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Bruce Hayden vs NN
England (1952)
Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23)  ·  1-0



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Aug-27-04  aw1988: WHOA awesome combination!
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  FSR: Don't Bring Me Down.
May-11-18  hdcc: Love that pun, FSR; I really had to think about that. Now that I figured out the reference, should I venture to ask what Hayden's ELO rating was?
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  Dionysius1: I don't know many games by heart, but that one I'll learn. If it wasn't cooked up between them, it must have been such a shock to the anonymous owner of the black pieces. The aggression is like successive punches in the face.
May-11-18  morfishine: The "Electric Light Orchestra" is practically an orchestra. There are 12 current members, 25 former members & 7 associated members.

Thats a lot of band members

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  FSR: <hdcc> They didn't have Elo ratings in those days, but Hayden was obviously a strong player.
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  Sally Simpson: <hdcc: Love that pun, FSR;>

It is still 'unpunned'

This game is given by Bruce in his book 'Cabbage Heads and Kings' a good chatty read. He says his never had time to get his cigar smoking opponents name as the game was over so quick.

It must been in some tournament as Bruce says he was first to finish.

He mentions that here

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15.Qe5 is the quiet way. (It threatens Qxe6 mate)

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  FSR: It took me almost four years to get <hdcc>'s pun.
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  fredthebear: We live and learn, hopefully.

BTW, if instead 13...NxQd1, then 14.Nxg7#.

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