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Pinkie loves this game I suppose.
Or maybe she just makes random moves?
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:iconalicia919:
alicia919 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
It's PINKIE PIE ! don't analyse or question it! laws of physics does not apply to her. I just have to say that!
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:iconderpydaringditzydoo:
DerpyDaringDitzyDoo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
the real question is... WHAT SORCERY IS HOLDING UP THAT STATUE IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER? :O
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:icontrentschmidt:
TrentSchmidt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Has anybody noticed the pony language look like backwards russian?
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:iconyishana8:
Yishana8 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Poor Twilight! Clap 
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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Pinkie: *moves*
Twilight: *spends next ten minutes psyching herself out*
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:iconlady-phantasy:
Lady-Phantasy Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Those are cool statues!
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:icongenesis890:
Genesis890 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Twilight is likely losing because she memorized only the Sicilian Defense, and it's variations, and no other opening. Also, knowing Twilight, she would be frustrated by Pinkie Pie making moves that aren't considered the best, and either focus too much on one thing or over thinking it.

Based on what I see, it appears that Pinkie Pie has four pawns, two rooks, and one knight. Twilight has two pawns and one knight. Given what I see, unless Pinkie makes blunder after blunder, Pinkie Pie will win. The reason is that in two turns, Pinkie will be able to move her pawn across the board and make it a Queen (I guess it's actually a Prince in this game, but I'm using the chess term Queen in this case). After Twilight moves her Princess up to attack the Knight, Pinkie could just attack Twilight's Knight with her pawn, and let Twilight take her Knight. After that, Pinkie will be able to move her pawn to the end of the board. Twilight's Princess is too far away to help, so there is nothing that Twilight can do to stop it.
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:iconvideogeek95:
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Or... You know...

Pinkie is just being Pinkie and logic can't win against insanity...
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:icongenesis890:
Genesis890 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
This Trope would disagree. 

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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:iconvideogeek95:
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
No... That's Sanity...

I'm talking about logic...

Two entirely different things...
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:iconfabthemiller86:
fabthemiller86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Twilight should call Gary Kasparov ...
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:iconshyflutter:
shyflutter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Would I arrive somewhere if I analyzed the chessboard?
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:iconshockand-awe:
Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
this...has to be an episode. It just has to...
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
computer ai vs human ui , love it.....
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:iconmegadj:
Megadj Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only Pinkie Pie could win a board game simply by randomly moving pieces. Lol
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:iconrocket0007:
Rocket0007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Twilight: "How are you winning!?"
Pinkie: "I told you, I'm just good at board games!"
^ ^
\__/
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:iconjalu3:
jalu3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Great concept
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:iconrgb64:
RGB64 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
All that matters is that you take down the king.
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol this is funny^^
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:iconrvb476:
RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No wonder I keep loosing at chess on my computer, Pinkie is the AI. makes sense
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:iconrandomfoxfan:
RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol the books mite not help you this time! XD
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:iconscropion-blood:
Scropion-Blood Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Love it^^
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:iconragnarokia:
Ragnarokia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
There has to be something to explain it Twilight, don't give up!
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:iconmabottos:
mabottos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Not sure if it applies to chess, but a practiced strategy can fall apart if your opponent doesn't respond as you expect.

Very interesting book called "How to Lose A Battle", which details military actions where one side seemed to have all the advantages, and lost. One phenomenom it details is the "Dance of Defeat". One side has a strategy that requires an opponent respond in a specific manner. But opponents don't always do what you want them to. And staying committed to a plan, even a good plan, when circumstances have passed it by is not likely to win anything.

