Vimes had never got on with any game more complex then darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could’ve been a republic in a dozen moves.

Footnote on Vimes, from Thud!, Discworld series, Terry Pratchett (via foxsdaybook)