The Famous Chess-playing Crab

Nov 27, 2009, 2:41 PM |

America can boast of having produced Paul Morphy, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Sammy Reshevsky, Reuben Fine and, of course, Bobby Fischer.  Once again America has a reason to brag. An amazing American chessic crustacean named Sydney applies not only Fischer's technique, but adopts his psychological prowess: "Moving pieces swiftly with his claws, Sydney attacks with relentless precision.  His opponents look into his black, beady eyes rotating on their stalks and lose their nerve."

The Weekly World News,   January 15, 2002