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  1. e4
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    12 Jan '14 14:34
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0112/497300-castleknock-body/

    Gardaí believe a man who was killed at his home in Castleknock in the early
    hours of this morning died in a dispute over a game of chess.

    There was no sign of a break-in and detectives are working on the theory
    that the man was attacked following a row over the movement of a piece of a chessboard.

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    None chess players will not believe how anything like this could happen but I've
    see some serious violence in a pub game when en passant cropped up.
    Nobody required a visit to the hospital but 4 people were barred from the pub.
  2. Joined
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    12 Jan '14 15:052 edits
    I suppose that's the 'killer instinct' that is necessary in chess, or so I've heard...

    No, that was a bad, inappropriate joke.
  3. e4
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    12 Jan '14 16:061 edit
    Hi lolof

    They reckon it's a human defensive mechanism to try and make light of any incident.

    The whole tragic matter is open all kinds of comments and chess puns.
    Am I in the wrong for posting it.
    No. it is a fact , chess was mentioned. I've not made it up.
  4. Joined
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    12 Jan '14 16:072 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi lolof

    They reckon it's a human defensive mechanism to try and make light of any incident.

    The whole tragic matter is open all kinds of comments and chess puns.
    Am I in the wrong for posting it.
    No. it is a fact , chess was mentioned. I've not made it up.
    I wasn't referring to anything you said - it was my joke that was wrong, sorry.
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Jan '14 20:31
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0112/497300-castleknock-body/

    Gardaí believe a man who was killed at his home in Castleknock in the early
    hours of this morning died in a dispute over a game of chess.

    There was no sign of a break-in and detectives are working on the theory
    that the man was attacked following a row over the movement of a piece of a c ...[text shortened]... sant cropped up.
    Nobody required a visit to the hospital but 4 people were barred from the pub.
    Isnt castleknock when you accidently touch the rook before the king when castling?
    😀
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    12 Jan '14 20:41
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Isnt castleknock when you accidently touch the rook before the king when castling?
    😀
    Nah...it's a big metal, usually brass, knocker on the oak entrance doors to a castle like in the Wizard of Oz.
  7. Standard membersmw6869
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    12 Jan '14 21:10
    Chess opponents that i play usually die laughing.



    GRANNY.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Jan '14 21:28
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Nah...it's a big metal, usually brass, knocker on the oak entrance doors to a castle like in the Wizard of Oz.
    Brass knockers are totally different! 😉
  9. Subscriberdivegeester
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    12 Jan '14 22:53
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0112/497300-castleknock-body/

    Gardaí believe a man who was killed at his home in Castleknock in the early
    hours of this morning died in a dispute over a game of chess.

    There was no sign of a break-in and detectives are working on the theory
    that the man was attacked following a row over the movement of a piece of a c ...[text shortened]... sant cropped up.
    Nobody required a visit to the hospital but 4 people were barred from the pub.
    This is exactly why I only play correspondence chess.
  10. Green Boots Cave
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    13 Jan '14 19:11
    Originally posted by lolof
    I wasn't referring to anything you said - it was my joke that was wrong, sorry.
    I think it was a good joke. The Inselaffe can,sometimes, be a touch sensitive.
  11. Standard memberlemon lime
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    13 Jan '14 22:42
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi lolof

    They reckon it's a human defensive mechanism to try and make light of any incident.

    The whole tragic matter is open all kinds of comments and chess puns.
    Am I in the wrong for posting it.
    No. it is a fact , chess was mentioned. I've not made it up.
    I believe it. At one time I played chess at a labor hall. Sometimes we had to stand and form a line in front of the table (where two or three games were in progress) if a fight broke out in the hall. There could be as many as 50 to 100 people in there, dock workers and every kind of laborer you can think of. And some of our group could get pretty rowdy too... but it doesn't matter where you play or who you're playing with, you can find sore losers anywhere you go.

    Correspondence chess makes the game safer to play, and makes it possible for me to play anytime I feel like it, but sometimes I miss the over the board action.

    En passant and the rules of castling were the usual points of contention, although there were a few people who couldn't believe they lost without someone "cheating". This was before chess engines could be the culprit, so "cheating" meant anything you did to cause them to lose... if you won a game against them, you cheated. 😛
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    14 Jan '14 03:33
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0112/497300-castleknock-body/

    Gardaí believe a man who was killed at his home in Castleknock in the early
    hours of this morning died in a dispute over a game of chess.

    There was no sign of a break-in and detectives are working on the theory
    that the man was attacked following a row over the movement of a piece of a c ...[text shortened]... sant cropped up.
    Nobody required a visit to the hospital but 4 people were barred from the pub.
    Maybe the guy played a horrible blunder and needed to die. 😕
  13. Subscriberrookie54
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    14 Jan '14 03:56
    yeah, sure, correspondence chess is SO safe...
    heck,
    just last week i moved a knight over to the h file, it SEEMED like a good move, but my computer let out this BEEP!!! sound and then tazered me...
    i got a critical file error message and then the dang thing shut down...
    in my spam folder i got a cryptic message about "never doing stupied stuff again"...

    yeah, "safe"...
  14. e4
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    14 Jan '14 14:34
    Apparently the lad ate the victims lung.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539067/Italian-cannibal-knifed-Irish-landlord-death-ate-lung-row-illegal-chess-astonished-friends-say-sane-gang.html#ixzz2qNLhsFEv

    The same source has narrowed down the rules of chess into 7 paragraphs.

    The Rules of Chess

    In chess, the king is the most important piece on the board.

    Capturing the king, "checkmate", will end the game.

    Players can move their other pieces in set moves across the board to trap the king, "check".

    Both kings start on the back row of the board next to the queen and flanked by bishops.

    The king can only move one square in any direction on the board.

    A king cannot move onto a space where another piece is already.

    The king can make a special move in conjunction with a Rook, called a
    Castling, which allows it to move two squares and jump over another piece
    on the board in special circumstances
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    14 Jan '14 16:36
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Apparently the lad ate the victims lung.

    Well an opponent that strong, you can't eat him all at once. 😕
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