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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

    zijie

    SurprisedFrownCryYell I don`t think you should do that.




















     


  • 7 months ago

    OmidAvangard

    I think this story has another side which we dont know...$€£

  • 7 months ago

    RockWomble

    Perhaps he just got a bit confused about how to play the Fried Liver attack?

  • 7 months ago

    mcshahb

    no betting in any sports...

  • 7 months ago

    forrie

    the first documented murder in antarctica was also because of a chess duel. 

    I tried to look it up: 

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

    Russia banned chess then at the station....

  • 7 months ago

    ChocolateTeapot

    There was a famous incident in the United States where a wife shot her husband dead over a game of Bridge. Some people take these things too seriously.

  • 7 months ago

    Mr_Grizzly

    Checkmate irl

  • 7 months ago

    I_Am_Second

    Its a game...

  • 7 months ago

    srdiamondd

    Being a chess player doesn't mean your a non-violent-professional or mentally balanced person.

    Chess does not kill people. People kill people.Frown

  • 7 months ago

    PawnSplat

    I want to find out that the 'illegal move' was actually an en passant capture.  I'm then imagining the killer getting to prison and playing his first game of chess.  

    "What are you in for?"

    "Some punk tried cheating me with some wierd pawn move, so I cut his a$$"

    "You mean en passant?"

    "f**k"

  • 7 months ago

    beardown12

    Well  does  the  Major  know,   wars  have  been  fought  over  less....Negative  sum  games  with  nothing  to win..

  • 7 months ago

    thought_control

    Hope it wasn't over en passant. I've been in arguments over that rule numerous times. Does anyone else play with old people who try moving their pieces to squares their pieces can't go to?

  • 7 months ago

    netzach

    And the pawn first in "En Passant*.

    Also spell it correctly as most people here haven't.

    Minor details like this provoke violence. :)

  • 7 months ago

    mystoffelees

    Always move the king first when you castle...

  • 7 months ago

    edwinmartinez1000

    sad

  • 7 months ago

    George32027

    I wonder how this is just even possible.

  • 7 months ago

    Lavilove

  • 7 months ago

    cimzowitsch

    1.e5Laughing

  • 7 months ago

    Lavilove

    His right liver...?
    What about his left heart?!

  • 7 months ago

    Morphogenic

    My orginal chess teacher told me he always plays for blood...

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