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Mikhail Tal vs Pliss
"Check, Pliss" (game of the day Jan-25-2019)
Riga Championship quarterfinal (1950), Riga URS
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-18  RKnight: Or "Pliss give me victory," and he did.
Nov-27-18  johnnyb3: Pliss: Fully unaware of what was coming.
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  HeMateMe: He was taking the pliss, mate.
Nov-27-18  RandomVisitor: Pliss stop all these Pliss jokes. It is starting to Pliss me off.
Nov-27-18  whiteshark: but Love and wine will give us pliss!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: What happens if Black plays 30...Rh5, threatening 31...Rxh3+; 32.gxh3,Qh2X?
Jan-25-19  Isilimela: Absolute bliss but not for Pliss!
Jan-25-19  paavoh: <What happens if Black plays 30...Rh5, threatening 31...Rxh3+; 32.gxh3,Qh2X?>

The White Rook stands on g1, so 32.gxh3 would be with check. I think White will still attack the f7 square by 31.Qa7.

Jan-25-19  Pyrandus: Who is Dr. Pliss?
Jan-25-19  Ironmanth: Just a nasty finish! Thanks chessgames, for this early Tal crusher!
Jan-25-19  catlover: Very nice game and pun.

Wish we could find out more about this mysterious Pliss.

Jan-25-19  goodevans: Black was winning this right up to the awful 34....Rd5 35.Nc7 Rxd6 blunder.

One way to win would have been <34...Re3>. The immediate 35.d7 would now not be possible because 35...Kh6 would force mate.

I particularly like this possible "king walk" line: <35.Nc7 Rd2 36.Qg8+ Kh6 37.Qf8+ Kg5 38.Qg8+ Kh4 39.g3+ Kxh3> and again black forces mate.

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  OhioChessFan: A good set of puns lately...
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  AylerKupp: <<OhioChessFan> A good set of puns lately...>

I'm surprised that you didn't come up with "Pliss, pliss me oh yeah! like I pliss you."

Sorry, that wasn't one of the good ones. But I'm sure that <harrylime> would have liked it.

Jan-25-19  The Kings Domain: Fine game by The Magician from his youth. The seed of that unique style was already sown.
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  HeMateMe: "And in our NEXT category, pun most likely to win the excessive drollery award...."
Jan-25-19  DonChalce: today's puzzle should have been this game. "white to move 24?" for example
Jan-25-19  morfishine: Good job <offramp> well done!
Jan-25-19  offramp: <morfishine:> Many thanks to you and all the others who liked it.

think I only had a punt at this one because <everyone> had a punt at this one!

I am going to have this pun enlarged, framed, and placed on the wall of my local cab office.

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  ChessHigherCat: It's always such a plissure playing through Tal's games, he's like no other player. As <GoodEvans> points out, black could have gained the advantage with 34...Rxe3, but it's so entertaining, what's a little flaw in the ointment?
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  ChessCoachClark: Chess Assistant shows the commander of the Black chessmen was Viktor Pliss.

This game is the first time I've seen a Royal Fork accomplished by a Pawn. Amazing!

What a beautiful example of the power of a well-played, well-protected "lowly" Pawn! A gem from the past for the ages to come!

Jan-26-19  zanzibar: RE: Pliss

Pliss (kibitz #4)

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  diceman: Tal takes a Pliss.
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  ChessCoachClark: Viktor Pliss is given in ChessBase as well as in the Chess Assistant standalone databse. Online you can find several games he's played, including Tal vs Pliss in Riga 1950:

Jan-26-19  morfishine: Though I have to admit that "Pliss off" seems better

After all, the pronouncation is correct

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