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Jesus Diez del Corral vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca
"OK Corral" (game of the day Jan-16-2016)
Palma de Mallorca (1969), Palma ESP, rd 12, Dec-06
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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Jan-16-16  LoveThatJoker: This is a masterpiece.

I had never heard of this game.

Great kudos to CG.


Jan-16-16  offramp: I've never seen the 7.Nh3 variation before.
Jan-16-16  nalinw: Reasonable enough gunfight for the pun - but it was rather one-sided - like the real one.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 2R & 3P vs. Q & N doesn't arise all that often! Both players realized that the classic Bxh6 sacrifice had come into play, but Black overestimated his defenses.

I wonder if Black could have salvaged a draw with 25...Bxg3. White won't capture of course because of the immediate perpetual (or Black could play for the win with 26.fxg3??,Qxg3+ and 27...Qxd3), but he must beware of traps like 26.Bc4+,Kh7?!; 27.R1e7??,Bh4+.

Jan-16-16  ASchultz: An interesting twist on oppposite colored bishop middlegames. Usually there's not this sort of material imbalance. So the dark squared bishop never quite does enough. A fine GotD.
Jan-16-16  elagabaluschess: I think white missed an earlier win. Instead of
44. Be6 shouldn't he play 44. Bf5? I don't see a reply... If Qb2 white just defends his f pawn with his king.
Jan-16-16  morfishine: Wow, Pomar's still alive! Not many people around that played Alekhine
Jan-16-16  cunctatorg: I was wondering what is the refutation of 25... f4; if 26. R8e7 Qg6?? 27. Bxg6, therefore 26... Qg5 but then let's follow it the other way, the "pinning one"; 25... f4? 26. R1e7! Qg5?? 27. Bh7 Kh8 28. Rxf8 Qg8 29. Rxg8#; thus 27... Qh6 28. Rxc7 with the renewal of the aforementioned threat 29. Bh7 and 30. Rf7... I think that this is a nice trap also...
Jan-16-16  juandelacruz1010bits: Wow Qxe8! What a brave move!
Jan-16-16  Nerwal: A simple human win is 41. ♗f5. If the ♘g6 moves there follows ♖xb8+.
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  kevin86: The rooks dominate the queen!
Jan-16-16  jith1207: hOLY mOLY! how did he know confidently that he could win such a way many moves earlier, against the queen and minor pieces with a bishop and 2 rooks. That speaks plenty.
Jan-16-16  schnarre: ...White's handling of the minor pieces was excellent in the foiling of Black's Queen moves.
Jan-16-16  morfishine: PUN METRIC INTERROGATION

Pun Counselor: "Is the title of this game, 'Ok Corral', an actual Pun?"

Pun Investigator: “No sir, the title, 'Ok Corral' has the last name of one of the players and thats all that we can discern at this point”

Pun Counselor: “Is the title a play-on-word?”

Pun Investigator: “No sir“

Pun Counselor: “Can the title be described as a rhyme, malapropism, idiomatic construction or anything like that?”

Pun Investigator: “No sir, not as far as I can tell”

Pun Counselor: “Thank you, Is there anything at all that the viewing audience can grasp onto for entertainment purposes or anything amusing at all regarding this title?”

Pun Investigator: “No sir. FYI & FWIW, The player, Jesus Diez del Corral has the last name of an actual corral that existed in Tombstone, Az in 1881. This was the 'Ok Corral' where a famous Wild West shootout occurred 135 years ago. Of course, there were many corrals all over the Wild West; and from what I understand, the actual 'shoot out' was nowhere near the Ok Corral, but this all probably means absolutely nothing”

Pun Counselor: “Thank you, but thats irrelevant. So, can we conclude that there is no pun, there is no play-on-word, there isn't even any rudimentary rhyme, or any off-shoot reference or for that matter, there isn't anything amusing at all, is that correct, in your opinion?”

Pun Investigator: “I would say so, yes. From what I can tell, yes sir, there is nothing here to define a pun or any of the other types of word-play you described and as you state, nothing amusing, nothing entertaining at all whatever.”

Pun Counselor: “Is there anything you would like to add sir?”

Pun Investigator: “Yes sir, In my opinion, a chess game of this quality does not deserve such an illogical, nonsensical, obscure, idiotic, and/or irrelevant title. In fact, no title is warranted at all for such a grand game of chess.”

Pun Counselor: “Thank you sir”


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