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Light Buggiani vs Thomas D Murphy
"Like A Moth To A Flame" (game of the day Jan-11-2020)
USA-chT Amateur East (2006), Parsippany, rd 2, Feb-18
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: You cannot hide in the light.
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  FSR: Bug Light.
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  whiteshark: Muricah haz zeen da l8

and dare's a <Bug> in frontofit

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  Phony Benoni: Looks more like a case of Murphy's Flaw.
Jan-11-20  SeanAzarin: Lovely finish!

(32... PxP 33 R-Q7 ch K-N1 34 Q-N7 mate.)

Jan-11-20  hdcc: Buggiani and horse.
Jan-11-20  areknames: No idea about the pun here but a pointless game. The players go through the motions until the terrible 20...Bc5? 20...Re6 preparing Nc5 is thematic in this kind of position and would have given Black a comfortable game.
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  OhioChessFan: Nice pun.
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One night I knocked on Light Buggiani 's door and told him I thought I was a moth.

He said, "I think you want the guy next door. He's a psychiatrist."

I said, "I know. But your LIGHT was on."

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  thegoodanarchist: Not bad, <offramp>!

But my favorite joke of yours is this one:

offramp chessforum (kibitz #96)

Always makes me laugh.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Phony Benoni: Looks more like a case of Murphy's Flaw.>

Not bad!

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  thegoodanarchist: Because of the pun, I was expecting an attraction sacrifice to lure out the Black king.

Didn't get one.

Jan-11-20  SpiritedReposte: The moth joke is from norm macdonald! And he does it much better. Don't plagiarize without due credit.

I bet you post stockfish analysis as your own lol

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  Breunor: Some really odd moves here. Qd1 - d2 followed by Qd2-d1?
Jan-11-20  RandomVisitor: After 20.Rfd1

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<55/85 1:32:51 -0.77 20...Kg8 21.Bf1 Ba6 22.c4> bxc4 23.Nxc4 Re6 24.Nxa5 Rxb2 25.Rdc1 Rc2 26.Rxc2 Qxc2 27.Nc4 Bb7 28.Qe2 Qxe2 29.Bxe2 Bxe4 30.Nf3 Bd5 31.Rd1 Re8 32.Bc1 e4 33.Nd4 Rc8 34.Ne3 Ba8 35.Bb2 Nd5 36.Ndc2 Bg7 37.Nxd5 Rxc2 38.Ne7+ Kh7 39.Bxg7 Kxg7 40.Rxd7 Rxe2 41.Ra7 e3 42.Rxa8 exf2+ 43.Kf1 Rxe7 44.Kxf2 h5 45.Rc8 Rd7 46.Rc3 Rd5 47.Kf3 Kf6 48.Ke2 Kg5 49.Rc4 Kf5 50.Ra4 Rd6 51.Ra3 f6

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  offramp: <SpiritedReposte: The moth joke is from norm macdonald! And he does it much better. Don't plagiarize without due credit.>

I am amazed that Norm MacDonald had heard of Light Buggiani.

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  fredthebear: Jokes are free domain; once it's out, it's for sharing without sourcing. Norm probably borrowed it too. Keep it coming, offramp!
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  MissScarlett: I'd go for <Charge of the Light Brigade>, but i)it's a bit too high-brow for this crowd, ii)the action in question was a heroic failure. Still, there's always Martin Leutwyler.
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  thegoodanarchist: <MissScarlett>, the Charge of the Light Brigade was much less successful than Buggiani was in this game.

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