TIL Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret poli...
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TIL Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.