Last month was the US Chess Championship, which included a couple of Florida players. Julio Becerra is a Cuban Grandmaster living in the Miami area (I’ve seen him twice, and once got close enough to touch the hem of his robe.)
Becerra came in third, garnering 6/9 points, which is certainly is nothing to complain about. In this final-round game, Becerra exposes Nakamura’s King, then kicks it around in a game of hackeysack. As one observer so quaintly put it:
Man, Becerra opened a can of whoop-ass on Nakamura. Got my vote, and file that under ‘viciously refuting lame openings by white’.
I’m still amused about the use of a colloquialism that seems a bit more suited for the sports world than the chess board. But chess players cuss and drink beer too, despite the reputation of nerdiness, intelligence,* and/or sophistication.