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Mr Unidentified


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Chess is Hard. Everypony can agree on that.

Some are better than others–some exceptionally so. And some, not so much.

Twilight Sparkle is good at planning. This does not correlate to her being good at chess.

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Sadly the skit in question that this fic was inspired by is no longer available, so I rewrote and ponified it for the sake of posterity.

I have it in my playlist:

Loved reading it, even though I have seen the video before. I expected at one point a bit more derivation, but on the other hand this skit can't be topped and I would just be as confused as Twilight's opponent :pinkiecrazy:

The overanalyzing of Twilight is exactly how I imagine non chess players think chess player think, while in reality the mind is actually more like:
"I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing." :applejackunsure:

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Awesome of you to save the video! And thank you for the kind words!

HOLY COW HOLY COW HOLY COW HOLY COW!

It is SO rare to hear about Value Select outside my small inner circle! And this is one of my favorite skits! Abd you captured it perfectly!

I am so happy right now! :twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

Well, that was pretty amusing. I've always wondered if they have chess in Equestria, and if they do, is Twilight any good at it. The only references we see to chess are in the Equestria Girls shorts.
Also, couple errors I'd like to point out. One:

The lilac unicorn beamed with confidence and benevolence.

Shouldn't that be alicorn? If Twilight's a princess, she should be an alicorn.
Two:

Upon looking up, she saw her beaming with a wide, seemingly jubilant smile.

Shouldn't that be a he, because it's referring to her opponent?

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Correct you are. Thank you for pointing those out.

I had a somewhat different opinion concerning Ponies and Chess...

I’ve never seen or heard of the skit, but I was sorely disappointed by the story.

TELL ME. HOW DOES THE LITTLE HORSIE ONE MOVE , AGAIN?:pinkiehappy:

As someone who hadn't heard of the skit before, I can only assume Twilight has demonstrated a mastery of mind games.

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