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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    27 Oct '02 18:52
    Two Grandmasters did a very stupid thing one time when they were
    losing in a tournament game.

    One loked at his opponent..grabbed his king and threw it across the

    The other actually stood up onto the chess table...kicking the pieces
    over and screamed "Why must I lose to this idiot??"


    I will give hints if needed
  2. 27 Oct '02 19:01
    let me try two answers:

    1) they were not playing each other - two parallel events. Plenty of
    idiots around in GM circles.

    2) The first one grabbed his opponent's king?

  3. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    27 Oct '02 19:14
    They are two different events...the first was a world champion...the
    second was a man that the first would never give a shot at the title.

    Dave grabbed his own king and resigned that way...when he
    threw it across the room
  4. 27 Oct '02 20:11
    The first sound likes Alekhine but I do not recall the incident.
    The second was Nimzo upon losing a game and tourny to Saemisch.
  5. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    27 Oct '02 20:18