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(Komo)   Neighbor knocks on your door. At 2AM. To play chess. Then the SWAT team shows up   (komonews.com) divider line 45
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2013-07-19 10:10:10 AM
What the hell is that police spokesperson's name?
laafrate? lafrate? Iafrate?Lafrate?
She's screwing with me, I just know it. Some kind of mental torture because I was dumb enough to read an article about the Gestapo.
 
2013-07-19 10:12:17 AM
Checkmate.
 
2013-07-19 10:13:30 AM

ChipNASA: Checkmate.


I was gonna say something but nothing could ever come close to this. Take your damn +1 internets
 
2013-07-19 10:14:37 AM

ChipNASA: Checkmate.


Ahh the low hanging fruit.

/I came here to post the same thing.
 
2013-07-19 10:15:54 AM
Should have played Monopoly, the cops wouldn't have showed up unless you rolled doubles to many times
 
2013-07-19 10:16:27 AM
At least he didn't bring his friend Roy Batty. Roy's been known to cause some real headaches with his late night chess games.
 
2013-07-19 10:17:49 AM
www.brmovie.com

Queen to Bishop 6. Check.
 
2013-07-19 10:19:19 AM
You cant blame the guy
I mean
a man's home is his castle, the other guy wanted to watch pawn, and then started polishing his bishop. The homeowner thought he might be a queen who was basically out to rook him.
What a knight that was!
 
2013-07-19 10:19:39 AM
Bellevue has gone to the crapper since that Walmart Market opened.

/hates Bellevue
 
2013-07-19 10:20:03 AM

Private_Citizen: At least he didn't bring his friend Roy Batty. Roy's been known to cause some real headaches with his late night chess games.


I was hoping to be the first with the reference. ah well.
 
2013-07-19 10:21:54 AM
Maybe the suspect was with SMERSH

www.chessbase.com
 
2013-07-19 10:22:47 AM

devilEther: Private_Citizen: At least he didn't bring his friend Roy Batty. Roy's been known to cause some real headaches with his late night chess games.

I was hoping to be the first with the reference. ah well.


I thought your picture right after my comment worked perfectly!

/great minds..and a great movie!
 
2013-07-19 10:25:07 AM

devilEther: [www.brmovie.com image 449x330]

Queen to Bishop 6. Check.


cdn-static.denofgeek.com
 
2013-07-19 10:27:11 AM
I can understand the gun coming out if you are playing spades in the hood. But chess?
 
2013-07-19 10:29:02 AM
2AM.  That neighbor must have brought over some potent...chess pieces
 
2013-07-19 10:33:20 AM

YoOjo: What the hell is that police spokesperson's name?
laafrate? lafrate? Iafrate?Lafrate?
She's screwing with me, I just know it. Some kind of mental torture because I was dumb enough to read an article about the Gestapo.


Eh, I think this is a valid reason for a SWAT response.  It was an armed standoff with someone who may not be stable.  Unlike the normal SWAT deployment of raiding homes looking for drugs or to serve an arrest warrant.

One thing to note: Notice that when the target is dangerous (like this guy), there isn't a dynamic entry, guns blazing operation but they wait him out?  Seems the more risk of actual danger, the more cautious the response.
 
2013-07-19 10:38:36 AM
I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.

I've gotten in so many fistfights over that rule, you wouldn't believe. I remember it like it was yesterday. 1996. Semifinals of the Greater Lafayette Regional Tournament of Champions. Winner goes to State Finals, then Nationals. Then...Worlds.

Guy thought he could just pass his pawn by me. Boom.  En passant. He disagreed. Tournament director was nowhere to be found, as usual. The argument grew heated. Next thing I knew, my opponent was asking to take it outside. How many times had I done this? Ten? Twenty?

