A pic is worth a 1,000 words…

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Sadler, visiting Alekhine’s grave at Montparnasse, set up a position using a chessboard that Kasparov himself had once used.  That is RESPECT!

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GM Paco Vallejo (l) meeting Spanish chess federation president (and IM) Ochoa.  Notice the coconut in Ochoa’s hand!  Something Freudian perhaps…or maybe the only thing nuttier than a chessplayer is a chess-politico?!

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16-year old Ashley has an important message for youngsters!

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Get up!  The show must go on!” said the bull

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INTERESTING FACT: Nigel Short can read!

No, that is cruel! (Sorry, Nigel!)  Here Nigel is probably preparing for his next round opponent.  Notice: no computer! Nigel comes from the generation that was brought up on Raymond Keene books (it is a wonder he became any good!) and chess magazines…old fashioned, perhaps, but his secret was to work standing up in the garden, without a chess set… but judging by his recent results his methods are still LETHAL!

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French chess star GM Lautier (now retired from chess but still following what happens) sporting his Fu Manchu look, now lives and works in Moscow.

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Mexico’s secret weapon against Donald Trump?!

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Anal Tip of the Day: Don’t forget to get naked first!

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About as plausible an explanation as any I suppose…. Earth a penal colony?  OMG!

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Before the internet…

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The party is just getting started…

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