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Hermann Buehler vs Emanuel Lasker
"Emanuel Lasker's Off Day" (game of the day Mar-08-2022)
Simul, 25b (1916) (exhibition), Zuerich SUI, Apr-07
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  1-0



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Dec-09-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Zurich, Switzerland on April 7, 1916.

Lasker scored +18=4-3.

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  whiteshark: H Buehler quotes, anyone? Anyone?
May-20-16  markwell: In a twist of fate, Lasker took the day off.
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  ajk68: I would have played 22...Rxd6. Black's position was getting too twisted up. It just seems like the natural move. Much better to go down an exchange than have that bishop keeping the h-file rook from ever activating.
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  ajk68: 12...Bxe5 was the mistake. Black should have completed development.
Mar-08-22  Brenin: <ajk68>: Yes, 12 ... 0-0 and 13 ... c5 would have given Black a decent game. And missing 22 ... Rxd6 was the final straw.
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  Breunor: I think black went wrong with 16 Nb7. The simple Nxc4 is even. After 16 … Nb7? Stockfish gives about -2.
Mar-08-22  nalinw: Very good pun .....
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  HeMateMe: I'd say Buehler played quite a war game here...
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  whiteshark: "They bought it. Incredible. One of the worst performances of my career, and they never doubted it for a second."
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  OhioChessFan: "First of all you can never go too far. Second of all, if I'm going to be caught, it's not gonna be by a guy like that!"
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  Sally Simpson: Yes an 'Off Day' (from the film '"Ferris Bueller's Day Off' ) but it should have been the GOTD on the 5th June, the date of the day portrayed in the film.

I truly despair when such an opportunity to match the pun with the date of the game has been overlooked.

It gives the impression the pun picker does not really care and looks upon this important job as a task rather than a labour of love.

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  Teyss: <Sally Simpson> "MissScarlett loves CG more than life itself.
- A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine site."

Don't cry Sally, MS loves you, we all love you, even <OCF> would love you if you submitted some puns as funny as your posts.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Teyss,

I get on fine with Ohio, some of the puns I think don't fit. Other think they do.

A good pun should never need explaining and make the reader cringe with joy when they get it.

Very difficult sometimes with what they have to work with. Some games and names are unpunable.

I lay awake at night dreading what GOTD and pun will be chosen in the morrow. I log on with great fear and trepidation. My doctor has diagnosed 'paronomasiaphobia' which is a morbid fear of puns.

Mar-09-22  Granny O Doul: Lasker loved developing his knights to b7 but White cleverly trades it off and Black's discomfort is soon apparent.

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