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Pawn takes rook, check mate! As everyone had hoped those rascally Inwood chess players were vindicated in court today when a judge threw out the NYPD’s case, saying that summonses were wrong. Which—since the tickets were for being in a park after hours and were written at 2 p.m.—they were. Of course, this doesn’t mean that cops looking to fill quotas won’t be coming after more chess players. Norman Siegel, who represented the players, advises adults to stay away from chess tables near playgrounds, since quota-filling cops can always cite a different Parks provision in future cases.