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Alfred P Coles vs Harlow Bussey Daly
"Carrying Coles to Nudecastle" (game of the day Jan-31-2022)
52nd US Open (1951), Fort Worth, TX USA, rd 6, Jul-15
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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Jan-31-22  Brenin: 37 ... Rxh2 was a huge blunder, in a probably drawn position: Black needs to get his R behind the passed a-pawn, and get his K onto the 7th rank so that it can capture White's R when, after Ra8 and a7, it comes out of a8 with check. Having the Black R on h2 means that it takes too long to do all this. Black could have resigned long before the end.
Jan-31-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: Excellent pun idea!
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  piltdown man: A silly pun. The best kind.
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  MissScarlett: <What is thought to be the last shipment of coal from the North East of England has left the River Tyne. Extracted in County Durham, the 12,000-tonne load, bound for Belgium, raises questions for those who once worked deep down the pits, and for the next generation looking to a cleaner future.

The fact that coal was still being exported from the Tyne came as something of a surprise to former colliery mechanic Billy Middleton.


He remembers the strikes of the 1980s, and even the mention of the name Margaret Thatcher is still very raw.

"Everyone helped each other, at the end of the day we got through it, it was tough for us but we got through it," he said.

"She [Thatcher] was hysterical, she was absolutely disgraceful. When you saw what was happening in Yorkshire, that was absolutely awful.

"I remember when she died, there was a do on at Easington, everyone thought it was just like a centenary day but it wasn't. Everyone hated that woman for what she did.">

One day, they'll raise up statues to celebrate Thatcher as a climate visionary and saviour of mankind.

Whilst it's true that more mines closed under Labour than Thatcher, they only did it for selfish reasons because they didn't need as much coal due to the electrfication of the railways, etc.

Jan-31-22  nalinw: someone please explain the pun ....
Jan-31-22  Brenin: "Carrying coals to Newcastle" is (or was) used in the UK as a metaphor for doing something redundant, especially for providing more of a substance already in abundance. The point was that at one time the north-east of England, around the city of Newcastle, was a leading coal-mining area. <MissScarlett>'s posting refers to the fact that virtually all coal-mining in the UK ceased in the 1980s under the Thatcher government; the callous and divisive way in which this was done is still bitterly resented by many, especially those in former coal-mining areas. What that has to do with chess is anyone's guess.
Jan-31-22  offramp: Pillsbury is famous for:
a) he had sexual intercourse with a woman and
b) he was once nude in Fort Worth.


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  MissScarlett: It’s like selling sand to the Eskimos.
Jan-31-22  Z truth 000000001: Lots of chucks of coal in the discussion, but nobody has laid "bare" the nudecastle piece of the pun.

Newcastle is more formally Newcastle upon Tyne.

Which, back in 2005 was chosen by artist Spence Tunick for one of his "art" installations:

Thus the nudecastle. (Though how it exactly ties into this game has yet to be "exposed")


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  OhioChessFan: I can't wait for the next UK based pun, hopefully in 2023.
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  MissScarlett: Well, made it through another month of <GOTDery>. I think all will agree that it’s been going swimmingly.
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  whittaker: Nude castle -- because the Black Rook is alone at the end?
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  MissScarlett: Yes, it's that good.
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  Teyss: <Brenin> "callous and divisive way" is very well put.
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  MissScarlett: A non-callous and divisive way would have been to retrain the miners as coders.

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