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Friday, September 04, 2009

Chess grandmaster loses match after passing out drunk

Vladislav Tkachiev, a leading French chess grandmaster, was scheduled to play Praveen Kumar in Kolkata, India. But unfortunately Tkachiev turned up at the match, as they say in French, "pees droonk".

He was so intoxicated that he could barely sit in his chair and soon fell asleep after only 11 moves.

His inebriated state cost Tkachiev the match after tournament officials decided he was in no condition to play and after Tkachiev had run afoul of the hour and thirty minutes time limit.

(Maybe Tkachiev should consider taking up chess boxing instead? :-)


Mike Pearson said...

I think I know what happened. He confused en passant for en passed-out.