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Man Stabbed to Death ‘Over Chess Dispute’

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 1/13/14, 9:28 AM.

On Sunday morning a 39-year-old man was found stabbed to death in Dublin, Ireland in what detectives believe may have been a row over a late night game of chess. A man covered in blood was taken into custody and said to officers that a dispute started when an illegal move was played. This was reported by several British media.

One of the questions in the newly launched Chess Personality quiz goes: “After losing a game have you ever broken something or yelled out loud?” On Sunday it became clear that playing an illegal move can provoke even bigger emotional reactions.

Several British (and later international) media reported on the horrific death of Tom O’Gorman, a 39-year-old researcher who was attacked and badly mutilated at his home in the Castleknock district of west Dublin. Mr O’Gorman’s Italian lodger, who “calmly” called the police himself, was arrested. His face and clothers were covered with blood.

The scene in the house was described as ‘like an abattoir’ and the two officers, who found the body shortly before 2am on Sunday, would reportedly be sent for trauma counselling.

Why does this news reach Chess.com? Well, as it turns out the accused told officers that “a row stemmed from Mr O’Gorman engaging in a chess move that was against the rules.”

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  • 7 months ago

    Rebro

    "I bet the guy told him but he wouldnt believe en passant was real." [2] hahaha

  • 7 months ago

    FM gauranga

    Lord Balarama also took care of the cheating Rukmi many years ago.

  • 7 months ago

    pagan_idol

    I bet the guy told him but he wouldnt believe en passant was real.

  • 7 months ago

    konev13

    Adudam420 

    Does anyone know what the illegal move that was played was? PNG?

     

    Why would they write down there moves?

  • 7 months ago

    heinzie

    Did you guys realize the victim is a chess.com member

    http://www.chess.com/members/view/toog
  • 7 months ago

    TrollsAreComing

    LONG LIVE THE KING!

  • 7 months ago

    chzplz

    This article and the image is in complete bad taste.  Just because chess is involved does not make this newsworthy.  In addition, all the flippant remarks on here by members really disgusts me.  There is no thought to how member comments will affect surviving members of the victim's family.  Is this how chess.com generates buzz?

  • 7 months ago

    ilonggo1

    That is why playing in chess.com is better since the worst he can do is to say some profane words.

    Sad story.

  • 7 months ago

    effy_azall

    so that what it takes to win, its a ruthless game!

  • 7 months ago

    ConcreteChess

    wow

  • 7 months ago

    ConcreteChess

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  • 7 months ago

    Lapris1297

    You are all a few moves ahead. R I P

  • 7 months ago

    tucumcari

    If only this poor sap had found a more appropriate outlet for his anger and his wounded ego, such as posting "easy" to the daily puzzle here at chess.com regardless of whether he got it right or not.

  • 7 months ago

    russ_schaeffler

    I wonder if he will play chess in prison?

  • 7 months ago

    netzach

    Scrabble can be even more nasty with 3 or 4 people involved.

  • 7 months ago

    belfast-chess

    I think that the grotesque level of sustained violece perpetrated and the mutilation of the deceased body afterwards heavily implies that Chess had absolutely nothing to do with this incident.

    I believe in the coming days aspects will surface that will remove chess as an issue in this case altogether, though nothing will eleviate the suffering of the victims family. No family deserves to see a loved ones life end like that.

  • 7 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    this is why you make sure your opponent knows en passant... and castling... and stalemate... and the 50 move rule... and how the horsey moves...

  • 7 months ago

    Lavilove

    You guys think it was an en passant...? That is not illegal, but surely frustrating if you don't know about it...

  • 7 months ago

    waverley

    Maybe it wasn't an illegal move… the deceased man did a fork or a skewer and the murderer grabbed a knife to take revenge… Anyway, whatever the motive it's a very sad story

  • 7 months ago

    Adudam420

    Does anyone know what the illegal move that was played was? PNG?

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