|Jan-11-10|| ||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|
|Jan-11-10|| ||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.|
|Jan-11-10|| ||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).|
|Jan-11-10|| ||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|
|Jan-11-10|| ||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!|
|Jan-11-10|| ||al wazir: <Phony Benoni>: Here's a pun in a place where you wouldn't expect it:|
|Jan-12-10|| ||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?">|