Back to the Woodland Chess Final

… and, as we enter the third hour of this gripping match, it looks like the Russian grandmaster, Boris Squirrelski, has outmaneuvered his challenger, Bobby Kingfisher. There was a delay earlier in the game when Kingfisher flipped the board after accusing his opponent of nibbling on the pieces.

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Checkmate, Arne. Via The Telegraph.

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38 thoughts on “Back to the Woodland Chess Final

  1. Jen8 January 20, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Next match, Moose and Squirrel.

  2. bossyterriers January 20, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    LOL! That is the fanciest squirrel hairdo we have ever seen!

    • amyliz January 20, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Yeah, in fairness to Kingfisher, he was probably distracted by those ears, making hard to be on top of his game! 😀

    • Kay Fabe January 20, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      I think I’ve seen it before…

      • Kar January 20, 2016 / 9:45 pm

        Londo?

        • Kay Fabe January 21, 2016 / 12:47 am

          He’s not a dude in a moustache and cape managing Cloud City.

          Double nerd references!

          • Faye January 21, 2016 / 3:30 am

            Ooo you’re good. 😉

          • Kar January 21, 2016 / 9:12 am

            We are unabashedly nerds

  3. Gigi_the cat lady January 20, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I wonder how many here are old enough to understand where the names Boris Squirrelski and Bobby Kingfisher. Very clever NTMTOM. 😀

    • Faye January 20, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Me!!

      • Calico Angel January 21, 2016 / 12:40 am

        Me too

    • Janice January 20, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      And that begs the question —how old is NTMTOM anyway?

      • Faye January 20, 2016 / 7:07 pm

        Office poop?

        He knows the seventies and eighties better than I. So I guess he’s born after 1955.

        • Faye January 20, 2016 / 7:09 pm

          Omg!! OFFICE POOL!!! NOT POOP. POOL!!! Darn autocorrect.

          • amyliz January 20, 2016 / 8:26 pm

            NTMTOM, your age is completely irrelevant! Your wit and humor are timeless!

          • Faye January 21, 2016 / 3:39 am

            Yay! I could tell.
            1959 was a good year for future NTMTOMers.

          • Madame X January 21, 2016 / 10:01 am

            On a totally unrelated tangent, do any of you remember the Sears catalogue?

            Am I the only old fogey who thinks Amazon is today’s Sears catalogue?

          • Gigi_the cat lady January 21, 2016 / 10:47 am

            Oh no Madame X I remember doing my Christmas list with the Sears catalog.

          • Kar January 21, 2016 / 12:52 pm

            Sears? Classy.

            We had the JC Penny’s for the start of school and the PX catalogue for Christmas

  4. Faye January 20, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I love Boris’ matching fur hat gloves and boots. And his snazzy fur coat.

  5. fkaWaldenPond January 20, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Seriously, I am really curious why someone ‘voted down’ to this. Was it a slip of the key punch or do you have a relative of Bobby Fischer voting?!

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike January 20, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      I don’t know, but one of the benefits of the voting buttons is that they allow people to express their opinion anonymously, which is a good way to get honest feedback.

      • Liloaktree January 20, 2016 / 8:12 pm

        Is this the first downvote in NTMTOM history??

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike January 20, 2016 / 8:24 pm

          No, I’ve had others. They don’t bother me, in fact, I try to learn from all feedback, negative as well as positive.

          • Smartypants January 20, 2016 / 8:54 pm

            The downvoter is Vladimir Putin – he saw “Russian Grandmaster” and thought it was going to be a picture of him.

      • Mr. Max January 21, 2016 / 1:04 am

        Smartypants, if the squirrel or the bird were riding shirtless on horseback while wrestling a tiger and doing judo with a Kalashnikov in its hand (beak?), THEN we’d know Putin was involved.

  6. ^oo^ January 20, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Squirrelski opened with the Peanut Gambit. “Nuts to you!” shouted Kingfisher.

    • Kar January 20, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      *** golf clap ***

      • Kar January 20, 2016 / 9:44 pm

        Oh good, my old icon of a mutated green virus. Not the blue one that confuses people.

  7. Luv Bunny January 20, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Maybe they ” voted down” because of photoshopping? Anyway, you have a birdbrain playing against a sqwerly nut, could be an interesting game.

  8. Luv Bunny January 20, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    @NTMTOM, When I saw your welcome refugees from CO site, I saw that you had mentioned about using Amazon and to click on it. Does that mean if I order from them, thru this site, you get some money? If so, I’ll keep that in mind. I don’t know a lot about how these things work on the web.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike January 20, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Right, when you click the Amazon link in my sidebar, I get a small payment for every item you order. (To be specific, every item you place in your cart within 24 hours of clicking the link.)

      • Beemoused January 21, 2016 / 7:11 am

        This is an awesome way to support your worthy endeavors – I’m a chronic Amazon shopper so I’ve changed my quick-link to them to bring me to your page instead. You get shopper points and I get cute–that’s a win/win in my book!

  9. rvman January 22, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    I know that bird. His name is Jay.

  10. Ed January 23, 2016 / 3:41 am

    NTMTOM, so glad to find your site. I only discovered it reading the post-mortem comments on CO’s last post. If I had known about it before I would have been here a long time ago. Your slightly off-kilter sense of humor fits mine perfectly. Going to change my shopping to help you out with the Amazon thing. All the best.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike January 23, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Welcome, Ed. You haven’t missed much, since I’ve only had this site since last November. And thank you for using my Amazon link! 🙂

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