“Just what do you mean ’check?’”

“Just what I mean.”

He examined the chessboard. There was no doubt he had the other fellow’s king in check. The guy must be nuts or something to say “check” right after him. Nobody, absolutely nobody, was near his king.

“So I look like you say,” he said, “and I see I got your king.”

“You haven’t got nothing.”

“Then look yourself.”

“What are you talking about?” said his opponent, “I see, and I’m seeing right now. Your king is a dead duck.”

“But where? Just show me where?”

“Right there,” the man said, pointing to bis white king and then at bis queen and one of the knights.

“You’re crazy. That don’t put me in check.”

“Say what you like.”