Chessmaster

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  1. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    Not sure if this should be here or not.

    This guy sets up shop right on the sidewalk with the promise he can beat you in a game of chess in 3 minutes. I never saw him lose the time I was there...and never even tried to play him.
    I wonder if this guy was on the phone asking or tips.
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    I cropped this one a bit. The Chessmaster sits with his knee up all the time and it caused a bit of a distraction. He just stares at the board. It is like he already has every move memorized.
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    When he captures an opponents piece...he taps it on the ground. Once he moves on to capture another , he then taps that piece. It was a really neat habit I caught him doing.
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  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Interesting series! I bet it was fantastic to watch him play. I'll have to show these to my oldeset son, he's really into learning how to play chess lately!
     
  3. Chiller

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    Thanks so much Allison. It was really cool. He was brilliant, and watching his manerisms was interesting too. Im pretty sure a bus had to stop, cause I was almost on the road when I took that shot of his hand.
    Thanks again.
     
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    cool shots man :D i suck so bad at chess... he could have beaten me in 3 seconds!

    Again, great series!
     
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    nice work. love the sharpness and particularly #2. I've been keeping my eye out for those proverbial two old men sitting out on the front porch playing checkers.
     
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    Nice series, Chiller.
     
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    I could probably drag it out longer than 3 minutes. :D

    :lol:
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    suuuuure... :p

    Very nice work, Chiller...I want to see this guy!
     
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    awesome series Carl. I love the second one, such an intense face!
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you took the words right out of my mouth, which really hurt, just ask next time
     
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    great series, great story, great images.

    short 'n sweet.
     
  12. Chiller

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    Thanks so much everyone. Really appreciate your comments.
     

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