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Hans Ree vs Kick Langeweg
"It's a Langeweg to Stop a H Ree" (game of the day Aug-22-2020)
Hoogovens (1969), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-14
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights. Korchnoi Variation (E21)  ·  0-1



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  MissScarlett: <It's a Langeweg to stop a H Ree>
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  Phony Benoni: <It's a Long Way to Tipperary>

Clever idea, but would "Trip a H Ree" have been even better?

Aug-22-20  jith1207: Whichever way it is, it's stupid.

Such Juvenile jokes are worthy of a kibbutz, but not when featured in main page.

Especially the same joke is repeated for GOTD pun in a space of few weeks

Nunn vs H Ree, 1982 (Get Thee to a Nunn - H Ree)

Spassky vs K Langeweg, 1967 (Kick Langeweg when He's Down)

It's basically a scrambled version of the ideas exhausted before.

How many many more times is <CG> going to keep chewing the same cud?

It's a Ru<m>ination of this so-called entertainment feature of this website.

I think <Annie K> has made <MissScar> in-charge of choosing the puns, that's the only explanation I see in the recent trend.

Aug-22-20  jith1207: It's okay if there's a shortage in Pun submissions, but there are hundreds of puns (some very clever that make you look up what it is) which are sitting in pun voting booth that aren't featured as GOTD already.

So many have submitted many better puns and much better worthy games that have not been used and are continued to be overlooked, when the current trend of puns on both player names are regurgitated again and again.

Anyway, this point has been made already enough, <CG> Admins don't seem to care about the better games and puns submitted by numerous members over the years.

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  FSR: Most tortured pun ever?
Aug-22-20  Brenin: <jith1207>: I agree with you about sesquipedalian puns ("Get thee to a punnery!"), but never having visited a kibbutz, I'm not sure whether they are any more rife with juvenile jokes than the rest of the world.
Aug-22-20  Brenin: <Phony Benoni>: <> for a version by a real singer.
Aug-22-20  jith1207: <Brenin>: that's good, you don't really see a kibbutz until you're cornered.

Having said all that, I like this game, how White plays to the tune of what Black does from the early Middlegame, until the position is all too bad and unmanageable anymore.

In our language, we have a proverb for that roughly translated, "one leg in ditch, the other one in the stream".., meaning that one doesn't have a standing on own, stuck in one side and being dragged in the other side.

Aug-22-20  morfishine: Tipperary is a county in Ireland

'Its a long way to Tipperary' is a British music hall song first performed in 1912

In the movie 'Das Boot' German U-boat sailors sing 'Its a long way to Tipperary' with great gusto

Now the game title makes perfect sense as its entertainment value is off the charts

(sarcasm intended)

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  OhioChessFan: <jith: Especially the same joke is repeated for GOTD pun in a space of few weeks

Nunn vs H Ree, 1982 (Get Thee to a Nunn - H Ree)

Spassky vs K Langeweg, 1967 (Kick Langeweg when He's Down) >

You have an odd definition of a "few weeks". The second one was 7 years ago.

Aug-22-20  jith1207: <OCF> That's meant for H Ree puns, June 5 and today this year.

Older pun is referred to show the idea having been used before.

Aug-22-20  catlover: I gather from the bio that "Kick" is actually Langeweg's nickname. It must mean something in Dutch. He sure kicked booty in this game.
Aug-22-20  sneaky pete: Langeweg is born in 1937. My guess is that he was named after Kick Smit, a famous Dutch football player (a striker) of that era.

Aug-22-20  lentil: Jeez, loosen up Jith. 'tis easier to criticize than to improve. Do you have a better pun? Have you ever submitted one? (Or have none of yours ever been accepted?!)
Aug-22-20  lentil: I saw the tactical motif at e6. My idea was 28 ... Qf3 first, but 29. Qf4 solves that problem. I had to think a while to figure out that 29 ef is met by Qh3 (hey, at my best, I'm a B-player!).
Aug-22-20  jith1207: <
Aug-22-20 lentil: Jeez, loosen up Jith. 'tis easier to criticize than to improve. Do you have a better pun? Have you ever submitted one? (Or have none of yours ever been accepted?!)>

Well, to answer your questions, did you think what if the answers could be all yes, except for the last one?

Anyway, it doesn't change the fact that this game title is a copy and combination of two different puns used before, one of which is still fresh in the mind.

It doesn't matter what my puns are or my ability in that aspect is or whether my submissions got accepted or not, because as I said, a lot of much better puns (close to 7,000) are sitting in pun voting booth, waiting to be discovered and appreciated by audience because of the work of wonderful pun creators over last two decades. Have you noticed that?

Pun Voting Booth

Please take a look and vote the ones you like. Who knows, some of the recent votes could be reminders to those in-charge of GOTD to select some of the brilliant ones, rather than recycled ones.

And, as I have stated several times in my critics in these pages, GOTD is less about the pun and more about the wonderful game of chess, some of the suggestions in pun voting booth are many brilliant gems of games that have not been kibitzed yet in <>, even if the pun suggested doesn't make our jaws drop.

My point is they have more entertainment value than two H Ree puns in 2 months.

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  Fusilli: <Brenin> Well, John McCormack was surely a great tenor, but you are kidding with your dissing of Nathan Lay, right?

I thought he shows a beautiful baritone voice and great technique in <Phony Benoni>'s link. Here's Nathan Lay in concert:

Aug-22-20  morfishine: <jith1207> Very well said, thank you

and please don't loosen up

Aug-22-20  Brenin: Thanks, <Fusilli>. Nathan Lay is a very good baritone, and no disrespect was intended to him, but I greatly prefer the quality and the authenticity of McCormack's version. Fortunately, music allows a wide variety of interpretations.
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  Fusilli: <Brenin> Understood. Not being of Irish (or Anglo-Saxon if it matters) background, the authenticity feeling gets rather lost on me. Cheers!
Aug-23-20  morfishine: <FSR: Most tortured pun ever?> While this is certainly a candidate, perhaps a more accurate adjective would be 'irrelevant'

Maybe the Caissar awards can be expanded to include a category for both torturous and irrelevant game title

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