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Filip Kumic vs Sinisa Saric
"Kumic Relief" (game of the day Jan-13-2020)
16th Battle of Senta Open A (2012), Senta SRB, rd 7, Jul-19
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Glek Defense (E94)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-12-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Good escape by Kumic after a failed sacrifice. A game to be fast-forwarded through.

Kumic Relief

Jan-13-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: I just submitted this pun a few hours ago, and here it is as the GoTD! :)
Jan-13-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: The "failed sacrifice" or blunder or whatever it was occurred around Move 30. The rest of the game was survival.
Jan-13-20
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  Phony Benoni: I must agree with the pun. After playing through the game, I was certainly relieved of any comic feelings.
Jan-13-20
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  perfidious: Black may well have saved himself considerable trouble had he opted for 11....Ng4 and its implicit draw offer; the question of why he did not do so is irresoluble.
Jan-13-20
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  Infohunter: Statistically, a draw is far and away the most likely result of a Rook and Knight vs. Rook ending. So says not only general knowledge but also Endgame Explorer: RN vs R here at <cg>, which shows 476 out of 534 such endings in the database as draws. The tricky part was getting to that ending without losing in the meantime.
Jan-13-20  Cibator: Call me too-PC if you like, but I still think it's a pity this pun (along with a number of others) is based on mispronouncing a non-Anglo-Saxon name.

There's been a prolonged low-key campaign down here - one I agree with - to improve the pronunciation of Maori names and words among the general public. And I guess I feel the same way about other languages too (though not yet to the extent of referring to the capital of France as "Paree").

Jan-13-20  Tacitus: Mate in 3 but saved by the 50 move rule.
Jan-13-20
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  offramp: <Cibator: Call me too-PC if you like, but I still think it's a pity this pun (along with a number of others) is based on mispronouncing a non-Anglo-Saxon name. >

On US newscasts there are hilarious moments when the presenter, if endowed with a hispanic name herself, is required to read out the name of a Mexican state dignitary.

There is an uncanny change in tone and accent, that makes one think that Speedy Gonzalez has overtaken the world's media.

Jan-13-20
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  Infohunter: <Tacitus: Mate in 3 but saved by the 50 move rule.>

By golly, you're right! It never even occurred to me to look at that. I just took the game score at face value to the end, and left it at that. Live and learn.

Jan-13-20
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  Honza Cervenka: 122.Ka2?? is a blunder. 122.Rg4 holds draw.
Jan-13-20
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  Annie K.: <Cibator> true, the correct pronunciation of Kumic is more like "coo-mitch". And I am actually usually familiar with the correct pronunciations. But in many cases I am willing to accept what Daniel used to call "visual puns", as long as they are not otherwise offensive. :)
Jan-13-20  Cibator: <offramp:> The BBC in England were a bit prone to overdoing it as well, back in the 70s. Enough so to be satirised on the comedy show "Not The Nine O'Clock News", which occasionally featured a female newsreader (played by Pamela Stephenson) referring to "guer-reeyah" warfare. There might be clip of it on YouTube somewhere, but I haven't managed to locate one so far.
Jan-13-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: The Montreal Expos had an announcer of Italian extraction who loved introducing catcher Johnny Boccabella.

Anyhow, I confess to carelessness in the pun. When I see longer Slavic names ending in "ic" I usually don't make the error, but shorter ones generally don't jump out at me the same way.

Jan-14-20
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  offramp: <Cibator: <offramp:> The BBC in England were a bit prone to overdoing it as well, back in the 70s. Enough so to be satirised on the comedy show "Not The Nine O'Clock News", which occasionally featured a female newsreader (played by Pamela Stephenson) referring to "guer-reeyah" warfare. There might be clip of it on YouTube somewhere, but I haven't managed to locate one so far.>

I remember that! Pamela Stephenson slightly contorting her face to get the required "RR" sound. For me, the most memorable quick skit on NT9ON was this ska parody. (1m 45s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6C...

Jan-14-20
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  Infohunter: <Honza Cervenka: 122.Ka2?? is a blunder. 122.Rg4 holds draw.>

Is it possible that White was keeping track of the fifty move rule and, knowing that the forced draw was imminent, played 122.Ka2 as a joke? Or did he genuinely blunder? I suppose we'd have to ask him in order to know for sure.

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