28 April 2015

Playing Chess with the Euro

The teaser box for this story had a cropped photo where the tops of the pieces were barely discernible. 'Is that a chess set?', I wondered. Sure enough, it was.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis accused of being 'a time-waster, a gambler, and an amateur'

Not only is Varoufakis 'a time-waster, a gambler, an amateur'; he appears to be a chess player as well. The board even appears to be set up correctly. Has he ever played with George Osborne (already seen on this blog in No.1 Chess Bod), i.e. the Euros vs. the non-Euros?


Later: Thanks for the comment, Macauley! Can't say that I've ever Photoshopped anything, but I just found the original Magnus photo at Zimbio.com: Does Hot Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Have a Girlfriend?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Umm...Photoshop much?

This is passable, but not more. The Greek Finance minister did not attend the 2013 Candidates in London, where the photo (sans head) was clearly taken.