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Kingdom of Norway vs Magnus Carlsen
"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You" (game of the day May-10-2014)
Carlsen vs Norway (2014) (exhibition), Oslo NOR, rd 1, May-08
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  offramp: This is not a game; it's a category mistake.
May-10-14  The Last Straw: <Offramp> Huh? This was a team vs Carlsen match.
May-10-14  The Last Straw:
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  Sneaky: The Week In Chess has a good article on it as well.

Perhaps the upsetting thing about this game is the ridiculous format in which the three GM team leads the world, and to make matters worse they can "ring the bell" every so often to get Houdini analysis.

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  Check It Out: Yeah, I believe the GMs had a total of nine chances to access Houdini, all of which were the used. A total farce.

Whatever; its not an important game, its a game to promote the game.

May-10-14  Fisticuffs: weak opening by white lol
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  FSR: The three grandmasters facing Carlsen had a bra making their moves on the board. Not many bras can play chess.
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  offramp: <offramp: This is not a game; it's a category mistake.>

<The Last Straw: <Offramp> Huh? This was a team vs Carlsen match.>

The title says, "Kingdom of Norway vs Magnus Carlsen".

If Carlsen is from the Kingdom of Norway, as I suspect he is, then the header <should> be:

"The Rest of the Kingdom of Norway vs Magnus Carlsen".

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  offramp: Silenced with that,
In viewing over the rest of the selfsame day,
He finds you in the stout Norweyan ranks,
Nothing afeard of what thyself didst make,
Strange images of death.

As thick as Houdini
Came post with post, and every one did bear
Thy praises in his kingdom’s great defence,
And poured them down before him.

Rather a neat way of describing it.

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  Dionysius1: Great post <blunderclap>!
May-10-14  Absentee: Did this actually deserve to be "game of the day"?
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  offramp: <FSR: The three grandmasters facing Carlsen had a bra making their moves on the board. Not many bras can play chess.>

A mistranslation of <supporters>?

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  kevin86: This looks more like a law case:The Kingdom of Norway vs Magnus Carlsen.

I guess the case ended in a hung jury- lol

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  FSR: <offramp> Interesting theory, but no. <A striking "Mystiske Nordmannen" dressed in red made the moves at the board. The audience tried to guess who it was, he wasn't good at chess having to be prompted to play the right moves. It turned out to be skier Oddvar Bra who is famous in Norway.>
May-10-14  ajile: <Fisticuffs: weak opening by white lol>

Yes the sequence 8.Nd5 Nxd5 9.exd5 covers up Black's weakness on d6.

May-10-14  zanzibar: When it comes to proper bra handling, the ring can be omitted only if there is sufficient capital in place.

May-10-14  john barleycorn: same for wonderbra?
May-10-14  Expendable Asset: What happened to John Fitzgerald Kennedy this day?
May-11-14  SetNoEscapeOn: <You had to use Houdini to have a chance against me.>

Should be the game title

May-11-14  Assignment Troll: <Should be the game title>

Norwegian Cruise Line

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