Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Funny stories in Chess

There is a lot of humour in real-life chess. Check the example below:

Lasker received a box of cigars from a man, just before his match with Steinitz. The man said: "Smoke those cigars during the games. They will bring you luck."
Lasker smoked one cigar before the match, but was disgusted because the quality of the cigars was very bad. So he threw the whole rubbish away.
After he won the match he met this man again.
"My cigars brought you luck, didn't they?"
"Of course, they did!" said Lasker.
"So, you did smoke them all?"
"Not me! I gave them my opponent, he smoked them. And this brought me luck and victory."

More humour here, here and here

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