Sunday, October 04, 2015

"Chess game murder"

A chess game murder, apparently.

Or just a chess murder, on your mobile.

This murder? Apparently there was "a row over a game of chess".

So what happened? The players quarrelled over touch-move? En passant? The castling rules?

Well, no. In fact what happened is that the players didn't quarrel at all. A third person came in and tipped over the board and subsequently killed one of the players.

Now this isn't terribly important compared to the loss of a human life, but as far as I can see the only connection it has to chess - or indeed CHESS

- is that the man who was murdered was playing chess just before he was killed.

What was the actual cause of the dispute? Why did it lead first to someone throwing a chessboard about and then to violence and murder?

We don't know. We're not told. All we know is that there's not a single word to say that chess was the cause of anything.

This isn't actually a "chess game murder" at all, is it?


Jonathan B said...

Homicides - a one-time student of criminology writes - are very often associated with alcohol consumption. I suspect that has a lot more to do with what happened than chess does.

an ordinary chessplayer said...

More "face of evil"?