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Chabad's preeminent scholar Reb Yoel Kahn spent Thursday evening of Nittel Nacht in a chess game with bochurim. We weren't told who won. More

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ONE move win.
December 27, 2015 2:53 pm

I belonged to the chess club in middle-school (early 1970’s); most were Jewish. They showed me how you can have checkmate in only 2 moves. Then one asked,”know how you can win in one move?” I “knew” that was impossible, so I took him up on a bet of one quarter (before I knew about the issur on such things). I made my first move. Guess what he did! He knocked his king over (which means you resign). So, I won the game in one move, lost a quarter. Okay, here is 2 move, actual checkmate: White: king-bishop pawn, 1… Read more »

Humility
December 25, 2015 4:38 pm

I think for someone of R’Y’s stature to do this is an indication of his humility. Connecting to the bochurim.
במקום שאתה מוצא גדולתו אתה מוציא ענותנותו

CHT
December 25, 2015 2:25 pm

my understanding there were lots of games with different bochrim, therefore no one kept track.

Yoel Kahn character reminds me of Soviet Jewish genius player Efim Geller with whom I had privilege to meet and play. Don’t ask who won since it is obvious. (May be it should also be obvious in this case). They had similar type of behavior, character, deep-thinking style of conduct.

Who won?
December 25, 2015 12:28 pm

They all won, being that they did not give any chayus to the klipah…

Yes
December 25, 2015 11:19 am

Who won

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