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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Funny Chess Story: Man Suspected of Kidnapping While Playing Online

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Hi everyone,

This is a funny chess story going around on the Internet. We found the English version at Chess Vibes. The German police arrested a man when one of his neighbors reported that he was shouting at someone in his apartment about not letting them escape. Supposedly this 60-year-old gentleman was shouting stuff like: You won't get out of here!

The incident happened in Lorräch, Germany. The chess player opened the door of his apartment quite surprised when the police landed up. Apparently he had been playing chess online and shouting at his virtual opponent. He told the officers that he wasn't keeping a prisoner but that he was a passionate chess player, involved in a chess game online.

The news has been picked up by a host of news sources like Südkurier, Neckar-Chronik, Op-Online andTV-Südbaden. It was also picked up by e.g. the major Dutch news site and the biggest Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

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  • At July 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    that's really mad ha h ah will remember when i play next time

  • At July 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thats why people love chess it helps with all that catharsis

  • At July 5, 2012 at 5:43 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    golly i better be careful wink

  • At July 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM , Anonymous chris, ny said...

    I like your tweet chess queen

    @chessqueen Funny #Chess Story: Man Suspected of Kidnapping While Playing Online (via @chessblog) - I don't go this far :-)
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