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Estevao Luiz Soares vs Andres Felipe Gallego Alcaraz
"Escape From Alcaraz" (game of the day Nov-15-2015)
48th World Junior Championship (2009), Puerto Madryn ARG, rd 9, Oct-30
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1



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  Penguincw: According to Wikipedia, a History Channel document "Alcatraz: Search For The Truth", provided new evidence that the Anglin brothers (who escaped Alcatraz in 1962, but were never found) may have survived the escape. Go check it out if you're interested...

(sorry, no comment relating to the actual game)

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  al wazir: 37. Be1 Bd4 0:1. The only other try is 37. Bb2 Rxb2 38. Kc3, and hope that black times out.
Nov-15-15  gofer: What is so wrong with <33 Kb7>?

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Surely, this gives white huge chances as black has to defend all manner of threats due the semi-open h file and also the bishop parked on the semi-open a1-h8 diagonal...

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  Stonehenge: Who stole my pun?

See A Gallego Alcaraz vs C Diaz Ordonez, 2009.

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  OhioChessFan: Only 9 months later and cg.c is repeating puns. I guess it was a pregnant pause.
Nov-15-15  mrknightly: <Stonehenge> At least your pun made sense. This one does not since obviously Soares did not "escape" from Alcaraz. FSR, et al where are you when we need you? Me thinks that CG needs to take a look at their "pun" selection process.
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  morfishine: <mrknightly> I've just about given up with the GOTD and these nauseating play-on-words.

Yes, this one is blatantly nonsensical since White did not escape. Better would be "No escape from Alcaraz" and call it a day


Nov-15-15  erimiro1: I thought about "Do you know, where you going to?" by Diana Ross, dedicated to the white king. Something was bad calculated by white, and went totally wrong.
Nov-15-15  Moszkowski012273: I wonder if black considered 11...Nxg4 it actually doesn't look to bad.
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  OhioChessFan: <morf: I've just about given up with the GOTD and these nauseating play-on-words.>

We can only hope.

Nov-15-15  Helios727: In the final position could white escape with 37. Be1 ?
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  scutigera: <Helios727>: If 37 Be1 then 37 .. Bd4 closes the net. White will have to give up his queen for the a-pawn.
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  thegoodanarchist: < morfishine: <mrknightly> I've just about given up with the GOTD and these nauseating play-on-words.>

Well, no one can say you haven't tried!

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  FSR: I naively supposed that White won the game, thereby escaping from Alcaraz. He didn't. As others have observed, the pun thus makes no sense (in addition to being recycled).
Nov-16-15  Moszkowski012273: No way should black of won this... Hence the "escape"...
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  kevin86: This game reminds me of the statement: the operation was successful, but the patient died.

White did "escape" but was caught.

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