A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 01, 2016
“Which do you prefer: chess or sex?"/"It depends on the position.”

Boris Spassky, who was WOrld Chess Champion from 1969 to 1972, was supposed asked what he liked better, chess or sex? “It depends on the position,” Spassky supposedly answered.

Historical citations of the “chess or sex” question have not been found. “‘Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position.’ - Spassky” was cited in print in 2009.


Wikipedia: Boris Spassky
Boris Vasilievich Spassky (also Spasskij; Russian: Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. He is the oldest surviving former world champion.

Chevy Talk
swbatt
09-03-09 08:28 PM - Post#1766017
All very nice, I vote for the Fawn interior with black exterior. Would be my first pick.
Junior
“Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position.” - Spassky

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o anão gigante
‏@oanaogigante
For chess players “Q:What do you prefer chess or sex? A:Well, depends on the position.”
11:42 PM - 1 Oct 2010

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axlarry
‏@axlarry
Which do I prefer? Sex or chess? It depends on the position (Boris Spassky) #lagigilacatur
9:51 AM - 31 May 2011

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Léon O. Engulu III
‏@Engulu3
Which do I prefer? Sex or chess? It depends on the position. Boris Spassky. ( #chess World Champion 1969-1972)
3:39 AM - 26 Jul 2011

Chess.com
chess jokes !!!
HellCraft #2
Sep 1, 2011
Dirzy wrote:
The best joke for me :
Interviewer: Do you prefer sex or chess?
Boris Spassky: It depends on the position.

Thought Catalog
OCTOBER 15, 2013
50 People On ‘The Most Intellectual Joke I Know’
Chrissy Stockton
(...)
2.eclipsechaser:
Boris Spassky was once asked by a reporter, “Which do you prefer: chess or sex?”. Spassky replied “It very much depends on the position”.

8 November 2013, Financial Times (FT.com), “Of chess and men”:
Boris Spassky is once said to have been asked whether he preferred chess to sex, replying coyly: “It depends on the position.” But it depends on the opponent too. The battle between man and machine may have been lost. For pure excitement and spectacle, however, it remains checkmate for flesh and blood.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, October 01, 2016 • Permalink