Chessmaster

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    Not sure if this should be here or in the black and white gallery.



    This guy sets up shop right on the sidewalk with the promise he can beat you in a game of chess in 3 minutes. I never saw him lose the time I was there...and never even tried to play him.

    I wonder if this guy was on the phone asking or tips.





    I cropped this one a bit. The Chessmaster sits with his knee up all the time and it caused a bit of a distraction. He just stares at the board. It is like he already has every move memorized.





    When he captures an opponents piece...he taps it on the ground. Once he moves on to capture another , he then taps that piece. It was a really neat habit I caught him doing.



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    Great series! You put this together nicely.

    Love the story behind the pictures. I would like to sit and watch him for a while
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    Thanks man. This guy is super fast and beats everyone. I should have taken a shot of the timer.....ahhhh

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    Good set Chiller.

    Chess is a game I never got into.
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    Fantastic shots Chiller!! I like the concentration in the second shot and the dof in the third is superb!

    I can safely say he would have no trouble beatting me in three minutes... He would probably have a couple minutes to spare.
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    Great shots Chiller! The close ups are sweeet and the story behind them make it even better.
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    Everyone else already covered what I might have said but,..... great images!!!
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    I can't imagine a game of chess being played in 3 minutes. Awesome shots, Chiller!

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    I used to play chess all the time with my boys. I can never imagine playing in 3 minutes...and this guy would blow me out of the water in a heartbeat...our games used to take days...and my oldest son was the chess champ at school!

    Love the last one...such detail...even got the hangnail...Nice and clear and very interesting.
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