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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
    room.

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

    Dave

    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?

    gil.
  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

    Oh...no..he 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.
    -ww-
  5. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    27 Oct '02 20:18
    Correct!!!

    Dave