Fun_People Archive
20 Dec
Christmas Indulgence

Date: Tue, 20 Dec 94 16:50:38 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Christmas Indulgence

From: Saul Feldman <!>

    In a large convention center in New York, over 1000 professional chess
players were gathered in the central hallway for the International World
Chess Tournament.  At exactly 8:00 am the starter's gun went off, and all
you could hear were the sounds of clocks being hit and chess pieces
hammering on the boards.
    All of a sudden, an angry player stood up and yelled "I CAN PLAY BETTER
CHESS THAN ANYONE IN THIS ROOM!" At first there was a stunned silence; then
the whole room erupted as everyone bellowed how great they were at the game.
    Well, you just *know* it had to be Christmas.  At what other time of
the year would you have chess nuts boasting in an open foyer?

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []