It is not surprising that black buckled.

Jan-11-10  Antonius Blok: It's the same thing with some attacks using the usual Bxh7+ sacrifice, nearly to be followed by Knight + Queen. Experience, or if not, Intuition push you to play your King everywhere except in g8. Most of times it doesn't mislead you, but you can't know. Here, for Tuma it was also a lower form of "Intuition".
Jan-11-10  psmith: <Once>: good catch. This highlights several key differences from the original Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911: first the absence of the pawns at d3 and c5 permits the Qc4 defense. Second, in the current game, the N on e8 defends g7 (which is not the case in the Teichmann-Schlechter game).
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  kevin86: "The pun is the lowest form of humor". This could be the lowest form of puns-the veritable death valley of humor.

Here,white seperates the king from the herd and captures it.

Jan-11-10  drpoundsign: "she turn around to see whatchoo (sic) beepin at summertime is like a natural afrodesiac!"

Fresh Prince 1991

Ogden Nash couldn'ta said it better

Edgar Allen Poe couldnt even a said it better.

Jan-11-10  belgradegambit: Well this was my pun that CG used (second day in a row, I'm another tpstar). Just needed a decent game where Tuma gets crushed.
Jan-11-10  noELO: Tuma is a [middle-age] colloquial form of the name "Thomas", used in Czech language as a surname. To "An Englishman": don't be afraid of tumor
Jan-11-10  WhiteRook48: no, this is the lowest form of tuma
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  patzer2: I've added 21. Bxf7+!? to my demolition collection, even though it appears Black can hold with 22...Kg8!=.

However, after 22...Kf6? 23. Qg4 h6? (23...h5 24. Qxh5 Nxf5 25. exf5 Bd5 26. Rad1 Bxa2 27. 27. Ne6 Qb7 28. Qg6+ Ke7 29. f4 might offer drawing chances) 24. Nxh6 ! White has a quick and decisive King hunt.

Jan-11-10  Yodaman: It's funny. I can tell when someone makes a poor move in these games, even clicking through the moves every second or two. Yet, I can't determine what the better moves are myself!
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  al wazir: <Phony Benoni>: Here's a pun in a place where you wouldn't expect it:

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  Phony Benoni: <al wazir> Probably the best inadvertant--at least, I hope it was inadvertant!--pun I ever heard came from a news anchor who introduced a story on the psychology of suicide bombers by saying: <"Now, what makes suicide bombers tick?">

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