Now I'm not a big guy, and this guy easily weighed 280 and was pretty muscular, but he was kind of slow. A guy like that, you go for his knees.  One quick strike and he was down on one knee in pain. I followed it up with a kick to his chin and next thing you know I was on top of the guy. He didn't know what hit him. I was in a fury. F*cking en passant. Minutes later, I could see the fight draining from him, but he still wouldn't submit. Finally the tournament director came outside and ruled. "En passant! En passant!" I remember gently letting his head down. I was covered in blood, but the nightmare was over.

I cried a lot that night. The cops arrived and ruled it was self defense. They knew. They'd seen this happen before in the tournament, just the year before. That guy had pulled a knife on his opponent, and it ended badly. The cops had to take him down.

My opponent survived. I don't know what happened to him, but I'm told he still lives with his parents, and has some emotional issues still. I'm honestly not sure if that was my fault or not, but I'm sure he sometimes looks up the sky and asks God, Why?
 
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2013-07-19 10:38:52 AM

logieal: devilEther: [www.brmovie.com image 449x330]

Queen to Bishop 6. Check.

[cdn-static.denofgeek.com image 640x380]


Wow... Bengt Ekerot sure has let himself go...
 
2013-07-19 10:40:37 AM

syberpud: YoOjo: What the hell is that police spokesperson's name?
laafrate? lafrate? Iafrate?Lafrate?
She's screwing with me, I just know it. Some kind of mental torture because I was dumb enough to read an article about the Gestapo.

Eh, I think this is a valid reason for a SWAT response.  It was an armed standoff with someone who may not be stable.


Eh, I think this is a valid reason for a Gestapo response too, I wasn't questioning that. I was simply confused by the name and then shared that I don't like Nazis. They should get every chance to shoot people, sure. I just don't want to read about it or think about it or anything anything it.
SWAT and all the criminals should just go sort it out somewhere, preferably onstage at a GWAR gig.
 
2013-07-19 10:50:29 AM

darth_badger: I can understand the gun coming out if you are playing spades in the hood. But chess?


Because of all of your experience playing spades in the hood, I assume.

Sounds like an interrupted fap job. Guy probably had to shut his laptop down all fast and toss his spank towel into the closet before he could finish. Other guy comes in all full of energy and shiat talking about, "break out the chess board". The combination of realizing the guy had no plans to leave anytime soon, coupled with the blue ball creeping in silently, created the perfect storm.
 
2013-07-19 10:53:51 AM
Maybe he took his hand off a piece then tried to move it?

m.brobible.com
 
2013-07-19 10:57:21 AM

bdub77: I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.

I've gotten in so many fistfights over that rule, you wouldn't believe. I remember it like it was yesterday. 1996. Semifinals of the Greater Lafayette Regional Tournament of Champions. Winner goes to State Finals, then Nationals. Then...Worlds.

Guy thought he could just pass his pawn by me. Boom.  En passant. He disagreed. Tournament director was nowhere to be found, as usual. The argument grew heated. Next thing I knew, my opponent was asking to take it outside. How many times had I done this? Ten? Twenty?

Now I'm not a big guy, and this guy easily weighed 280 and was pretty muscular, but he was kind of slow. A guy like that, you go for his knees.  One quick strike and he was down on one knee in pain. I followed it up with a kick to his chin and next thing you know I was on top of the guy. He didn't know what hit him. I was in a fury. F*cking en passant. Minutes later, I could see the fight draining from him, but he still wouldn't submit. Finally the tournament director came outside and ruled. "En passant! En passant!" I remember gently letting his head down. I was covered in blood, but the nightmare was over.

I cried a lot that night. The cops arrived and ruled it was self defense. They knew. They'd seen this happen before in the tournament, just the year before. That guy had pulled a knife on his opponent, and it ended badly. The cops had to take him down.

My opponent survived. I don't know what happened to him, but I'm told he still lives with his parents, and has some emotional issues still. I'm honestly not sure if that was my fault or not, but I'm sure he sometimes looks up the sky and asks God, Why?


En passant is such a new fangled rule. How do you expect everyone to know about a rule that's only been univerally accepted for 133 years?

