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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    13 Jan '14 13:30
    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/man-charged-with-killing-landlord-over-chess-game
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Jan '14 05:56
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/man-charged-with-killing-landlord-over-chess-game
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=04c_1264707528&p=1
  3. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    14 Jan '14 17:27
    I remember that on SNL, Art. That was back when I liked Eddie Murphy. But later in his stage acts he would bash gays ("faggots" is the term he used).

    Then later I read a story in the newspaper where he got busted with a transexual in Hollywood. "I was just being a good samaritan and giving her a ride, officer,"said Murphy. Yeah, sure. He just happened to be driving down a street late at night known to be frequented by transexual prositutes and decided to give one a "ride" because the poor guy/girl didn't want to make anymore money 😉 :

    http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9705/02/murphy/

    Later that same transexual prostitute was found dead under mysterious circumstances:

    http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0%2C%2C20122170%2C00.html

    While I was locating the youtube video on Murphy, I found this just below it:

    YouTube

    It's a well-known fact that those who are the most adamantly anti-gay are most likely gay themselves.
  4. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    14 Jan '14 17:45
    I wonder what the dispute was ? Perhaps he wouldn't resign ?
  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    14 Jan '14 19:13
    I once played a Latvian a few years back. The guy was a better player than me, but the first time we played, I beat. During that game, he got angry and took back a move that he already made. I ignored it, and eventually, I had a passed pawn that he couldn't stop. Angry and cursing, he demanded to play me again, but the guy who's house we were playing in said it was late, and he needed to sleep.

    The Latvian guy turned out to be a half decent fellow after he beat me in a rematch. But it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope his attitude isn't common among Latvians.
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Jan '14 19:18
    Originally posted by vivify
    after he beat me in a rematch. But it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope his attitude isn't common among Latvians.
    Man, they must have some strange customs for losing in Latvia. 😕
  7. 14 Jan '14 19:56
    In defence of Latvians, let's remember where Tal was from.
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    15 Jan '14 01:57
    Originally posted by dikankan
    In defence of Latvians, let's remember where Tal was from.
    That explains why he wanted to win. 😕
  9. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    17 Jan '14 04:45
    They should've just gone to a chess program and played it out and then it would've shown the rules to whatever they were fighting about.
  10. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    20 Jan '14 04:57 / 3 edits
    On Wikipedia.org they have a history page on deaths related to chess. With this one included.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chess-related_deaths

    Michael Steward went to jail for a while.
  11. Standard member 33moves
    4th stooge
    20 Jan '14 05:57
    Originally posted by vivify
    But it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope his attitude isn't common among Latvians.
    Speaking of bad taste in the mouth- how ironic that you would say that considering that in an article mentioned- he killed his landlord over a disputed move, cut him open, and ate his lung! Theres a bad taste in the mouth for ya!
  12. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    20 Jan '14 08:15
    "In a 2011 episode of Doctor Who, the Doctor plays a game of chess where the pieces are electrified, presumably killing a losing player."

    Russ, can you add this to your list of new features.
  13. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    20 Jan '14 12:45
    Originally posted by vivify
    I once played a Latvian a few years back. The guy was a better player than me, but the first time we played, I beat. During that game, he got angry and took back a move that he already made. I ignored it, and eventually, I had a passed pawn that he couldn't stop. Angry and cursing, he demanded to play me again, but the guy who's house we were playing in ...[text shortened]... rematch. But it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope his attitude isn't common among Latvians.
    There's a bit of a difference between "being a bad loser" and swearing a bit and "being a bad loser" and killing one's opponent and eating their lungs.