If Twilight is too much "By the Book", then a loopy bizarre playstyle may put whatever clever gambit she had arranged in the toilet. Aaaand, there's Pinkie Pie.
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work!
:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz:I win...again!
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:iconwhiteeyedcat:
WhiteEyedCat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha, great concept! I love the design of the chess board.
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Do I see Applejack as a chess piece? If so is she a Bishop?
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:iconalevgor:
Alevgor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Applejack? I don't think so.
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Are you sure? I swear that there's an Earth Pony chess piece very close to Pinkie that looks like Applejack. The white chess piece is right across from a black Earth Pony pawn.
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:icondeathpwny:
DeathPwny Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No books can help her now
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, didn't know Pinkie is so good in chess. :o
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:iconlunarspy:
LunarSpy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
IF they made a pony chess set, id buy it
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:iconlightninghoofaus:
LightningHoofAUS Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love the pic and yes Pinkie Pie does make random moves but if Twilight moves her chest pice to the left-black sqaure she can get out of it
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
i bet she just use random moves...
or maybe she is just looking into the next panel...
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:icontaosfinalplan:
TaosFinalPlan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Twi Thats not how you play Speed Chess.
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:iconspecter-von-baren:
Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Twilight is like a computer trying to deal with random moves.
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:iconweirdponyguy:
WeirdPonyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Except that a computer wins against someone who makes random moves. I tried.
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:iconspecter-von-baren:
Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
True. I was more meaning in the stereotypical T.V. show example.

In essence, this pic merely illustrates how the rational can't grasp the irrational.
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:iconjamesbondkid2001:
jamesbondkid2001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Because Chess is very much an experience game, for which poor Twilight probably has none of XD
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:iconincakolaisgood:
incakolaisgood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
lol i could see that happening. twilight plays by strategy pinkie pie has none but still wins.
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:iconnotagoodusername360:
NotAGoodUsername360 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Wait... why are they playing on a 8 x 7 board? And why is Twilight so worried when she's only in check from a knight in an open space? Plus, Pinkie just has slightly more pawns than Twilight, so there's not a HUGE material disadvantage... O_o

...wait, which one's the knight?!? XD
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cursor-mortis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
1. It is an 8x8 board, it's just hard to see one of the columns.
2. Pinkie has a much better position, assuming that the pegasi are knights. I assume the guards are rooks, which would mean that Twilight needs to move her king forwards to prevent check next turn. Pinkie would likely move her pawn towards advancement, capturing the knight at the same time. Twilight's best move would be to capture Pinkie's knight. Pinkie advances her pawn (likely to queen), and Twilight is now unable to move backwards. At that point, it's just a matter of time.

I mean, I'm sure a much better player than I might be able to save this game, but it looks like Twilight's had it.
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:iconstringpetounping:
StringPetounPing Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Think that the problem is that Twilight Sparkle isn't good with playing with a timer. Fast chess require that you keep the eye on the board. How much time she lost writing and reading her notes. She doesn't seem to handle well the pressure. I think that she won't find the good strategy in time. She is doomed by the clock.
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:iconantoinebruce:
AntoineBruce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Twilight: Pinkie, how did you get so good at this game?

Pinkie: Oh, I dunno. Practice, I guess. ... The bishops are the ones that move diagonally, right?

Twilight: ... *twitch* *twitch*
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:iconwingzero032:
WingZero032 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Twilight: Ok, pinke, I have you this time, you're in Check!

Pinkie Pie: Nu-hu *moves a ramdom piece at a random possition* Check mate!

Twilight: WHAT THE WHA- THE HAY!, WHAT THE HAY WAS THAT!?, I HAD YOU IN CHECK ALREADY!, WITH NO POSSIBLE DEFFENSIVE MOVE OF ANY PIECE TO DEFFEND YOUR PRINCESS!, HOW THE BUCK DID YOU MANAGED THAT!

Pinkie pie: Dunno? *shrugs*
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Tobikillyou Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
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:iconserpentsw0rdunlmtd:
SerpentSw0rdUnlmtd Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the statue on the far right... how is it able to stay standing?! O.O
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:iconjacky2734:
Jacky2734 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
It's magic, they ain't got to explain $#!t.
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:iconresidentpyromaniac:
ResidentPyromaniac Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It is impossible to defeat Pinkie Pie's strategy. She has no strategy. That is her power.
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:iconicekatze:
icekatze Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
hi hi

Pinkie Pie is the vanishing point, its just the way she is.
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