Friday, May 17, 2013

"Sheriff on Inaugural Cook County - Russian Tournament"

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart channels the swindling aptitude of inmates into more socially acceptable forms.  Sheriff Dart explains on Chess Life Online.


Frederick Rhine said...

"After the match, Karpov himself identified one of the Cook County detainees as the most distinguished competitor of both sides, having won both of his games – including one in just three moves." Now that is gifted. Not quite unprecedented, I suppose. 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.fxe5?? Qh4+ 0-1 is one of the more plausible ways.

Bill Brock said...

My favorite is 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Ke7 3.Qxe5#

Frederick Rhine said...

I once asked Bernard Parham if he knew the worst response to his 2.Qh5. To my amazement, he suggested 2...Qh4?? Of course, the correct answer to my query has been known since the immortal Schiller-Pack, 1969.