/pardon me for not getting the memo, Mr Uptotheminute.
 
2013-07-19 11:03:24 AM
The neighbor will franchise his technique soon.

It's basically an extortion racket.

Unless you pay protection, I will knock on your door in the early morning and then leave (after depositing a weapon in case you don't have one), claiming you tried to kill me to the police, summoning a SWAT team. The night shift cops will see nothing wrong since they're already awake, mostly. You will be arrested and your real neighbors will be terrorized with military tactics, helicopters overhead, large weapons, dogs, lights and sound.

Just a little a month, and it doesn't happen.
 
2013-07-19 11:05:29 AM

bdub77: I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.

I've gotten in so many fistfights over that rule, you wouldn't believe. I remember it like it was yesterday. 1996. Semifinals of the Greater Lafayette Regional Tournament of Champions. Winner goes to State Finals, then Nationals. Then...Worlds.

Guy thought he could just pass his pawn by me. Boom.  En passant. He disagreed. Tournament director was nowhere to be found, as usual. The argument grew heated. Next thing I knew, my opponent was asking to take it outside. How many times had I done this? Ten? Twenty?

Now I'm not a big guy, and this guy easily weighed 280 and was pretty muscular, but he was kind of slow. A guy like that, you go for his knees.  One quick strike and he was down on one knee in pain. I followed it up with a kick to his chin and next thing you know I was on top of the guy. He didn't know what hit him. I was in a fury. F*cking en passant. Minutes later, I could see the fight draining from him, but he still wouldn't submit. Finally the tournament director came outside and ruled. "En passant! En passant!" I remember gently letting his head down. I was covered in blood, but the nightmare was over.

I cried a lot that night. The cops arrived and ruled it was self defense. They knew. They'd seen this happen before in the tournament, just the year before. That guy had pulled a knife on his opponent, and it ended badly. The cops had to take him down.

My opponent survived. I don't know what happened to him, but I'm told he still lives with his parents, and has some emotional issues still. I'm honestly not sure if that was my fault or not, but I'm sure he sometimes looks up the sky and asks God, Why?


OK, OK, you're favorited already, damn it!
 
2013-07-19 11:05:53 AM

bdub77: I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.

I've gotten in so many fistfights over that rule, you wouldn't believe. I remember it like it was yesterday. 1996. Semifinals of the Greater Lafayette Regional Tournament of Champions. Winner goes to State Finals, then Nationals. Then...Worlds.

Guy thought he could just pass his pawn by me. Boom.  En passant. He disagreed. Tournament director was nowhere to be found, as usual. The argument grew heated. Next thing I knew, my opponent was asking to take it outside. How many times had I done this? Ten? Twenty?

Now I'm not a big guy, and this guy easily weighed 280 and was pretty muscular, but he was kind of slow. A guy like that, you go for his knees.  One quick strike and he was down on one knee in pain. I followed it up with a kick to his chin and next thing you know I was on top of the guy. He didn't know what hit him. I was in a fury. F*cking en passant. Minutes later, I could see the fight draining from him, but he still wouldn't submit. Finally the tournament director came outside and ruled. "En passant! En passant!" I remember gently letting his head down. I was covered in blood, but the nightmare was over.

I cried a lot that night. The cops arrived and ruled it was self defense. They knew. They'd seen this happen before in the tournament, just the year before. That guy had pulled a knife on his opponent, and it ended badly. The cops had to take him down.

My opponent survived. I don't know what happened to him, but I'm told he still lives with his parents, and has some emotional issues still. I'm honestly not sure if that was my fault or not, but I'm sure he sometimes looks up the sky and asks God, Why?


That sounds like you made it all up.

And FYI, I don't live with my parents.
 
2013-07-19 11:12:42 AM

Oldiron_79: Should have played Monopoly, the cops wouldn't have showed up unless you rolled doubles to many times


Hell no, if there's one board game that could easily result in an armed standoff with police, it's Monopoly. That game has ended families.

