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Two friends of mine are teaching chess at schools in Denmark. Recently they were trawling the corridors looking for new recruits for the chess club. They found some 13 year olds sitting against the wall sulking.
“Are you not supposed to be at class,” Marie asked.
“Our teacher is absent. We were supposed to have sexual education,” one of the kids replied.
“Well, we can teach you a bit,” Nikolaj tried, pointing to the chess board. “In chess, sometimes the king takes the queen.” A wink was included to show how street he was (or something).
“What happens if the king takes the horse,” on kid asked.
“And what if the bishop takes the little ones,” another asked.

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  1. Alan Hartley
    April 10th, 2012 at 14:53 | #1

    LOL!

  2. decredico
    April 10th, 2012 at 15:40 | #2

    That gag’s got whiskers.

  3. Jacob Aagaard
    April 10th, 2012 at 16:33 | #3

    @decredico
    True story, not a joke. No urban myth about it.

    I hope to return with the other great story they told me soon. But I am waiting for the physical evidence.

  4. Patrick M
    April 10th, 2012 at 16:57 | #4

    LOL – “And what if the bishop takes the little ones” – God, I hope nobody involved was Catholic! 🙂

  5. Jacob Aagaard
    April 10th, 2012 at 17:06 | #5

    @Patrick M
    I am quite sure that this was supposed to be the implication!

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    April 10th, 2012 at 19:16 | #6

    Cathy, age four, just won her first game against a grandmaster. And with Black!

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. g3 Bh3 4. Qg4 Bxg4 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nxd5 Nd4 7. Nxc7+ Kd7
    8. Nxa8 Nxc2#

  7. Gerry
    April 11th, 2012 at 09:51 | #7

    I recall this one:

    Q: What do you like more, chess or sex?
    A: That depends on the position…

  8. Patrick M
    April 11th, 2012 at 15:13 | #8

    Jacob Aagaard :Cathy, age four, just won her first game against a grandmaster. And with Black!
    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. g3 Bh3 4. Qg4 Bxg4 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nxd5 Nd4 7. Nxc7+ Kd78. Nxa8 Nxc2#

    Was White a person by the name of Jacob Aagaard?

    Even if it wasn’t, you go Cathy! But watch out, my almost 2-year old daughter Rebecca will be ready to checkmate you in a couple of years! 🙂

  9. Jacob Aagaard
    April 11th, 2012 at 15:33 | #9

    @Patrick M
    I have a two year old Rebecca to face her myself!

  10. splinter22prime
    April 11th, 2012 at 16:43 | #10

    Gerry :
    I recall this one:
    Q: What do you like more, chess or sex?
    A: That depends on the position…

    That’s a good one. 😀

  11. Caspian
    April 13th, 2012 at 17:10 | #11

    ““And what if the bishop takes the little ones,” another asked.” – how would you put that in danish? As far as I know the danish word for bishop has no connection to the clerical figure of the same name in english.

    Apart from that I for one enjoyed that story, true or not =)

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