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ccmcacollister 11 ( +1 | -1 )
NAMES & What's my line...? Various Chess NAMES & :
What's my line?
Slogan or Motto
Job or various sundry Associations
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ccmcacollister 86 ( +1 | -1 )
...& Titles, lyrics or food; Your turn is next! 'I will make you a FISCHER of men'
How much wood could an IVANCHUK if an Ivan could chuck wood?
MAGNUS, Robot Fighter
Spiffs and PIRCS
A BIRD in hand is worth two in the bush
BUCKLE your seatbelts / BUCKLE up for life
"Only EUWE can prevent forest fires!"
Standing TAL / a TAL order / IT's no trouble aTAL
PILLSBURY doughboy
'...big enough to PHILADORway'
"Catcher in the Ruy"
"Are EUWE RETI ?!, Slow RUYd ! Take it easy-eee, Slow RUYd ..."
'V for VICTORy'
"I can see for MILES and MILES, I can see for MILES and MILES, MILES and MILES and MILES and MILES and MILES !"
"SHORT & sweet" / strawberry SHORTcake
(MARSHALL) "You've got till sundown to git out of town!"
declared MARSHALL law
'Golden brew in a BRONZE STINE'
[Okay, I made that last one up. It's been a long day. Thank goodness I got this done! :) hehehe ... how about a long and silly day, okay? ]
ionadowman 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Well...here's some lyrics... 'I'm TARTAKOVER, a four leaf clover...'
'BOTVINNINNIK, BOTVINNINNIK, Boom, what you do to me, what you do to me...'
(The extra syllable's to make the thing scan...)
'Lend me your ear, while I call you a fooooooooooooooooooooool;
You were kissed by NIMZOVITCH, one night in the woooooooooood...'
'Twill do for now...
ionadowman 96 ( +1 | -1 )
Thought you might like this... IVANCHUKKY
'Twas a Brilliancy, and his Master move
Did Bobby Fischer in the Wade;
All Pillsbury was Bogolyubov
In the Dragon Defence he played.

Beware the Poisoned Pawn my son,
The Uncastled King, the Mobility Lack;
Beware the Tempo Loss, and shun
The Premature Counterattack!

So taking his opening book Anand,
Longtime his GM foe he fought,
'Til rested he his head in hand,
And paused a while in thought.

And as he pondered how he stood,
The Ivanchuk with eyes of flame
Came bursting through his centre wood,
Scattering pieces as he came!

One, two! One, two! He played on through
The Yugoslav Attack.
At move fifty-eight, he gave checkmate -
A victory for Black!

"And hast thou slain the Ivanchuk?
Come to my arms Victor Korchnoi!
Reuben Fine! O, Rubinstein!"
He Tchigorined in his joy.

'Twas a brilliancy, and his Master move
Did Bobby Fisher in the Wade.
All Pillsbury was Bogolyubov
In the Dragon Defence he played.

Apologies (tho' not very sincere ones) to Lewis Carroll, and the masters named...
thunker 25 ( +1 | -1 )
ionadowman Now I know you're poet too. Cute - I enjoyed the poem! Especially the "poisoned pawn" part as I've had a recent close scrape with the Winawer poisoned pawn variation that I will avoid in the future! haha.
Best wishes,
ionadowman 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks, thunker... ...I had a look at your game. Is the PP Winawer not looking so good for Black these days? Black looks very uncomfortable for a long time... though you got out of it rather well! I played one several months ago:the 10...Qxa5 line. Thought I'd test it, but since it got axed, it looks bad in retrospect. OK it was by sorceress_queen, but it was pretty comprehensive, I coundn't find any worthwhile play, and got stomped on from right and left.
OK, off topic... But I hope people will continue to contribute to this thread!
Y'know, something like 'The Master formerly known as PRINS'. Make a good 'nick', actually
ionadowman 30 ( +1 | -1 )
I haven't... I haven't killed this thread have I?????
I did think this would be popular and fun
For everyone who likes a pun...
I've been wondering if it were possible to parody that old classic "I've been everywhere, man" with a number "I've played everyone, man"? Any takers? A stanza each, maybe?
thunker 67 ( +1 | -1 )
Ion I'm just lurking as I'm no good at these type puns and poems....

That was the first time I tried the Winawer PP, but I fired up trusty old Chessbase 9 and scanned for the position for one player >= 2650. It found 13 games since 1990, 6 wins for W, 6 wins for B and one draw so I guess it's still kicking....
Found one game between J Polgar and W Schmidt! Is that wschmidt here? Probably not as the W is "Wlodzimierz" which I doubt would be an American name! haha

Polgar,Judit (2677) - Schmidt,Wlodzimierz (2446) [C18]
POL Supercup Warsaw (2), 30.06.2002

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.Qd3 d4 13.Rb1 Bd7 14.Ng3 0-0-0 15.Be2 Nf5 16.Kf2 Nce7 17.Ne4 Bc6 18.g4 Nh4 19.Rd1 Kb8 20.Rb4 Bxe4 21.Qxe4 Nc6 22.Rb1 Ka8 23.a4 a6 24.Ba3 Rd5 25.Qh7 Qd8 26.Qxf7 Rd7 27.Qf6 Qa5 28.Qxe6 Rgg7 29.Bd3 1-0

ionadowman 57 ( +1 | -1 )
One of those games... ...in which Black seesm to be doing OK until all of a sudden he's not doing OK. So the jury's still out on that 5...Bxc3 Poisoned Pawn line in the Winawer. Good! I hope there's life still in the 5...Ba5 line, too! I also notice a 2B vs 2N middlegame. Possibly Black's demise stemmed, though, from the knight that strayed over to the h-file, never to return, rather than the 'usual' 2B advantage White had.
"Two Bishops, or not two Bishops, that is the question...
Whether it is nobler in the mind to endure the slings and arrows of inferior mobility,
or by exchanging off, end them..."