Saturday, December 31, 2005

Hysterical Highlights

US newspaper The Seattle Times looks back at some of the funnier moments of 2005.

At 62, he's no rook

March: Former U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer, calling himself a political pawn after being held in detention since his immigration arrest in July 2004, finally left Tokyo for exile in Iceland with bride-to-be Miyoko Watai, head of Japan's chess association.

A Japanese fiancée? Guess Bobby couldn't find a Czech mate.

Yeah, very funny. Not!

The full 12-month review is available here. But wait, is that chess in the Sports section?

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