Caption Competition

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Reg Clucas
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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Reg Clucas » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Do you want a draw?

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by John McKenna » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:00 pm

There was some hilarity in the commentary at the Candidates on Saturday when the big screen behind Fontaine and Trent went from a game to Boris G sitting alone at the board, Vlad K having gone walkabout. Boris was doing his twirling a knight trick just below table level. Trouble was the piece not visible and it looked as if Boris was playing with himself.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Ben Purton » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:18 pm

"When they told me there would be plenty of beer, pawn and ladies of high standing, this is NOT what I had in mind"
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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Ian Stephens » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:42 pm

Wait till you see the size of the board!
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Krishna Shiatis
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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:41 pm

It's times like these, when one wishes one had taken up scrabble....

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:43 pm

They may have taken all the boards.....but I have all the pieces! *... Mwah hahaha...* laughs maniacally....

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Clive Blackburn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:06 pm

The only way to beat me is to checkmate all of my Kings simultaneously!

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by David Robertson » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:19 pm

"I used to be an accountant. But they let me go. I've still got the skills, you know. As you can see"

Krishna Shiatis
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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:06 pm

Is this not the normal way to spend Saturday evenings then?

John Hickman
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Re: Caption Competition

Post by John Hickman » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Following the new FIDE regulations, every piece must now be inspected for hidden transceivers

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Richard Thursby » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:40 pm

As Derek sat carefully sorting out the chess sets, certain members of the English Chess Forum had a deep sense of empathy with his task at hand, having been there, done that and got the t-shirt more times than they cared to remember.

Clive Blackburn

Re: Caption Competition

Post by Clive Blackburn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:46 pm

It's as well to be prepared, you never know how many pawns you might need to promote during a game

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Colin Patterson » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:21 am

The white chocolate ones are a bit sickly, but these liquorice ones are delicious!

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Catherine Glynn » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 am

It's cheating a bit but there are about a hundred book titles which could be applied to this.

For instance...

"How Not To Play Chess"
(Znosko-Borovsky)

or

"Catastrophe In The Opening"
(Neishtadt)

etc... etc...

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Re: Caption Competition

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 am

Was this Derek's punishment for losing to me in the 2009/10 Barrington Trophy Final? :D

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