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The OTHER Great Game by Nero749 The OTHER Great Game by Nero749
Chess... We've all seen that board lying in the living room, but let's face it, none of us would want to play the game with Sherlock ;)

Thank you to mortmere :iconmortmere: for the wonderful suggestion! And there is a wonderful podfic that has nothing to do with Chess, but was an inspiration to mortmere, so I will look for the link ;)
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sherlock is fantastic!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very true:)
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liberatedspirit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Oh the smile on his face!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Evil isn't it :XD:
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liberatedspirit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Deliciously so! :D
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birggitt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Their smiles! Oh, god! I love their smiles :)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Who wouldn't? :)
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IndyJones53 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Dear Nero:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!!

How many agree with me here in the fact that Sherlock would battle hardened Russian chess grandmasters hollering, "MUMMY?"

Sherlock could play speed chess and leave 'em all in the dust!!!

Sincerely yours always,

Indy.
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IndyJones53 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Dear Nero:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Great work, Nero, and I would like to write a bit of a fiction for this, if you don't mind. I would like to make it a little more realistic by finding out the moves Sherlock made for checkmate in 5.

Can anyone help me here? I'd only need the notations for those moves.

I wholeheartedly agree with all who said we need more smiley Sherlock, even though here he's smiling like the cat that ate the canary.

So, mind if I gave it a go?

Sincerely yours always,

Indy.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
NO, go ahead! I'd love to read it, so please give me a link when it's up ;)
I can't help you with the moves, I am a rubbish player :O But I do know you can find transcripts of whole games online, so you could try that ;)
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science-ofdeduction Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
And that is why I don't play chess... no one can beat me...
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Athair-Ryu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Love both their expressions <3 haha, And we all know John is just trying to figure out how on earth he's already lost XD
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know! The poor poor man... why would he ever agree to play CHESS of all things with Sherlock freaking Holmes :XD:
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Perigwen-f0ab Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to break in on a conversation long since ended, but I think John was playing chess with Sherlock because it was better than Cludo.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, there's a Sherlock Cluedo being released now, so it's appropriate to restart the conversation ;)
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Perigwen-f0ab Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's awsome!!!!!!!! I love you're art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Athair-Ryu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
lol, maybe he hoped it would be something Sherlock would be totally ignorant of like astronomy XD
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OnTheOtherHandle Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
This is so beautiful! :wow: I love the expression on Sherlock's face; it makes me wonder if he's losing the game on purpose, or making John think he's got a chance on purpose. If so, that's actually very sweet.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well in my mind the smile really isn't that sweet ;) I kinda think he's already won and john still needs to figure out how ;)
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liberatedspirit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Hahahahaha that sounds about right!
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Shigeako Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love him grinning. its always such a true smile. never played :3
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very true!
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tsihek Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Oh! I love Sherlock's smirk. It's great!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, yeah I couldn't imagine him being a 'good winner' LOL
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MagicBunni Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's 3AM. Can't sleep. So what do I do? Lol! OMG - He's so adorably handsome in this one. Surely John's goose is cooked!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Of course it is, the poor sod never stood a chance :D
Hehe, I usually draw when I can't sleep :D
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purplenekomata Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That shit-eating grin. <3
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know, it's great :P
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221bbakerst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
He'd be able to read the whole game from John's first move.
*John moves one piece*
Sherlock: Checkmate!
John: :O
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liberatedspirit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
*like*

(Sorry for the 'spam')
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, brilliant! I can so picture that scene!
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laynaa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I can see from Sherlock's expression who won. :-) Very nice!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, he already won, but John can't see it yet...
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Bollyvox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. You again. :p Well, you know the score by now - fab!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed: YOU again! ;)
Thanks so much! :dance:
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anna-becca7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Pahaha I can so see it. Five moves in, he says, "Check mate." and gets up and leaves. Watson is just sat staring at the chess board like... w...t...f...
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Exactly! And even if he isn't right, John will probably not be able to see it and be convinced that - because it's SHERLOCK - it has to be true! :D
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anna-becca7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Of course!! :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
And then he'll think: Why did I even try... :XD:
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Amazing.
Looooooving this entire idea! and you did a fantastic job on the picture!

(and i'm loving your icon so much that i'm about ready to steal it. don't worry, i wont, but it is just SO darn adorable!)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm very glad everyone is loving it so much!

Yeah, he's one popular bastard, that avatar of mine! ;) I think I will never be able to change it... :O
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't change it. I love it too much. :heart:
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, alright, then I won't ;)
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Curreeus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
*feels need to :+fav:...does so...*
True, no-one would ever win - Sherlock would either beat us all or declare that he wins about five moves into it from how he's deduced his oppponent will move before they have done so. :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Exactly! He'll bully us until we give up! Haha!

And thanks for faving! I love it when people do that! ;)
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Curreeus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Sherlock is like that...he plays mind games... :iconwoooplz:
Oh, no probs. :D
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Artificial-Asian Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :D
The looks on both their faces are perfect :XD:
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Though it was :iconmortmere: who told me which looks they should have on their faces!
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pipilo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful .The lighting is gorgeous. I also love the composition. You seem to have a real talent.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That's lovely to hear! And I'm a big fan of eerie lighting ;)
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