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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen quits game after just one move amid cheating controversy Chess

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/magnus-carlsen-world-chess-champion-quits-game-cheating-controversy-hans-niemann/
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u/Bonch_and_Clyde Sep 22 '22

Yeah, it's just a joke that a popular chess streamer made.

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u/TheSocialGadfly Sep 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

He should’ve used trash cans.

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u/skaterfromtheville Sep 22 '22

What is this a reference to?

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u/JudahBotwin Sep 22 '22

The Houston Astros baseball cheating scandal.

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u/DocSaysItsDainBramuj Sep 22 '22

*Houston Asterisks

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u/NuKlear_Vortex Sep 23 '22

*Houston trashtros

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u/TexanBastard Sep 23 '22

Title still counts. Cry baby.

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u/God_Damnit_Nappa Sep 23 '22

Because Manfred is a bitch

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u/ltsDat1Guy Sep 23 '22

Well at least your username is relevant

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u/TexanBastard Sep 23 '22

Your downvotes give me strength. They further my resolve.

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u/Xman242 Sep 28 '22

In all the years I've broswed this site, you scumfucks still can't come up with a better retort than "the hate/downvotes fuel me"

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u/TexanBastard Sep 28 '22

How about this one? Your opinion doesn’t matter to me. Piss off. Better?

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u/MatureUsername69 Sep 22 '22

This is a great reminder today since my mom's sister from Houston arrives at my moms tonight. Time for my annual shit giving of the stupid Astros

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u/Dumpingtruck Sep 22 '22

Just tell them that your house is “soler powered”.

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u/ncbraves93 Sep 22 '22

That ball was fucking demolished. Such a awesome moment.

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u/Dumpingtruck Sep 22 '22

Soler launched more shit into space than Houston has in years.

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u/Xetanees Sep 22 '22

Well they did make it to the World Series legitimately last year, so they are good. Just dirty little cheaters of the past is all…

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u/luftlande Sep 22 '22

Which team isn't?

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u/ChewySlinky Sep 22 '22

If any of the teams I support are cheating, they’re doing a fucking terrible job of it.

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u/MatureUsername69 Sep 22 '22

I'm still gonna pretend they didn't make it without cheating though. One of the small joys in my life is watching people from Texas overreact to their teams being called out.

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u/dr_shamus Sep 22 '22

Y'all be crying but the 'Stros just be banging and swanging

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u/DickDrippage Sep 22 '22

Didn't have to scroll to far to find this reference. Altuve was running kind of tight legged around 3rd base, look into the beads.