I've seen people go full Walter Sobchak over the definition of "Free Parking"  alone.
 
2013-07-19 11:37:36 AM
Chess can be rough.  My youngest is at a half-day chess camp this week and regularly comes home with scrapes and bruises.
 
2013-07-19 11:39:34 AM
Pawns get capped quick... unless you're a smart-ass pawn.
 
2013-07-19 11:41:36 AM
I was playing chess with my neighbor and he said "let's make this interesting". So I called in a SWAT raid.
 
2013-07-19 11:42:26 AM

Wade_Wilson: I've seen people go full Walter Sobchak over the definition of "Free Parking" alone.


You put all of the money from taxes and it goes to the person who has to park in public housing.  It's kind of like welfare.
 
2013-07-19 11:44:24 AM
I'm tired of chess lets play russian roulette.
 
2013-07-19 11:53:34 AM
I suggest a new strategy, let the crazy guy win.
 
2013-07-19 12:05:43 PM

JohnCarter: Maybe the suspect was with SMERSH


It's a shame Boris Spassky is best known for losing to Fischer, he produced some incredible games.
 
2013-07-19 12:13:58 PM
Wade_Wilson: Oldiron_79: Should have played Monopoly, the cops wouldn't have showed up unless you rolled doubles to many times

Hell no, if there's one board game that could easily result in an armed standoff with police, it's Monopoly. That game has ended families.

I've seen people go full Walter Sobchak over the definition of "Free Parking"  alone.


There is nothing wrong with "house rules" like fines and taxes go on the board and you win them if you hit free parking.... so long as you agree to it before the game, but official regulation rules say no.

Also one of the most likely to start a fight if someone tries invoking their own "house rules" is regulation says there are only as many houses as there are little plastic houses, when you are out they are out, which means hording houses is one of the strategies to PWNING people at monopoly(its hard to have the cash to put motels on all your properties when you don't have any properties with houses or hotels yet), if people do "house rules" where you have infinite houses that strategy becomes worthless and you may as well just motel up..
 
2013-07-19 12:19:29 PM
At least it wasn't  in Madison that's a shootin' offense

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/madison-officer-who-shot-musician- q uits-after-chief-files-complaint-b9946312z1-213967511.html
 
2013-07-19 12:34:33 PM
A worthy opponent can be a frustrating adversary.

Also, this.
www.filmmisery.com
 
2013-07-19 12:55:55 PM

bdub77: I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.


Okay, you just got favorited with 'pocketninja?' in the note field.  ;)
 
2013-07-19 01:12:57 PM

devilEther: [www.brmovie.com image 449x330]

Queen to Bishop 6. Check.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-07-19 01:13:42 PM
The Russians take their Chess very seriously in Crossroads.

They even have a life size Chess Board in the Crossroads Mall.

I made the mistake of winning there once, thank god I still have protection
 
2013-07-19 01:30:27 PM
>Soon afterward, the suspect became angry and began talking crazy, pointing a gun at the neighbor. 

"talking crazy"....is that in Strunk and White's style guide?
 
2013-07-19 01:33:42 PM
The violence inherent in an anti-social war game such a chess is well known to promote aggressive behavior. Check.
 
2013-07-19 03:35:12 PM

Firethorn: bdub77: I bet someone invoked the en passant rule.

Okay, you just got favorited with 'pocketninja?' in the note field.  ;)


Or the user "spentmiles".  Masters of their craft.
 
2013-07-19 04:39:33 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Pawns get capped quick... unless you're a smart-ass pawn.


Quite possibly my all-time favorite scene from "The Wire"...
 
2013-07-19 08:24:32 PM
Was one of them a computer with a dragon head and limbs and the other one a rainman sounding milkshake?
 
2013-07-20 02:21:04 AM

devilEther: [www.brmovie.com image 449x330]

Queen to Bishop 6. Check.


Milk and cookies kept you awake, eh, Sebastian?
 
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