Mike Wallsingham here for CBS News reporting on a near riot at the RHP chess championship. Police had to be called out after chess fanatics tarred and feathered a pawn and were threatening deadly bodily harm to him. We have managed to contact the pawn at the hospital.
Mike W: "Mr Pawn, could you tell us what happened?"
Pawn: "The hell if I know. The game ended, another lose, but so what, I've seen hundreds of those. I did manage to get into the game a bit, only one move, but that's better than standing there the whole time. Get to stretch the legs a bit, you know?
Me and the other 7 boys were heading down to the bar for some beers when this crowd of wild-eyed guys came running up to us. One of them pointed right at me and yelled 'That's him! He's the one who lost the game'. I thought it was a joke or they were drunk, but no, they were serious! I tried to reason with them. I mean look, there was plenty of blame to go around. Go talk to the KB, jamming up the works and pissing away extra moves. The QB couldn't be bothered to get off its rear at all. His royal King Highness couldn't come up with a plan to save his life and the term 'blunder check' is unknown in these parts. I took a couple of knocks on the head and the next thing I know I'm here in the hospital"
Mike W: "Shameful behavior! One last question. How did they know which pawn was which? I mean, I'm sorry, but you do all look alike."
Pawn: "Oh that, during the game we wear name-tags. Mine said 'h-pawn' for this game and I had forgotten to take it off.