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Humor in Chess

Humor in Chess

Jan 30, 2008, 8:29 PM 20

If there ever was a prize for the funniest game ever played, this game would be a strong candidate for first place; in the final position, you cannot help but laugh at the Black Queen, helplessly trapped by her own pawns. The position is considered by many as one of the most astounding endings on record. 

"It is many years since I first saw this game, but the final position, with Black's Queen trapped by her own far-advanced passed Pawns, and White's King happily advancing down the board to assist in the final attack against his colleage, is still good for a chuckle. Who says there is no place for humor in chess?"

(From Al Horowitz's "Golden Treasury of Chess")

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