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Pentala Harikrishna vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
"Hairy Peanut" (game of the day Apr-22-2022)
Pune Super GM (2004), Pune IND, rd 6, Sep-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1-0

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Oct-28-05  Pawsome: Wonderful chess! Harikrishna is presently leading the pack in the Essent tourney where he laid a beating on Sokolov, the latter's first loss in long time. This guy will be a World Championship contender before to long.
Dec-28-05  like a GM: Does f6 (f3 for white) create a weakness as a rule? Does it sometimes help at controlling the center?

PS: great game by Hari!

May-03-06  McCool: What about 33. ... ♕e6+ 34. ♔d4 ♘f3+ 35. ♔c3 ♘xg1 36. ♕xg1.
Mar-20-08  mistreaver: what if 21 Rxg4
Mar-20-08  computer chess guy: <what if 21. Rxg4> After .. Bxg4 22. hxg4 Qxg4+ 23. Kf2 the position is only even. 21. Bg2 is much better.
Jul-27-08  Manic: <McCool> I think after 33...Qe6+ 34.Kd4 Nf3+ 35.Kc3 Nxg1 36.Qxa7+ and then 37.Qxg1 and white's 3 connected passers decide.
May-24-11  sevenseaman: Did Nisipeanu miss

33... Qe6+ 34. Kd4 Nf3+ 35. Kc3 Nxg1? He is marginally better off.

May-24-11  Shams: <sevenseaman> <Did Nisipeanu miss

33... Qe6+ 34. Kd4 Nf3+ 35. Kc3 Nxg1? He is marginally better off.>


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I can't agree; a7 and g1 are both falling which leaves white with quite the movable feast on the queenside, in which his king should find easy shelter. Looks crushing.

May-24-11  sevenseaman: <Shams> No dispute there, Pentala is still winning. I only implied that with the R on board it was much the easier.
Apr-02-22  Z free or die: <Hunted turned hunter>
Apr-22-22  Honey Blend: <Hairy Peanut>??

What was that supposed to mean?

Apr-22-22
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  perfidious: Very good question.
Apr-22-22  Brenin: Groanworthy pun, very entertaining game. Thanks, Rosemei!
Apr-22-22
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  Sally Simpson: This is the type of game that would have had Fred Reinfeld going through his well thumbed thesaurus looking for superlatives.

Me as White...without a doubt I'd have sacced on f6 to get to here.


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And I would not be able to resist the double check 23.Bd5++ I'd actually wince at the very thought of 23.Bxb7+ You don't chase a8 Rooks when you are setting fire to a King ass.

23.Bd5++ Kh8 sac the Queen. 23.Qxf6+ Qxf6 24.Bxf6 mate.

The get up from the board, sign a few autographs, look disinterested as the gob smacked interviewer worships me, do a book deal with Quality Chess and walk the walk out of the tournament hall.

Apr-22-22  Brenin: <Sally Simpson>: Sorry to deflate the dream, but 23 Bd5+ Kf8 looks OK for Black.
Apr-22-22
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  Teyss: <Sally Simpson> ... and wake up from day dreaming when your opponent plays 23...Kf8. But nice potential variation.

These puns, either very obvious (Kapow), either very obscure. Not a Super GM Pune.

Apr-22-22
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  Sally Simpson: Hello you two Killjoys,

I saw 23...Kf8 but I know Black would have played 23...Kh8. Like me he would not be able to resist it. Don't ask me how I know, I'm the 7th son of a 7th son and gifted in these matters.

What kind of mind plays over this game and immediately thinks 'Hairy Peanut.' That will be the 8th son of an 8th son, that lot are always bonkers.

Apr-22-22  Brenin: <Sally Simpson>: As a GF (grandfather), rather than a GM (not in my wildest dreams), I know that in young minds the corniest puns are the best. Keep on punning, Rosemei!
Apr-22-22
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Brenin, I too am a Grandfather and we are also a couple of grand masters.

We do not need fiddled bought and paid for FIDE title to know how and where we stand in the eyes of others in the chess world. We love the game of chess. That makes us GM's.

My grand daughter just turned 16 and goes to concerts and parties with friends.

When she was 8-12 we use to go out hunting for slugs and newts in the Park Bog. I doubt if I'll ever get her out hunting for slugs and newts again. It's crap when they grow up. I've no one to go hunting slugs and newts with anymore.

Apr-22-22
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  Teyss: Hi <Sally Simpson GF & GM> Don't want to be a killjoy again but I doubt your granddaughter would enjoy hunting for slugs and newts now. The best you can do is give her advice on how to get rid of a hungover, avoid drugs and be careful with boys.
If you do a good GF job, one day you'll have great-grandchildren to hunt slugs and newts with. Considering global warming you'll even spot some of these beautiful tropical insects.
But yeah, it's crap when they grow old. Same for us.
All the best.
Apr-22-22
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  whiteshark: Who is actually chasing whom?
Apr-22-22
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  FSR: Silliest pun ever?
Apr-22-22  woodenplayer: And yet, after the obvious 31. Qxb2 it appears, according to Stockfish, that White can do no better than a perpetual.
Apr-22-22  goodevans: <FSR> Well there's a challenge!

I, for one, can't think of a dafter one. I'll check back later to see if anyone else can. My money says not.

Apr-22-22
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  FSR: Why hasn't CG used this kind of pun for games like A Kunte vs Oral, 1995, A Kiss vs H Titz, 1989, and H U Kock vs J Sucher, 1992? A strange oversight.
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