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Fridge Brilliance
  • Why are we not allowed to capture the King? Why do we have to corner the King in a checkmate? Why can't you kill him if your opponent did not notice that his king was in check? Because like in real life, killing the opposing King on a battlefield is not very profitable. It is much more useful to capture him alive and ask for a ransom, thus preventing a new King and getting a huge sum of money.
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  • The King can move one space in any direction, compared to the Pawn who can move one space forward. The King is just a Pawn who has more opportunities and is given more weight in the game's rules.
  • Chess notation has it's own way of marking Fridge Brilliance - putting '?!' after a move denotes that the move was ostensibly bad, but later realised to be good.

Fridge Horror

  • Can occur when analyzing a written record of an already-completed game. For example, if White won a game and looked it over later, White might see that if Black had played some other response at some point instead of the actually-played line, it could have been devastating and Black could have won the game instead due to White's mistake.

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Chess: In Concert

Fridge Brilliance

Fridge Horror

  • Florence's leitmotif is "Nobody's Side," a song about her Heroic BSoD. Elements of the song are common throughout many of her other songs.
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