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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Dinesh Sharma
"Please Don't Squeeze D Sharma" (game of the day Mar-09-2019)
Open (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Jan-30
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1-0



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Mar-09-19  goodevans: How did <Izal®™> ever become a thing?

After being troubled by it's incongruity for decades I've decided the most likely explanation is that someone first created an essentially useless product then tried to find a market for it. I imagine there were many failures before they struck it rich with school and other public conveniences.

This theory helps put my mind at ease on the first question but nothing will ever remove the mental scars.

Mar-09-19  Ironmanth: Great slugging attack from Nepo here. Thanks, chessgames!
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  offramp: <ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy, Just Checked the Game STATS and I found that these guys had the following Ratings...W Elo"2506",B Elo"2370"! Leaving a Rating difference of ONLY 236 pts. Looks like Amsterdam still sells a lot of GREAT drugs if you ask me! WHITE Still has a Nasty Edge though! AKK>

In my small corner of Europe 2506-2370 = 136.

It might be different elsewhere.

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  offramp: <goodevans: How did <Izal®™> ever become a thing?>

It apparently has industrial productivity advantages:

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  offramp: <goodevans:...This theory helps put my mind at ease on the first question but nothing will ever remove the mental scars.>

Considering the alternative, you are fortunate indeed that the scars Izal®™ left are exclusively mental. LOL!

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  OrangeTulip: <ACMEKINGKRUSHER>I don't know what we all sell in Amsterdam for great stuff, but is a lot. Your approach with stats is very dry. Because a guy like Nepo in 2001 -16 years old- is in the flow towards the heights of a supergrandmaster, and therefore underrated. And sorry FSR, I keep making comments on games of mediocre quality once and a while, because I did not subscribe on a literature/language site.
Mar-09-19  goodevans: <offramp> I'm pretty sure I've had some West Country ale of the same name.
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  OhioChessFan: <FSR: Where have I heard that before? >

Great minds think alike. So do ours.

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  thegoodanarchist: < OhioChessFan: "Please Don't Squeeze D Sharma">

Nepo did it anyway! He's such a rebel.

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  thegoodanarchist: < jith1207: What's the pun reference?>

Charmin is a brand of toilet paper. In the 1970s they had an advertisement campaign touting that Charmin was "squeezably soft"

And a grocery store manager, Mr. Whipple IIRC, who admonished his customers <Please don't squeeze the Charmin!>

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: I did not immediately get today's pun because, like most British members of, I only ever use <Izal®™>.>

Here's a review of Izal:

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  OhioChessFan: <OT> the reference to where <FSR> has heard it before was the pun reference which he got in ahead of me by a mere 6 years. When I first looked at his link, I just saw his kibitz and didn't notice that was the actual pun, too. I usually try out my pun ideas by a search, but alas, I tried "please squeeze", and the previous incarnation didn't have the "please" part.

<jith: What's the pun reference? >

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  Check It Out: I would squeeze the Charmin at the stores because of this commercial. Great practice for future teen dates!
Mar-09-19  pmukerji: Can't black survive 27. ...exd4?
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  perfidious: <pmukerji: Can't black survive 27. ...exd4?>

Not for overlong: 28.Rxf8+ Kxf8 29.Qd8 is mate.

Mar-09-19  pmukerji: I see the problem now...sorry i'm slower than the rest of you folks.
Mar-09-19  sfm: Playing 41.Bxe5+, going for the mate in 6 - and not simply grabbing the free queen with 41.Bd8+ - that is showing off!
Mar-09-19  ajile: The pun is horrific but I really like horrific puns.
Mar-10-19  SugarDom: The reference is d snake charmer.
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  FSR: <OCF> I submitted mine with "Please," as you can see from my May 18, 2012 comment, but for some reason Daniel decided to omit that word when he used the pun. I like your version, with the "Please" and with "D" instead of "the," better than the version that previously used.
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  FSR: See and
Mar-11-19  jith1207: Thank you Guys, these old commercials are fun.
Mar-11-19  jith1207: There is also the country song "Don't Squeeze My Sharmon," which was a Top 10 hit for Charlie Walker in 1967, the title of the song is said to be inspired by the commercials. The song title seems more appropriate to the name of chess player.
Mar-11-19  SugarDom: Karpov vs D Sharma is better for the fun.
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  thegoodanarchist: <OhioChessFan: ...

<jith: What's the pun reference? >

Love the old commercial advertisement. Obviously it was filmed back when "girls were girls and men were men" because the two lady characters are not obnoxious female chauvinists

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