Dog Plays Chess

Jan 12, 2009, 4:07 PM |

The Great Russian Chess Joke.

While this may not be great stand up comedy it is very funny. It must be because it is told by so many people.

Garry Kasparov told it in 1986, and this version was by the Russian chess magazine editor Alexander Roshal.

When Kasparov told it is was during a dinner in Frankfurt to celebrate an advertising deal between him and Atari. The dinner was quite a big deal and lots of jokes and stories were told. Someone asked Kasparov to tell a Russian joke and ...

    In a park people come across a man playing chess against a dog. They are astonished and say: "What a clever dog!" But the man protests: "No, no, he isn't that clever. I'm leading by three games to one!"

You will find this joke on chess sites all over the internet.  This video was captured in 1996.