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Eero Einar Book vs Gheorghe Gica Alexandrescu
"Alexandrescu's Hog Tied Band" (game of the day Jul-04-2020)
non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936), Munich GER, rd 5, Aug-20
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: A play on the Beatles "Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Clubs Band"?

Great pun!

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  Phony Benoni: Oh, come on; that's not even sixty years old.

Remember, I'm an Old Fart.

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  HeMateMe: oh, I see...did you vote for MacArthur for president?
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  Phony Benoni: No, but I voted for him for Park Commissioner.
Jul-04-20  Brenin: 18 ... Bxf6 loses the exchange to 19 Bh7+ Kxh7 20 Rxd6, but after 20 ... Bd5 21 Nxf7 Qc7 White would have to give it back, and the game looks drawn.
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  perfidious: The big question is whether <PB> honoured the park by having Richard Harris write a song.
Jul-04-20  7he5haman: <Brenin> to continue your line:

18...Bxf6 19. Bh7+ Kxh7 20. Rxd6 Bd5 21. Nxf7 Qc7 <22. Qd3+> g6* 23. Rxd5 exd5 24. Qxd5 Rf8

White is a pawn up but that b-pawn is looking shaky after an eventual ...Bc3/Qc3, hitting the pawn and e1-Rook.

(*22...Kg8? 23. Rxd5 exd5 24. Qxd5 hitting the a8-Rook and threatening Nxh6++)

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  thegoodanarchist: Was hoping to get an explanation of the pun. Not seeing one here.

<Peanut Butter>, help me out.

Oops, I meant, <Phony Benoni> help me out.

Or <Phony Baloni>. [Please NEVER call yourself <Pony Baloney>. Eating ponies is a crime against children]

Or is it "Help me out, <Peanutbutter and Baloney>?

Does anyone else see "P B" and think "peanut butter"?

Jul-04-20  catlover: I always think of his Sesame Street avatar.
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  thegoodanarchist: <catlover: I always think of his Sesame Street avatar.>

Actually, it was "The Muppet Show". A bit different from SS

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  beatgiant: <thegoodanarchist> The pun is based on Alexander's Ragtime Band. What, you never heard of this major hit song and blockbuster movie? (Please, no remarks about my age. We don't need another flame war about the proper designation of the Anthropocene.)
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: And good job with the pun. Once again, an example of how life in the 3...dxe4 French can go horribly wrong. Black *finally* develops his Bc8 on move 15 only to face the threat of 17.Nxf7. Would 16...Qc8 have improved?
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  Phony Benoni: <thegoodanarchist> The pun was explained by <beatgiant>. Perhaps I should have save it for a more zugzwangy kind of game, but I liked this one.

Beaker indeed was not a Sesame Street Muppets, not appearing until the second season of the show.,

I chose the avatar during one of those random moments I get at random moments. When it came time to choose one, <CG> presented me with a 34-page list of possibilities. I hate making choices, so I just went to the last page and chose the last avatar. It's worked out OK.

In reality, Beaker and I are not at all alike. He's a safe and competent chemist, and can sing as well.

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  beatgiant: <An Englishman> Yes, 16...Qc8 seems to prevent any immediate breakthrough. White might try 17. Kh1, aiming for an f4-f5 break with initiative, but it will be a long game.
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  HeMateMe: I'd love to meet even half of the people the Muppets have met.

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