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Inigo Montoya Irigoyen vs Ivan Cheparinov
"Prepare to Die" (game of the day Jun-13-2011)
Andorra Open (2001), Andorra AND, rd 1, Jun-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B95)  ·  0-1



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  scormus: <An Englishman:> its a good rule. The B for 3p "sac" on b5 can be very effective as it often lets W get a strong bind, but I think here B's pieces were too well placed and too mobile. Best if W can support the d6 outpost with e5
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  Once: Or Robin Swallows in "Austin Powers II - the Spy who ... ahem ... got rather friendly with me."

I've always wondered about that phrase. Just how does one prepare to die? It's a bit like "prepare to be amazed" How do I do that?

Then again the strangest one of all was the theme to Top Gun - "Take my breath away". Now if you are in the heat of a passionate clinch and the object of your affection said that to you ... what exactly is he or she asking you to do? Asphyxiation, perhaps?

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  FSR: Combining the advance of the king-side pawns - weakening them - with the bishop for three pawns sacrifice was a bad idea. The g- and h-pawns belong back on their initial squares.
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  FSR: Re my prior comment - see, e.g., Rauzer vs V Makogonov, 1934 and Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954
Jun-13-11  zb2cr: <Once>, for today you have reverted to a prosaic turn of mind. Obviously, one "prepares to die" by making peace with one's God, whether one conceives of God as The Cosmic Patriarch of Doom or The Squishy Cuddly Toy Teddy Bear.
Jun-13-11  erniecohen: I don't think the B-P sortie was responsible for white's loss; he was slightly worse already and it didn't hurt him any. It was his later sloppy play that cost him the game.
Jun-13-11  hedgeh0g: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
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  kevin86: I'm predicting that white's pawns will go nowhere and black's two pawns will cost white his knight. Afterwhich,the bishop and knight will mate.
Jun-13-11  hedgeh0g: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
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  Domdaniel: "Prepare to die" is simply a polite threat, as used by English gentlemen and Spanish nobles. So much more etiquette involved than in a crude utterance like "I'm gonna git ya!".

Of course it also scares one's adversary rigid, which is useful in a fight.

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  Phony Benoni: A less genteel version is "Say your prayers!"
Jun-13-11  PhilFeeley: Did the writer of The Princess Bride get that name from this player? Or is it just a coincidence?
Jun-13-11  Riverbeast: "My name is Inigo Montoya...You killed my father....Prepare to die"

"Stop saying that!"

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  Once: The Princess Bride - what a great film!

Other things to say just before you kill someone:

"Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

"There's this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." I been saying that **** for years. And if you heard it, that meant your ass. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was some cold-blooded *** to say to a mother*** before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some **** this morning made me think twice. See, now I'm thinking, maybe it means you're the evil man, and I'm the righteous man, and Mr. 9 millimeter here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that *** ain't the truth. The truth is, you're the weak, and I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd."

"Come on, make my day."

Jun-13-11  meloncio: <Domdaniel><"Prepare to die" is simply a polite threat, as used by English gentlemen and Spanish nobles> Nowadays Montoya is a typical Gypsy surname in Spain. It hardly seems appropriate for a noble, because Gypsy people do not usually belong to the upper class.
Jun-13-11  DeltaHawk: Ah, Pulp Fiction...
Jun-13-11  Oceanlake: Something I just noticed: White gave Black a free 12. Rc8.
Jun-13-11  Nova: <Oceanlake> I believe the reason white played 12.Bd3 and gave black the "free" Rc8 is that 12.Bxb5? would not have provoked black to recapture or give up three pawns for the piece. White wants to wait for the Nd7 to move so that Bxb5 is check and forces black to capture. After 12. Bxb5 black could use the half-open b file to attack white's king and speed up his counterattack.
Jun-13-11  picard: 21 Rxd8 looks promising to me
Jun-13-11  WhiteRook48: I love Princess Bride references
Jun-13-11  sevenseaman: <It's always completely won for White, unless it's hopelessly lost.>

I indeed was looking for some oxymorons; hard to the top this one- crystalline clarity of confusion!

Jun-13-11  Novirasputin: Wow! I love the movie and love the nod here.

Too bad Inigo lost :(

Jun-14-11  Helloween: If only he had a holocaust cloak...
Jun-14-11  Riverbeast: Does Cheparinov have six fingers?
Aug-31-11  Beautiful.LMS: <meloncio: Nowadays Montoya is a typical Gypsy surname in Spain. It hardly seems appropriate for a noble, because Gypsy people do not usually belong to the upper class.>

He must have married up, but give him a few generations and they'll never be able to tell the difference. His name will be treated like old nobility.

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