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  1. 27 Oct '11 12:08
    ... in the image:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/foto-panne-steinbrueck-und-schmidt-spielen-falsch-1.1174140

    category: things which shouldn't happen to a possible chancellor candidate (left), nor a retired chancellor (right)...
  2. 27 Oct '11 14:38
    Originally posted by tharkesh
    ... in the image:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/foto-panne-steinbrueck-und-schmidt-spielen-falsch-1.1174140

    category: things which shouldn't happen to a possible chancellor candidate (left), nor a retired chancellor (right)...
    board is around the wrong way, whites h1 square should be white, not black.
  3. 27 Oct '11 15:00 / 1 edit
    exactly. it made it to german news today - what a skandal, this picture deceiving us, they play for real...

    the photographer also didnt notice, at the end, she asks, how it is supposed to be placed correctly. she is willing to learn!

    edit: robbie, you win the prize!
  4. Subscriber Kegge On Vacation
    27 Oct '11 23:17
    Jeez. The answer was mentioned in the article. Not a very difficult puzzle. I suggest to retract the prize.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 Oct '11 02:30
    Originally posted by Kegge
    Jeez. The answer was mentioned in the article. Not a very difficult puzzle. I suggest to retract the prize.
    Not very difficult if you speak the language! Spotted it straight away anyway.
  6. Subscriber dzirilli
    Duchampion
    28 Oct '11 02:48
    All he would have to do is flip the photo. Photographers do that all the time.
  7. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    28 Oct '11 06:06
    Originally posted by tharkesh
    ... in the image:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/foto-panne-steinbrueck-und-schmidt-spielen-falsch-1.1174140

    category: things which shouldn't happen to a possible chancellor candidate (left), nor a retired chancellor (right)...
    They're either:
    Passing a joint
    Holding hands
    Fighting over a piece
  8. 28 Oct '11 08:24
    Originally posted by Kegge
    Jeez. The answer was mentioned in the article. Not a very difficult puzzle. I suggest to retract the prize.
    no way, i gotta win something sometime!
  9. 28 Oct '11 08:27
    Originally posted by tharkesh
    exactly. it made it to german news today - what a skandal, this picture deceiving us, they play for real...

    the photographer also didnt notice, at the end, she asks, how it is supposed to be placed correctly. she is willing to learn!

    edit: robbie, you win the prize!
    perhaps they were playing but they failed to notice, sometimes when i am playing with
    board and pieces i cannot be bothered flipping it round so i play with reversed colours,
    therefore the picture would have been ok, if black had moved first.
  10. Subscriber Kegge On Vacation
    28 Oct '11 10:30
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    no way, i gotta win something sometime!
    yeah, but it's the same for me
  11. 28 Oct '11 13:32
    Originally posted by dzirilli
    All he would have to do is flip the photo. Photographers do that all the time.
    That is what I thought had happened then I noticed a watch on Willy Brandt's
    left hand so if the photo had been accidently flipped that would be Willy's right
    hand making him left handed.

    So I went looking to see if Willy was left-handed but soon found a
    picture of him playing a banjo right handed.
    (of coure that picture too could have been flipped.)

    It is amazing how often in works of art, films and where advertsing agencies
    use a chess set the board is placed the wrong way around.

    Woody Allen:

    "I failed to make the chess team because of my height."

    Has him playing chess in 'What’s New Pussy Cat.' the board is round
    the wrong way. Woody (actually quite a good chess player) explains he did
    that on purpose so that real chess players would notice.
  12. 29 Oct '11 06:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Woody (actually quite a good chess player) explains he did
    that on purpose so that real chess players would notice.
    that sounds like a one move blunder, that is later declared to be a 'sac'.