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John Nunn vs Jan Smeets
"I shall Smeet thee" (game of the day May-22-2022)
Youth - Experience (2006), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, Aug-22
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Aug-22-06  Dr. Funkenstein: I'm curious as to the winning line for white after Nxh4 or f6. Maybe someone with better tactical sense than me could point out what I'm missing
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  tpstar: 1) 32 ... Nxh4 33. Ne7+! Qxe7/Rxe7 34. Qh7+ Kf8 35. Qh8#

2) 32 ... f6 33. Qxg6+ Ng7 34. Ne7+! (34. Qh7+ works but is slower) Qxe7/Rxe7 35. Rh8+! Kxh8 36. Qh7#

Aug-22-06  luzhin: And if 32...Rxe5 White carries out his threat: 33.Qh7+ Kf8 34.Qh8+ Nxh8 35.Rxh8 checkmate.
Aug-22-06  booboo23: What about 28. Nxg6..f7xg6
29. Qxg6+ ..Kf8
30. Rh4
which leaves white with great offensive potential imo!!
Aug-22-06  booboo23: revise above post; starts with the 29th move ;)

29. Nxg6..f7xg6
30. Qxg6+ ..Kf8
31. Rh4
which leaves white with great offensice potential imo.

Aug-25-06  dehanne: Suggested pun for this game "Nunn shall pass!"
Sep-03-06  Albertan: < booboo23: revise above post; starts with the 29th move ;)

29. Nxg6..f7xg6
30. Qxg6+ ..Kf8
31. Rh4
which leaves white with great offensice potential imo.?>

In your line Black can blunt the White attack by playing the move 30...Qg7 instead of 30...Kf8. Also as you can see in the variation I have posted below, Black can play 31...Bxc4 and 36...Rxg4 to bring any attack force White had to extinction:

29. Nxg6 fxg6 30. Qxg6+ Qg7 31. Qxf5 Bxc4 32. Bxc4 Qh6 33. Re4 Ra7 34. Rg4+ Rg7 35. Bxa6 Rf8 36. Qe4 Rxg4 37. Qxg4+ Kf7

Nov-03-10  splatty: Wow this is quite a brilliant attack, nice.
Aug-17-21  tibone: Does 27. exf6 win also?
Aug-18-21  sneaky pete: 27.exf6 Nef4

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doesn't look good for white.

May-22-22  Brenin: Beautiful attack! At the end, the threat is 34 Qh7+ Kf8 35 Qh8+ Nxh8 36 Rxh8 mate. If 33 ... Nxh4 then 34 Ne7+ R(or Q)xe7 35 Qh7+ Kf8 36 Qh8 mate.
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  HeMateMe: I'm liking these biblical puns!

Two fine players, great careers.

May-22-22  spingo: I don't think it's a biblical thing.
I think "I shall smite thee!" comes from World of Warfare. Or possibly <Vampire the Masquerade>.
May-22-22  newzild: <Spingo> <HeMateMe>


I thought it was a quote from Lord of the Rings. But then, I am a New Zealander.

May-22-22  Brenin: Perhaps the pun is a slightly inaccurate memory of Samuel L. Jackson quoting Ezekiel 25:17 in Pulp Fiction: "I shall strike down upon thee with great vengeance ..."?
May-22-22  goodevans: Black's opening play looked a little timid to me (e.g. 13...b5 rather than 13...c6) and once White got 22.e5 in it was clear who was in control.

23...Ndf4 seems like Black's first really bold move and White's reply, <24.Rc4?!>, risked Black muddying the waters with <24...Nxh3+>. Things would have got very complicated with that however White continues.

Anyway, Smeets missed his opportunity and Nunn didn't give him another. His risk paid off as it took just seven more moves to finish his young opponent off in style.

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  OhioChessFan: There are several Biblical usages. The most famous would surely be David's threat against Goliath:

1 Samuel 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

May-22-22  Sally Simpson: "I shall Smeet thee"

Smeet is a browser-based video game where members use a 2D avatar to move within a virtual environment.

"Users can create and customize their own profiles and avatars, earn “Fame Points” via a variety of activities."

So the pun is about meeting people in a virtual world and earning much cherished 'Fame Points.'

A bit like here. You get 'Fame Points' if your pun is accepted.

Miss Scarlett who has the most Fame Points?

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  MissScarlett: Not keeping score, but must be <thegoldenband>.
May-23-22  Sally Simpson: 'Not Keeping Score.' How typical is that?

It is this kind of lack lustre sloppiness and attitude that is the bane of this site.

You are the sites pun-person, how difficult would it be to knock up and post a Pun Table with 'Fame Points' added.

At least give us the top five pun submitters who have had their works of linguistic art accepted.

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