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Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Timman
"A Pin, But Not a Safety Pin" (game of the day Sep-15-2021)
Brussels World Cup (1988), Brussels BEL, rd 6, Apr-07
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20)  ·  1-0



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Jul-16-21  Honey Blend: The pun here should be <Three-fold repetition>.
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  FSR: <Time Has Come Today>, yet again, for this pun. No, <SkySports>, you're not the only one.
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  Messiah: This pun made me regret surviving the COVID-19.
Jul-16-21  RookFile: A pun, but not a safety pun.
Jul-16-21  ajile: <Phony Benoni: A Pun, but not a safety pun.>

You win the internet for today.

Jul-16-21  saturn2: I try another one for a change.
Needless pins by Smokie Timman.
Jul-26-21  The Kings Domain: Pretty dazzling display by Karpov from the last great era of Chess.
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  OhioChessFan: Maybe it's like Simon and Sanjaya. They'll keep running it until we say we love it.
Aug-04-21  Saniyat24: Timman tintin-swallowing a safety pin...!
Aug-05-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: I've actually submitted a parody of this pun. It's another Karpov/Tinman game, in which Karpov played characteristically cautiously for a quite a while, but indulged in fireworks near the end.

Karpov vs Timman, 1986

"A Win, But Not a Safety Win"

Aug-05-21  Brenin: OK, CG, I give in: great game, great pun. Now can we please not see this game here for a decade or two?
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  OhioChessFan: "We love it!"
Aug-05-21  RookFile: Please make it stop!
Aug-08-21  Stanco: Nobody seems to notice 21...Nc6 cutting off support for b7 pawn? That was my first thought and after checking few variations it turned out that it's draw! i.e.
21...Nc6 22.Rad1 e5 (looking to close that bishop with e4 since the last rank check is no more effective for white because black king will be able to take on b7 if checked) 23.Ne2 (threatening Rc1)
23...Qb5 24. Rc1 Na7!
25. Rdxc7 (25.Rcd7? e4! and black wins)
25....e4 26.Nd4 Qb2
the evaluation is 0.00 here.
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  keypusher: <FSR> <diademas> I'm trying the Woodpecker, so here goes nothing...thanks for that podcast link, FSR.
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  FSR: <keypusher> Let me know how it works out for you.
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  keypusher: <FSR: <keypusher> Let me know how it works out for you.>

I will. Unfortunately you can't fix stupid, as they say.

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  HeMateMe: A day, but not a groundhog day.
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  moronovich: Say that again.
Sep-05-21  RookFile: See you guys on October 5th!
Sep-06-21  SeanAzarin: Can we, like, remove this game from the database and then re-enter it, so that it stops popping up every week as a GOTD?
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  Messiah: Please make this game the GOTD on every April Fools' Day from now, just like Averbakh vs Kholmov, 1947
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  Check It Out: Wait, what?
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  OhioChessFan: This pun's number should be retired.
Oct-19-21  Knightmare07: It´s been a while now, when will we get the same game as GOTD again?
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