Ozzie orders a Chess set old TV https://archive.org/details/OzzieHarriet--Chess_Set
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NYC Detective to Bronx stripper: "So ... you're a stripper, eh?"
"whad'ya THINK?? I was a CHESS player or somethin'??" [Johnny Fortune, Private Eye (1948 radio)]
Kurt Vonnegut makes his Protagonist a descendant of the 1st US Women's Chess Champion in the story _God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater_
an interesting little story you may enjoy is Fritz Leiber's _The 64-Square Madhouse_ (published in IF Reader of Sci-Fi 1966) and thank you for playing me
"Now, we have an impasse here, man. We're in pawn four, Bishop 4 and seven -- let's see. How do I finesse that?"~~~Charles Manson, parole hearing, 1990.
Judson Tate once played Chess with a set carved from the nasal bones of a tapir. (O. Henry, "Next to Reading Matter" [Everybody's Magazine, Dec. 1907])
Ezra "Spunk" Grindle was an unrated member of the Columbia Chess Club (William Graham, Nightmare Alley [Card XIII])
look at the ceiling & imagine a chess board & where the pieces were & play chess on the ceiling. (David Berg: The Happiest Christmas, 1985)