September 5, 2009


A grandmaster, who had been slated,
To play, dozed off inebriated.
Though much did they shake him,
Yet no one could wake him,
So they had to declare him -- checkmated.

Reuters 04/09/09: A leading French chess player turned up drunk and dozed off after just 11 moves in an international tournament in Kolkata, losing the round on technical grounds, domestic media reported Friday. Get the details here


  1. So the master was mated
    and Aparna has threaded
    a limerick out of it!

    But what was the reason
    of the Frenchman's chagrin
    was it plain bangla,
    or plainer tharra
    or that, mixed with hash and gin!

  2. Excellent ones ... BTW, I don't see updates in your Bangla blog these days. You can write in other Bangla blogging platforms too - such as one in

  3. we seldom find chess so boring
    when grandmasters come a-touring
    but he moved his pawn
    after a drunken yawn
    and proceeded to the finish while snoring!

  4. lols ... must have made an interesting set of moves :P