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Zhao Xue vs Humpy Koneru
"Humpy Had a Great Fall" (game of the day Jun-29-2020)
Cap d'Agde (2006) (rapid), Cap d'Agde FRA, rd 4, Oct-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Variation (E39)  ·  1-0

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Oct-28-06  Pawsome: What a brilliant performance by Zhao Xue! Rxf6!! and Nd5!! are beauties. She lost to Etienne Bacrot today to go 3-1 in this tournament, but she still has a shot at winning her section. (10/28/06)
Oct-28-06  flamboyant: Wow, really exciting game! great mastery of tactics by Zhao Xue
Oct-28-06  syracrophy: Awesome win by Zhao!

A cheap try for a pun: "Zhao Koneru" :-)

Oct-29-06  Thrajin: <syracrophy>, can you explain that pun? I'm not getting it. :-)
Oct-29-06  s4life: zhao sounds like ciao or chao, italian or spanish for good bye.
Oct-29-06  s4life: holy cow... I just replayed the game.. that was a beautiful ending! Zhao Xue is playing in "the zone".
Oct-30-06  alicefujimori: A very nice display of tactics by Zhao Xue! 26...exd5 27.Ne6 d4 28.Nxd8 Rxd8 29.Qxg2 and with a piece followed by c5 black is totally lost.
Oct-30-06  Thrajin: <s4life> I understand how "zhao" is pronounced, since I speak Mandarin... maybe that's why I didn't get the pun. Too blinded by dogma? :-)
Oct-30-06  syracrophy: <<Thrajin: <syracrophy>, can you explain that pun? I'm not getting it. :-)>>

Let me explain it. "Ciao" is "good-bye" in italian language (something like that). So, I used "Zhao" instead of "Ciao". Then the pun means "Ciao Koneru". In italian: "Good-bye Koneru"

Mar-17-09  Ladolcevita: "zhao"sounds like"drao".....

But I dont know what does "ciao"sound like...

Anyway,I hope ZhaoXue would hold the next game versus Koneru well!

Mar-17-09  Ladolcevita: actually I cant really understand the dazzling part..
Sep-13-12
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  FSR: Some time ago, I submitted this beautiful game for GOTD: "Humpy Had a Great Fall."
Jun-29-20
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  andrewjsacks: Pun very well done.
Jun-29-20
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  Phony Benoni: Since the game was played in October, it was more of a Lousy Autumn.
Jun-29-20
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  FSR: Number 150! Game Collection: Puns I submitted
Jun-29-20  Brenin: There are curious parallels between this game and today's POTD <Kiuttu vs Giri, 2005>: White opening up the game with e5, pressure along the open g-file and long diagonal converging on g2, with g7 another key square. The main difference is the outcome.

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