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James Ragsdale vs Thomas Snow
"You Know Nothing, Tom Snow" (game of the day Jan-07-2015)
63rd US Open (1962), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 8, Aug-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-29-13  torrefan: Oh white's attack is alarming

As black eschews a castling

And when white is about to end the show

He tells black:

Let it, Snow

Let it, Snow

Let it, Snow!

Oct-24-13  ragtag: How do you turn a dishwasher into a snowblower?

Give'r a shovel.

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  whiteshark: October could be a month of <Snow> and cold weather across the northern Plains and in parts of the northeast Rockies...
Dec-30-14  lechacal: You know nothing about chess, mister Snow !!
Jan-07-15  Abdooss: The quote was originally said by Ygritte in Chapter 15 of A Storm of Swords (page 213, U.S. paperback edition). In the chapter, Ygritte says the line to Jon Snow in anger. This happens because Jon asks why she was crying because of a song about “the last of the giants” when he had just seen hundreds of them. There were tears on Ygritte’s cheeks when the song ended. “Why are you weeping?” Jon asked. “It was only a song. There are hundreds of giants, I’ve just seen them.” “Oh, hundreds,” she said furiously. "You know nothing, Jon Snow"
Jan-07-15  Robespierre: I'm certainly positively impressed with "Abdoos'" apparent erudition! Primo!
Jan-07-15  alfiepa: Horrible game !!!
in Italian language "Snow" means " Neve"
The position of the black after 10 moves is like snow under sun in epty summer !!!! The chess are another ....
it is a miniature , is only a horrible game....
a pre - Kramnik ?
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  Honza Cervenka: <alfiepa: Horrible game !!!> It was a matter of one mistake, 8...f6?? I guess, that everybody had fallen at least once into something similar.

The Others take it!:-)

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  morfishine: Referencing the so-called "Game of the Day", one would be hard-pressed to find a better example of a complete waste of time and space


Jan-07-15  ossipossi: Only sense that I can draw from today's game is one can neverever think to play an early f6 in Ruy Lopez. If you are willing to let Black King breathe, just play 3... f5 and fight!
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  Honza Cervenka: Well, The Song of Ice and Fire is quite rich material for making puns. We had already "Winter is coming" in W Winter vs Sultan Khan, 1930 some time ago, and there are many memes from the book or Game of Thrones series, which can be used for puns, for example "The Knight is dark and full of terrors" (Euwe vs Averbakh, 1953), "Valery Morghulis" (maybe for Ehlvest vs Salov, 1981), "What Is Dead May Never Die" (P Theon vs G Andruet, 1986) or "Rains of Castamere" for R Knaak vs Psakhis, 1988 or maybe Alburt vs Polugaevsky, 1966 (of course, "Lev" means "lion").
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  kevin86: White regains the queen and is up 2 pieces.
Jan-07-15  Cheapo by the Dozen: I don't think a game that quick should be accompanied by a George R. R. Martin pun. :)
Jan-07-15  lechacal: <Well, The Song of Ice and Fire is quite rich material for making puns>. I have also made the suggestion ''When you play the Game of <Thrones>, you win or you die'' for the last game of the world championship between Topalov and Kramnik in 2006. Thrones with the double meaning of championship and toilet in reference to the toiletgate scandal.
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  Honza Cervenka: And those, who know Martin's tales of Dunk and Egg would have invented a dozen of puns for Suttles vs Tal, 1974, I guess.:-)
Jan-07-15  coolconundrum: Terrible game of the day.
Jan-07-15  Castleinthesky: The pun, which it really wasn't, made me smile none-the-less.
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  Phony Benoni: For a very, very young George R. R. Martin, scroll down to page 3:

Unfortunately, I know of none of his games.

Jan-07-15  Edeltalent: <ossipossi: Only sense that I can draw from today's game is one can neverever think to play an early f6 in Ruy Lopez.>

Never say never:
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Jan-07-15  echever7: Wow, the Berlin refuted! Watch and learn Kramnik! ;) ;)

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